I had the privilege of co-organizing an AI-focused Hackathon in San Francisco last weekend, as well as mentoring the teams there and being a judge for the final demos.

Few months ago, two of my friends (Ravi Vadrevu, cofounder of Kriya.ai, and Madhweep Lakshmanan, cofounder of lyte.ai) and I had formed a tech community for solopreneurs & entrepreneurs called Hack*Hustle, or H2 for short. Our first event was a simple networking event, which was a great success, and helped us define a direction for the organization as well as form a vibrant Slack community.

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Given the trend of venture capital shifting to later stages, accelerators like YC and 500 startups constantly upping their admission criteria, and the general slowdown in the frequency of hackathons, we felt there was a vacuum at the “incubation” stage that we could help address. …

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