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Menlo Park, California
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β€‹πŸ’° $30,000+ in prizes on the line! πŸ’°

​Join us as we gather 75+ of the most prolific hackers in the Bay Area for an exclusive joint hackathon and pitchathon hosted by Norwest Venture Partners in partnership with the GAI Collective!

​This event is open to anyone building or otherwise interested in leaving their mark on the generative AI space. In addition to the opportunity to pitch to a panel of esteemed judges, participants will gain exclusive access to leading experts for insights and guidance.

​As a community event, this hackathon is organized for participants to work and learn together with likeminded individuals. Bring your authentic self, be kind, respectful, and have fun building something awesome together!

​Food, refreshments, incredible company, engaging conversation, and a special opportunity to learn and build amongst an innovatory group of peers will all be provided!

β€‹πŸ–ΌοΈ Theme

​Anything But Chatbots (ABC). Think outside the text box!

β€‹πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Format

​The ABC LLM Hackathon + Pitchathon allows for two different types of projects:

  • ​Build and present a new project: itching to build something new? Join a team and show us what you can hack together!

  • ​Pitch an existing project: already have a project you would like to pitch to one of the world's leading venture firms? This is the perfect opportunity to do so!

β€‹πŸ—“οΈ Agenda

  • ​9:00am: Arrival & Coffee

  • ​9:30am: Kick Off

  • ​12:00pm: Lunch

  • ​5:00pm: Judging Starts

  • ​6:00pm: Finalist Presentations

  • ​7:00pm: Winners Announced & Awards

β€‹πŸ’° Prizes

​$20,000 in AWS Credits from AWS Startups

​$5,000 from LlamaIndex

​$5,000 in credits from

​$500 from

​$500 from

​Prizes will be given in two tracks: hackers and pitching!

β€‹πŸ€ About Our Partners

​Norwest is a leading venture and growth equity investment firm managing more than $12.5 billion in capital. Since its inception, Norwest has invested in more than 650 companies and currently partners with more than 200 companies in its venture and growth equity portfolio. The firm invests in early to late-stage businesses across a wide range of sectors with a focus on consumer, enterprise, and healthcare. The Norwest team offers a deep network of connections, operating experience, and a wide range of impactful services to help CEOs and founders scale their businesses. Norwest has offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, with subsidiaries in India and Israel.

​​The GAI Collective is a growing community of 2,000+ founders, funders, and thought leaders built around a shared curiosity for generative AI. Our tight-knit collective brings together visionaries with a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences to exchange ideas and perspectives, fostering friendship and community. Together, we are at the forefront of catalyzing innovation and defining the direction of AI.