CURRENT INDUSTRY PROGRAMS

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.

WHAT’S A LAB?

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.

TOOLS AT YOUR DISPOSAL

SOME OF OUR PARTNERS

“The Space Lab provided me with exactly the resources I needed when I was in the early stage of my business. Comet Labs was able to connect me with the right partners who were able to help with exactly the problems I was facing. Couldn’t have done it without Comet!”

Elon Musk
Smart founder

“I didn’t know that my research could actually be applied in the real world as a business. Comet Labs gave me the guidance and inspiration to take my findings and create a meaningful startup.”

Yann LeCun
Smart researcher

OUR MENTORS

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 this program have a broad range of expertise including procurement, R&D, applications and integrations engineering, QC engineering, and sales and marketing.

DOUG BEMIS

CTO and Co-Founder, Uber AI Lab

HASAN KORRE

Autonomous Vehicle Software Engineer, drive.ai

VIVIANE FORD

Head of Operations, Comma.ai

JEFFREY YU

Investment Principal, Robert Bosch LLC

HICHAM SABIR

Open Innovation Leader for North America, Philips Lighting

STEFFEN BARTSCHAT

EIR, Faurecia & Investor, Sand Hill Angels

ELLIOT KATZ

Global Co-Chair of Connected and Self-Driving Car Practice, DLA Piper

DOUG DAVENPORT

Founder, Prospect SV

JONATHAN SALOMON

Technology Analyst, Connected Cars & Mobility, Orange Silicon Valley

ARNOLD MEIJER

Strategic Marketing Manager, TomTom

MOHAMMAD ISLAM

Senior Associate, DFJ

WENDY JU

Executive Director, Center for Design Research, Stanford University

FOCUSED RESOURCES

Customer development resources that money can’t buy. Datasets, space to pilot, B2B sales coaching and business model strategy are just a few.

ACCESS TO PARTNERS

Learn from corporate partners and mentors who have been selected based on their relevant industry, business, and technical knowledge.

SUPPORT FROM COMET

Regular 1-on-1 meetings with the investment team, access to our talent pool for potential hires, office space in San Francisco, 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 investment.