WaiHackathon APAC 2021 is a 3-day hackathon from December 4th to 6th.

It aims to empower the future of accessibility through technology and AI, such as - inclusive workplaces, classrooms, cities and ecosystems, physical wellbeing and assistive learning, mental

health and neurodiversity, and other tough challenges of the modern day.

With principle of the “zero exclusion”, we welcome participants of any gender or ethnicity!

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Are you a founder / co-founder who is interested to participate
the events of WaiACCELERATE?

Secure your place today and join the WAI HACKATHON APAC 2021!





Our mission is "Accessibility", all abilities, groups, genders, ages and minds shall be presented as voices so that innovation can be the 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 / FRI -
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 / SAT -​
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 / SUN -​
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

Yonah Welker
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