GSWAI 2017


Douala, Cameroon
MontrΓ©al, Canada
Lima, Peru
Hong Kong, China
Guadalajara, Mexico
Beirut, Lebanon
Mexico City, Mexico
Carthage, Tunisia
Istanbul, Turkiye
Paris, France
La Paz, Bolivia

It’s been already more than 6 months that the first Global Startup Weekend in the world dedicated to Artificial Intelligence took place in 11 cities around the world. In September 2017, during two weekends, one hundred web developers, graphic designers, business experts, engineers, researchers and students interested in the entrepreneurial experience worked intensively on functional startup prototypes. This global initiative is more than a simultaneous event in several places 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.

2017 Global Perks

Some SWAI participants from the top 3 winning cities & some local organizers came to the Hello Tomorrow in PARIS to live an international experience and meet advisers, investors and other Startup Weekend participants.

πŸ‘ The City.AI team was happy to invite winning teams from all cities by giving one ticket to the global summit AI in Amsterdam 2017
πŸ‘ A Special Prize was attributed to the 2nd global winning team by Allianz Accelerator
πŸ‘ We offered a free google cloud tier to all participants
πŸ‘ Bridge 4 Billions offered 3 months of digital incubation for every local winner
πŸ‘ IBM offered 3 months of Bluemix Services for local winners
πŸ‘ For the Five finalists receive $20K in GCP Credits. Winner gets $100K in GCP Credits.
πŸ‘ A fast-track call of Wayra in London for the 11 local winners. This would give them the opportunity to e-pitch in front of Telefonica Senior Executive & the Wayra team for mentoring, coaching & business development.

What they say...

Patrick Bosteels @patrickbosteels 10:45 AM - 1 Oct 2017
We had a great team and that is how they end #startupweekend #istanbul #swaiistanbul #GSwai @… https://www.instagram.com/p/BZttjTNhJnX/

StartupWeekend Paris @sweparis 11:23 AM - 1 Oct 2017
A fantastic weekend surrounded by amazing participants, organizers & volunteers 😍 Many thanks to all of you! #GSWAI #SWAIParis #RockMySWAI

Global SWAI @GlobalSWAI 9:16 AM - 1 Oct 2017
You rock this #GSWAI guy @SWBeirut ! #RT- #thankyou everyone for coming You made this #startupWeekend a great one #SWBeirutAI #GSWAI