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Develop High-Performing Big Data and AI Solutions

We’re looking for startups working on innovative ideas that solve major business problems with the use of big data and artificial intelligence.

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Scale your Big Data or AI startup with MIT EF CEE’s Big Data & AI Accelerator Program

Get the resources and support you need to bring your groundbreaking AI and Big Data solutions to life. 


Collaborate with a corporate partner that’s looking to solve their data challenges. 


Work together on developing your proof of concept and polishing your innovation. Solve their challenge and get their support in scaling your idea. 


Access the feedback, expertise, know-how, and experience you need to refine, test, and turn your idea into a scalable business.


With over 270+ success stories, our Accelerator Programs are THE place to grow your startup.

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Why join our Big Data & Artificial Intelligence Accelerator Program?

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Test-Drive Your Idea

Leverage our partner’s unique position and test your solution in a real-life scenario. Gather the feedback you need to improve your product or service.

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Gain Competitive Advantage

Get access to insights, data, and resources from an established corporate partner and gain a competitive edge over startups in your industry.

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Access Mentoring & Expert Advice

Get regulatory and business advice. Avoid common business mistakes and ensure your big data solution is compliant with data regulations.

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Grow Without Losing Equity

When you join our accelerator program, we don’t ask for equity – you get to keep 100% ownership over your startup.

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Take Your Startup to Our Expansion Week

The winner of our Demo Day will be invited to our Berlin or London Startup Expansion Week.

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Meet New Customers

Every partnership is an opportunity to turn your partner into your first customer or to take advantage of their network to acquire future clients.

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Win Up to $100K Towards Infrastructure

The best startups in each cohort get a chance to win up to $100K in Amazon Cloud credits.

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Become a Member of Our Alumni Club

Meet fellow entrepreneurs, network with potential investors, and access unique, alumni-only events and discounts.

Our Corporate Partners

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Novartis is a global healthcare and pharmaceutical company committed to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world and extending human lifespan. As one of the key players in the industry, the company invests heavily in research and development to create innovative and effective drugs. With over 800 million customers worldwide, Novartis continually seeks to harness the power of modern digital and scientific technology to provide cutting-edge therapies and address pressing medical needs. As our partner in the Big Data and AI Accelerator Program, they’re looking for startups that can help solve the following challenges: 

Automate therapy selection for patients with specific medical conditions. Develop algorithms and solutions that help analyze sets of data and pick the best therapy for each patient based on their specific needs.
Structure, clean up, and order medical data, the majority of which (including critical medical information) is kept in unstructured text fields.
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Żabka Group

The owner of the Żabka brand – Poland’s biggest, most recognizable chain of convenience stores present in almost every Polish town. Aiming to create the ultimate convenience ecosystem, the company relies on technology and data to keep optimizing its operations and find new ways to make the shopping process for its customers more convenient. 

Challenge: With over 9000 stores, 3 million daily transactions, and 10 million users, Żabka Group processes millions of data points daily. Can you find ways to leverage that data to improve its processes and retail operations?

Who should apply?

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You’re Working with AI and Big Data

For our Accelerator Program, we’re looking for startups working on innovative, unique ideas that involve the use of big data and artificial intelligence.

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You Can Solve Our Partner’s Data Challenge

To get accepted, your product or service has to be able to solve one of our partner’s data challenges.

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You Are Beyond the Conceptualization Phase

Ideally, you already have market traction and have created at least a functional prototype.

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You Want to Commercialize Your Innovation

Every successful cooperation ends with a commercialization agreement with one of our partners. 

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    Solve Major Problems in Different Industries

    Big Data and Artificial Intelligence can be used to help businesses solve their challenges in almost any vertical and industry. 


    At MIT EF CEE, we work closely with corporations and established businesses that are looking for ways to use AI to overcome their business challenges. 


    We’re looking for startups that can leverage AI and Big Data in unique, innovative ways. 


    If you believe your startup can solve one of our partner’s data challenges – apply today to our Big Data and AI Startup Accelerator.

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    Application Guide

    Discover all you need to know to join one of our Accelerator Programs. Learn about the exact requirements to apply, and find key dates and documents that you need to prepare. Begin the application process, join the academy, and get ready to learn and scale!

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    Rules & Regulations

    Learn the rules and regulations of the MIT EF CEE Startup Accelerator Programs. Find out if your startup would meet the formal criteria and is eligible to apply.

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    Make a Social Impact and Win €25,000 CVC Young Innovator Award

    If you or one of your startup’s key members are under 30 and your AI and Big Data innovation is aimed at creating a positive social impact, you get a chance to win €25,000. The money can be used towards the development of your innovative solution.

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    Scale your Big Data & AI innovation with MIT EF CEE Acceleration Program

    With over 270 success stories, we know how to help innovative startups scale. Apply now and become our next success story.

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