Workshop and talk recordings of the Makeathon

Monday, 12th of April
7:00 - 7:45 pm

GPT-3 Makeathon Opening Talk by Ashley Pilipiszyn (Technical Director at OpenAI)

8:00 - 9:00 pm

GPT-3 Workshop by Andrew Mayne (Creative Applications at OpenAI)

Wednesday, 14th of April
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Flutter Workshop by Viviana Sutedjo and Kilian Schulte (Google Developer Student Club & Flutter Freelancer)

7:30 - 8:30 pm

"AI for Good" by Ekrem Namazci (Data and AI Lead at Microsoft)

Thursday, 15th of April
7:00 - 8:00 pm

"Ethics in AI" by Dr. Sebastian Lehrig (AI Systems Architect at IBM)

Sunday, 18th of April
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Finals and Award Ceremony

This event is already over. The GPT-3 Makeathon took place in April 2021.

A 48h challenge for all
innovative thinkers
No programming or AI Skills required

The GPT-3 Makeathon by is a virtual 48-hour challenge where you develop a real-world business case involving AI with a team of talented participants from all backgrounds. Every team gets exclusive access to the most powerful language AI in the world (GPT-3) created by OpenAI, a company co-founded by Elon Musk.

To support you, we will provide helpful workshops and insightful business talks, as well as assistance from mentors and industry experts. Fantastic prizes await the winners, such as a Mentorship Program with TUM Venture Labs to advance your developed idea and support you in founding a start-up.

What is GPT-3?

Language model

Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) is a language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text.

Most powerful AI in the world

We want everybody to make use of AI and not AI to make use of everybody.

Ease of use

Get creative and start building - you only need
your browser to interact
with GPT-3.

Developed by OpenAI

The model was introduced in May 2020 by the californian company OpenAI, which was co-founded by Elon Musk.

Why join?


Win a Mentorship Program
sponsored by the TUM Venture Labs
 or other cool prizes.

Fun activities

Of course, you don't work all the time,
stay tuned for fun activities including
a meme challenge.

Make new friends

Meet and socialize with many
new people despite the restrictions
imposed by COVID-19.

All backgrounds

Get to know students
from other backgrounds and
learn from each other.

Revolutionize your domain

Get exclusive access
to the world´s most powerful
language AI to tackle real-world
business problems.


Join insightful workshops
and business talks and get help
from mentors and experts
from the industry.

When did it take place?

Application Deadline

31st of March

Submit your application before the 31st of March.

Selection Process

2nd of April

You will get informed via email whether you have been accepted and will get to be part of this amazing event.

Challenge Pitch
and Team Finding event

6th and 7th of April

Here you get the chance to either pitch your own idea or listen to the other pitches. Afterwards, a team finding event will take place where you can discuss the presented projects with the other participants and form you interdisciplinary team. These events will take place in the evening.

Workshops and Business Talks

12th - 15th of April

Use the workshops to get helpful insights into AI (especially GPT-3) as well as how business modeling works. Join business talks and get inspired by entrepreneurs or industry experts. The workshops and business talks will also happen in the evening and the exact dates will follow.


16th - 18th of April

You have 48 hours to develop a proof of concept with your team in order to provide the following deliverables at the end of the Makeathon:

  • Business Model Canvas
  • First prototype with GPT-3 usage

After pitching your results on Sunday afternoon, a jury of experts will select the winning teams for each track. Fantastic prizes are waiting for you!

For which tracks could participants develop solutions?

The main idea of our Makeathon is to develop a GPT-3 based solution with a cross-functional team. The solutions you will be working on have to fit into one of four tracks: Legal Tech, Healthcare, Marketing, or Knowledge Management. Within these tracks, you can either join a challenge pitched by one of our industry partners or a participant. If you have an awesome idea yourself make sure to pitch it, so you can convince others to join you in building a viable business concept.

Legal Tech

Join this track if you want to build tools that help law professionals with their work, for example, through solutions in a field of contract law or information aggregation solutions of case-relevant material.

Show examples


This track is all around improving peoples health using the power of AI. This can range from chatbots answering basic health related questions to finding early warning signs of diseases.

Show examples


In this track, we are looking for a marketing AI application that designs and builds communication tools that can help large corporations improve marketing and provide better customer service.

Show examples

Knowledge Management

In this track you create AI-based systems which automatically process and provide insights into large amounts of unstructured data, such as summarizing books.

Show examples

Which partners supported our makeathon?

Main partners



Supported by

Any questions left?

The whole concept of our Makeathon is to build upon the idea of cross-functional teams. Therefore, we are looking forward to all kinds of skill sets relevant for our Makeathon (see question "What if I already have a team?"). AI will impact every domain. Yours too. Join and find out how!

A Makeathon is a fun event that brings together like-minded people from different backgrounds to collaborate and rapidly build new innovative products.

No, you don’t need a team. A team-finding event will take place at the beginning of April where you can form your cross-functional team which can consist of up to 5 people.

In order to fulfil the deliverables "Business Model Canvas" and "first prototype with GPT-3 usage", your team should cover tech, AI, and business skills as well as domain knowledge for your corresponding track (see application formula). As long as this is fulfilled and your team has a max. of 5 people, you can work with whoever you would like. Therefore it will not matter if you already have a team before the start of the event.

Note: Of course, one person can have more than one skill or domain knowledge, for example, two participants could already fulfil the four requirements (tech, AI, and business skill and domain knowledge).

We will provide a jury of experts who will examine your solutions and evaluate them fairly.

Contact us at, we will surely find a solution ;)

Basically, everyone around the world. However, after the application deadline, a selection process will follow since we only have limited access to GPT-3.

The event will take place online. Apart from your laptop, your daily supplies and some sleep, you don't need anything.

This year the event will take place online. But rest assured, we have planned the day to nonetheless be unforgettable. So it will be a unique opportunity to get to know other students, which is quite hard in times of Corona.

Feel free to contact us at

The main event will take on the weekend from 16th to 18th of April. Here you use the 48 hours to the best of your ability to develop your innovative idea together with your teammates. The workshops, business talks, challenge pitches, and the team finding event will be very casual and happen during the evenings beforehand. The exact dates for these events will be announced at the beginning of April via email.

"Animals don't have three legs because they would fall over." - answer generated by GPT-3.

Stay in touch with us! We look forward to hearing from you