GoVertical presents

Machine Learning Startup Creation Weekend

Hosted by Madrona Venture Labs & TiE Seattle

Final Results

We’re very pleased to announce the winners from the Machine Learning event!

We had a great weekend with our participants, mentors, volunteers and judges.  It was a really interesting mix of technology, product and business professionals coming together to be creative and work on innovative new machine learning business ideas.  We all made a lot of great new contacts and friends while working long hours, eating great food and enjoying stunning views from Madrona’s offices. We really appreciate everyone’s help and participation!  Can’t wait for the next ‘Go Vertical’ event.

"The GoVertical event was outstanding. Over the course of a few days/weeks, I had the opportunity to get an idea off the ground, network with 50 other aspiring entrepreneurs, and learn from experienced leaders in the industry. I walked away with invaluable learnings and insights about key tech trends and what it truly means to work on a startup. If you are looking to take the leap into entrepreneurship, this is a can't-miss event!"

"GoVertical ML event had so many smart, passionate entrepreneurs collaborating towards bringing their dreams to reality."

"I met a lot of hard working and interesting people and learned a ton in the process."

"This is the most I have a learned in one weekend."

Hyper AI

Applying Hyperspectral imaging to create next generation food inspection technology.

Team: Benji Barash, Yves Albers, Dave Matthews, Elizabeth Nelson. Not pictured: Ritesh Desai & Joaquin Zepeda


Predicting wildfires before they start.

Team: Christine McKee, Devananda Van der Veen, Denise Draper, Wendy Yang, Jess Lampe.


Delivering higher quality healthcare options at lower cost.

Team: Will Kearns, Julian Loaiza, Sayan Pathak, Prem Urali, Slava Agafonov