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Got an AI idea but don't know how to get started?

Have a startup concept you'd love to get off the ground?

Nominate yourself for this AI Hackathon!

This a life-changing chance to get your idea off the ground and in front of the industry's best!

What do you need to enter? Nothing! Just your concept and willingness to bring it to life!


This program is completely free.




WaiHackathon APAC 2021 is a 3-day hackathon from December 4th to 6th, which aims to empower AI FOR INCLUSION (our core theme) through technology and AI, such as - inclusive workplaces, classrooms, cities and ecosystems, physical to wellbeing and assistive learning, mental health and neurodiversity, and other tough challenges of the modern day.


WaiHackathon APAC also leads the principle of the  “ AI for everyone”, so we welcome participants of any gender or ethnicity who are able to demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, technological skills and interdisciplinary minds to promote accessibility, justice and 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals!

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Proudly present Bluefin Resources as WaiHACKATHON premier partner for prize sponsorship. On behalf of WAI APAC, sincere gratitude to Bluefin Resources team for supporting WAI journey of empowering females in AI.

Are you a founder / co-founder who is interested to participate
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Secure your place today and join the WAI HACKATHON APAC 2021!





Our mission is  "AI for Inclusion", because we cannot innovate until all abilities, groups, genders, ages and minds are presented as voices and change agents of our communities.


We work together on inaccessible education and healthcare, civic services and assistance, gender inequality and social injustice to build an inclusive environment for everyone.





​This hackathon opens to all our peers in APAC and beyond. Our goal is to involve all the passionate people who are ready to create an impact with technology and AI.

You will experience an intensive but engaging and diverse format which involves working with your team and peers. You will be learning from speakers and industry experts, spending individual sessions with mentors aligned with particular topics and expertise, and finally participating in entertaining activities.


Women in AI APAC - Hackathon Schedule 2021


Virtual Weekend

DECEMBER 4th, 5th and 6th

All in Asia Time Zone

(GMT +8)

DAY 1 / SAT -
DEC 4th, 2021​
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Opening/Q&A

  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Speaker Sessions

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Mentoring Rotations

  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Work Sessions

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Mentoring Rotations

  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Closing & Happy Hour

DAY 2 / SUN -​
DEC 5th, 2021
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Speaker Sessions

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Mentoring Rotations

  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Work Sessions

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Mentoring Rotations

  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Closing & Happy Hour

DAY 3 / MON -​
DEC 6th, 2021
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Work Sessions

  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Presentations

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Closing Remarks & Winners Announced

Participants will have access to:

  • Exclusive Curriculum Workshop & Founder Inspiration and WaiTALK series

  • World-Class Mentors, Partnership Perks, Complimentary Service Packages, Investors, Networking Events

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Selection Criteria



Our program is industry agnostic and is targeted towards aspiring and early-stage founders and co-founders who are committed to developing a startup that contributes to at least 1 or the 17 UN SDGs 2030. 

We will select hackathon participants who are:

  • Fully committed to completing the 3-day hackathon

  • Have general knowledge about AI, data science, technology, startups but nontechnical founders are welcome as well (you can find like-minded co-founders and peers during the hackathon)

  • Have an entrepreneurial and team building spirit

  • Committed to work on developing a product that meets one of the UNs SDGs 2030

Graduation Criteria



We provide this 3-day fee-free and equity-free program for founders to take their startup from ideation to market. To enforce our mission in helping founders kick start exciting ventures on the right foot and contributing to SDGs, graduates must meet the following criteria:


  • Participate on all 3 days of the hackathon                                                          

  • Attend mentor & speaker sessions

  • Develop a pitch deck and video ready for fundraising

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Join Us

WaiACCELERATE APAC 2021 is seeking additional team members/volunteers for our upcoming WaiHackathon to support our content efforts and participants/teams during the event. Involvement is completely remote and flexible. Great opportunity for innovators, technologists, and students alike!

WAI Hackathon APAC
Steering Committee

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Angela Kim
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Women in AI Ambassador

Global Chief Education Officer

Khine Zar Thwe
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Women in AI Ambassador


Yonah Welker
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Ming Zhao
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Organizing Team

IT / Design

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Linien Yen
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Women in AI Ambassador


Sonya Hsieh
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Social Media / Content

Stuti Jain
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Meygen Cruz
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Monika Ortega
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Trix Genota
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Reshu Singh
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