‘Waste to Wealth’ wins Silicon Rd Fall Hackathon

‘Waste to Wealth’ wins Silicon Rd Fall Hackathon

Blockchain & Med Device startups are Runners-Up

Mysuru: Silicon Rd Ideation Labs Private Ltd., Mysuru’s first Accelerator for Startups, has announced the winners of its inaugural Fall HaHackathon heldecently.

There were 228 online signups for the event including entries from Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The total prize money pool of over Rs.2 lakh, Google Credits and the opportunity for the top ten teams to qualify to participate in a free set of bootcamps for accelerating growth in startup companies. The winner was a group from CFTRI’s incubation centre who built a product called ‘Waste to Wealth.’ The innovative idea was to convert coffee waste into utensils such as cups. They won Rs.1.5 lakh in cash along with access to Silicon Road facilities and mentoring as well as Google Credits.

Sid Mookerji (extreme right), Sid Mookerji, CEO of Silicon Road, is seen presenting a cash prize of Rs.1,50,000 to the winners of Silicon Rd Fall Hackathon — Anudeep Sandanamudi and Naga Bhushan.
Runners-up (from left): Amit Kumar & Nikhil Sinha; S. Niranjan and Ajay Surya won a cash prize of Rs.25,000.

There were two runners-up each winning Rs.25,000 in cash and other benefits. The two runners-up were “Falcon” who built sensors to capture bad posture; and “MeFit” an app that used speech-to-text technology to determine calorie consumption and usage from spoken instructions.

Nineteen teams competed in the event that featured mentors from Google, NASSCOM, CFTRI and others.

The jury included K.C. Ayyagiri from Google, Dr. R. Subramanian, Acting Director of CFTRI, SouadTenfiche CEO of NUMA and Sid Mookerji, CEO of Silicon Road.

Silicon Rd Accelerator conducted this event in partnership with Google and Numa, a France headquartered Accelerator. Google has offered “Google Credits” and an in person architectural consultation in the Google campus to winning teams that go forward and create a startup.

September 11, 2018

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