We are accepting applications until 20th December 2019

Apply by 20th August 2020

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.

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.

 

The Startup Hackathon will be conducted over a duration of 7 days and includes Idea/Opportunity validation bootcamp for all shortlisted teams. Selected teams will be eligible for EIR program under TIDE 2.0

Program offerings

Hackathon winners to receive INR 2 Lakhs as ignition grant and upto INR 4 Lakhs amount once selected for the EIR acceleration program and achieving necessary milestones

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

CoCreate startup along with Research labs of IIIT Hyderabad

Customised hand-holding and problem-solving portfolio support for 6 months

Who Should Apply?

The applicant should be citizen of India and must have completed the graduation or Post Graduation in Science and Technology fields

The Applicant must be willing to pursue the idea/startup fulltime if supported under this program

The applicant (if not a registered startup) must be willing to incorporate a company within 3 months of the acceptance of TIDE program

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 INDIVIDUAL/IDEA STAGE STARTUP LEVERAGING EMERGING TECH, LESS THAN 6 MONTHS AND NEED HELP IN VALIDATING  IDEA AND REQUIRE FURTHER HELP IN HAVING PROOF OF CONCEPT IN PLACE

FAQs

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE HACKATHON?

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

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?

The shortlisted applicants will be informed by CIE and are invited to the Idea validation bootcamp. Bootcamp will commence by a pitch day and selected startups will be announced

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SELECTION?

Selected startups through the Hackathon will receive an ignition grant and further be eligible to pitch for 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 individuals/idea stage startups, 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

Are you a deeptech startup? Ready with your proof of concept? Looking for help in creating a Minimum Viable Product and to advance your start-up till Go-to-the-market stage?

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