Global Techstars Startup Weekend AI is Coming to a City Near You!

At Techstars Startup Weekend our community drives us to be at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship. Never has this been more true than with the most recent community driven global initiative, Global Techstars Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence. Eleven cities across the world are coming together in the last two weekends of September to build, innovate and create new startups by leveraging AI.

The world needs more vibrant deep tech startups. This can be done if we work together to build a more distributed global startup ecosystem that is educated and prepared to tackle innovation challenges with AI. That’s what the team behind the AI initiative wants to achieve, bringing together innovators from all around the world to create the next big thing in Artificial Intelligence.

The global AI organizing team, founded by Laura Calmore & Josse Blais, previously organized their first Techstars Startup Weekend AI in Paris in October 2016. With over 100 attendees they saw the demand for events focussed on artificial intelligence where attendees can make an impact in only 54 hours.

At the end of each Techstars Startup Weekend AI a winner will be announced from all of the companies created. Those 11 companies will then go on to be judged by our global judging panel who will announce an overall winner. The winning team will then be flown to Paris to attend the Hello Tomorrow conference and experience the next generation of AI first hand.

Not only will attendees be working alongside other developers, designers and innovators to create the next big thing but they will have free use of Snips. The Snips Voice Platform allows anyone to integrate AI powered voice interaction in their devices with ease and all teams participating in Techstars Startup Weekend AI will get to use the platform. Further to this, Recast.AI giving free access for one year for each team to their platform Recast is a collaborative platform to build, train, deploy and monitor intelligent bots. All participants will all get free access to google cloud. Alongside the fantastic platforms participants will be able to leverage to develop their products, the global event is sponsored by L’oreal and le hub France IA.

If you’re interested in participating in any of the Global Startup Weekend AI events register below.

Location

Date

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Douala, Cameroon

September 22

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Guadalajara, Mexico

September 22

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Lima, Peru

September 22

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Montreal, Canada

September 22

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Bangalore, India

September 29

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Beirut, Lebanon

September 29

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Carthage, Tunisia

September 29

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Hong Kong

September 29

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Mexico City, Mexico

September 29

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Paris, France

September 29

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Istanbul, Turkey

September 29

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Welcoming Global Startup Weekend 2016!

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November is a busy time for the Startup Weekend community around the world! For the past 5 years we’ve seen startup teams from over 65 countries battle it out for top spots and their communities come together to support them in Global Startup Battle. This year, we’re welcoming a different type of celebration – Global Startup Weekend!

As our community around the world continues to grow and evolve, we’ve switched up our annual initiative to provide even more value to organizers, attendees, and communities. During Global Startup Weekend, 15k entrepreneurs will come together for events in over 50 countries during November 11-13 & 18-20! We’re excited to provide exclusive resources for attendees to help prep for success at Startup Weekend and make connections to mentors and other startup teams. To help continue your growth, the winning team of each event will gain access to helpful perks for building your startup.

If you haven’t been to a Startup Weekend yet, this is the time to do so! We’ve got the virtual workshops to get you started and Startup Weekends to bring your company to life. Now’s your chance to build that idea you’ve been thinking of! Find a Global Startup Weekend event near you!

Virtual Workshops & AMA Sessions

November 2, Wednesday – 9:00AM PST
GSW Insider: What to Expect at Startup Weekend – Past Attendee AMA

November 3, Thursday – 9:00AM PST
GSW Insider AMA with David Cohen: All Things Startup

November 7, Monday – 11:00AM PST
GSW Insider: Prototyping for Speed & Scale

November 8, Tuesday – 8:00AM PST
GSW Insider: Developing your 60 Second Pitch

November 8, Tuesday – 2:00PM PST
GSW Insider: AMA with Tallis Gomes, Founder of Easy Taxi

November 9, Wednesday – 8:00AM PST
GSW Insider: How to “Hack” LinkedIn for Connections

November 10, Thursday – 11:00AM PST
GSW Insider: Finding Your Revenue Formula

 

Thank you to our sponsors for helping to bring Global Startup Weekend to entrepreneurs around the world: gsw-sponsors-1