Tech Mahindra University Hackfest Season-1

Tech Mahindra would like to extend an invitation to you for a unique opportunity to participate in the hackathon for our university students .

IRIS (Ideate,Refine, Implement and Succeed) is our internal crowdsourcing ideation platform for 100,000+ associates that helps visualize a business opportunity by creatively identifying market demands and analyzing competitors.  We do believe that our young innovators from universities would also add value to our business demand. Hence, to motivate and encourage the culture of innovation to a wider set of audience we have planned for a hackathon for universities students.

Hackathon Schedule :
Task Expected date of completion
Phase 1 – Ideation Phase 18th Feb – 27th Feb
Phase 2 – Solution development
Only for the ideas shortlisted from Stage 1
4th Mar – 15th Mar
Evaluation over webex 18th Mar – 22nd Mar
Results declaration 28th Mar

Rewards :
Top winning team per theme would be eligible to win cash rewards as follows:
Winning team – 50K
1st Runner up – 25K
2nd Runner up – 15K
Consolation prize ( 2 in no.s) – 10K each


  • This is a team participation hackathon. You can have at most 3-5 members in your team.
  • It's an online hackathon, you can participate from anywhere.
  • There are 3 themes of the hackathon, you must submit your idea against any one business challenge.
  • You are expected to come up with new and innovative ideas, any idea that has been copied from somewhere will be disqualified.
  • Your hack must be developed entirely during the Hackathon duration. You may use open source libraries and other freely available systems / services such as Google Maps, Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds etc.
  • The intellectual property of your code belongs to Tech Mahindra Ltd.

Process for participating in a hackathon

  1. Click on: Being external user, use the “Click Here” link to register.
  2. Enter the details and click on “Register”. We will verify your details and will send you a link to confirm your registration. Post that you can change the password and login to IRIS using email id.

Attached is the detailed document covering detailed information about how to register, rules , evaluation process etc.

For any queries\clarifications, please feel free to drop a mail to

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This Project is Designed & Developed by Bhanu Pratap
Maintained by Manikant, Liyakath, Sree Charan and Haneesh