How Will The Hackathon Work?

Participants are presented with real-world challenges of current interest to Moneycontrol from across our different businesses. A set of challenges are listed on the website. Participants then select which challenge they would like to work on. Participants come in as Teams. However, individuals may be paired and then the hacking begins. Moneycontrol and external mentors will be available to help assist participants, provide guidance, and answer any questions the participants might have. At the conclusion of the 30-hour “hacking” period, participants will prepare a brief presentation and introduce their solution to the audience. A panel of judges from both Moneycontrol and industry experts will select the winning teams.

Throughout the event you will have numerous opportunities to engage with employees representing various parts of the Moneycontrol organization as well as thought leaders from the Fintech industry.

Who Can Participate In The Hackathon?

The hackathon is open to any student registered at a college, university or educational research institute, as well as curious professionals who work in related fields. You need a minimum of 2 members in the team to participate in the event.

Is There A Charge To Participate?

No. Participation is free!

How Do I Register For The Event?

Fill out and send the registration form on our website:

What If My Team Is Incomplete?

That’s fine! Inform the same at the desk at the time of registration. We will check for matching participants if available.

What If I Don’t Have A Team Yet?

No worries. You can inform the same at the desk at the time of registration. We will check for matching participants if available.

What Will The Challenges Be?

We have prepared broad level list of exciting challenges to give you a flavor. Refer the Problem statements section to know more about the details of the challenge.

What Are The Judges Looking For?

The judges will be looking at how unique and interesting your idea is, how close it is to being a product, how creative your solution is and how convincing your pitch presentation is.

Can I Sleep At The Hackathon?

Yes. There will be designated resting areas. We will provide mats. In case you need any other accessories, you can bring them along.

Will There Be Wireless Internet Access?

Yes, there will. You can bring an internet stick as backup if you want though.

Can I Use Any Programming Language Or Software Package?

Yes. Any language you feel comfortable with is fine for us. However, you should only use licensed copies of software. In developing your solution, you should not use content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third-party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to use the content and to grant E-18 similar rights.

What Materials Are Provided?

We will provide wireless internet connection, 3 meals, unlimited tea & coffee, sufficient stationary and flip charts. If you need anything else, let us know and we’ll try to source it!

How Do We Submit Our Code?

The submission guidelines for your code will be provided at the venue.

What Happens Post The Hackathon?

There are exciting, valuable prizes to the winning teams. At the end of the hackathon, 2 teams will be shortlisted as the winning teams. They will then work with the Moneycontrol team to refine the products to the extent that they can be launched on the Moneycontrol platform. At the end of 45 days post hackathon, one product will be selected. The winning team will receive INR 4 lakhs in cash and the product will be featured on Moneycontrol. The other team will get INR 2 lakhs in cash prize. There might be more prizes which get added to the list. Keep watching this space.

Who Owns The Rights To What We Create?

Moneycontrol will own the rights to what you create. You will be bound by terms and conditions that prohibits you from sharing this code with any external parties without Moneycontrol’s explicit permission.

Whom Do I Contact In Case Of Emergency?

All contact details for the respective representative to be provided at the venue.
For details of the venue before the event you can contact (Between 9am – 9pm only)
- Abhishek Vedpathak – 9619599689
- Saurabh Trivedi – 9930006810

What Is The Location Of The Event?

Address: C - 20, G Block, WeWork BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051

How Do I Get To The Venue?

If taking a cab follow the location mentioned along -
For participants taking the train:
Central Line and Harbor Line – Get down at Kurla station, take a rickshaw till WeWork BKC and follow the above location
Western Line – Get down at Bandra Station, take a rickshaw till WeWork BKC and follow the above location

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