Dialpad supports the next generation of artificial intelligence startups as National AI Showcase sponsor

Innovative startups in AI technology to receive free lifetime licenses from Dialpad and vie for $160,000 in prizes

SAN FRANCISCO — October 7, 2021 — Dialpad Inc., the industry leader in AI-powered communication and collaboration, today announced its official sponsorship of National AI Showcase, an online pitch competition for startups across Canada. The Artificial Intelligence network of British Columbia (AInBC) and the Traction Conference will host the showcase where 40 AI startups at the Seed and Series A stage will pitch investors from around the world including Canada, Japan, Korea and the United States. The online event takes place October 13-14, 2021.

The National AI Showcase is a competition open to the public with a grand prize of $100,000 in AWS credits and $60,000 in Hubspot services. The event features an investor-only demo day to guarantee startups have an opportunity to meet with investors, and free consulting services from a top AI academic advisor with The University of British Columbia. All qualifying companies selected for the event receive 10 free lifetime licenses of Dialpad's business phone system and AI-enabled video conferencing solutions.

“We’re thrilled that Dialpad is included as a sponsor of Canada’s National AI Showcase and pitch competition,” said Steve Lowry, Executive Director of AInBC. “Especially as an industry leader in AI and a successful startup themselves, the Dialpad team has a deep understanding of this space. With this sponsorship, Dialpad is supporting the next generation of AI startups and providing them with critical technology that will help them grow and scale.”

The sponsorship of the National AI Showcase is the most recent example of Dialpad’s support of startups. The company’s Dialpad for Startups program is designed to help early-stage companies grow with best-in-class, unified business communications solutions including voice, messaging, video conferencing and contact center. Over 500 startups implement Dialpad cloud solutions to fuel productivity and growth at a discounted cost. In addition to the Dialpad for Startups program, Dialpad is proud to support the Tech for Black Founders initiative as one of the first cloud software companies to participate when the initiative launched in 2020. Dialpad has since welcomed more than 50 Black-owned startups into the Dialpad for Startups program.

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Dialpad is the global leader in AI communications for business, transforming how the world works together. Dialpad customers benefit from truly unified business and customer communications, including a cloud business phone system, text and team messaging, video meetings, and the world’s most advanced AI Contact Center — all in one beautiful app. More than 7,000 innovative brands and millions of people use Dialpad to connect their teams from anywhere including Motorola Solutions, Netflix, T-Mobile, Twitter, Uber and WeWork. Visit www.dialpad.com for more information and to request a demo.