Arvo Selected for 1871 AI Innovation Lab in Chicago, IL
July 5th, 2023 - Arvo, an AI SaaS platform for creating standard operating procedures (SOPs), training, and how-tos that are skimmable and well-designed for Millenials and Gen Z, joined 36 trailblazing software companies in the first-ever AI Innovation Lab 2023 Cohort at 1871 with Anchor Sponsors Microsoft, Discover Card, McKinsey & Company, and the Cubs. The AI Innovation Lab marks a pivotal moment for Arvo in its journey to shape the future of AI-driven innovation. The program culminated with a capstone-like event, the AI Innovation Summit on 6.29.23. The summit was a full day of programming, centered on AI and machine-learning tech innovation, and highlighting the startups in the cohort.
The 1871 AI Innovation Lab was designed to connect startups, growth scalers, and corporate innovators together, while also introducing VCs, AI experts, and talent to collectively solve various challenges across industries with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. It stands as a testament to the growing importance of artificial intelligence in driving transformative advancements across various industries.
"We are incredibly proud to be among the select 36 companies chosen for the first-ever AI Innovation Lab 2023 Cohort," said Alane Boyd, Co-Founder at Arvo. "This recognition reaffirms our dedication to harnessing the power of AI to drive positive change and innovation. It is so important when you are a founder to surround yourself with like-minded, driven entrepreneurs and now we are going to be surrounded by almost 40 of them."
As part of the AI Innovation Lab, Arvo had access to a series of workshops, expert-led sessions, and networking opportunities designed to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration. The program enabled Arvo to showcase its AI-driven initiatives to a global audience, enhancing its reach and impact on industries worldwide.
“Opportunities don’t create themselves, they come from relentlessly putting yourself out there”, says Arvo Co-Founder Alane Boyd.
The AI Innovation Summit event brought together 250+ startups, investors, corporate partners, industry experts already in the space and those curious about AI. Boyd got to show off the Arvo platform and the progress they have made as a bootstrapped SaaS!
Arvo is an AI-powered visual documentation software for building a knowledge suite for every department in a company. It is like Canva for documentation. Arvo connects all employees, whether remote, hybrid, or in-office, so everyone can easily access the resources they need, instantly. Whether building visual recruiting assets for HR, creating how-tos for onboarding employees and upskilling current ones, or sending professional documents to clients, Arvo is changing how companies operate.
1871 is Chicago’s innovation hub and the #1 ranked private business incubator in the world. It exists to inspire, equip, and support early stage, growth stage and corporate innovators in building extraordinary businesses. 1871 is home to ~400 technology startups, ~200 growth stage companies, and ~1,500 members, and is supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and creating jobs in the Chicagoland area. The member experience includes virtual and in-person access to workshops, events, mentorship, and more. The nonprofit organization has 350 mentors available to its members, alongside access to more than 200 partner corporations, universities, education programs, accelerators, venture funds and others. Since its inception in 2012, more than 850 alumni companies are currently still active, have created over 14,500 jobs, and have raised more than $3.5 billion in follow-on capital.
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