IMSSA holds the pride in organizing one of the most successful Inter-University Innovative Startup Challenges – hackX, for five consecutive years. This year hackX will unfold its sixth successive chapter as hackX 2021 by revamping the ordinary hackathon into an Innovative Startup Challenge. This allows more refined solid startups to emerge through the industrial level product development guidance provided.
HackX 2021 is open to all undergraduates; 30 teams will be selected to an Initial Pitch of their Ideas (hackX – ideaX) after a thorough evaluation of the proposals submitted. 15 finalists including the top 12 teams selected from ideaX and top 03 teams selected by an internal Ideasprint held within the Department of Industrial Management.
The finalists will be given a month (04 weeks) to develop and implement their innovative ideas. During this period, individual Mentors will be allocated per team to help and guide the team in development.
In addition to the mentoring support, there will be workshops that will be conducted online which will support the teams in grooming their ideas into worthy Startups. Anyone who is interested can join these workshops. Moreover, a Technical Workshop, a Business Workshop and two online webinars will be held to support the teams in grooming their ideas into worthy Startups.
The finalists will subsequently pitch their ideas to an expert panel of judges together with a product demonstration, through which the winners will be chosen. The event will also be graced by Investors interested in funding new Startups.
Registrations Start date – 13th of July 2021
Registrations End date – 8th of August 2021
Proposal Submission End date – 18th of August 2021
ideaX Initial pitch – 29th of August 2021 at 8.30 a.m.
Webinar Session on Introduction to Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure
– 18th of September 2021 at 4.00 p.m.
Webinar Session on Applications of Machine Learning
– 19th of September 2021 at 4.00 p.m.
Webinar Session on Digital Marketing and Branding
– 25th of September 2021 at 7.00 p.m.
Webinar Session on Startup Development
– 26th of September 2021 at 4.00 p.m.
hackX Final Event – 03rd of October 2021 at 9.00 a.m.