APAC Edition

Registration Deadline calendar 17th March 2024

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GenAI Hackathon Details

1-4 Team Member

Age 18+ only

APAC Region

Grand Finale (Demo Day)

Who can participate?

  • Working Professionals
  • Startups
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Freelancers

Cash Prizes worth USD 35,000 & an exclusive ticket to Google I/O Connect Event

Registration Deadline Fri, 08 Mar 2024

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GenAI Hackathon Overview

Imagine unleashing the combined power of Google Cloud's GenAI tools and your own ingenuity!
The GenAI Hackathon APAC Edition is your chance to revolutionise AI solutions for your region. Dive into real-world challenges across industries like Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail & eCommerce, Media & Entertainment, and Innovation. Build cutting-edge applications with tools like Vertex AI, Duet AI, GenAI app builder, Model Garden, and more. Let your imagination soar as you reshape industries, enhance experiences, and solve critical problems with the power of AI.

Join us in the Journey

But this is more than just a hackathon. This is your gateway to:

Fuel your innovation

Push the boundaries of what's possible with GenAI and showcase your talent globally.

Join a vibrant community

Connect with fellow practitioners, developers, startups, and industry leaders, sparking new ideas and forging lasting connections.

Win big

Compete for exciting prizes and recognition to boost your career and propel your project into the spotlight.

Level up your skills

Gain invaluable mentorship from experts, learn from workshops, and emerge with cutting-edge AI knowledge.

Pitch your vision

The top teams get the chance to present their solutions at Google I/O Connect 2024, reaching a global audience and potential investors.

Ready to write your own AI success story?

Join the GenAI Hackathon APAC Edition and unleash the power within!

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Hackathon Journey

Phase 1
Registration & Idea Submission
  • Spark your imagination: Explore the challenge themes across Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, etc.
  • Form your team: Gather your fellow members and strategise your approach.
  • Craft your proposal: Submit a compelling vision for your AI solution, highlighting its impact and feasibility.
Phase 2
Prototype Development & Mentorship
  • Dive into code: Bring your idea to life using Google Cloud's GenAI tools like Vertex AI, Duet AI, etc.
  • Refine your solution: Receive expert mentorship from seasoned practitioners and GenAI specialists to shape your prototype into a polished product.
  • Network and collaborate: Share your progress, exchange ideas, and build connections with fellow participants.
Phase 3
Finale Pitch
  • Pitch to the Jury: Present your groundbreaking solution to a renowned jury and a vibrant audience.
  • Join the AI revolution: Showcase how your AI creation tackles real-world challenges and makes a difference.
  • Win big: Compete for exciting prizes and recognition to propel your project forward.
Bonus Stage
Google I/O Connect 2024

The winning team has the opportunity to pitch their AI solutions at Google I/O Connect 2024, reaching a global audience and potential investors.

Gain invaluable exposure and connect with industry leaders, securing the resources and support to take your project to the next level.

Who can Participate?

Working Professionals

Bring your industry expertise and fresh perspectives to bear on real-world problems within your field.


Take your groundbreaking AI ideas to the next level with expert guidance and mentorship.


Put your coding skills to the test and showcase your talent on a global stage.

We're thrilled to welcome participants from all corners of Asia Pacific, including

India, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Nepal, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond!

Hackathon Challenges

Banking & Financial Services

Envision an AI-powered ecosystem that uses real-time fraud detection and proactive risk mitigation to protect against threats. It also fosters trust through personalized interactions and informed financial advice. This ecosystem optimizes growth with data-driven insights and sustainable practices, and embraces innovation by anticipating market trends and adapting to change. Listed below are some of the use cases for which you can build the solutions. Read More

Retail & ECommerce

In the Ecom/Retail industry, AI is useful for more than just guiding customers through personalized journeys that go beyond “similar items.” Generative models can create custom-built products. Anticipatory simulations can model supply chain disruptions, ensuring smooth deliveries even in the midst of chaos. AI can also be used to detect anomalies and mitigate fraud in real time. AI can be used to define Ecom/Retail use cases by hyper-efficiency and boundless imagination, all powered by data. Read More


Gen AI has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. Data from sensors can be used to predict potential failures, computer vision can be used to automate quality control, predictive models can be used to coordinate demand and supply, and smart logistics, guided by AI algorithms, can track shipments with precision. AI can also be used to minimize waste and optimize processes, which can help create a greener future. By using Gen AI, manufacturers can improve efficiency, quality, and sustainability which can lead to increased profitability and competitiveness. Read More

Media & Entertainment

AI can play a vital role in various aspects of content generation and publication. For example, AI can be used to recommend personalized content to users, or to help enhance the storytelling process. Additionally, AI can be used to detect misinformation and perform sentiment analysis. All of these applications are made possible by leveraging Gen AI and its utility in the media industry. Read More


Gen AI is at the forefront of technological innovation, transforming industries and opening new possibilities for real-world business problems. Gen AI techniques can be used to explain AI decision-making processes and generate creative solutions to global challenges. This can build trust in AI systems and accelerate innovation for a more sustainable future. Read More

Hackathon Timeline

Ready to build impactful AI solutions for Asia Pacific? Here's what you need to know

What to Build

Challenge Themes:

Dive deep into specific industry challenges across Banking and financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail/e-Commerce, Media and entertainment, and Innovation (GenAI). Each theme will have specific goals and desired outcomes.

GenAI Tools:

Harness the power of Google Cloud's GenAI tools like Vertex AI, Duet AI, GenAI app builder, Model Garden, and more, to tackle real-world problems with cutting-edge AI solutions.

Collaboration (Optional):

Form a team of up to 4 members to leverage diverse skill sets and spark your collective creativity.

What to Submit

Submit a compelling vision for your AI solution, highlighting its impact, feasibility, and alignment with the chosen theme.

Bring your idea to life by building a functional prototype using Google Cloud's GenAI tools.

  • Provide instructions for judges to access and test your solution (test account, website link, sandbox/production access).
  • Include a brief video (3 minutes) showcasing your AI creation in action. Upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and make it public.
  • Submit a text description explaining your project's goals, functionalities, and technical implementation.
  • Clearly identify the theme and category you are submitting for (reinvention of experiences, text/chat model, image/audio model, positive social change, etc.).

Submission Specifics


Your project must be functional and operate as described in your submission materials.

Platform Compatibility

Ensure your solution runs on the platform specified in the hackathon guidelines.


All submission materials must be in English.

Evaluation Criteria

Impactful Vision (30%)

Problem Alignment

Does your solution address a critical challenge within the chosen GenAI theme?

Relevance to Asia Pacific

How specifically does your project benefit users and communities in the APACregion?

Real-World Use Case

Is your solution practical and demonstrably applicable to real-world business or social contexts?

Technical Merit (30%)

GenAI Tool Utilization

How effectively and creatively did you integrate Google Cloud's GenAI tools?

Coding Expertise

Is your code well-written, efficient, and maintainable?

Scalability and Sustainability

Can your solution be scaled for wider adoption and future improvements?

User Experience (20%)

Intuitive Interface

Is your solution user-friendly, accessible, and pleasant to interact with?

Integration with GenAI Tools

How seamless and impactful is the integration of GenAI Tools into your overall functionality?

In-person & Virtual Integration

(For relevant themes) Does your solution effectively bridge the gap between physical and online experiences?

Innovation and Creativity (20%)

Uniqueness and Originality

Does your solution stand out from the crowd with fresh ideas and a novel approach?

Potential for Disruption

Could your solution significantly change or improve existing processes or industries?

Positive Social Impact

(For relevant themes) Does your solution effectively contribute to social good and address community needs?


1st Prize


1st Prize
1st Runner Up


1st Prize
2nd Runner Up


1st Prize
Best User Experience


1st Prize
Best Use of Google GenAI Tools


*Only for working professionals, startups and freelancers [Terms & Conditions Applied]

Frequently asked Questions

GenAI Hackathon APAC Edition Hackathon is open to individuals and teams from APAC region who are 18+ in age whether you are a Working Professional, Startups, Freelancer, or Entrepreneurs.

If you have any questions or need support, feel free to reach out to us at genai-apac-support@hack2skill.com. Our dedicated team is here to assist you throughout the hackathon journey.

There is no participation fee

The right to Intellectual Property (IP) resides with the Participant or the participating company.

No, the hackathon is open to participants from all corners of the Asia Pacific region, including India, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond.

Participants have the chance to win cash prizes worth USD 35,000 and exclusive tickets to the Google I/O Connect Event.

Participants can leverage Google Cloud's GenAI tools, including Vertex AI, Duet AI, GenAI app builder, Model Garden, and more.

Participants need to submit a clear proposal, a functional prototype using GenAI tools, and documentation. The documentation includes instructions for judges, a brief video showcasing the AI creation, and a text description.

Submissions will be evaluated based on Impactful Vision, Technical Merit, User Experience, and Innovation & Creativity. Criteria include problem alignment, relevance to the Asia Pacific region, coding expertise, scalability, user experience, integration with GenAI Tools, innovation, and positive social impact.

Participants can network, collaborate, and receive mentorship during Phase 2: Prototype Development & Mentorship through designated channels on the hackathon platform.

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