Fuel is a 12-week enterprise-ready accelerator that prepares growth-stage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) startups to work with key enterprise partners in order to accelerate the development of tangible technology solutions.
Our focus encompasses tech from machine vision, deep learning, reinforcement learning, natural language processing, and other disciplines to create transformative solutions like chatbots, image recognition, optimal pricing, automated insight discovery, and many others.
Building a great product, solution, or technology is just one part of the equation for successful company creation. Through this program, you'll receive mentorship and education within your specific tech vertical, as well as coaching and connections from Fuel’s enterprise network to make the most of your interactions with new partners and potential customers.
Fuel is located in Northwest Arkansas, a region among the fastest-growing areas in the United States and home to both a vibrant startup ecosystem and three Fortune 500 companies: Walmart, Tyson, and J.B. Hunt. Retail capital of the world, NW Arkansas provides a competitive advantage with a density around both mentors and partners interested in enterprise solutions. Each company will be provided access to the Exchange co-working facility in the heart of Bentonville, AR.
While we are industry agnostic, we are looking for startups focused around consumer packaged goods, human resources, advertising and marketing, AgTech, business process automation and productivity, as well as technologies that are direct enablers of these. In short, we are looking toward any area where these technologies facilitate exponential gains for our regional enterprises.
This program is sponsored by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, RevUnit (3x Inc 5000 awardee), and Startup Junkie in order to foster more activity and innovation around the future of technology in Northwest Arkansas. What does that mean for you? This program is a zero-cost and zero-equity accelerator! It's not too good to be true - really. You'll just have to report back on your growth metrics over three years so that we can measure the success of this program.
Funds10 startupsper year
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