F . A . Q

  •  # WHAT IS A MATCHATHON ?

    An opportunity for students, professionals and entrepreneurs to pitch their tech-backed ideas, and prototypes to a team of industry experts and curated investors.

  • # WHO CAN APPLY ?

    We welcome all engineering students, developers, data scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, start-up founders, consultants and working professionals. If you’re really interested in innovating during the pandemic situation, then we would love for you to apply too!

  • # HOW DO I APPLY ?

    You can submit your tech-backed ideas online here - REGISTER NOW

  • # WHEN DO THE APPLICATIONS CLOSE ?

    Phase 1 - Ideas for Innovation

    Submit your tech-backed ideas in the form of a pitch deck or a video in the registration form explaining the practicality and feasibility and clearly stating your ask. You can send in your ideas until August 8, 2020.

    Phase 2 - 72 hour Hackathon

    A set of problem statements will be released on 6th August 2020 at 12 a.m. Participants enrolling for this phase will be required to develop tech-backed solutions to these problems identified and send in a demo by 8th August.

  • # HOW LONG IS THE MATCHATHON ?

    The matchathon is open for 8 days, Phase 1 – the first 5 days (Aug 1 – Aug 5) are open to pitching new ideas and phase 2 – the last 72 hours (Aug 6 – Aug 8) for the hackathon.

  • # HOW DO I SUBMIT MY IDEAS ?

    You can register here REGISTER NOW to send in your videos pitching your idea/s and/or prototypes & pitch decks. Please ensure your ideas are original, practical and feasible.

  • # WITH THE PANDEMIC, WHERE IS THE MATCHATHON BEING HELD ?

    We understand that the pandemic has disrupted normalcy, this matchathon will be conducted virtually. All the information is available on the website - matchathon.in

  • # WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE ?

    Students

    Startups & Entrepreneurs

    Professionals

  • # WILL I BE JUDGED FAIRLY ?

    Students will be evaluated as a separate category from startups and professionals. Students can also participate in groups and each of the team members must be a student. Startups and professionals must participate as individuals.

  • # DO I NEED TO HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE ?

    No. It is not mandatory. We encourage participation from everyone.

  • # DO WE NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN TEAMS ?

    No. It is not mandatory. We are inviting individual participants and for college students, you can form your own teams.

  • # WHAT SOLUTIONS DO WE NEED TO IDENTIFY OR PROPOSE ?

    Technology backed solutions focusing on:

    -Health & Well-being

    -Business Continuity

    -Social & Community Cohesion

    -Remote Working & Education

    -Digital Finance

    -Other

    Your solution/s can also be in the form of an idea with a practical approach to implementation and feasibility.

  • # WHAT ARE THE MATCHATHON WINNER PRIZES ?

    We at Innopark Ventures will MATCH the winning solutions to investors to bring the idea/s to life. We do this by providing access to capital, relevant industry-specific mentorship, infrastructure and tech development & design support, HR & Legal Support.

     

    For students, you will stand a chance to win internships, projects and placements.

     

    The winning ideas will be swiftly made into scalable businesses in the current market scenario.

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