Gaggle of GPU Startups Take Stage at Wednesday’s Emerging Companies Summit

by Alain Tiquet

Seventeen hot startups in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and other fast-growing fields will take the stage Wednesday to compete for $650,000 in prizes at NVIDIA’s seventh annual Emerging Companies Summit (ECS).

The one-day event – which takes place during our GPU Technology Conference, in Silicon Valley – features startups that are using GPUs to disrupt fields like deep learning and pharmaceutical development.

Five will appear onstage in the morning. And another dozen will compete in the afternoon for a $100,000 check, presented on the spot. A further 40 will be on display in the expo hall.

Check out this short video for more details.

Past ECS participants include companies like Oculus, which Facebook bought last year for $2 billion; Sportvision, which overlays the first down line on NFL broadcasts; and Natural Motion, which Zynga acquired last year for $527 million.

The event takes place March 18th, at the San Jose Convention Center. A limited number of seats are available. Go here to register.