I am inside the beautiful town of Udaipur for the weekend to take part within the IIM Udaipur Prarambh hackathon. The IIM itself is best three years antique and is located in the campus of MLS university within the town.
There were approximately 70-eighty contributors from diverse towns and towns close to Rajasthan and a few from outside the country as properly. 26 thoughts were provided on Friday and of them 6 ideas and groups were shaped (ones with the maximum votes). The metropolis of Udaipur itself become a primary draw and it's far a pleasure to be right here. The lakes, palaces, food and colorings are extremely good. The city slows you down with its colors and diversity and that could be a brilliant thing.
I become each a mentor and a participant. Here are the very last 6 thoughts that were given the maximum votes. To see photographs from my ride, take a look at out my facebook newsfeed.
1. Anhad: This team become trying to resolve the problem of helping students inside the the eighth to 12th grade think beyond Engineering and Medicine. In India, thanks to lack of mentors and a hit function models, many younger college students are forced to pick out those fields to have a look at after high faculty. Ahnad is developing a internet site as a way to characteristic role fashions from a thousand′s of opportunity careers and professions. The idea is to reveal students to find neighborhood function models who they are able to get concept from. E.G. A student in Bangalore wants to grow to be a Radio Jockey, then Anhad will deliver a neighborhood RJ to the faculty and have all college students who want to be RJ’s attend the consultation and ask questions, engage and analyze from the artist.
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2. FindGuru.In: Focusing on pastimes, this team desires that will help you find a “guru” who can train you to play the guitar, or tennis in you community. There are many competing offerings that do the same, so they want to attention on constructing a complete profile for every “trainer”. The thoughts is that everyone has some innate expertise or skill, with which they are able to crew someone else, so locating and connecting them is what FindGuru is making an attempt to do.
3. WedWay: This is a quite cool idea. High end weddings are tricky affairs in India, with a few costing upwards of $250K. Coordinating all of the visitors pickup, ceremonies, occasions, sharing photographs and so on are presently done by the Wedding planner using WhatsApp.They plan to offer a cell app to assist wedding planners coordinate better. The app could be to be had to guests as properly, to add each of their snap shots, checkin to locations, explore neighborhood attractions, percentage snap shots from their digital camera so the complete wedding may be viewed via a couple of lenses. There are plenty of different features deliberate to make sure the proper humans are picked up on the motel at the proper time, guests can engage and get to understand every other, etc.
As an aside I even have a angle on “Use and throw apps” which might be a growing category, which I will write more about later.
Four. BuzzCaptor: The idea is to seize developments on twitter and fb to categorize them into streams which can be simpler to devour. Aimed at PR experts, the product will help them locate influencers and key courses to goal with the aid of class. E.G. You are Reebok and need to launch a few LeBron James shoe, you could with BuzzCaptor discover the pinnacle influential individuals who speak approximately footwear, discover which coloration and patterns are trending on social media, and so on. Another idea that has many competitors current already.
Five. Artin: This is an idea that pivoted from presenting artwork & sculpture as a provider to helping excessive net really worth individuals locate curated artists who can supply on commissioned artwork pieces. Initially their idea was similar to ArtFlute, however since excessive-cease “art as a service” has pretty limited demand they've pivoted to presenting a market that facilitates artists connect with art connoisseurs who want custom art at their home or workplace every month / region / yr.
6. HelpmeHelpU: This commenced as a accepted “Find real time solutions to your questions” whilst you need them carrier to some thing that’s nevertheless evolving. The trouble they're seeking to resolve is when after attempting to find 20 min and studying Quora, Stack Overflow and different web sites you continue to dont have the answer on your query and need to find an “professional” at once and get a few real time help. They deliberate to make cash by using charging a commission to assist connect you to the proper expert. They had been evolving right into a e book apartment market and subsequently a real time 2nd opinion app.
The eCell at IIM Udaipur won the NEN award for “Entrepreneurship mobile of the yr” in North India. The event become extraordinarily nicely organized, they've a encouraging coordinator in Joel Xavier and a few very enthusiastic college students who were all pleased to host their first hackathon.
If you get a threat to go to Udaipur either on commercial enterprise or pride, dont miss the super nearby meals – Pyaajz ki Kachori, Mirchi Bada, Jalebis and different delights. There are numerous neighborhood eateries however we went to the Jayesh Mithai Bhandar, which is a disarming roadside, hollow-in-the-wall store that's a local favored.