Dhriiti (A leading NGO working in the Women Entrepreneurship) and Impact Hub Manila (pioneer in organizing international brands of hackathons) in collaboration with Project Her & Now of GIZ, Nasscom Foundation, Villigro and NuSocia announced the launch of the first edition of Scipt4HER Hackathon.
According to the Sixth Economic Census, women constitute only 14% of India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition to the regular entrepreneurial challenges, they have to also fight gender stereotypes. For rural women, the challenge just becomes four-fold.
Scipt4HER Hackathon will allow participants to test their passion for innovation, problem-solving, design thinking, and programming skills by solving the pressing problems faced by women entrepreneurs and drive gender-responsive solutions.
● How can you bring Financial Inclusion for rural women?
● How can you deliver tech solutions in leveraging mainstream market and trade for rural women entrepreneurs?
● How can you build peer-support communities for rural women?
The Hackathon follows a 72-hour format starting Sept 27th and ending Sept 30th where teams tackle various problems by coming up with digital / tech solutions. The Winning team will receive:
● Cash Awards (INR 1 lakh for each winning team)
● Dhriiti Incubation Support to create prototype of the ideas
● Networking with various players from the startup world
● Coverage of the winners and initiatives across various media platforms
All projects must be submitted through the Hackathon Platform, and must be complete to be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be counted. Submissions should contain the following:
- All team members (min of 3 max 5)
- Full project details
- 2-3 minute video demo of your solution
- Link to Github/Code Repository
₹ 300,000 in prizes
Top 10 will be the qualifying team selected for final presentations.
Out of which Top 3 will be selected as Winners!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Technical Robustness / Scalability (30%)
Does the code have bugs? Is the project technically impressive? Does it seem remarkable that someone could achieve this hack in just a day or two? How complete is the submission? Did they leverage other techniques that already exist?
Business Viability (30%)
Details of market potential of the solution? Is this idea going to make money, or at least contribute to the solution that will? Is the idea a relevant solution to the given challenge? How easy and cost effective is the proposed solutions?
Social Impact (30%)
Did the team solve a significant problem in terms of size and impact?
Design and Learning Stretch (10%)
Did the team push themselves to learn something new? What technologies/APIs/Products/Methods did they use, that they didn’t know before? Did they use their resources and time well? Is the idea original?