Developers, designers, AI enthusiasts, marketers, entrepreneurs… a challenge is waiting for you next weekend! In collaboration with the Beirut AI community, the global Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence Initiative (SWAI) is organizing its second event in Lebanon from November 30 to December 2.

During three days, teams of participants will compete to devise business ideas involving AI.

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The 54-hour competition will begin with pitches of Friday night, after which participants will start forming teams and discussing their projects. The next day will go on with testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation. The “startup weekend” will culminate on Sunday night with demo presentations to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and AI experts.

SWAI has also been taking place in France, Canada, Turkey, Hong-Kong, Columbia, Bolivia and Peru. Here is a short video of what happened in Montreal last year.

Event info

Address: Beirut Digital District
Schedule: from Friday, November 30, 6PM, to December 2, 9PM
Price: $20 for early-birds, otherwise $30
Book tickets here