HackFest Jabalpur 2019

Central India's biggest Hackathon

Registration closed on 4th January 2019.


As the world's urban population grows, cities around the world are setting targets to integrate information and communication technologies into daily life to better allocate resources and meet demand in a sustainable way. The digital transformation of cities is at its core an initiative to improve citizens quality of life. This 36-hours focuses on the ideas that help developing the Smart City for future and comprehensive social development solutions.


The theme of this HackFest Jabalpur 2019 is "Developing the smart solutions for semi-urban and rural areas". Each team will have to develop technology applications, POC, presentable solution based on this theme. The actual problems statements will be given at the venue on 12th January 2019 at 08:00 AM.


Total prize amount to be won in this HackFest is more than 5.5 Lakh rupees along with incubation facilities.

  • 1st Prize - One award INR 1,00,000
  • 2nd Prize - Two awards eachINR 75,000
  • 3rd Prize - Three awards eachINR 50,000
  • Jury Special Mention Prize for 4 selected startups INR 40,000

The Jabalpur Smart City Limited (JSCL) will also provide the space and special mentorship program for the selected 30 Startup's for the period of six months at the Incubation Center at Jabalpur which is instrumental in encouraging entrepreneurship amongst the youth. The incubation center is a 24*7 co-working facility which will be equipped with all kinds of technological, legal, marketing, and financial services a Startup needs.


It is going to be a non-stop 36 hours hackfest over the weekend 12th and 13th January 2019 with the objectives of promoting entrepreneurship, increase economic and social growth of the region as well as the country and also to identify, support & award the potential cutting edge information technology entrepreneurs with a viable business plan.

Saturday 12-01-2019

07.00 HrsRegistration of participants and Desk allocation

08:15 HrsBreakfast

08:45 HrsTime to announce your presence and participation to social media

08.50 HrsArrival of guests, delegates and other dignitaries

09.00 HrsWelcoming the guests by the organizers

09.05 HrsLighting of Lamp

09.10 HrsWelcome address by ED, Smart City

09.15 HrsHackFest Problem Statements - Presentation and sharing the online link with participants

9:45 HrsParticipants to brainstorm and select one of the problem statement - online

10:00 HrsFest begins!!! Time to announce second update on social media

11:30 HrsSnacks and Coffee

11:45 HrsHacking continues

13:30 HrsLunch Time!

14:15 HrsHacking continues

16:00 HrsMileston - Update the proceedings online

16:30 HrsHigh Tea

16:45 HrsHacking continues

19:30 HrsDinner

20:30 HrsRockband performance - Live

21:30 HrsHacking continues

22:00 HrsMilestone#2 - Update the proceedings online

Sunday 13-01-2019

00:00 HrsRockband performance - Live

01:00 HrsHacking continues

04:00 HrsMilestone#3 - Update the proceedings online

06:30 HrsYoga session

07:15 HrsBreakfast

08:00 HrsHacking resumes

08.30 HrsMilestone#4 - Update the proceedings online (Final Update) and submit all the relevant documents (business model, pitch, code files etc.)

09.00 HrsHacking ends

09:05 HrsTime to announce on social media that you have finished building your innovative hack

09:10 HrsJury evaluation (1:1) starts - A team of three jury members will visit each team and discuss the hack built in last 24 hours

13:15 HrsFirst round of evaluation completes

13:30 HrsNetworking Lunch. Backend team will compile the results meanwhile

14:45 HrsAnnouncement of winders from first round. 20 selected team will be announced as first round winner and they need to present their hack/business model with everyone

14:20 HrsA 35 Minutes Panel discussion with Startup enablers and accelerators, Industry leaders and Angel Investors about having an effective Startup ecosystem in Jabalpur and Madhya Pradesh to cater the growth of young entrepreneurs and Startups

15:00 HrsPresentation of selected 20 teams (5 minutes each) - Jury members will evaluate the presentation to select the winners

17:00 HrsHigh Tea

17:20 HrsJury members to share their experience about the event

17:45 HrsAnnouncement of winners and prize distribution

18:00 HrsVote of thanks by ED, Smart City

18:15 HrsEnd of the event!


Jabalpur Smart City

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Incubation Masters

We represent the likeminded leaders and Institutions, both public and private, bringing startup's form all over the world together and to help them grow together through mentorship, global networking, consultancy, technology services and access to funding opportunities.

Coaching & Mentoring,

We make our mentoring special with our unique startup camps, inspiring workshops, 1-on-1 mentoring, ongoing mentoring and training programmes and much more

Free Software Solution,

Allows business owners to organize, process, and report on their financial, managerial, process information with ease so they can focus on their core business.

Business Networking,

Network gets you more contact, collaboration and of course, business. Purpose here is to help the startup's connect with others, looking to collaborate on a Startup.

Fund Raising

A syndicate platform for startup's to raise funds through a global network of investors that consists of Ultra HNIs, VCs, Angel Investors and Serial Investors.

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Jabalpur Tourism

Jabalpur is sure to amaze you, whichever direction you turn to, reminiscent of your trips to fun-fairs as a child. Here you will enjoy the privilege to experience surreal spectacles of nature romance man's endeavours to carefully preserve the breath-taking imperial history. No wonder it has been a witness to some of the greatest episodes written by history, folklore and mother nature. Experience the popular points of interest in and around the city including Dhuandhar Falls, Dumna nature park, Rani Durgavati Museum, Tilwara ghat, Madan Mahal Fort, Bargi dam and many more destinations.

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