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Startup Events To Attend This Week: Rajasthan DigiFest Beckons With Hackathons, Job Fair, And More

Startup Events To Attend This Week: Rajasthan DigiFest Beckons With Hackathons, Job Fair, And More

A Curated List Of Startup Events [July 23-29, 2018]

Here is Inc42’s latest edition of startup events coming up this week.

But before we dive into what’s in store for this week, let’s catch up on the successful events of the past week.

Inc42 successfully hosted its third session of Open Office Hours on Saturday (July 21) and it was a great experience for the team to hear to meet our readers and startups enthusiasts.

Even as we listened to several startups that pitched their ideas to us, it was great to catch up with our regular readers and get insights into what new we can bring to them. Such interactions also go a long way in boosting our morale and encouraging us to keep bringing to you more indepth, well-researched, value-added stories on the Indian startup ecosystem. After Saturday’s Open Office Hours, we’re all the more charged up about our mission.

While the last week was a little dull, we are here to help you mark your calendars for the week ahead!

Rajasthan DigiFest In Bikaner

The Rajasthan Digifest is back with a bang and will be hosted in the historic city of Bikaner on July 25 and 26. The Digitfest will feature a host of interesting competitions and events such as:

Hackathon 5.0: Hackathon 5.0 will be a 24 hour non-stop coding marathon providing an excellent platform to brilliant coders, developers and designers to derive innovative solutions and take home prizes worth INR 32.5 Lakh, along with an opportunity to work with Rajasthan government.

Coders, developers, and designers will be given a chance to use their cutting-edge techniques and innovative methods to build solutions around themes such as Bhamashah, e-Mitra, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, AR/VR, blockchain, machine learning, data warehouse, and data mobility.

TecRush: The three-day mega IT carnival will kick off with a unique technology run — TecRush. The fun run has been designed with the agenda of providing an incredible amalgamation of sports, technology, and entertainment, all at one place, for the state’s residents.

TecRush, in addition to the run, will give opportunities to participants across categories — young, old, women, and children — to compete in more than 50 activities held across four zones, and a chance to win over 5000 awards.

State-of-the-Art Exhibition: The Digifest will also feature a technology exposition for tech wizards, students, and those interested in technology from across the country. Startups can exhibit their innovative product/s or entire product line at the exhibition. The exhibition is a must-visit and seeks to encourage and bolster innovation and collaboration in various industries and sectors.

Job Fair: Spread over two days, this mega job event will witness over 150 companies from across sectors such as information technology, banking, retail, manufacturing, and pharma come under one roof. The top employers at the fair will be Infosys, Wipro, IBM, Genpact, Vodafone, Axis Bank, and AU Small Finance Bank, among many more.

Emitra/ITGK Hackathon: This six-hour activity will encourage the participation of e-Mitra kiosk owners to pitch their innovative ideas on how to enhance and simplify the usage of e-Mitra services using electronic media.

The participants can develop a module, guide, or video tutorials on how e-Mitra services can be made more accessible and easier to use for the people. Ideas are invited in categories such as e-service delivery, IEC using electronic media, and banking facilities.

EduHack: This hackathon will provide a collaborative and competitive environment to participants and enable them to implement out-of-the-box ideas and come up with extraordinary solutions. The solutions can be in the form of new learning software, new teaching methods, a smart algorithm, or anything that will help the state’s education system.

Green-a-Thon: The 24-hour coding competition will bring forward green ideas, aimed at making the world more sustainable. Participants will be offered a platform to showcase their ingenious solutions related to sustainable energy as well as environmental issues.

Startup Fest: The Startup Fest will host multiple knowledge-sharing and educational sessions/panel discussions. Global business leaders, tech mavericks, government change makers, startup geniuses, and corporate tycoons will share their experience and views on startups with young participants keen on entrepreneurship.

Date: July 25-26, 2018

Venue: Government Polytechnic College and Industrial Training Institute, Bikaner

TechTales and Cocktails – Fintech in 2018

This event will host two exciting panel discussions featuring distinguished venture capitalists and founders including Sanjay Swamy of Prime Ventures, Vikram Vaidyanathan of Matrix Partners, Lizzie Chapman from Zest Money, and Shashank Kumar of Razorpay, among others.

Venue: LetsVenture Online Pte ltd, 2nd Floor, SNC House, Raja Rammohan Roy Road, Bengaluru

Date: July 26, 2018 | 5–8 PM

Stay tuned for the next version of our weekly series Indian Startup Events Of The Week!