moneycontrol has announced ‘Budget Hackabot Challenge’ hackathon in the run-up and coverage of the Union Budget 2018. The hackathon will take place on December 16-17 at WeWork BKC.
This year, in its first edition, the moneycontrol hackathon will be in the form of a ‘Hackabot Challenge’, a 2-day long immersive learning and co-working experience where participants will collaborate and develop a solution to the problem statements we have put together in conjunction with our partners.
“As a digital first products company pushing the boundaries of digital experience in India, we wish to engage better with the entrepreneur and tech community at large and work together to discover and breakthrough with new technologies,” said Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18Digital.
“Our objective is to bring together the best and brightest minds in India’s blossoming entrepreneurial community; problem solvers, entrepreneurs, coders, subject experts etc to solve real world challenges,” said Gautam Shelar, Business Head, moneycontrol. “With over 30 million consumers on moneycontrol every month, there lies significant potential to tap in terms of the data we have at hand and the consumer understanding we’ve developed over the years. We wish to leverage this and synergies with the best and brightest minds.”
Besides the top prize of Rs 4 lakhs and runners-up prize of 2 lakhs, the winner gets the opportunity to work with moneycontrol and partners to fully productise their solutions and bring it to market. If the solutions are ready in time, they will be launched on moneycontrol come Union Budget day 2018.
Avinash Mudaliar, Chief Products Officer, Network18, said, “This is a challenge to everyone out there. Financial inclusion, transactions and payments is poised to explode over the next few years. If you understand this space and think you have something to say or try, come work with us and lead the breakthrough.”