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IncubateX Encourages Brilliant Young Minds to Work For Challenges Which Gives an Opportunity to Fresh Startups to Grow

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IncubateX is the largest youth entrepreneurial hackathon which happened in 19 countries around the world this year. It provides a platform to young budding talent to bring out their hidden potentials and work together in a team to achieve shared goals. The platform offers, young innovators the opportunity to expand their reach and explore beyond their comfort zones.

This year ‘IncubateIND - 30 Hours Hackathon’ which is a part of IncubateX, took place on 6th and 7th August in EMPI B-School Satbari, Chattarpur, New Delhi. The programme was organised by Punit Jain (an entrepreneur based out in Jaipur) in association with BWDisrupt.com. It was sponsored by HCL technologies, Deskera, and Draper University.

Punit along with a few of his friends —Rohan Rudra, Samkit Sharma, Abhijeet Anand, Vasu Singh, Vishesh Goel, Sonia Chaudhary, Kumar Akshat and Praveen Choudhary, chose to volunteer for IncubateIND and made this hackathon a mega event.

EMPI B-School co-organised the event as an institutional partner. EMPI had pioneered innovation movement in India, which was launched by the Honourable President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2005. “Entrepreneurship and innovation has been a vision of EMPI since its inception in 1995. And it is now focusing on innovation eco-system design”, says Mr. Pankaj Saran, Vice-President (Strategic Initiatives), EMPI Group of Institutions. EMPI plans a series of Hackathons for the future in association with Business World. Co-organising the IncubateIND – 30 Hours Hackathon along with BWDistrupt.com was a major step forward.

It was a successful event as it gathered more than 120 developers.

This event was held to foster growth and help participants come up with fresh ideas for their own projects. A total of 20 teams participated in the program and each team comprised of 3 to 5 members. The participants got just 30 hours to hack and in that time period they were expected to come up with their innovative product.

The team of panelists included Apurva Chamaria (Vice President and Head - Corporate Marketing, HCL Technologies), Sahil Arora (CEO & F ounder, Vuzelaa Group ), Anil Chhikara (Principal, Jaarvis Accelerator), Neha Anand (General Manager, Straight Talk, HCL Technologies) & Sastry Tumuluri (CEO, Digital Self Defense InfoSec).

They announced the names of top three teams at the end of the competition. The winners were the following teams:- Harmony, Atomic and Coderage.

The members of the selected teams are as follows- Harmony :- Deepak Pathania, Aditya Chawla, Himanshu Tiwari, Anurag Srivastava and Arun Rajra; Atomic :- Sumant, Raghuvendra, Ayush and Akshay; Coderage :- Ashish Gulati, Manjog Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Gautam Prajapati, Harish Sinha and GurRaunaq Singh.

The event was a good place to network and work with some big names. All type of students, developers, designers were mostly invited to the event.

The top 3 ideas selected at IncubateIND would be sent forward to compete with winning ideas of other 18 nations (such as New York (US), San Francisco (US), Washington D.C (US), Dallas (US), Houston (US), Seattle (US), Paris (France), Beirut (Lebanon), Harare (Zimbabwe), Tokyo (Japan), Warsaw (Poland), Kiev (Ukraine), London (United Kingdom), Cairo (Egypt), Perth (Australia), Munich (Germany), Seoul (South Korea), New Delhi (India), Abuja (Nigeria)).
Further, the IncubateX’s panel of 16 celebrity judges, will choose top 3 ideas out of the total 57 gathered across the 18 nations. The final three winners would win all-inclusive paid trip to New York City for one week meeting top mentors and other activities enhancing their startup journey.

BWDisrupt.com partners in organising IncubateIND — 30 Hours Hackathon, a part of IncubateX, on 6 and 7 August in New Delhi



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