Supercharge your startup with AI/ML

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Epiphany have curated “AI/ML Reactor”, a 5-week virtual mentorship program aimed at driving AI/ML awareness in fast-growing Pakistan’s startup ecosystem. The Reactor’s objective is to empower selected startups to transform their business via AI/ML implementation, through a series of exclusive workshops, masterclasses, and mentorship with experts and thought leaders from AWS and the tech ecosystem.

The program is open to startups at all stages of their development. Note that applicants do not need to have a business model based on AI/ML. We welcome startups focusing on any verticals that are interested to implement AI/ML in specific use cases to take their venture to the next level. The AWS experts will support you during this journey, no prior AI/ML experience is required.

Applications are Closed.

What’s in it for you?

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Attend live workshops, masterclasses and immersion days with industry leaders, successful startup founders, and AWS experts. Learn about successful use cases and acquire technical knowledge about AI/ML tech tools and solutions.

TECH MENTORING SESSIONS

Get structured time with tech experts to refine your use case, learn how to implement AI/ML and grow your business. Your mentors will act as sounding boards and help solve your biggest problems.

BUSINESS MENTORING SESSIONS

Receive candid, constructive feedback from industry leaders on your pitch decks. Your mentors will guide you on how to best deliver your pitches. Receive candid, constructive feedback from industry.

DEMO DAYS

Gain international visibility in front of successful tech founders and experts through Internal and External Demo Days.

VISIBILITY

Be featured in ‘Startups of AI/ML Reactor’ series on social media, and become a part of national and international community building initiatives.

PRIZES & MORE

Get a chance to win cash prizes, AWS credits*, exclusive swags and international visibility in Epiphany’s and partner networks.

*AWS Activate Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.

Program Outlook

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Speakers

Priya Lakshmi

Priya Lakshmi

Head of Startup Sales, ASEAN at (AWS)

A Versatile and Skilled Sales Professional with close to 17 Years of Experience in Account Management, Sales of IT Solutions and Services.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Head of Startup SAs - ASEAN at AWS

Specialties: AWS, Apprentice VC, Product Management, Pre-Sales, Systems Engineering, Marketing, Product Marketing, Evangelism and Developer.

Yudho Diponegoro

Yudho Diponegoro

Startup Solutions Architect, ASEAN, AWS

Startup Solutions Architect, ASEAN, AWS

Hassaan Sadiq

Hassaan Sadiq

CTO & Co-Founder, GrocerApp

He has been at the forefront of making GrocerApp engineering and data teams scale when its infrastructure used to handle only a few thousand

Sebastian Lee

Sebastian Lee

Startup Solution Architect, AWS

Sebastian is a Solution Architect in AWS focusing on helping startups find their way to the best solution for their business.

Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta

CTO, Canopy.cloud

Amit Prakash serves as Chief Technology Officer for Canopy.cloud. An award-winning technologist, Amit designs the Canopy roadmap, leads Tech

Riza Saputra

Riza Saputra

Solutions Architect - AWS

Solution architect who is very enthusiastic to help and see startups scale.

Arun Kumar Lokanatha

Arun Kumar Lokanatha

Specialist Solution Architect at AWS

Arun is a Machine Learning/data science engineer and a full stack developer with more than 11 years of professional experience.

Yoshitaka Haribara

Yoshitaka Haribara

Startup Solutions Architect at AWS

Yoshitaka is an AWS Startup Solutions Architect with AI/ML and quantum specialty. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Informatics.

Seema Gupta

Seema Gupta

Senior Solution Architect, AWS

Seema Gupta is a senior solution architect with AWS helping her customers for their digital transformation journey.

Mentors

Jehan Ara

Jehan Ara

CEO at Katalyst Lab

Leader. Mentor. Advisor. Coach. Experienced professional. Motivational Speaker. Entrepreneur. Marketeer. Innovator. Social Entrepreneur.

Jerome Poudevigne

Jerome Poudevigne

Principal Startup Solution Architect at AWS

Seasoned startup CTO, with a proven ability to deliver results the agile way through strong leadership and creative problem-solving, keeping

Fannie Soubiele

Fannie Soubiele

ASEAN Startup Business Development at AWS

Enabling startups in Singapore for successful growth with Amazon Web Services | Prestige 40 Under 40

Faisal Aftab

Faisal Aftab

Co-founder, Zayn Capital

Faisal is the Co-Founder of Zayn Capital.

Phone Myint Kyaw

Phone Myint Kyaw

Solutions Architect at AWS

AWS Solutions Architecture | DevOps | Cloud ☁️

Nicha Suebwonglee

Nicha Suebwonglee

Venture Capital Business Development Manager, Thailand / Philippines / ASEAN at AWS

Technology, Media / Entertainment, and consumer goods professional with 10+ years of work experience in venture.

Hussain Mansoor

Hussain Mansoor

Engineering Manager at Airlift Technologies

Certified AWS Architect & Developer | Solution Architect | SRE | Microservices | Systems Engineering | Engineering Manager

Frank Ang

Frank Ang

Senior Solutions Architect at AWS

Currently an AWS Solutions Architect helping companies power their businesses on the cloud. Previously an AWS Software Development Engineer.

Misbah Naqvi

Misbah Naqvi

General Partner & Co-founder i2i Venture

General Partner & Co-founder i2i Venture

Samar Hasan

Samar Hasan

Founder & CEO Epiphany Private Limited

A growth-driven strategist, she provides strategic oversight and direction to Epiphany.

Syed Sajjad Ahmed

Syed Sajjad Ahmed

CTO at Dell Technologies

After more than 17 years of architecting and delivering engineering ecosystems, I understand the dynamics of multidisciplinary engineering.

Denning Tan

Denning Tan

Startup Lead at AWS - ASEAN Ecosystem

Startup Lead @ Amazon Web Services - ASEAN Ecosystem

Yudho Diponegoro

Yudho Diponegoro

Startup Solutions Architect, ASEAN, AWS

Startup Solutions Architect, ASEAN, AWS

Andy Tran

Andy Tran

Principal Startup Solution Architect, Australia and New Zealand, AWS

Over the past 20+ years, I’ve been in senior-level positions at enterprise and startup technology companies.

Zohaib Ahmed Shakir

Zohaib Ahmed Shakir

Co-founder and CTO at Social Champ

Zohaib Ahmed Shakir is the co-founder and CTO at Social Champ, a social media management tool designed to improve social media presence.

Judges

Priya Lakshmi

Priya Lakshmi

Head of Startup Sales, ASEAN at (AWS)

A Versatile and Skilled Sales Professional with close to 17 Years of Experience in Account Management, Sales of IT Solutions and Services.

Andrew Vranjes

Andrew Vranjes

Head of Startup Ecosystem, ASEAN at AWS

Head of Startup Ecosystem, ASEAN at AWS

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Head of Startup SAs - ASEAN at AWS

Specialties: AWS, Apprentice VC, Product Management, Pre-Sales, Systems Engineering, Marketing, Product Marketing, Evangelism and Developer.

Supreet Sethi

Supreet Sethi

Startup Solution Architect at AWS

ASEAN is a promising startup market. I help technology startups in ASEAN anchor their growth engines on AWS.

Donnie Prakoso

Donnie Prakoso

Sr. Developer Advocate, ASEAN AWS

Sr. Developer Advocate, ASEAN AWS

Aatif Awan

Aatif Awan

Founder & Managing Partner at Indus Valley Capital

Aatif Awan is the founder and Managing Partner of Indus Valley Capital, a Pakistan-focused early stage VC fund.

Abdul Mannan

Abdul Mannan

Founding Member & CIO at Bykea

Founding Member & CIO at Bykea leading platform for transport, delivery, and payment services in Pakistan.

Cecilia Des Courtis

Cecilia Des Courtis

Head of Startup Marketing - ASEAN at AWS

She is a dynamic and collaborative professional with experience in the tech industry. She has proven rigor, professionalism, analytical..

Pedro Paez Sanchez

Pedro Paez Sanchez

Principal ML Specialist Architect, AWS

Pedro Paez is a Principal ML Specialist Architect for AWS covering Southeast Asia.

F.A.Qs

What is AI/ML Reactor about?

AI/ML Reactor is a one of its kind, online rigorous, hands-on program for startups in Pakistan to help them in implementing AI/ML features to their ventures through workshops, masterclasses, group, and one-on-one mentoring sessions, demo days, and more. Apply Now

How do I apply for this program?

Please apply for the program at this link.

Is this a full-time program?

No, the program is a part-time five weeks bootcamp. Having said that, startups must participate in all the sessions – workshops, masterclasses, group mentoring, one-on-one mentoring sessions and technical deep-dive sessions, otherwise they will be disqualified from the program.

Is the program in-person?

No. the program is entirely virtual.

How many people from the startup need to attend the program?

The CTO/tech lead and CEO need to attend the program fully.

What is the maximum number of members per startup who can join the program?

Up to 5 participants from each startup can join the AI/ML Reactor.

What is the cost of participating in the AI/ML Reactor program?

Nothing! The program is completely free.

What will I get out of being in the AI/ML Reactor?

Mentorship: One of the key benefits of the AI/ML Reactor is having access to knowledgeable mentors.  You will have access to top domain experts, tech and business mentors, and AWS mentors and speakers.

Network: Epiphany is one of the most active entrepreneurship support organizations in Pakistan, bringing together high-quality experts and organizations including investors, domain specialists, strategic corporates, community partners, and more. We also conduct community-building events and webinars throughout the year. As a startup in this program, you too will expand your network massively.

VisibilityDedicated digital media campaigns will bring visibility to your startups. The top three startups will have additional branding and visibility benefits.

When will I learn if I have been selected for the program?

Startups will be informed by September 12 about the selection decision.

What is the eligibility criteria?

The program is open to startups at all stages of their development. Note that applicants do not need to have a business model based on AI/ML. We welcome startups focusing on any verticals that are interested to implement AI/ML in specific use cases to take their venture to the next level. The AWS experts will support you during this journey, no prior AI/ML experience is required.

What is the deadline to apply for this program?

The last day to apply for this program is Aug 29, 2021

How many participants can join the program from each startup?

Up to 5 participants from each startup can join the AI/ML Reactor

Will post-program support be provided to startups?

Post Reactor support will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on how much support is required, how far along you are in your journey, are you using AWS or not, etc.

What are the prizes for startups?

Startups will be given cash, AWS swags, AWS Credits, and access to local and international industry experts.

*AWS Activate Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions

Who will receive prizes?

The top three startups from the program will be eligible to receive prizes.

So, are you ready to supercharge your startup?