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MEGATHON

2018

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About Megathon

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History: Started in 2016, Megathon is an ambitious hackathon organised jointly by E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad and E-Cell IIT Hyderabad with the intention of promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and development among the student community in and around Hyderabad. The first 2 editions of Megathon turned out to be huge successes with participation from 80 teams having around 450 participants and over 1000 aspirants from 85+ colleges in the first year which rose to over 1000 participants and 1500 aspirants.

Welcome to 2018: In its 3rd Edition Megathon went under a rigorous transformation. This year we decided to make Megathon accessible beyond Hyderabad to the whole country. For this we are proud to introduce to you the Online Round of Megathon, which will help contribute ideas for Women Safety. Continuing the 24 hour Onsite Hackathon where students prototype and build their business model this year too, we are also bringing Road to Megathon- a workshop to help develop technical abilities, and the Business Hack where the top ideas will be turned to reality.
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Megathon 2017

Megathon 2016

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In this edition, we decided to make Megathon accessible beyond Hyderabad to the whole country. For this we are proud to introduce to you the Online Round of Megathon, which will help contribute ideas for Women Safety. Following this shall continue the 24 hour Onsite Hackathon where students prototype and build their business model this year as well. We are also bringing Road to Megathon - a workshop to help develop technical abilities, and the Business Hack where the top ideas will be turned to reality.


                                              -top 3 in each category
                                              | get mentorship for |
                                              |                    |
MEGATHON ONLINE     Road to Megathon     Megathon        B-Hack < -V
(15 July - 12 Aug)  (8-9 September)    (29-30 Sep)     (February)
    Online  |            Workshop      Onsite Hack^     
  Hackathon |            @IIT H          @IIIT-H  |      @IIT H
            |                                     |
            V----->top 3 go for felicitation----->|


As part of Megathon’17, we introduced a social challenge which was around Women Safety and Cyber Crime. Although it was limited only to Hyderabad students, we were really inspired by the innovative solutions that were proposed. Motivated by the success last year and a deep desire to take it to national level, we decided to take the same problem, which still remains one of the most pressing issues of today. In this edition, we are looking for all kinds of solution (and not just limited to technology) that could be useful to address this problem. The whole idea behind this... [Read More]

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Started in 2016, the onsite round of Megathon has been organised jointly by E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad and E-Cell IIT Hyderabad to a great degree of success, with around 1500 participants. This year too, IIIT Hyderabad will host the 24 hour Onsite Hackathon where students prototype and build their business model. The goal of this is to provide technological solutions to issues put forward by the challenge sponsors. You can choose one problem statement out of the 4 presented to you and prototype and implement your ideas under the guidance of mentors from the industry and academia in 24 hours. This... [Read More]

The teams selected from the Onsite Hackathon in each problem statement will be mentored by our Incubators, top academics and partners to convert their ideas into products/ services with the revenue model. They will participate in B-hack to pitch their company in front of VCs, Corporates and top academia. Apart from this, there will be Entrepreneurship Workshops and sessions from Founder Students, Business Plan competitions, Elevator Pitch competitions and case studies over the business challenges presented by the sponsors, which will be open to all Megathon participants and not just the selected teams. This event will be conducted in September,... [Read More]

Schedule

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Event Start Date End Date Detailed Schedule
Megathon Online 15th July 12th August Schedule
Road to Megathon 8th September 9th September Schedule
Megathon Onsite 29nd September 30rd September Schedule
Business Hack Schedule

Contact Us

Vivek Kaushal (E-Cell IIIT H)
+91 8757251547
Bhanu Prakash (E-Cell IIT H)
+91 7013027161
Vaibhav Garg (E-Cell IIIT H)
+91 9915921857
Abbas (E-Cell IIT H)
+91 8601541150