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Mila Entrepreneurship Lab

Fostering the growth of AI startups

Mila's community of over 900 members is committed to scientific excellence and innovation. The core mission of our Entrepreneurship Lab is to develop their sense of entrepreneurship and support the growth of their business projects at any stage of development.


Focused support in synergy with the ecosystem

The Mila Entrepreneurship Lab encourages the growth of the entrepreneurial spirit of its community, accompanies several student-entrepreneurs annually, and contributes to the creation of startups from within the community. These initiatives are carried out in collaboration with the existing entrepreneurial ecosystem, which enhances our service offering and helps our startups continue their journey after their time at Mila.

Unlocking AI’s full potential

What is a Mila Startup?

Mila Startups are founded by members of the Mila community and selected based on their scientific excellence and commitment to the responsible use of AI.

The 28 Mila Startups

New York City


Bhairav Mehta

Buzzle is mining sales calls for product and marketing teams.



Brady Neal

Oogway is a decision engine. Just as a search engine helps people find information, Oogway helps people make a decision.


Vivid Machines

Jonathan Binas

Vivid Machines is using computer vision technology to help fruit farmers optimize yield and quality.


Korbit Technologies

Iulian Serban

Korbit Technologies develops an AI-powered teacher that is highly effective, costs nothing to deliver, and is infinitely scalable to transform learning for 8 billion people to solve the significant talent shortage in tech.

Montreal + San Francisco


Alexandre de Brébisson

Lyrebird has been pioneering voice cloning technologies since 2017. It merged with Descript in 2022 to build a video/audio editor based on text.



Marc-Antoine Provost, Philippe Beardsell

Ruse is redefining how strategy games are being studied and understood, upskilling the next generation of strategists.



Rémi Dion

Explorai lowers the barrier to entry for SMEs to leverage their data and machine learning applications for their operations and products.



Charles Onu

Ubenwa is solving communication with infants pre-speech, enabling parents and physicians to discover neurological insights and physical needs solely from cry sound analysis.



Christian Dansereau is an AI-driven precision medicine company developing a multimodal prognostic platform to forecast disease progression in age-related disorders. Our forecasts provide new tools to physicians for improved patient care and to pharmaceutical companies for faster drug development. Our current applications are in Alzheimer's disease.


Neural Drive

Marco Bonizzato

NeuralDrive is a precision neuromodulation medicine company leveraging AI to develop a new generation of neural interfaces. It has established a revolutionary technology for movement recovery after spinal cord injury, based on intracortical microstimulation, and now aims at clinical trials.

Addis Ababa


Israel Goytom

Chapa is an Ethiopian Financial Service and Data Engineering Company. It helps merchants and entrepreneurs accept payments online and offline and access loans without any troubles right from the same platform.



Manuel Del Verme, Simone Totaro

Apex Research is on a quest of understanding economic and financial interactions via open market dynamics. The startup is developing large scale AI based simulators of demand and supply to help decision makers to take better informed decisions at any scale.


Raiv Computers

Julien Rimok

Raiv Computers is a neurotechnology startup building state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence tools to improve neural therapies that make use of brain-computer interfaces & deep-brain stimulation.



Maksym Korablyov

DreamFold is developing generative machine learning algorithms to navigate the vast space of proteins to discover medicines. We work at the intersection of machine learning, molecular simulation, and synthetic biology. Founded by researchers from Yoshua Bengio’s lab, as well as Michael Bronstein, a professor of AI at the University of Oxford, our goal is to save millions of patients left without a cure.


Unser Dialog

Julia Kaltenborn

Unser Dialog provides a dialogue forum where controversial topics can be discussed in a fruitful and empowering manner. Its mission is to make AI knowledge accessible for everyone, empowering and including citizens in AI decision-making.



SilicoLabs creates tools that empower anyone to create virtual and real-world interactive experiences that humans and AI can engage with while capturing high-fidelity behavioural data. This innovative approach bridges the gap between psychology/neuroscience and AI research to ensure that AI is aligned with human values and capabilities.



Dora Jambor

Mohana aims to make it easier for people with lifestyle-related chronic conditions to improve their well-being and symptoms. The startup product is designed around the key stepping stones of how one would work with a nutritionist or a naturopath.


Aeroport AI

Xuan Li

Aeroport AI reduces aircraft preparation time and flight delays by using Computer Vision and Deep Learning to monitor and analyze aircraft ground handling in real-time and provide delay alerts and predictions to optimize apron operations.

Austin, USA

Jumpcut AI

Etienne Denis's mission is to make editing video as intuitive and efficient as editing text.

Montreal + Tuebingen Germany


Martin Weiss, Nasim Rahaman

Tiptree aims to create a comprehensive understanding of Earth's data, providing scalable and versatile AI-driven solutions for energy companies.


Tracel AI

Nathaniel Simard

Tracel is building a Deep Learning Framework and an ML Ops Platform for researchers and engineers. It provides them with the most flexible, efficient and reliable tools, leveraging the Rust programming language, to bring their ideas to life.



Marc-Antoine Beaudoin

Gradients develop learning-based battery-ageing models for the electric-vehicle industry. Ageing models allow EV manufacturers to provide more precise warranties, and allow fleet owners to better plan vehicle replacement.


Driad AI

Axel Bogos, Xavier Morin, Christophe Gallant

Driad AI is building novel multimodal deep learning and remote-sensing data analysis tools to redefine forest monitoring, forest inventories and land restoration at every spatial scale level. Its mission is to valorize wooded areas and promote sustainable forestry by providing comprehensive granular insights such as wooded volume, carbon sequestration and insect and diseases detection in an efficient and accessible manner.



Selim Gilon, Yassine Kassis

SportBoost AI democratizes access to cutting-edge sports data through the power of computer vision. Its variety of solutions provides athletes and teams with accessible tools to measure, analyze and improve their performance.



Nicole Fitzgerald

Creative tooling, powered by ML, designed for humans.



Aditya Joshi

Overmind is an AI-native, collaborative, data interface (like Jupyter) that runs in your browser. Our mission is to augment users' analytical abilities with a personalized data scientist, making computation accessible and intuitive for all.



Inning Yang

Eureka aims to harness our collective wisdom to design an AI tool for developing interactive AI application systems.


AwakeAI Inc.

Benjamin Akera

AwakeAI Inc. is a Montreal-based health tech provider revolutionizing senior care management with a fully autonomous end-to-end machine learning solution.

At Mila, startups enjoy several benefits


Access to various compute credits and scholarships


Access to Mila's qualified student community through its partner status


Support from Mila's applied AI experts and mentorship opportunities

Turn an idea into a concrete business project

Every year, the Entrepreneurship Lab is :


Hours dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurship

More than 100 hours of mentoring, workshops and events to develop the entrepreneurial spirit of our researchers


Supported Entrepreneurs

More than 50 entrepreneurs from our community benefiting from personalized support


Business Accelerators

More than 5 accelerators supporting the rapid growth of Mila Startups

"Mila's student community is among the best positioned in the industry to develop innovative AI application ideas. Our role is to help them maximize the entrepreneurial potential of their project."
Gabrielle Hurtubise-Radet
Startup Programs Lead, Partnerships
"Mila’s Entrepreneurship Lab gives us the opportunity to meet fellow entrepreneurs at the same stage of development and network with other stakeholders in the entrepreneurial system that could be potential investors."
Marco Bonizzato
Chief Technology Officer at Neural Drive and former Mila postdoc
"Mila startups add a unique scientific dimension to the Montreal ecosystem. They are founded by students who are very strong scientifically and who are eager to learn."
Laurent Charlin
Mila core academic member and mentor in the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) and Next AI programs
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