AI Innovation Lab 2023: Week 2

5.01.23 - 5.05.23 | Hybrid
  • Corporate
  • Early Stage
  • Growth Stage
  • Free
  • Hybrid
  • In-person

1871’s AI Innovation Lab consists of 4 immersive weeks to connect early, growth and late stage startups, corporates, and VCs who use Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning technology. Executed in partnership with Why of AI, each immersive week the Lab opens several events for the public. Join us for Immersive Week 2’s schedule of events!

Event Start Date:
June 17, 2024
Event End Date:
June 17, 2024
Event Venue:

Join us for AI Innovation Lab Week 2!

Part of our AI Innovation Lab includes a series of incredible AI events that are free and open to the public!


1871 and Why of AI’s AI Innovation Lab meets for 4 immersive weeks from April to June 2023.  Immersive Week 2 runs 5.01.23 to 5.05.23 – explore our schedule of events below!


From INDYCAR Racing to AI-Powered Wins in Business 


12:00 – 1:00 PM CST | Hybrid

How can we leverage AI to drive intelligent business outcomes, differentiation, and competitive advantage? Join us as Alex Castrounis shares his insights and stories about his career as an INDYCAR engineer, race strategist, and data scientist that drove winning results for teams such as Andretti Autosport in world-renowned races, including the Indy 500 – And how he has adapted his experience and lessons learned during his racing career to over two decades of advising startups to Fortune 100 companies on using data, analytics, and AI models to drive business growth and customer success

Featuring: Alex Castrounis


AI in Sales & Marketing 

3:00 – 4:00 PM CST | Hybrid 

Come hear 5 different startups from our 2023 AI Cohort present what they are working on at the intersection of AI and Sales & Marketing


Fireside Chat

10:30 – 11:30 AM CST | Hybrid 

Join a panel of experts as we explore how public consumption has evolved and what the future could look like as consumer trends shift towards lounges, micro-dosing, and social gatherings.

Accelerating Innovations with Product Digital Twin 

12:00 – 1:30 PM CST | Hybrid

Industry outlook on the digital twin visualization process, including a live demo for attendees and ensuing group discussion on digital twin application

Featuring: Mark Huntington, Partner at McKinsey


AI Tech Challenge Kick-Off  

11:00 – 12:00 PM CST | Virtual Only

1871’s Tech Challenge program connects, inspires, and strengthens the extraordinary talents of students passionate about technology. Join us for the kick off of our first-ever Artificial Intelligence Tech Challenge. You’ll hear insights from our amazing partners, get a sneak peek at the Challenge, and learn more about how you can participate in 1871’s AI events.

 **This challenge is open to current university students and recent graduates, 1-2 years post graduation.

AI for Business Leaders

12:00 – 1:30 PM CST | Hybrid 

AI for Business Leaders will help you learn about artificial intelligence as viewed through the lens of business, and AI applied in the real world so that you can better understand and reap the benefits of this field. You will develop a business-level understanding of AI and machine learning to help you build an AI strategy to drive business growth and customer success.


This workshop is ideal for busy executives, product managers, project managers, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in learning about artificial intelligence and machine learning, regardless of technical expertise.

Featuring: Alex Castrounis

  Lightning Talks: AI in Talent & Education

2:30 – 3:30 PM CST | Hybrid 

Come hear 5 different startups from our 2023 AI Cohort present what they are working on at the intersection of AI and Talent and Education.