Amazon Seeks Startups For Alexa Innovations

Amazon has started another accelerator program to find startups focused on voice technology.

The $100 million Alexa Fund comprises venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation.

Amazon will select 13 companies to participate, according to an Amazon blog announcing the program. This is the second accelerator program, following one that ended with presentations to investors late last year.

The program will be hosted in Seattle and up to three companies will have the option to work from the Techstars London location. Last year’s program drew applications from 50 countries.

Companies selected will receive mentorship and guidance from local Amazon teams as they build for presentations at the end of the 13-week program.

The categories for Alexa innovation are smart home, entertainment, finance, enterprise, communications, automobile and transportation, health and wellness, connected learning, connected devices, hardware components and other enabling technologies.

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