Betaworks has received its first class of applicants for its accelerator called Botcamp. The application data reveals that 15% of 350 bot startups are focused on enterprise (or B2B) bots, while 6% have identified a focus on finance. Participants in the Botcamp accelerator will receive an investment from Betaworks.
Botcamp will choose applications submitted by early-stage concepts and projects that are further along, but the enterprise space had the most “fully formed” ideas that can be incorporated into an employee’s workflow and have broad implications. “We were a little surprised by how much we came around to seeing the utility of bots in the enterprise space when our original focus was that we’d have a lot more consumer,” he said.