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a thematic investment and in-residence program for startups building in frontier technologies.

AI Camp: Native Applications is begining. We’re seeking early stage teams who are building at the application layer unlocking new, native user experiences only made possible with AI.

Agents in Action at AI Camp Demo Day

More than 250 companies applied to AI Camp: Agents. We picked nine teams to participate in our 10th Camp program. Our experience with this Camp confirms “agents” will become the overarching term for native AI software in the same way that “apps” became the term for native mobile software.

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What is Camp?

Tell your story, develop your roadmap, and find your fit.

Since 2016 we’ve been running sessions of Camp, our cohort-based investment and product development program that goes deep on tech modalities and themes we’re excited about. 

Each camp consists of 13 weeks “in-residence” at Betaworks to help early stage companies with product development, platform strategy, data science, branding, and fundraising. Entrepreneurs have access to the Betaworks team, its network, and to a carefully curated group of industry leaders to assist with general company-building needs. See previous Camp themes and companies below.

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What founders are saying about our Camp and mentorship program:

“Overall, it was a great experience, and I would highly recommend the program to other founders. The Betaworks team and the other camp companies were super helpful.”

“Really love the Betaworks team. Very accessible, with grounded and realistic advice. Office space is also incredible!”

“I've done other accelerators, I've been a mentor in some, and the spirit of the Betaworks camp is the one that best shows an understanding of what early-stage innovation really is.” 

“Today this Open Souls only exists because Betaworks took a real chance on me when no-one else would.”

“I feel that, here, I learn by rubbing shoulders with other innovators and getting immersed in the right environment. I love it. Never lose that spirit.”

“I absolutely LOVED spending time here and embedding myself in this wonderful environment.”

”A very valuable experience! The program was authentic and everyone brought a lot of experience to the group. My cohort continually shared valuable resources and was inspiring.”

“It was so important to me during this time to connect with other founders going through similar management trials. Helped get me out of my own way and stay positive.”

“Betaworks agent camp was a life changing portal for me to begin my founder journey. We'd be homeless, half blind, and disoriented without Betaworks. Instead, the tank is full, navigation is calibrated, and we have wise friends for life.”

Past Camps

Camp companies have gone on to raise follow-on financing from leading investors:

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