Pitch Your Pre-Seed and Seed Startups in AI, Data, and Machine Learning at the Leading AI Conference

Boston Hynes Convention Center   |   May 11th, 2023

Apply or NoMinate a startup


ODSC host one of the largest AI communities anywhere. Showcase your startup to 1,500+ influencers and decision-makers, who can help spread the word to potential clients and customers.

Apply to Showcase at ODSC Conference

Pitch Your Startup

Connect with AI investors from top venture capital firms. Get valuable feedback not just from our judges but from an audience of AI influencers

Free Showcase

Get a free Showcase Table where you can meet and greet attendees, network, build awareness, recruit, and meet with future clients. You just need to supply a banner

Free Access

Chosen nominations will get a free 3-day pass to ODSC East 2023, the leading AI and machine learning conference on the planet

Office Hours

Attend optional Office Hours before the event to fine tune your pitch or come post-event to get feedback on how your pitch went

Speak and Connect

ODSC offers a unique opportunity to pitch to investors. Selected startups get a chance to speak to ODSC West audience and pitch to some of the top companies investing in data science and AI.



Expert Panel

15-Minute Pitch & QA

You get 15 minutes to make an impression

ODSC East VCs & Investors Coming Soon

If you are an active investor or VC and would like to participate and nominate your favorite companies, please reach out here

Past Investors

Igor Taber

Igor Taber

Managing Director, Cortical Ventures

Investments in seed to early-stage data infrastructure, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Data Analytics startups and sectors.

Danel Dayan

Danel Dayan

Venture Investor, Battery Ventures

Early-stage and growth-equity investments in areas such as cloud infrastructure, big data, security and next-generation, enterprise applications.

Sarah Fay

Sarah Fay

Managing Director, Glasswing Ventures

Leading investments in marketing technology, digital, and B2B marketplaces.

Apply to Meet Investors

Which Startups Should Apply

We are seeking the very best  PRE-SEED and SEED startups and founders in AI. Startups chosen to participate in the Pitch Event will get a series of benefits including exposure to ODSC East’s audience, networking opportunities with AI practitioners and influencers, as well as the opportunity to hire talented employees, and much more.”

  • If you would like to nominate a startup please submit your application by April 3rd, 2023
  • Your startup must have a demonstrable product or service to exhibit
  • Your startup must be in the AI industry
  • As a founder, you should be able to explain the unique aspect of your startup’s AI technology
  • Your startup’s funding stage should be within the range of pre-funding/seed to Series A
  • Your startup must be a registered legal entity
  • You should demonstrate how your startup can benefit from connecting with our community of investors, data scientists, and attending companies
  • Your startup must have a demonstrable product or service to exhibit

  • Your startup can be B2B, B2C or any combination. However, the core technology must be data science or artificial intelligence

  • Founders should explain the unique aspect of their technology and how it employees AI or data science.

  • Ideal startup showcase candidates range from pre-funding or seed round to Series A round

  • We accept startups from the global community that are a registered legal entity

  • Your startup should demonstrate that it can benefit from connecting with our community of investors, data scientists, and attending companies


ODSC is accepting applications on behalf of startups. If you are an investor, AI influencer, or practitioner who is familiar with a startup whose technology deserves more attention from the community, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

Apply or nominate a startup

*Submit your proposal by April 3rd, 2023

We welcome startups from across every industry to Apply and Attend

Data science and machine learning is impacting not only industries from retail to energy but also across the enterprise.  Sales, market, software development, human resources, and operations are just of few of the many enterprise departments employing AI and data science solutions. 

  • Technology

  • Healthcare
  • Biotech

  • Pharma

  • Life Sciences

  • Online Services

  • Financial Services

  • Quant Finance

  • Insurance

  • Banking

  • Cross Industry 

  • Auto and Manufacturing

  • Retail and Online

  • Media and Marketing

  • Energy and Logistics

Startups Sessions Include:

Human-Friendly, Production-Ready Data Science with Metaflow

 What I love and hate about Dask

 🤗 Transformers & 🤗 Datasets for Research and Production

AI for Healthcare: A Practical Application of AI/ML in Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare

AI Observability: How To Fix Issues With Your ML Model

Building and Deploying the World’s Largest Rock/Paper/Scissors Competitive Ladder App in X Minutes with Roboflow and Streamlit

Creating a Benchmark for a Large-Scale Image Captioning Pipeline

Data Boards: A Collaborative and Interactive Space for Data Science 

Deep Dive Workshop for Apache Superset

Deep Learning Enables a New View in the Agriculture Industry

Drift Detection in Structured and Unstructured Data

Feature Engineering on the Modern Data Stack

Noiseless Anomaly Detection with Streaming Graph A.I.

The Future of Software Development Using Machine Programming

The Origins, Purpose, and Practice of Data Observability

 What I love and hate about Dask

Tower of Babel: Making Apache Spark, Apache Mahout, Kubeflow, and Kubernetes Play Nice

Unlocking the Value of Siloed Data with Multi-party ML


AI Founders

Build awareness and recognition and share your story of success during our AI Founders event. This event will feature short presentations from founders like you, who have done the hard work of coming up with an innovative idea, finding investors, and starting a company from scratch. 

Interested in Attending And Meeting Top Startups?

Free and Paid Passes are available now.

Choose Your Pass

Access to AI Builders Startup Pitch 

Access to AI Solution Showcase Expo Area & Demo Talks 

Access to ODSC Networking &  Extra Events 

Access Ai Business and Innovation Summit

(Tuesday only)

Access to Virtual Conference Recordings 

AI Builder Pass 



Aix Business Pass


Participate at ODSC East 2023

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As part of the global data science community we value inclusivity, diversity,  and fairness in the pursuit of knowledge and learning. We seek to deliver a conference agenda, speaker program, and attendee participation that moves the global data science community forward with these shared goals. Learn more on our code of conductspeaker submissions, or speaker committee pages.

Founder Office Hours

Meet over 10+ iwith some of the top founders in the field

Who Attends?

As an applied data science event, each ODSC conference attracts professionals including data scientists, managers, founders, innovators and CxOs from many companies across the industry. Request Who Attends brief to see some of the attending companies from 2022.

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