Two days of Rise Jhansi Hackathon 1.0 culminated on 19th November.
By Smart City Limited Rise Jhansi Incubation Center, Rise Jhansi Hackathon 1.0 took place on November 18 and 19, 2022. Ravi Sharma, a Sadar MLA, Ramteerth Singhal, an MLC, Dr. Adarsh Singh, the commissioner, and JDA Vice President Alok Yadav all made an appearance and spoke to the startups, delivered words of encouragement.
This was the one of its kind and first hackathon in the history of Jhansi, which was organized by a government organization. More than 250 teams had registered for this hackathon which lasted for 36 hours at Natraj Sarovar portico hotel in Jhansi. Out of these 36 teams were selected.
Pulkit Garg, the Chief Executive Officer of Smart City, addressed the audience about the Incubation Center. told that the Incubation Center will be one of those establishments, where startups will receive all kinds of resources and collaboration. The startups at the incubation center receive technical support, legal documentation support, business connections through networks, workspace, and—most importantly—seed funding (start-up capital). If you have an idea that has potential but you don't know how to do it then you can take assistance from our Rise Jhansi incubation center. We offer all the assistance you require to launch your firm successfully. He claimed that Jhansi's young and aspiring entrepreneurs will have access to investors and business networking experts, allowing entrepreneurs to establish themselves in the nation's startup ecosystem.
IAS Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director for the Smart Cities Mission, also showed up via video conference to support and encourage the businesses during the hackathon. He also commended Jhansi Smart City for hosting an event that would inspire young people to come up with innovative solutions to serious challenges in the real world.
All these teams pitched their startup idea in front of a panel of jury members respectively – Mr. Akash Sharma (Co-Founder & CEO Farmley), Ms. Preeti Choudhary (Founder and Director PC advisory), Ms. Nabomita Mazumdar (Founder Nabomita.com), Mr. Srinivas Kondapi (Startup India Seed Fund Committee, Expert Advisor Govt of India), Mr. Pankaj Chawla (State President - Delhi MSME & Startup Forum), Dr. Anuj Garg (Group Director Career Development & Placement) LNCT Group), Mr. Rahul Narvekar (Founder & CEO The India Network) was presented.
Along with these jury members Mr. Anil Kumar (Director of Rani Laxmi Bai Central Agricultural University) Dr. Anshul Jain (Vice Principal of Ranilaxmi Bai Medical College, Bundelkhand Engineering College), Dr. Shahnaz and Bundelkhand Incubation Manager Sudhanshu Ranjan were also invited as the prominent jury by rise Jhansi incubation center.
The hackathon featured numerous brilliant ideas offered by young people from across the nation. Samarth Tripathi created an app that allows you to order gasoline or fuel in an emergency. Manmohan, a Jhansi resident, demonstrated a gadget that might turn the noise produced by moving automobiles into electrical energy. The drip alarm idea was presented by Anuj, a student from Gwalior. A patient's drip will sound an alarm and notify the hospital and the patient's family if it is low or about to run out. Additionally, a number of startups were presented here with an eye toward student convenience, environmental protection, and answers to numerous human-related problems.
The hackathon's winner, ABROSSA, is a Jhansi-based startup. This startup was founded by Jhansi resident Shivani Bundela around 1.5 years ago and has employed about 5,000 young people. Such products as ber chocolate, ber juice, ber sauce, and others are produced by this startup. A sum of 51,000 rupees was awarded to SOWL Startup took the second spot, and STUFIT Approach PVT. LTD from Lucknow came in third. Amounts of 21,000 and 11,000 rupees, respectively, were presented to them.