Labs are customized, industry-specific programs for exploring and testing new use-cases of AI and robotics technology. In each Lab, we run various projects with our participating startups, mentors, and corporate partners to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the industry.
Labs are customized, industry-specific programs for exploring and testing new use-cases of AI and robotics technology.
Labs can take place in a dedicated physical environment – like a farm, warehouse, city, or office – or in a virtual space. They bring together various stakeholders including founders, corporate industry experts, academic researchers, and thought leaders. Each Lab is home to a series of projects focusing on addressing specific use-cases for intelligent machines.
Projects can take many forms including a product pilot, an accelerator, a dataset challenge, or an event summit. If you are accepted in one of our Labs, projects can range from short timelines to 3-month engagements.
Whether you need GPUs, cloud storage, analytics, or other product development resources, we’ve got you covered.
Some of the best insights come from hands-on trial and observation in a physical location. We provide access to test vehicles, storefronts, and even a farm.
We help startups demo their solutions with potential customers to learn more about their needs and how to continue improving
Our network of experienced mentors have skills ranging from machine learning, to business development, to product, to fundraising, and more.
Up to $75,000
We’ll work on a case-by-case basis to create investment opportunities. These can take the form of a warrant, convertible note, or discounted equity.
“I’m thrilled to be a mentor and excited about the industry areas Comet Labs is involved in. Learning from the creative doers that participate in this program, and seeing how AI can change long-worn, conventional industries will be a great experience.”
Founder, Prospect SV
“The relationships we gained by working with Comet Labs are so important. As a result of the Transportation Lab, we’re now working with a corporate partner on new pilot projects that we otherwise would have taken months to even have a simple conversation.”
Founder, Point One Navigation
“The Transportation Lab gave us access to partners with resources that helped us take AutoX to the next stage in our product development. We were able to hit goals so much faster than we could have before.”
We approach mentorship from a very comprehensive perspective: it’s not only important to provide startups with great mentors, but also the right mentors. Mentors selected for our programs have a broad range of expertise including procurement, R&D, applications and integrations engineering, QC engineering, and sales and marketing.
CTO and Co-Founder, Uber AI Lab
Autonomous Vehicle Software Engineer, drive.ai
Head of Operations, Comma.ai
Investment Principal, Robert Bosch LLC
Open Innovation Leader for North America, Philips Lighting
EIR, Faurecia & Investor, Sand Hill Angels
Global Co-Chair of Connected and Self-Driving Car Practice, DLA Piper
Founder, Prospect SV
Technology Analyst, Connected Cars & Mobility, Orange Silicon Valley
Strategic Marketing Manager, TomTom
Senior Associate, DFJ
Executive Director, Center for Design Research, Stanford University