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Intel® Liftoff Hackathon for African AI Startups Set to Begin 27-31 May 2024

The Intel® Liftoff Hackathon for African AI Startups is back. The second edition of this event will be held online from 27 – 31 May 2024, themed Hack and Connect, and is designed to bring together aspiring tech entrepreneurs, software developers, and AI enthusiasts to collaborate, innovate, and create solutions to concrete African challenges.
This year’s Hackathon partners include Modus Africa; University Mohamed VI Polytechnic- Morocco; TUT Hub of Artificial Intelligence Institute of South Africa; Prosper Africa; UM6P Ventures; FAST Accelerator; Innov8 Technology Hubs and Open Startups International.
Hackathon agenda
  • Hands-on workshops that will allow learning of AI essentials to enhance your skills
  • 3 days of exciting challenges with mentors to test skills
  • Exhibition opportunities to showcase startups and forge partnerships with industry leaders
  • Networking opportunities to engage with fellow startups and gain insights from domain experts in the AI ecosystem
Why should early stage companies enter this year’s Intel® Liftoff AI Hackathon for African startups?
  • This event is the ideal platform for African startups to accelerate from the input of world-class technical expertise and training.
  • Gain access to cutting-edge computing resources through the Intel® Developer Cloud​.
  • The opportunity to learn from others, which is an essential component of growth and success in the rapidly evolving field of AI.
The winners of the Hackathon will be invited to join the Intel Liftoff for Startups program, receive unique mentoring sessions with ecosystem partners and marketing opportunities with blog articles.
Participation requirements
  • Developing or looking to develop Gen AI technology leveraging LLM.
  • The company needs to be early-stage and have a connection to an African country.
  • In addition to this, participation requires that a company team joins the hackathon with AI engineers or technology owners.
To apply before the 7 May 2024, please click here.

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