What is Mac AI Ventures?

Mac AI Ventures — presented by the McMaster AI Society — seeks to bridge technical AI development with entrepreneurship and venture capital. In our inaugural 2020–2021 year, we are offering a pre-incubator program to help support new McMaster-led ventures, host weekly workshops on a range of topics, and provide pro bono valuation services to AI start-ups.

About the Pre-Incubator Program

The Mac AI Ventures pre-incubator program facilitates the development of AI-centric technological projects and ideas into market-ready companies. The goal of this program is to introduce ambitious students to entrepreneurship, business development, and technology production for subsequent application to North American start-up incubators. 

Hungry to start a new AI venture? Apply today to build the next great Canadian tech company.

Events

Workshops will be run bi-weekly in the Fall, on the off weeks of Mac AI's main programming, and will cover a broad range of topics from valuating AI start-ups, to tax credits and funding for early ventures, to developing a working prototype. These workshops will be virtual. The Winter term's workshops may be in person, pending McMaster University's decision to reopen.

More events coming soon — stay tuned.

Team

Introducing the 2020–2021 Mac AI Ventures team.

Jesse Rowley
Head, Operations
Will Skalosky
Head, Valuations
Kevin Kos
Director, Logistics
Travis Ratnaharan
Director, Education
Alexander Bozzo
Founder
Marco Martino-Coons
Strategic Advisor