Take a sneak peek inside the Supply Chain AI West program

In November, we announced the launch of our first accelerator stream, Supply Chain AI West. This eight-month program focuses on empowering startups and early-stage founders to build AI-powered supply chain products and solutions.

Since then, we have selected the first two program participants and started these ventures along the path to unleash their potential using AI & ML.

Meet our first cohort

Routeique is a cloud-based, end-to-end order and delivery management solution built to make supply chains seamless. This Calgary-based company offers an integrated solution for connecting manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

“Routeique is thrilled to be chosen to work with Amii and the Supply Chain AI West program,” says Mike Allen, President & CEO of Routeique. “This will help us take the AI/ML capabilities of our talented team to the next level, as we continue to enhance and evolve our use of cutting edge technologies to give our customers the advantage of supply chain supremacy.”

An Uber-like platform, IronSight connects the demand and supply side of industrial field services. Their web and mobile apps take jobs from request, to dispatch, to field execution across multiple companies, automating data capture and communication along the way.

“IronSight is a connector between supply and demand in a bilateral marketplace,” says Mike Milner, IronSight’s Director of Engineering. “And now, in partnership with Amii and the Supply Chain AI West accelerator, IronSight is beyond excited to show the world the potential of homegrown Albertan AI/ML technology.”

Program process

Program participants sprint through a variety of activities, including:

  1. Training: Amii upskills CTOs or technical team members, with additional opportunities to engage team members in non-technical activities to align AI strategy.
  2. Coaching: One-on-one sessions with technical teams to discuss progress, obstacles and brainstorming next steps. Coaching at Amii works on an accountability model, meaning that participants must share and demonstrate work done in the previous sprint to secure and progress to the next meeting.
  3. Peer-to-Peer Network: Supply Chain AI West peers present ideas, share progress and work through challenges together.
  4. Office Hours: Participants can talk to the Amii team for individual interaction pertaining to their progress, obstacles and next steps.
  5. Investor Prep and Demo Day: Participants gain feedback and insights on how to showcase AI progress to investors, then celebrate their success and make connections to the broader AI ecosystem at Demo Day. In preparation for this opportunity, startups will receive investor relations mentorship with an AI lens.

Get involved

If your team has the drive, flexibility and motivation to solve big problems, now is the time to work with us! We’re currently seeking ventures tackling challenges in the supply chain domain to join us for our next cohort. This includes storage and warehousing, distribution, procurement, production, supply chain finance, urban mobility and autonomous vehicles, retailing and logistics - land, air and maritime.

If you’re ready to start your application, book your discovery call with Adam Danyleyko (Product Owner, Startups)!

Thank you to SCALE AI for their ongoing commitment to develop AI capabilities in Canadian startups and scaling companies. The extensive program support available to approved companies is made possible, in large part, due to their investment in Amii. Read more about the project announcement here.

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