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July 6, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT


Unlocking the Power of AI: Tips for Developing and Growing Your Startup


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Tooraj will share lessons learned from his startup journey in addition to advice on how to drive success in the app-centered economy.

Startup founders face numerous challenges on their entrepreneurial journey. One significant pain point is the high cost and time investment required for app development.

Tooraj Helmi is the founder and CEO of APSY, a startup that harnesses the speed and accuracy of AI to generate mobile and web apps at a fraction of the cost and time. The platform is the first truly no-code site that allows a customer to describe an App and watch for a powerful solution to be generated on the other end.

For small businesses including Chime Beauty, Drives and Detours, and more – APSY has been a much-awaited answer to building networks, community, and the foundation for successful App-centered businesses.

In his Founders Network webinar on July 6, Tooraj will share lessons learned from his startup journey in addition to advice on how to drive success in the app-centered economy.

  • How to develop an AI-focused startup
  • How to find your product-market fit
  • How to continuously improve your AI through customer pilots
  • How to create plans to establish and grow a customer base


About the Speaker:

Tooraj Helmi is the Founder and CEO of Apsy, a groundbreaking technology company that has revolutionized the App development industry. With a passion for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, he has spearheaded the creation of the first AI-powered platform that allows for the seamless and cost-effective development of custom Apps.

His academic background includes multiple engineering degrees, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Suffolk University of Massachusetts. He is currently finishing his second Ph.D. in computer science at USC where he researches machine programming and computational creativity.

His interests lie in the practical applications of complex deep tech, particularly in AI, Blockchain, and mixed reality. His leadership has been honed through years of experience as a senior tech executive in both enterprises and startups, where I have driven the innovation, architecture, and execution of large and complex software projects.


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About Founders Network:

Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member. Learn more about us here

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