Startup Founder | Data Scientist/Machine Learning/...

Job description

Note: This ad is not for a job, but rather for the opportunity to build your own VC-backed startup!

Are you an experienced Data Scientist or Machine Learning Engineer with an obsession to make sense out of large data sets that change entire business directions? You find yourself often on the hunt for rich data sources and you don’t shy away from large quantities of formless data? On top of that you want to take ownership of your own creations and are looking to build your next tech venture from scratch? You’ve come to the right place!

🚀 About Antler

At Antler, we lower the barriers to entrepreneurship by giving you the necessary support to find the right co-founder, test and validate your idea, and by providing funding from day one so that you can build truly global companies. We are a global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining companies of tomorrow to fundamentally improve the world with groundbreaking technology. Our program brings together experienced and driven professionals from diverse backgrounds to build strong teams and launch their own companies. We are present in 23 locations worldwide, have supported 5.000+ founders through our programs, invested in 750+ startups, and received over 70.000+ applications.

💡 About you

For our upcoming program in September 11, 2023, we are looking for Data Scientists and ML/AI engineers who want to build the next disruptive tech venture from scratch! Data Scientists and ML/AI engineers joining our program play an instrumental role as Co-founders, mainly being responsible for the tech/product side of the business, which requires that you:

  • identify as someone with deep expertise in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence or product development
  • have strong analytical skills with hands-on experience in conducting technological analyses and applying advanced analytics & Machine Learning methodologies
  • can execute on data collection plans from both structured and unstructured sources that help in data exploration, hypothesis testing and statistical modeling
  • can design, develop, and implement models, proof-of-concepts and pre-product prototypes
  • have experience leading a team and maintaining an organized oversight of specific product delivery schedules
  • might have an idea (optional) that will solve a problem that you’re passionate about, but you do not want to do it on your own.
  • you understand that you need co-pilots who share your vision and values

📝 Program details

Start date: September 11, 2023

Duration: 10 weeks

Location: Toronto

Requirements: you will need to be a Canadian citizen or PR card holder in order to qualify

Structure: the in-person program is structured in two phases and runs full-time:

  • Phase 1 runs for ~2.5 months and is focused on venture development and testing a startup hypothesis. Here we surround you with everything you need to build at lightning speed: a community of diverse founders so that you can find the right co-founder, coaching from our team of proven founders and advisors, perks from hundreds of partners and a global network. At the end of this phase, your team will pitch to our Investment Committee. Successful teams will receive pre-seed funding from Antler and move to Phase 2
  • During Phase 2, which runs for ~3.5 months, you will receive personalised coaching from our partners and global network of advisors to help you scale and hire your core team. It culminates with Demo Day, where you will get the opportunity to pitch to local and international investors

What you get:

  • Antler provides founders with a CAD$3,000 stipend during the 10-week Residency. This amount is divided into 2-3 payments over the course of the 10 weeks.
  • The opportunity to pitch at Antler Canada's Investment Committee, that will invest at the following terms: CAD$150,000 pre-seed investment for a fully diluted 10% equity stake. If you don't get an investment from Antler, we do not charge any fee nor take any equity.

Want more information? Find our brochure here:

💎Antler Highlights

Some examples of successful companies that were built as a result of Antler’s program, received pre-seed investment from Antler, and have gone on to raise substantial investment are as follows:

Xailient - World’s fastest Computer Vision AI

SKYQRAFT - Affordable and safe powerline inspections using drones and data

homebase - Making home ownership accessible

reebelo - circular economy for e-devices

Apply now to stop dreaming and start building!

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