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Megathon by e-Zest and Fresco Capital

After three successful years of #HackathonPune, e-Zest is taking it a step ahead and organizing, in collaboration with Fresco Capital, the Megathon 2019, an exciting event that includes the #HackathonPune 2019 for the Developers, and the #StartupBootup 2019 for the Aspiring Entrepreneurs.

The theme of the #HackathonPne 2019 this year is: AI for Social Good - in Healthcare, Education, Environment, Agriculture and Government.

Whether you want to hack your way through 24 exciting and intense hours of coding, or learn the art of building a successful startup from the who’s who of the startup industry, we’ve got you covered.

#HackathonPUne 2019 organized by e-Zest Solutions and Fresco Capital
#HackathonPune 2019

With AI playing an integral role in the technologies of the future, the theme of the #HackathonPune this year is ‘AI for Social Good: in Healthcare, Education, Environment, Agriculture and Government. In 24 hours non-stop, Ideate, Innovate and Code to build AI-centered solutions that drive transformation in the social sector, and stand a chance to win a cash prize of ₹ 1 lac!

Startup Bootup 2019 organized by e-Zest Solutions and Fresco Capital
#StartupBootup 2019

The Startup Bootup is a workshop that aims to bring early-stage entrepreneurs, ideators, innovators and thinkers in technology together under one roof, as they learn and model build a successful startup, from veteran entrepreneurs and thought leaders of the Startup industry.

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key people

Jason Doe

User experiences

Timothy Clark

Web developer

Vicky Tan

Web designer

Kevin Peterson

UI designer
350
Participants
150
Apps Built
100
All-nighters
1000
Cups of Coffee

Rules

#HackathonPune 2019

  • Registration begins at 8:00 AM and closes at 9:00 AM on Saturday 16th November 2019. The event will begin at 9:00 AM.
  • All solutions must be aligned to the theme of the #HackathonPune
  • Teams must comprise of 1-2 people
  • Each team to bring their own laptops and any supporting hardware required to build the solution. Internet will be provided by e-Zest.
  • There is no restriction on any technology (frameworks, platforms, tools etc) that you wish to use
  • All design elements, code, hardware builds, etc. for your project must be created during the event. You are free to discuss and ideate in advance. Written documents and design sketches are allowed.
  • Various rounds of judging will be conducted throughout the event. From among all the competing teams, the judging panel will choose some teams that will proceed to the final round of judging at the end of the event. The decision of the #HackathonPune judging panel regarding the results will be final and binding
  • Teams that make it to the final round will be given up to five minutes to present their finished project to a panel of judges
  • Any intellectual property developed during the hackathon will belong to the team that developed it
  • Certificates of participation will be given at the end of the event, and only to those teams who stay for the entire duration of 24-hours.

Judging Criteria

#HackathonPune 2019

Our panel of judges will be judging the solutions based on:

  • Use Case and its alignment with the theme
  • Practical Feasibility of the solution
  • Reliability, Security and Ease-of-Use for Masses
  • Overall cost of implementation of solution
  • Adherence of solution to ‘Ethics in AI’

Agenda

Day 1

November 16 - 2019

Check-in

8:00 AM

Opening Ceremony

9:00 AM

Coding Begins!

9:15 AM

Lunch served

1:00 PM

Brain teaser 1

3:30 PM

High tea

5:00 PM

Day 2

November 17 - 2019

Final Evaluation

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

Award Ceremony

9:00 AM

Prizes

#HackathonPune 2019

INR 1,00,000

First Prize

Attractive Cash Prizes to be won

#StartupBootup 2019

3 winning teams will be a part of the Fresco Capital & e-Zest Startup Accelerator program and will receive the following –

    • Office space (for a group of maximum 5)
    • 1-on-1 mentoring sessions
    • Counseling on business operations
      (e.g. Patents, Accounting, Regulations, Tax Laws, etc.)
    • Consulting on technology selection
    • Access to regular networking sessions

key people

Stephen Forte

Stephen Forte

Fresco Capital
Eriko Suzuki

Eriko Suzuki

Fresco Capital

Devendra Deshmukh

e-Zest Solutions
CE-girish-chandra

Girish Chandra

e-Zest Solutions

Somyaji Patanjali

CTO at Capital Float

Manish Prabhu

MICROSOFT INDIA (R&D)

Satish Pradhan

Independent Consultant at NPCI

FAQs

#HackathonPune 2019

The hackathon is a 24-hour nonstop event.

All competing teams are to carry their own machines, and any supporting hardware that you might need.

You might want to also carry a jacket, a pair of socks or an eye mask as per your comfort.

No datasets will be provided. Please arrange datasets according to your use case.

Yes, your breakfast, lunch and dinner are on us. There will be tea throughout too. If you wish to have any snacks in between, you are welcome to purchase from our in-house canteen.

While there isn’t going to be a dedicated mentor assigned to each team, there are mentors on the floor to assist you with any questions you have.

What if I do not have a problem statement?

We would love to see what you ideate under these sectors. If you are unsure of what to build, you are welcome to choose from among some problem statements that we have outlined under each sector. Corresponding dataset/s for these problem statements will be given.

#StartupBootup 2019

If you love tinkering with those lines of code, if you think Neo should take over the world, if how systems work intrigues you, then #HackathonPune is your place to shine. It is a place where principles of programming, smart logic and knowledge of your chosen platform to code come together.

Partners

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Cloud Partner

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Exclusive Carpool Partner

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Memories

A quick preview of first edition of #HackathonPune. Relive the event in photo gallery

Contact us

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e-Zest is a leading digital innovation partner for enterprises and technology companies that utilizes emerging technologies for creating engaging customers experiences. Being a customer-focused and technology-driven company, it always helps clients in crafting holistic business value for their software development efforts. It offers software development and consulting services for cloud computing, enterprise mobility, big data and analytics, user experience and digital commerce.