Hack the Crisis India

When 22 March - 5 April

Where online

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Team formation rules
  • FAQ
  • WE ARE IN THE SEARCH FOR IDEAS, WITH THE SPECIAL FOCUS ON CONTAINMENT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WITH INTENT TO DEVELOP  SOLUTIONS TO DEAL WITH ITS AFTERMATH!

    FICCI FLO Pune, Ministry of Electronics and IT, MeitY , MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) (Govt of India), Garage48, Accelerate Estonia, Robotex International (India Initiative), Science and Technology Park, Pune (Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India initiative), APJ Abdul Kalam Centre have gotten together to take a lead in India on the movement, that has gotten global in less than couple of days- #hackthecrisis #hackthecrisisindia

    Starting from Sunday 22nd of March, at 23:59, we will host an online hackathon so that India can emerge from the crisis stronger than ever. Now is the prime time to design, test and launch innovative ideas that will either help to tackle the crisis or position India in a softer spot in the aftermath!

    The intent of this hackathon is to develop ideas that:
    - are prototypeable in 48-hours which could help solve the crisis;
    - give India an edge in the post-crisis words.

    Do not stop at anything. Think of the crazy approaches. Think of stuff that needs different regulations. Think for a few hours, get together the team and join the hackathon.

    HOW DOES IT WORK?

    - THINK OF AN IDEA, THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SOLVE AT THE HACKATHON, 
    PUT TOGETHER A TEAM OR APPLY SOLO. 

    The minimum number of the participants in the team is one. The maximum number of the team members is ten. While we let you sign up with your idea as an individual participant, once your idea get's chosen, you have to put together a team before being able to compete at the hackathon.

    RULES FOR THE TEAM SUBMISSION:
    Each team should ideally consist of:
    idea owner who will take the role of the team lead (coordinating, project management)
    2 developers
    2 designers (UX/UI)
    An engineer, if an idea execution requires it (optional)

    -REGISTRATION IS FREE! COME SUBMIT YOUR IDEA AND GET A CHANCE TO DEVELOP IT FURTHER WITH TOP-NOTCH INDIAN AND INTERNATIONAL MENTORS!
    REGISTRATION CLOSES 12 NOON IST 02/04


    bit.ly/hackthecrisisindia

    - WE WILL LOOK CAREFULLY THROUGH THE IDEAS SUBMITTED AND WILL CHOOSE TOP 300 THAT WILL ENTER THE COMPETITION. All the teams that enter the competition, will be announced one day before the 48-hour prototyping marathon begins! You will receive an e-mail with complete instructions on how the hackathon will look like, but get ready for the craziest 48-hour online hacking you have ever seen! You will receive a confirmation on whether your idea made it to the TOP 300 or not, by the end of 02/04/2020

    - 48-HOUR HACKATHON (3-5 of April)
    Top teams will get the chance to compete at the global Hack The Crisis hackathon, which will gather together the best teams and ideas from all around the world! The site is still being edited as we go, but check the progress of different local initiatives here
    http://garage48.org/hackthecrisis

    - JOIN THE EVENT ON  FACEBOOK

    - If you want to support and JOIN IN AS A MENTOR, sign up here: https://bit.ly/2xzeb9I

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️PRIZES⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Up to ₹10 lakhs funding for the best teams to support moving on further with their idea and up to ₹5 lakhs prize money for the TOP 5  teams of the hackathon!

    TOP teams will enter the Global Hackathon, which will take place on the 9-12 of April and receive follow-up support from Ministry of Electronics and IT, MeitY, MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) (Govt of India), Science and Technology Park, Pune (Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India initiative), Garage48 on how to go on with their idea.

    IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES FOR THE WHOLE WORLD LET’S GET TOGETHER, LET US CREATE WHILE WE ISOLATE. UNITE TOWARDS A CONTAINING THE CRISIS AS A COMMUNITY!

    #HACKTHECRISIS
    #HACKTHECRISISINDIA
    #GARAGE48
    #FICCIFLOPUNE
    #MEITY
    #GOVERNMENTOFINDIA

    TIMELINE


    Submit your idea! Idea submission closes on the 2nd of April, 12 noon IST.

    - Top Ideas selection 2nd of April. All the participant will receive either "declined"
    or "approved" email message by the end of the 2nd of April

    - Hackathon begins 3rd of April, 3:30PM IST


    Agenda of the  hackathon (IST)

    Friday 03/04

    15:30 Opening remarks, welcome keynotes

    16:00 Introduction to the event, mentors, format

    16:30 Teams start working

    18:00 Checkpoint #1- tell us your workplan (Zoom)


    Saturday 04/04

    10:00 Checkpoint #2 (Zoom)

    18:00 Demo tips

    18:30 Checkpoint #3 (show us your prototype, Zoom)


    Sunday, 05/04

    09:00 Deadline to upload the demo of the prototype +pitch video

    14:00 Top 30 teams are announced!

    15:30- 17:30 Final Webinar - Top 30 demo's

    17:30:00- 19: 00 Jury decides

    19:00 Announcing the winners

    The minimum number of the participants in the team is 5. The maximum number of the team members is 10.
    While we let you sign up your idea as an  individual participant, if your idea get's chosen, you have to put together a team before being able to compete at the hackathon. 

    The RULES  to submit the team are following.
    Each team should ideally consist of:
    idea owner who will take the role of the team lead (coordinating, project management)
    2 developers
    2 designers (UX/UI)
    An engineer, if an idea execution requires it (optional)
    FAQ Hack the Crisis India

    I am new to a hackathon. How does it work?

    Garage48 hackathon is a bulletproof 48 hour format, where ideas get built into prototypes with teamwork and mentoring support. The organizing team guides you through all the steps of the hackathon from idea submission to mentoring and final presentations to the jury for selecting winners.
    300 best ideas are selected on the 2nd of April, Garage48 team will send a letter to all the chosen teams with complete instructions on how the hackathon process will look like. We will let everyone who didn’t make it know as well :)
    Follow the event information and agenda for idea submission: https://garage48.org/events/hackthecrisisindia

    What kind of ideas are expected?
    We’re welcoming all ideas aimed at solving the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and its socio-economic aftermath in all fields from healthcare and education to culture and psychology.
    The intent of this hackathon is to develop ideas that:
    - are prototypeable in 48-hours which could help solve the crisis;
    - give India an edge in the post-crisis world.

    Can I join if I’m not a developer, UX/UI designer or an engineer?
    YES! Only with visionaries and idea owners and experts from all the various fields this crisis is affecting, can we truly fight the pandemic. Whether you come from healthcare, education, social services or any other field - we need your ideas and your expertise!

    Where can I submit my idea?
    Event is FREE! Register here:  
    https://garage48.typeform.com/to/Fju0US

    Can I submit several ideas?
    We strongly suggest you to choose one idea and prepare your idea submission and team as thoroughly as possible - do research, talk to people, involve additional experts to your team and make a plan for what you’re gonna build in the 48 hours.

    What are the rules for team submission?
    The minimum number of the participants in the team is five. The maximum number of the team members is ten. While we let you sign up your idea as an individual participant, if your idea gets chosen, you have to put together a team before being able to compete at the hackathon.
    The rules to submit the team are following:

    Each team should consist of:
    idea owner who will take the role of the team lead (coordinating, project management)
    2 developers
    2 designers (UX/UI)
    An engineer, if an idea execution requires it (optional)

    After you submit your team and your idea, the selected members of the jury and mentors
    will go over each application one by one. We will choose maximum 300 top-notch ideas that will enter the competition.

    What if I’m missing a needed team member (eg developer or designer) for my idea submission?
    We can’t stop you from submitting your idea and team with as many team members as you have. Saying that - we strongly advise you to put your and your team’s network to work and find the missing skill-set and expertise. This will greatly improve the chances of your idea getting selected!
    While we let you sign up your idea as an individual participant, if your idea gets chosen, you have to put together a team before being able to compete at the hackathon.

    How does team formation happen if I’m applying as a solo participant and my idea gets chosen?

    If you are a solo applicant at the time of the idea submission, start working on gathering a team with needed expertise to build your idea into a prototype. Put your own, your friends & family, colleagues networks to use to gather your team.

    How can I update my idea submission?

    We will evaluate your idea submission once. Put as much thought and effort into your idea submission as possible - do research, talk to people, involve additional experts to your team and make a plan for what you’re gonna build in the 48 hours.

    What are the evaluation criteria for my idea?

    - proposed problem matches with the topic, is serious enough and if not solved, could have a wide impact
    - description of the solution is clear and solves problem well
    - team is formed and includes all required skills

    If my idea doesn’t get chosen, will I be able to join a selected team?

    We will hang up all the chosen ideas on the hackathon website on Thursday night. You can reach out to us if you would like to become a member of a certain team and we will try to set you up with them

    What kind of tools will I need to use at the hackathon?

    The main communication channel of the hackathon will be Slack. All the selected teams are invited to join the #hackthecrisisindia Slack group on Thursday evening. We recommend downloading the Slack app to both- to your smartphones and computers and allow the notifications. Slack will be the place for important hackathon workflow announcements, the place for communication with your team and a good way to connect with the mentors.

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    Second important tool will be Zoom. We will run the webinars and checkpoints via Zoom and share the links with you over Slack.

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    THE SUPERSTARS
    The Mentors 

    Joao Rei
    Garage48 host, business and marketing mentor
    Calum Cameron
    Startup Developer at Proud Engineers
    Vattan PS
    Growth at Founderly
    Jaanus Sakkis
    Creative Director and Founder at Feks Design
    Maarika Truu
    Head of Startup Estonia
    Sven Kirsimäe
    Chief Architect at R&D, Software and Data at Salto Network
    Viljar Lubi
    Business Secretary/former Ambassador to India (Estonia)
    Mayri Tiido
    Educator and Trainer, Circular Economy Expert
    Peter Vesterbacka
    Co-Founder at FinestNinja
    Mikk Vainik
    Project Lead for Smart Economy at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia
    Jüri Kaljundi
    Co-Founder at Weekdone, Co-Founder at Koosloodus, Co-founder at Garage48 
    Egita Polanska
    Programs and Partnerships at Startup Wise Guys
    Marten Kaevats
    National digital advisor The Government Office of Estonia
    Triin Preem
    Freelance innovator
    Johnatan Galea
    Head of Product & Design at Lingvist
    Jordan Valdma
    Co-founder at Producement
    Henri Laupmaa
    Founder at Earth Restore Network and Hooandja
    Andres Susi
    Tech Entrepreneur
    Payal Rajpal
    Founder HackaCause - India South Asia Head Robotex
    Maido Parv
    Senior Product Designer at TransferWise
    Jaan Kruusma
    Marketing Consultant at 7Blaze Social
    Raigo Lilleberg
    UX/UI Designer and Founder at Kreit
    Sten Saluveer
    CCO, Founder at Storytek Creative Accelerator
    Meghdut Roy Chowdhury
    Educationist
    Aaquib Hussain
    Founding partner at Mindspace Ventures
    Bobby Lahiri
    Founder at Human Initiative
    Skannd Tyagi
    Chief Dreamer at Tyagi Corporation
    Jepsin Raj RG
    Respiratory Teraphy, Emergency Care And Oxygen Teraphy Expert
    Pauline Laravoire
    Impact Entrepreneur | Co-Founder, Y-East | Sustainability Director, Techno India Group
    Ian McCready
    CCO at Ultrahack
    Karl-Tanel Paes
    Head of International Relations and Competitions at Robotex International
    Miikka Nevasalo
    CEO at Ultrahack
    Cedric Tamavond
    Agile Coach / Product builder chez Agile Partner S.A | Entrepreneur | Fintech and Blockchain enthusiast
    Kaustav Majumdar
    Head of StartUps, Incubation, Acceleration at SPJIMR; Advisor & Mentor at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park
    Vansh Soni
    Founder at Botosynthesis
    Sergiu Negara
    Technical Director at Enspire Creative Agency
    Supriyo Chaudhuri
    Global Skills and Online Education Expert
    Neel Mehta
    Healthcare Futurist and MedTech Maven
    Varun Sharma
    Founder at Sapien Ventures, Former Head of Partnerships at e-Residency, Government of Estonia
    Ankita Shroff
    Founder at SPALA
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech
    Vijay Talele
    CEO at COEP's Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership
    Gayatri Prakash Chhabria
    Rohit Srivastwa
    vCISO at Various large enterprises, Founder at ClubHack, Charter Member @atTiE, Secure Digital Transformation Guide
    Sanjay Kanvinde
    Global IT Operations Manager at Schlumberger

    Jury members 

    Dinesh Gundu Rao
    Former President Karnataka Pradesh Congress, Former Minister Govt of Karnataka & present MLA
    Dr. Ajaj Garg
    Sr Director at Ministry of Electronics & IT India
    Aditya Thackeray
    Cabinet Minister Government of Maharashtra
    Abhishek Singh
    CEO of MyGov, CEO NeGD at Government of India
    M.K. Narayanan
    Former Director Intelligence Bureau, National Security Advisor and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Governor of West Bengal
    Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria
    Chairperson at Ficci Flo Pune
    Dr. Ganesh Natrajan
    Founder & Chairman at 5F World
    Jayesh Ranjan
    IT and Industries Principal Secretary Telangana.  Government of Telangana 
    Navin Mittal
    Commissioner, Collegiate Education & Technical Education at Government of Telangana
    Dr. A Mashelkar
    Former Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    Dr. Rajendra Jagdale
    Director General and CEO of Science and Technology Park
    Dr. Premnath Venugopalan
    Head of NCL Innovations at CSIR-NCL, Founder Director of Venture Center.  Coordinating the Task Force of Repurposing of Drugs for COVID19 for the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India
    Ayush Prasad
    Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer Pune
    Srijan Pal Singh
    CEO and Co-Founder of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Centre
    Peter Vesterbacka
    Co-Founder at FinestNinja
    Kritika Murugesan
    Director of NASSCOM 10,000 Startups
    Shom Hinduya
    President of Alternative Energy and Sustainability Initiatives at Hinduja Group
    Abhinay Bhasin
    Director (South Asia), Data Sciences, Dentsu Aegis Network
    Harsha Jain
    Director of PCSOFT ERP Solutions
    Kaivaan Movdawalla
    Co-Founder at FinestNinja
    Sandeep Varma
    ZS - Global Business Technology Practice Lead for Big Data
    Tarun Pandey
    Director of ZS India and Visiting faculty at ISB, Hyderabad 

    Organizers

    Payal Rajpal
    Founder HackaCause - India South Asia Head Robotex
    Kadri Kõivik
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Gayatri Chhabra
    Member of the Advisory Committee
    Merit Vislapu
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Liis Linn
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Viliyana Mutafova
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Mart Lättekivi
    Volunteer at Garage48, COO at sTARTUp Day 2021

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