Mila Entrepreneurship Lab

Fostering the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) startups.

Logo of the eLab and a photo of entrepreneurs working at Mila's office.

Cultivating Innovation

Mila's community of over 1200 members is committed to scientific excellence and innovation. The core mission of our Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) is to develop their sense of entrepreneurship and support the growth of their business projects at any stage of development.

Targeted Support in Synergy with the Ecosystem

Mila's eLab 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.

Our Allies

The eLab collaborates with key organizations, such as accelerators, investment funds and service providers. These allies are selected for their alignment with Mila's values, their availability to our community and the added value they bring to our entrepreneurs' careers.

Office Hours

Our entrepreneurs have access to exclusive sessions with our allies to benefit from expert advice.

Exclusive Support

eLab participants receive personalized assistance to meet their unique needs.


In collaboration with our allies, we aim to empower entrepreneurs through workshops designed to enhance their skills and foster growth.

Unlocking the full potential of AI

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.

Mila Startups Benefits
  • Funding — Access to various compute credits and scholarships
  • Talent  — Access to Mila's community of qualified students through partner status
  • Community — Support from Mila's applied AI experts, and mentoring opportunities

The Mila Startups


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.


Nicole Fitzgerald
A personalized AI toolkit designed to help you explore further,
iterate faster, and amplify your creative potential — right where you work. At Alpaca, we prioritize aligning our generative AI toolset with the goals, workflows, and preferences of our community of artists. We strive to seamlessly integrate technology with human creativity, empowering users to bring their imaginative visions to life effortlessly.


Manuel Del Verme and 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.

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.
New York City


Bhairav Mehta
Buzzle is mining sales calls for product and marketing teams.
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Lionel Tidjon
CertKOR AI is a Quebec startup that provides RAIAAS (Responsible AI As A Service) solutions for compliance/quality management, automatic repair and 360° monitoring of enterprise-wide AI applications using trust metrics following ethical standards.
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.
Toronto + Montreal


Marawan Gamal
Dekki makes AI models of human memory, predicting when students forget information to improve long-term retention and learning.


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.

Driad AI

Axel Bogos, Xavier Morin and 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.


Enning Yang
Eureka aims to harness our collective wisdom to design an AI tool for developing interactive AI application systems.
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Rémi Dion
ExplorAI lowers the barrier to entry for SMEs to leverage their data and machine learning applications for their operations and products.


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.
Austin, USA

Jumpcut AI

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

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.

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.


Brady Neal
Oogway is a decision engine. Just as a search engine helps people find information, Oogway helps people make a decision.
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Aditya Joshi
Overmind is an AI-native, collaborative data science editor. We're building tools to make computation accessible and intuitive.
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Christian Danserau 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.

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.
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Rubisco AI

Arthur Ouaknine, Etienne Laliberté
Rubisco AI's mission is to allow anyone to easily map all trees in their forests, determine their species, and measure the carbon they contain. We do so by providing artificial intelligence and computer vision tools that translate drone imagery into accurate tree-level carbon and biodiversity metrics. We believe that better monitoring of forests can help to improve their restoration, conservation, and management, which is important in our fight against climate change and biodiversity loss.
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Marc-Antoire Provost and Philippe Beardsell
Ruse is redefining how strategy games are being studied and understood, upskilling the next generation of strategists.
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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.


Selim Gilon and 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.
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Montreal + Tuebingen, Germany


Martin Weiss and Nasim Rahaman
We build AI research assistants to help you make better decisions. Our mission is to modernize the way people buy and sell information.
Québec City

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.


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.

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.

Vivid Machines

Jonathan Binas
Vivid Machines is using computer vision technology to help fruit farmers optimize yield and quality.
Montreal + San Francisco

Zette AI

Mohammad Reza Samsami
Zette AI is developing an intelligent newsfeed platform that provides users with access to premium, fact-checked content. By combining AI with high-quality, premium news sources, Zette AI aims to curate a personalized, trustworthy, and insightful news experience for each reader.
Photo of Gabrielle Hurtubise-Radet.

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, Principal Manager, Startup Program, Mila

Annual Impact of the eLab


Hours to nurture 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

Photo of Marco Bonizzato.

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, Neural Drive and Former Mila Postdoc

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