Techstars alumni continued to have a strong showing as Init.ai cofounders Keith Brisson and Kyle DeTella struck up a conversation about their conversational AI platform. Init.ai provides tools to quickly build, train and deploy conversational nlp applications for business. The developer focused platform, recently out of private beta, uses a git based workflow and provides basic tutorials for those starting out with nlp apps. Init.ai is built to deploy conversational apps across as many text based platforms as possible including sms, Facebook Messenger and Line. The system creates langue models by sending chat log data to a bank of GPUs to train a unique neural network for each app.