Atrovate

We build communities, conferences, programs and prototypes.


Machine learning tool, for a GV backed startup.

Working with a growth stage (Google Ventures backed) startup we built a machine learning application that can help bioinformaticians and clinicians detect rare disease from sequenced genomics data. (2018)

Product sprint, for an AI firm in London.

Worked with a specialist optimisation software (constraint programming) team in London to run a product sprint to re-position an AI tool which manages testing for industrial wind turbines. (2019)

Incubator program, with Imperial, UCL, Warwick.

Hustlehack.com was an incubator based on our framework (Exploration Board). Focused on sole founders, helping build teams and choosing the right problem. Ran with UK university society's. (2014)

An AI community in Dublin.

Dublin.AI started as a quarterly product focused AI event showcasing applications of ML in industry and startups. It evolved into an annual agenda (fellowship, conference, summits). Paused due to covid. (2016-)

Fellowship, bridging researchers to industry.

Dublin.AI Fellowship is a full time program designed to help researchers bridge the gap when transitioning to industry. Run in collaboration with industry, part of DublinAI agenda. Paused due to covid. (2020)

Toolkit, identifying ML use cases from data.

JTBD+ML: with interpretation of JTBD built a toolkit for identifying ML use cases from products, workflows & data assets. Product manager's valued the process, office mangers understood the lingo.(2018)

Information security conference & community.

Cyber Startup Summit was Europe's first conference & community focused on security innovation supported by TechUK & IDA. Csuite attendees: FBI (CIO above), Citi, Symantec, Paladin, etc. (2015 & 2016)

Framework to de-risk prototypes & ventures.

Exploration Board was the result of a failed product build when realised we'd missed related problems. Derived from an interpretation of first principle system thinking. For founders, adopted by PMs. (2014)

Hacks: Security, AI, computer vision & edgeAI.

Atrovate technical hackathons and data challenges in London and Dublin across information security, AI & computer vision, edge computing. In collaboration with industry partners and dev communities. (2015-)

Remote development team, built in Lviv.

A remote software and data science team. Worked directly with the CTO of 500 person engineering firm to build out a remote development team in Lviv, Ukraine. A mix of software, data, ML engineers. (2017 & 2018)

Connecting companies to tech communities.

Leaderslink was a product, which pivoted to a service in 2012 (renamed atrovate) and helped corporate's connect to & work with London's tech community. First pic w/ Matt Chung, Barclays COO. (2012)


The name Atrovate was derived from the spanish word Atrevete, which means to "dare yourself".

Atrovate was founded by Neill Gernon. You can find more info on Neill here

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