2019 Jul 25
IMSSA (Industrial Management Science Students’ Association) the student body of Department of Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya, holds the pride in organizing one of the most successful inter-university hackathons – hackX, for the fourth consecutive year. Over the years hackX has been a platform where many creative and innovative products built upon and got the due industrial exposure.
This year hackX evolves from the ordinary 12-hour hackathon into an inter-university Startup Challenge, creating the platform for more refined solid startups to emerge through the industrial level product development guidance provided.
hackX 2019 comprises of 03 major events; the ideaX (initial idea pitching), codex (04 weeks product development period) and hackX Finals and awarding ceremony. The competition is open to all undergraduates; applicants will be screened based on their sent idea proposal and 30 teams will be selected to pitch their ideas at ideaX. Top 10 teams will be selected from the ideaX to compete as finalists alongside the top 03 teams selected by an internal Ideasprint held within the Department of Industrial Management.
The 13 final teams will be given one month (04 weeks) to develop and implement their innovative ideas. During this period, individual Mentors will be allocated per team to help and guide them in development. Additional to the mentoring support, a Technical Workshop and a Business Workshop followed by a Technical Webinar series will be held to support the teams in grooming their ideas into worthy Startups.
The finalists will subsequently pitch their ideas to an expert panel of judges together with a product demonstration, through which the top 03 teams will be selected. The 03 winning teams will be given hosting support and cash prizes to kick start their Startups.
The Final event will be graced by Investors interested in funding new Startups and many more reputed personnel from leading IT and related firms.
The Registrations will be starting on the 25th of July 2019. Visit www.hackx.lk for more details.