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Introducing the Second Cohort of the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator: AI

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Following the recent launch of Intuit Ventures, we’re further evolving the company’s strategy to drive future innovations by supporting early to mid-stage startups.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce seven AI-focused startups who will join efforts to inspire and develop innovations that power prosperity for consumers and small businesses through the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator: AI.

The second cohort is comprised of seven early-stage startups from top technology hubs including San Francisco, New York, Toronto and Montreal. These companies were selected based on their ability to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to create solutions that will help consumers and small businesses overcome financial challenges. Like the startups from the inaugural program in 2020, these companies share Intuit’s value of being mission-driven. Additionally, they focus on customer obsession to deliver innovative products, ideas, and results.

“The rise of AI is fundamentally reshaping our world and as global economies continue to reopen, Intuit is committed to accelerating industry innovation. It takes a community to tackle a big problem, which is why we’re excited to bring together this promising group of AI innovators who share Intuit’s mission of powering prosperity around the world.” –  David Marquis, Country Manager at Intuit Canada and executive sponsor of the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator

In an effort to fuel their growth and spur industry innovation, Intuit will partner with the cohort over a five-month period. We will coach them, provide product and technology expertise and connect them to Intuit’s existing consumer and small business customers.

“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Intuit to welcome these seven innovative founders and startups to this year’s program. The cohort addresses a wide variety of pressing challenges related to marketing, customer engagement, financial audit, consumer credit building and more. We’re ready to help accelerate their growth and amplify their impact.“– Hussam Ayyad, Chief Accelerator Officer at Highline Beta

Meet the Cohort:

Jennifer Huynh, Co-Founder and CEO of Adaptive Pulse

Adaptive Pulse

Jennifer Huynh, Co-Founder and CEO

Waterloo, ON

Adaptive Pulse helps businesses keep a pulse on every customer while predicting and prioritizing their retention efforts, reducing churn and increasing revenues.

Daniel from Adaptive Pulse

Aphrodite

Daniel Dietzel, Founder and CEO

San Francisco, CA

Aphrodite is a plug-n-play data analytics platform intended to help users drive revenue by providing financial clarity and data-driven insights to small businesses.

Jose V Fernandez, Bankuish CEO & Founder

Bankuish

Jose V Fernandez, CEO & Founder

New York, NY

Bankuish is a marketplace that provides gig workers and freelancers a simple way to access affordable banking.

Zeze Peters, Founder and CEO Beam.city Inc

Beam.city Inc

Zeke Peters, Founder and CEO

Toronto, ON

Beam.city Inc is an advertising automation platform that helps businesses optimize their performance and skyrocket profits automatically.

Rob Whiting, Boom Co-Founder and CEO

Boom

Rob Whiting, Co-Founder and CEO

New York, NY

Boom is on a mission to level the playing field for the 110 million renters in the US by making housing more flexible, affordable, and attainable.

JD Rocheteau, QuoteMachine CEO

QuoteMachine

JD Rocheteau, CEO

Montreal, QC

Quote Machine is a software that brings humans back to digital commerce by helping independent retailers close more deals through simplified and personalized sales processes.

Simon Langlois, Stamped AI CEO

Stamped AI

Simon Langlois, CEO

Quebec City, QC

Stamped AI is an AI platform that streamlines and automates accounting data certification, making small businesses year-end ready, all year round.

The Intuit Prosperity Accelerator: AI is a five-month-long initiative, in which the selected  startups will work with Intuit and venture studio and venture capital firm, Highline Beta to identify and test growth opportunities using Intuit’s design thinking methodology, Design for Delight (D4D). The cohort will also have access to an exclusive network of mentors, investors and founders as well as the opportunity for follow-on investment from Highline Beta.

For more information on the program, visit: www.intuit.com/ca/prosperity-accelerator.

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