We are accepting applications until 20th December 2019

sprout up startup hackathon

Application deadline extended till 25th October

SproutUp – Startup Hackathon

About the Program

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has recently launched the Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE 2.0) program. This program aims to strengthen 2000 Technology Startups, leveraging ICT enabled technologies, in selected areas of national concern, e.g. Healthcare, Education, Agriculture, Financial inclusion including digital payments, Infrastructure and transportation, Environment and clean tech, Clean energy and other emerging areas.

SproutUp – Startup Hackathon is being conducted to support Entrepreneurs and Startups working in areas of Societal importance through integration of new and emerging technologies to make scalable and sustainable products/solutions.

Selected teams will be getting Rs. 1 Lakh cash prize upon achieving milestones set and also will be eligible to pitch for SparkUp – EIR program of CIE-IIIT Hyderabad

Program offerings

Hackathon winners to receive INR 1 Lakhs as a seed grant upon achieving the milestones set

Hackathon winners will be eligible to pitch for EIR acceleration program under TIDE 2.0 and get help in idea development, idea validation and subsequent development of proof of concept

Who Should Apply?

Inviting Idea stage/Student Startups with a basic product demo to apply

The startup should be based on emerging technologies.

Have not received any fellowships / grants from other funding organizations

Challenge Areas

TECHNOLOGY AREAS

AI/ML || Language Technologies || Computer Vision || IOT || Robotics || AR/VR || Blockchain

APPLY ONLY IF YOU ARE AN IDEA STAGE/STUDENT STARTUP LEVERAGING EMERGING TECH

FAQs

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE HACKATHON?

We are inviting Idea Stage/Student startups to apply for the hackathon

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?

The shortlisted applicants will be informed by CIE and are invited to the 5 day Hackathon

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SELECTION?

Selected startups through the Hackathon will receive an ignition grant and further be eligible to pitch for SparkUp – EIR Acceleration program which includes fellowship and mentoring

WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT FOR ANY OTHER QUERIES?

For any further information drop an email to cieoutreach@iiit.ac.in

IS THIS VIRTUAL EVENT?

Yes, this is a virtual event

I ALREADY HAVE A REGISTERED COMPANY, AM I ELIGIBLE

No, this hackathon is only for idea stage/Student startups, age of incorporation less than 6 months.

IS IT MANDATORY TO HAVE TECHNOLOGY STACK IN THE IDEA?

Yes, its necessary to have any of the technologies mentioned above

Contact our team at cieoutreach@iiit.ac.in

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