EmbodyMe has been selected for top US startup accelerator, Techstars.
Specifically, the company was selected to be a part of Techstars Music, one of many regional and theme-related programs operated by Techstars.
In three months, we will be accelerating our international presence by relocating our offices to Los Angeles.
Founded in 2006, Techstars is one of the biggest accelerators in the United Stated along with rival Y Combinator.
Even with an acceptance rate of less than 1%, they have thus far funded over 1,000 startups, among which we are only the second Japanese company to make the cut.
A partnership has been approved between EmbodyMe, inc., and the NVIDIA Inception Program, a support program for AI startups provided by the AI computing company Nvidia Corporation, which also provides a GPU deep learning platform.
The recipient of this approval, EmbodyMe, has been facilitating research and development of next generation graphics utilizing deep learning since the release of their Xpression app (http://xpression.jp/).
About the NVIDIA Inception Program
The NVIDIA Inception Program was conceived with the goal of cultivating startup businesses that will revolutionize the industry along with advancements in artificial intelligence and data science. Inception has been designed as a virtual incubator program that will provide support in the areas of product development and prototyping, as well as giving assistance to members who are in a critical state at the introductory stage. Support includes a custom set of benefits, from hardware grants and marketing support, to training opportunities with deep learning experts.