EMPI hosts Global Hackathon as Institution partner; event organised by IncubateIND and BusinessWorld

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MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
November 9, 2016
EMPI B-School as the institution partner hosted Hackathon organised globally on the same dates at the same time in 19 different cities by IncubateX
The event pulled together around 200 entrepreneurial youth who had to develop scalable products within 30 hours of getting a challenge

EMPI B-School was the proud institution partner of a Hackathon organised globally on the same dates at the same time in 19 different cities by IncubateX - the largest youth entrepreneurial Hackathon. The final rounds of the Hackathon would be judged by Sam Altman, the Chairman of Y Combinator - The World's most powerful start-up incubator. In India, the competition was held at EMPI Business school and was organised by IncubateIND (India chapter of IncubateX) and BWDisrupt (a unit of Business World) with EMPI B-School as the Institution Partner. The other 18 cities were New York, USA; San Francisco, USA; Washington D.C. USA; Dallas, USA; Houston, USA; Seattle, USA; Paris, France; Beirut, Lebanon; Harare, Zimbabwe; Tokyo, Japan; Warsaw, Poland; Kiev, Ukraine; London, UK; Cairo, Egypt; Perth, Australia; Munich, Germany; Seoul, South Korea; Abuja, Nigeria.

The event pulled together around 200 entrepreneurial youth who had to develop scalable products within 30 hours of getting a challenge which they had to meet. The event was power packed with a lot of non-stop zeal and gusto. The Hackathon ended with a judging process where the teams had to pitch their products to a panel of esteemed Jury, which comprised

Apurva Chamaria - Vice-President & Head, Corporate Marketing, HCL Technologies
Neha Anand - General Manager, Global Thought Leadership, HCL Technologies
Sastry Tumuluri - CEO, Digital Self Defense InfoSec
Anil Chhikara - Principal, Jaarvis Accelerator
Sahil Arora - CEO & Founder, Vuzella Group
The Hackathon also had other distinguished mentors who came at different points in the course of the Hackathon to mentor the teams in shaping up their concepts:
Ashwani Duggal - CEO, Mappr
Pramod Allamraju - Digital Program Manager, HCL
Kapil Chawla - Managing Partner, Alpha ConsultantsKartik Arora - Product Expert, Deskera
Surender Kumar Dhaleta - Chief Mentor, Techseen
Abhinav Mohapatra - Assistant Editor, Techseen

Three winning teams, who had pitched excellent products/concepts, would now be competing with 57 winning teams from other cities, for a final competition in New York, where three winners will be selected by Sam Altman as global winners who would then be incubated to form start-ups and scale up thereafter.

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