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Build Your AI StartUp. Episode 4

Craft Your MVP in 3 Days with the Power of Leading AI Models!

  • πŸ”§ Three days of creating your own startup!
  • 🀜 Team up with others or build solo during the Hackathon.
  • πŸ€– Free access to educational materials on Generative AI models, AI Agents and more.
  • πŸš€ Discover GAIA StartUp Accelerator opportunities for Hackathon winners
  • 🌍 Join and build with a global AI community!
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Join the Hackathon!

Join the Movement to Build Your Startup and transform your vision into reality over three days, from September 8 to 11.

Shape Your AI Product

Kickstart your startup journey by participating in the AI Startup Building Challenge. Here, you'll get the chance to develop your MVP with guidance from mentors and a supportive community of AI enthusiasts.

Learn and Engage with AI Leaders!

Access a plethora of tutorials catering to both beginners and advanced learners. During the Hackathon, mentors and our team will be available to assist and answer your queries.

Connect with Like-Minded Individuals!

This is the perfect opportunity to network with people who share your passion for harnessing technology and AI for tangible impact. You might discover your next co-founder, partner, or users right here!

Utilize Generative AI

Utilize the latest developments in AI to automate tedious tasks, create cutting-edge content, and discover unexplored opportunities. Join us now and learn how to unleash the full potential of Generative AI, propelling your business to new heights!

Power of Generative AI

Hackathon Challenge

The challenge is to create an MVP of a product that utilizes the capabilities of leading AI models such as LLMs, AI Agents, Text-to-speech models, and more.

The aim of the Hackathon is to build the foundations of your future startup! To participate in the hackathon, you have to use at least one AI model listed in our Tech Page or Technology section of the Hackathon to build your solution.

GAIA - StartUp AI Accelerator for MENA region

Kick-Off Your StartUp Journey

GAIA StartUp Accelerator

GAIA, the renowned startup accelerator, is the generous sponsor behind this Hackathon, offering startups an incredible chance to tap into its extensive benefits and propel their AI innovations forward.

Hackathon Technologies

Large Language Models


ChatGPT is a conversational AI model trained on human-generated text. It excels at generating natural, chat-like responses, providing code snippets, suggestions, and information in a human-friendly manner.


GPT-3.5, short for Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3.5, represents the pinnacle of autoregressive language models. Variants like gpt-3.5-turbo offer enhanced performance.


Explore PaLM 2, Google's cutting-edge large language model, proficient in complex reasoning, multilingual translation, and coding expertise. It's the next-gen AI technology setting new standards.


Harness the power of Cohere, one of the world's premier AI labs, to leverage top-tier language models. Unlock a wealth of tutorials and resources to enhance your AI endeavors.

Llama 2

Llama 2, a collaborative effort by Meta and Microsoft, presents an open-source large language model. It's available under a permissive community license for both research and commercial use.


Meet Claude, your versatile AI language model. Claude can serve as a company representative, research assistant, creative partner, or task automator, catering to a variety of needs.

Autonomous Agents


BabyAGI is a Python project demonstrating an AI-powered task management system. It utilizes OpenAI and Pinecone APIs to create, prioritize, and execute tasks efficiently.


SuperAGI is a developer-focused, open-source autonomous AI agent framework. It empowers developers to build, manage, and run autonomous agents quickly and reliably.


CAMEL, or Communicative Agents for "Mind" Exploration of Large Scale Language Model Society, enhances collaboration among AI chat agents, aiming to achieve tasks with minimal human intervention.


AutoGPT is an experimental open-source application showcasing the capabilities of the GPT-4 language model. Driven by GPT-4, it autonomously chains together LLM 'thoughts' to achieve various tasks.


Large language models (LLMs) have revolutionized machine learning and AI. LangChain highlights the potential of LLMs to work seamlessly together, unlocking new possibilities. is a no-code AI platform enabling users to create and deploy custom AI agents and components without coding. Its user-friendly interface and rapid API deployment simplify AI development.

Image Generation

Stable Diffusion

Stable Diffusion is a latent text-to-image diffusion model known for generating stylized and photorealistic images. It's pre-trained on a subset of the LAION-5B dataset, delivering impressive results.


Discover Imagen, Google's AI marvel that transforms text into stunning visuals, setting a new benchmark in text-to-image diffusion models.


GET3D, developed by Nvidia, is an innovative generative model designed to synthesize high-quality 3D textured shapes directly from images.

Code Generation


OpenAI Codex is an AI platform empowering developers to translate natural language into code, streamlining the software development process.


Meet Codey, the AI-powered coding assistant from Google AI. It revolutionizes software development with advanced code generation capabilities across various programming languages.

Voice AI & Speech Recognition


Whisper is a versatile speech recognition model trained on diverse audio data. It excels in multilingual speech recognition and other speech-related tasks.


ElevenLabs is a leading voice technology research company, dedicated to developing AI speech software for publishers and creators.


AudioCraft is an advanced library for deep learning-powered audio generation and research, enabling cutting-edge audio-related projects.

Vector Databases


Redis is a high-performance, open-source, in-memory data store that offers mutable data structures. It's a popular choice for web applications and scalable data storage.


Weaviate is an open-source vector database designed to store data objects and vector embeddings from ML models. It offers seamless scalability for handling extensive datasets.


Qdrant is a versatile search engine and database tailored for vector similarity. Its user-friendly API provides a production-ready solution for storing, managing, and searching vectors, along with additional payload support.

StartUp Opportunities πŸš€

Top submissions may also be considered for the Slingshot, our partner GAIA’s startup accelerator programs, or possibly another path from within our network.

Slingshot is an early-stage accelerator that helps startups refine their business concept and finalize an MVP before launching on the market.

GAIA is an intensive 10-week accelerator for high-potential AI startups, based in Saudi Arabia. Slots are limited for both programs.

We encourage all participants to submit their best work for a chance to take their startup to the next level through these exclusive opportunities.

Please note: that while the team will endeavor to make their best effort, there is no guarantee of entry into any of these programs, and such entry will be subject to availability and certain criteria that will need to be met.

Build Your AI Startup Hackathon. Episode 4

Join and build your startup with generative AI. Find all the relevant details below.

πŸ—“οΈ Where and when

The hackathon starts on October 6th and concludes on October 9th. Over the course of the weekend, participants will gain unique insight from mentors, and engage in workshops, keynotes, and other sessions with lablab professionals. The hackathon will take place on the platform.

πŸ¦ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ Who can join?

Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of previous AI or coding experience! We encourage anyone with a passion for AI or an interest in exploring how it can be used in their field to join.

πŸ˜… What about teams?

If you don't have a team, don't worry! You can connect with other participants from all over the world on our dashboard or Discord server. We also recommend checking out our Discord server to find teammates and bounce around ideas. You can join the server here

πŸ› οΈ How to participate

The hackathon will take place online on platform and Discord Server. Please register for both in order to participate. To participate click the "Enroll" button at the bottom of the page and read our Hackathon Guidelines and Getting Started Guide.

🧠 Get prepared / Use to Learn About AI

To get ready for the hackathon, visit our AI Tech pages and read up on all the available technologies. You can also check out our tutorials page for more information on how to use them. Get a head start on your project by using the resources on!

Speakers, Mentors and Organizers