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Global Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence

The future is NOW, let’s build it together!

For everybody to participate in the AI revolution

Every country has the right to participate in this global “revolution”, get access to tools to prepare and reap the benefits of job creation, innovation, and economic growth... however, too many places are currently excluded from this revolution. We created Global Startup Weekend AI (GSWAI), a volunteer-based initiative, with Techstars,to invite more people and organisations to join this growing global community that seeks to tackle today’s challenges with technology to better understand and answer to them. We leave no one behind!

For A Plural and Open Community

Startup Weekend Artificial Intelligence is a way for anyone, anywhere to start their journeys and empower, not only their startup ecosystems, but themselves.

To drive for impact with Applied Artificial Intelligence

We need to be bold and progress not only in AI, but in society, using technology as a tool to bring us closer, move us forward faster, but more responsible. Progress cannot be made in isolation, so we thrive to bring as many regions as possible together, to build the future we ALL want to live in. This is why at GSWAI we believe that communities around the world need to locally engage their ecosystems, to educate on them on the theme, in order to democratize the AI concept and push them out of their comfort zone to build the better tomorrow we all want to live in. This global initiative is more than a simultaneous event in several cities around the world: it is federating a genuine community around artificial intelligence, democratising its use, and making it more diverse, inclusive and impactful by removing boundaries.

What is Global Startup Weekend AI (GSWAI)?

GSWAI is a global volunteer-led initiative that started in Paris in 2016 it went global in 2017 to make artificial intelligence technologies more spread world wide, more diverse, inclusive, and impactful by removing barriers. We are boosting and connecting SW communities everywhere to organize their own SWAI and empower their ecosystems to tackle AI.
Tens of volunteer organisers are helping their local communities in emerging and developed countries to embrace their inner entrepreneur, and adopt new AI technologies to reply to world challenges.

SWAI Montreal 2017

GSWAI in Numbers

More than 1000 entrepreneurs & researchers will come together over 2 weekends in more than 10 cities where local Startup Weekend AI are organised.
Several Workshops, challenges and expert content will be shared with the global community over 1 month previous to GSWAI 10 global mentors from world leading organisations in AI, machine learning, data 3 winning teams

Get involved

3 incredible ways to get involved


Be part of a plural community, connect with other AI actors, share knowledge and transfer skills
Forget boundaries, participate to the AI Renaissance, spread innovation and break challenges worldwide
Bridge the gap between AI research world and business ecosystem, transform AI in a applied world !
Get access to resources and connections such as pre-event workshops, remote mentoring, and live sessions with global communities !
Test your ideas, skills, and passion in a safe and supported environment
Winning teams during GSW will receive exclusive prizes and perks!


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