Falcon Hackathon

Join the Falcon Hackathon for creating an exciting app!

πŸ•’ 10 days to complete the challenge and compete for $20,000 in prizes.

It's an amazing opportunity to:

πŸ€– Be one of the first to try the new AI71 API Hub!

*Launching before the hackathon start. Please keep checking back! 

πŸš€ Compete to craft an app supercharged by Falcon.

🌟 Expert mentors will guide you every step of the way.

🀝 Work alone or form a team to build something extraordinary.

πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ’» Sign up before the Kick-Off Stream to secure your spot!

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About Falcon 

Falcon LLM, developed by the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi, is a leader in generative AI. Their latest open-source model, Falcon 2 - 11B, stands out with its high performance, versatility, and impressive multilingual and vision-to-language capabilities. Additionally, TII offers other notable models, including Falcon 180B and Falcon 40B, which further demonstrate their expertise in the field.

Main Pillars of Falcon:

  • β€’ Open-Source Accessibility: Fostering collaboration across the research community.

  • β€’ Multimodal and Multilingual Capabilities: Versatile applications.

  • β€’ High Performance: Top-tier models globally ranked on the Huggingface LLM leaderboard.

  • β€’ Scalability and Flexibility: Suitable for diverse uses.

  • β€’ Innovation and Research: Advancing AI technology with high-quality datasets.

Hackathon Challenge

Welcome to the Falcon Hackathon! We're excited to have you on board for this adventure. Whether you're a coding expert or just getting started, this is your chance to dive into the amazing world of Falcon, a top-notch language model, and create something truly special using Falcon and the AI71 API Hub.

Get Started:

β€’ Explore the AI71 API: Access our API Hub and familiarize yourself with its capabilities.

β€’ Build Your Application: Think outside the box and develop an application that showcases the power of Falcon.

β€’ Submit Your Project: Present your innovative solution to our panel of judges.

Recommended Industries for Development:

β€’ Healthcare: Ease the administrative burden on clinicians.

β€’ Legal: Document analysis and predictive legal analytics.

β€’ Education: Personalized learning experiences and automated grading.

β€’ Retail: Customer service chatbots and personalized shopping.

AI71 Account Creation

Ready to join the Falcon Hackathon? Here’s how you can get started:

  • β€’ Apply to Participate: Sign up and apply to be part of our hackathon.

  • β€’ Get Pre-Screened and Accepted: Once you're accepted, create your AI71 API Hub account using the same email you used on Lablab.ai.

  • β€’ Receive Free Credits: You’ll get a set amount of free credits to kick off your app development. These credits are here to help you bring your innovative ideas to life without worrying about initial costs.

  • β€’ Keep Building: If you need more resources beyond the free credits, you can purchase additional credits to continue developing your awesome project.

We want to see your creativity soar with Falcon. Let’s build something amazing together!


πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up (2nd Place):

πŸ’° Cash: $3,000

☁️ Credits: $3,000 Compute

πŸ₯‡ Grand Prize Winner (1st Place):

πŸ’° Cash: $5,000

☁️ Credits: $5,000 Compute

πŸ₯ˆRunner-Up (3rd Place):

πŸ’° Cash: $2,000

☁️ Credits: $2,000 Compute

Please be awareΒ that participation in lablab.ai hackathons is voluntary and subject to the specific rules and conditions outlined for each event. While we strive to provide a fair and rewarding experience for all participants, we cannot guarantee entry or success in securing prizes. All prizes and opportunities are subject to availability and participants must meet the established criteria to qualify. lablab.ai is not responsible nor held liable for any commitments or offers - including programs, giveaways, or prizes - made by third-party sponsors or partners of the hackathon. The availability and delivery of third-party prizes or benefits are solely at the discretion of the respective sponsors and are not guaranteed by lablab.ai. We reserve the right to make amendments, modifications, or cancellations to any part of the hackathon (including full cancellation of the event itself), including prizes and terms of participation, at our sole discretion. Whenever possible, we will endeavor to notify participants of significant changes within a reasonable timeframe. All submissions by participants must be original work, open source, and compliant with the MIT License unless specified otherwise. By participating, you agree to these terms, the overall event terms, and the lablab.ai general terms and are encouraged to review all event-related information carefully. Prize Distribution: lablab.ai and its partners reserve the right to distribute all prizes within a 90-day period following the end date of the hackathon. This period allows for the proper processing and verification needed to award prizes appropriately.

Judging Criteria

Application of Technology

How effectively the chosen model(s) are integrated into the solution.


The clarity and effectiveness of the project presentation.

Business Value

The potential impact and practical value of the solution.


Uniqueness and creativity in addressing the challenge.

Hackathon Details

Join lablab.ai hackathon and innovate using the latest models in the market. Discover all the relevant details below.

πŸ—“οΈ Where and when

The start date of the hackathon is mentioned according to the date specified on the hackathon page, cover and schedule. The hackathon will take place on the lablab.ai platform and lablab.ai Discord server.

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 lablab.ai platform and lablab.ai 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 Lablab.ai 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 lablab.ai!

Event Schedule

  • To be announced