Build Your AI Startup

πŸ”§ Build Your Startup in Just 10 Days!

πŸš€ Elevate Your Hackathon Prototype into a Startup.

🀜 Find Teammates from a 100k+ Builder Community.

πŸ€– Access Learning Resources on Generative AI Models and AI Agents.

πŸš€ Accelerate Your Startup with the NEXT Accelerator.

🌍 Connect with a Global AI Community and Innovate Together.

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About Lablab NEXT

NEXT is the accelerator for startup prototypes and MVPs. It's is an intensive 6-week program, where industry experts guide startups to enter the market with their MVPs.

Remember, admission to these programs depends on availability and specific criteria. Don't miss your chance to bring your innovative project to life!

For Community members excelling in our Hackathons, this is your gateway to building the foundations of your very own startup.

Top performers may seize the opportunity to join prestigious startup accelerator program lablab NEXT.

Join the Hackathon!

This is your opportunity to build your own startup and transform your idea into reality over ten days, from July 12 to 21.

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 prototype 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!

Hackathon Challenge

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!

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

Join and Rework Your MVP

For those participants who already have prototypes from previous Hackathons, you can rejoin to refine and rework your product to reach MVP stage. Take this opportunity to further develop your AI innovation.

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.


πŸ’Έ Prize pool of $10,000.πŸ’Έ

The winners of the Hackathon will receive $30,000 in cash and credits.The distribution is to be announced. 

Please be aware that participation in 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. 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 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 general terms and are encouraged to review all event-related information carefully. Prize Distribution: 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 for a 10 day hackathon and innovate using the latest models in the market. Discover all the relevant details below.

πŸ—“οΈ Where and when

The hackathon starts on July 12th and concludes on July 21st. 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!

Event Schedule

  • To be announced