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Megathon’17 E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad and E-Cell IIT Hyderabad

October 2nd, 2017 | by Mounika
Megathon’17 E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad and E-Cell IIT Hyderabad
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With a participation of 185 teams formed by 600+ students from 65+ different colleges from 35+ cities across multiple states including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, Megathon’17 was undeniably a huge success. Megathon’17 turned out to be the largest student-organized hackathon in South India.

The hackathon kicked off in style with multiple dignitaries including DCP Vishwa Prasad, Kalpana Saroj -CEO of Kamani Tubes & an inspiring entrepreneur, Ramesh Loganathan – Professor of Co-Innovation at IIIT Hyderabad addressing the audience about startups, entrepreneurship, and product development, using their own careers as examples. There were industry veterans from Amazon India, PwC India, IBM and Capgemini India present to guide the student teams with their prototypes and ideas.

The participants worked through the 24-hour hackathon to build innovative solutions to tackle different problems from the domains of privacy & security, women safety, smart cities, e-commerce, and Support Chat Bots.

The participating teams pitched their solutions in front of their respective jury panels of each category comprised of industry veterans, startup founders and people from academia.

The collection of ideas presented varied from smart devices for women safety, encryption methods for preventing information leaks, e-commerce solutions for easing selling process, Chat Bots for customer support to innovative traffic management solutions. This is another milestone in our efforts towards building a supportive platform for budding student entrepreneurs. We hope all the participants could benefit out of this event and we thank you all for being a part of it.

The Winner and the Runner-up teams from each category of Megathon’17 received Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 10,000 cash prizes respectively.

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