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Entrepreneurship, San Ramon and Artificial Intelligence? You might be wondering why these three things belong together. If you read to the end of this email, the answer will be revealed. And by the end, you might even want to do something with your new knowledge!!
Back in the fall of 2016, I went in search of an answer to a simple question: what would it take to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Tri-Valley? The quest to answer this question sparked a journey. And that journey let me to a place you likely know well – the major business park in San Ramon known as Bishop Ranch. As it turns out, the owners of Bishop Ranch had plans to dedicate some space for “entrepreneurship”. Having run an entrepreneurial program for the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership, I was excited about this discovery they, in turn, got interested in what programs might be able to be built around the space. As we exchanged ideas, the conversation evolved and, I’m delighted to tell you that this “idea” is close to becoming a reality.
In the summer of 2017, the Bishop Ranch Intelligence Innovation Accelerator (BRIIA for short) will emerge as the Bay Area’s first integrated data science accelerator and collaboration community. In addition to being a Bay Area first, it is also a San Ramon and Tri-Valley first! The accelerator/collaboration community will be focused on all-things related to artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language process – i.e., data science for short. The program will include a Y-Combinator-style 12 week accelerator program for early stage entrepreneurs as well as coworking/collaboration space for entrepreneurs, data scientists and current or future start-up team members. Our program will be supported by some top-tier BRIIA Mentors who are experienced entrepreneurs, data scientists and senior executives in Tri-Valley companies.
If you are interested in becoming involved in making this Accelerator and Collaboration Community thrive, here’s what you can do:
- Interested in joining our community or applying for the first Accelerator program? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know about your interest.
- Know a startup company that’s doing something cool with data science? Introduce the company to BRIIA. It’s easy…just forward this email to the startup and cc: les @briia.io.
- Want to help out in some other way? Reply to this email with a description of what you’re good at or would like to do!
And most importantly you can help by simply passing this email along to three friends or colleagues (and copy email@example.com if you want them to receive future updates about our progress)! It’s going to take a village to make this happen so please let everyone you know, that Entrepreneurship and Artificial Intelligence (and other data science innovations) are happening soon in San Ramon!
If you’re wondering why you are receiving this email, it’s because I know you personally or perhaps someone let me know that you have an interest in entrepreneurship or being a part BRIIA. If you’d like me to remove you from future emails, just say the word!
So now you know what Entrepreneurship, San Ramon and Artificial Intelligence have in common! It’s not such an improbable combination after all. I hope you’ll join us or support us in every way you can. Thank you.