Though he is old in age, this dude rocks the house and keeps it real 24/7/365.  If you doubt our claim - then TRY and keep up with him!

Though he is old in age, this dude rocks the house and keeps it real 24/7/365.  If you doubt our claim - then TRY and keep up with him!

Marc Canter

Marc started Instigate along with Steve DiPaola. Marc was the co-founder MacroMind, which became Macromedia [MACR], Cantervision, Cola, Broadband Mechanics, Digital City Mechanics and many more.

Marc is a 30+ year entrepreneur, focused on creating enabling on-line creativity tools for normal people.  Marc is a strong believer in startups providing leadership and vision through morals, ethics and "doing the right thing."

Marc left Silicon Valley in 2009 and moved to Cleveland to try and create tech jobs for normal people.  But then he came back!  "It just keeps pulling me back!" Marc laments.......

This is self-portrait Steve created utilizing "deep learning" algorithms - that he fucked with.

This is self-portrait Steve created utilizing "deep learning" algorithms - that he fucked with.

Steve looking Profesorial.

Steve looking Profesorial.

Steve DiPaola

Steve is a Professor at Simon Fraser Univ. where he runs the iVizLab.  Steve is a digital artist, Cognitive Psychologist and experienced tech industry exec. - having worked at EA, OnLive and Saatchi.

Steve has shown his work at the Whitney and MIT (among many other venues and on-line galleries) and has taught at Stanford Univ.  

Steve and Marc founded Instigate in the summer of 2016 and have been having a GREAT time inventing Instigate.ai together!

This is Rich

This is Rich

Richard Tong

● principal coder for instigate
● devoted to code cleanliness and readability
● self taught, constantly striving for best practices at all levels of the stack
● intrigued by artificial intelligence, wouldn't mind dying to the hands of a self-aware machine of his creation

Nilay Ozge is the genius behind Instigate.ai's myriad of Deep Learning Conversation engines. She's really the brains of the whole bunch.

Nilay Ozge is the genius behind Instigate.ai's myriad of Deep Learning Conversation engines. She's really the brains of the whole bunch.

Özge Nilay Yalçın

Nilay is a Phd student at Simon Fraser Univ in Vancouver, B.C. Nilay is a cognitive scientist, focusing her work on Synthetic Personality. She hails from Turkey. 

The mysteries of the Universe tantalize Nilay - who seeks a higher truth, via deep learning, reinforced by layered neural networks, recursively feeding back onto themselves.

Nilay has an conversational engine working that's based upon the entire works of Shakespeare.  It can create soliloquies"on the fly!"

Sam Kleeman does BizDev, is an awesome recruiter and thinker and is lined up to........

Sam Kleeman does BizDev, is an awesome recruiter and thinker and is lined up to........

Sam Kleeman

All startups need supporters and friends like Sam.

Whatever it takes to get thinsg done and Sam is there - to lend a hand!

We love him!