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Looking for a comprehensive guide to navigate the Look no further! This guide covers everything from finding a team and communicating with mentors to cooperating with your team and submitting your project. With this guide in hand, you'll be well on your way to a successful hackathon experience.


Are you confused about anything connected to lablab? Browse through all of the common questions and get quick answers about and our events!

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How do I participate in a hackathon?

Go to event page and find a hackathon you are interested in and enroll.

Where does the event take place? platform and lablab Discord server.

Do all team members have to register for the hackathon to participate?

Yes. All members of each team will need to register independently via This applies for solo participants as well.

Do I need to create or join a team to participate?

Yes. In order to participate you need to be a member of a team on This applies for solo participants as well

Where and when can I watch the hackathon Kick-Off stream?

You can watch all the Kick-Off streams at during our hackathon broadcasting times. Make sure to check out the Twitch Schedule.

Will I be able to watch recordings after the stream ends?

Yes, we will share the link after the stream ends.

Do I need to pay any entrance fee to participate in a hackathon?

Our hackathons are free of charge. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for our hackathons.

How do I create a team?

After enrolling click the Create or join a team" button on the event page and then "Create a team" button.

How do I join a team?

Teams that are looking for members have a label displayed on their team card. If they have "join" option enabled you can freely join that team. Otherwise you will have to ask a leader of that team to send you an invite link.

In order for my hackathon submission to be considered complete, what do I need to deliver?

In order for your hackathon submission to be considered complete, you will need to deliver a working prototype of your project that others will be able to use online. You also need to deliver a video presentation of your project, and a pitch deck.

How will I work with the mentors?

As a team leader, use 'Calling for help' in the team page and mentors will come to help you out. You can also use #ineedhelp channel on our Discord. You will post your queries in chat and tag @Mentor.

Who can join the Hackathon?

We welcome domain experts from all industries, not just AI or tech. Successful AI solutions require a combination of technical expertise and domain knowledge. Coding experience is recommended but not required.

Can Mentors and Organizers Participate in Events, and How Are They Judged?

We encourage everyone to participate including our team members as it is a great way to get a better understanding of the process, industry, and community; however, we do have a policy in place whereby teams with our own members of staff will be excluded from the judging & award process.

Of course, if a member of staff builds the next big thing, we may even invite them to next steps but then of course they then will no longer be a lablab member of staff if they chose this path. This is all done as we are passionate about what we do as a business and always encourage our staff to express that passion for the industry.

If I win when will I receive my prize?

Once the results are announced, organizers will contact the winning teams to gather delivery details. You'll be able to choose if the prize goes to the team or is split among members.

Please note, it might take us up to 90 days to distribute the prizes, and we'll work to get them to you as quickly as possible! Your innovation deserves celebration, and we're here to make that happen! 🎉

Do I need a Github account?

It is recommended, that at least one team member has a Github account. You can create one for free if you don't already have one.

I have other questions.

Feel free to reach us on social media, or through our Discord server.