Who are we About Us

CFT Hacks is India’s first entrepreneurial hackathon, a concept that brings together technological aptitude, with an entrepreneurial problem-solving skillset. Offering six heads of problems with 2 problems each, this hackathon tries to capture interests from versatile fields and invite a handful of very versatile people. CFT Hacks, with its innovative time line and set of events, has the potential to raise an idea within 24 hours to become a startup that can bag investments! The ideology behind this event builds around TECHNO-ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATION and the trait of a good entrepreneur to ‘do the ordinary tasks extraordinarily’. Hackathons are a great source of encouraging the one most important quality of entrepreneurs, rapid brainstorming and implementation. And with rewards that justify their talents, CFT Hacks, is here to unfold wonders.

Gender Equality and Diversity

The hackathon aims to pool the ideas and experiences of a diverse selection of individuals to generate innovative tools and solutions. We aim to change perceptions of gender-based discrimination amongst the male population and involve more people and ensure better and more holistic behaviors and ultimately achieve equal opportunities for all genders.

Join The Hackathon Why attend CFTHacks

Entrepreneurial Hackathon

Encourage yourself to challenge your thinking with an entrepreneurial mindset. Challenge yourself, make new like-minded friends and experience the best hackathon yet!

Opportunity Fair

Let the top companies witness your work and allow yourself to choose your passionate track and ventures that you feel like fitting in.

Networking

Find like minded passionate people, from developers to industry experts, under one roof, and broaden your network by reaching out to the recruiters and representatives.

Have Fun

The most important part of a hackathon is to have fun and take home a memorable experience to be cherished forever.

Work on the these latest techs Tracks

Blockchain

The blockchain technology enables decentralised and immutable recordkeeping of information. Public, private and permissioned blockchains offer an alternative to traditional intermediaries for making transactions of any kind.

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Internet of Things

Today, most of the electronic devices, and not just computers, around us are connected. In the near future, objects and home appliances will “talk” to each other, sharing data and valuable information to make our lives easier.

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Machine Learning

Chat-bots, cognitive learning, smart vision…the possibilities are endless. The implementation of this technology has enabled humans to train computer programs to make intelligent real-life decisions with minimal human interactions.

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FinTech

The intention of this track is not just to code but to come up with ingenious and well thought out business solutions which address real, meaningful and necessary challenges in the financial and insurance sector.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the design and use of programs and systems that exhibit human intelligence. Specialized and generalised AI is taking over all kinds of tasks, ranging from predicting occurrences to question answering.

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AR - VR

Augmented and Virtual reality are visual computer simulations that are displayed to viewers for various purposes. We encourage developers, designers, experts and imaginative AR/VR enthusiasts to open up a new dimension in R&D.

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Who help us Our Sponsors

General FAQ's

Any student from any university or a startup enthusiast may apply. It’s helpful to have some programming or technical experience, but it isn’t a requirement. All we are asking is an interest in coding. Prove your coding skills and gain more practical experience.
Your work will be witnessed by the top companies and you can choose your passionate track and ventures that you feel like fitting in.
Hackathon registration gives you a chance to get selected to attend the Hackathon and Hiring Fair held within CFTHacks. After the registrations close, the selected participants will be informed through email highlighting the further steps. There will be exciting talks, bunch of developers, HRs of startups, and of course, with refreshments and lots of goodies.
Upon completing the online registration process, you’ll soon be a sent a confirmation email before 7th March 2019. If you didn’t receive one, then check your Spam or Junk folder.
Talks from key innovators in their respective fields and workshops on improving entrepreneurship skills, latest technologies on the basis of problem statements and other such topics scheduled to be announced soon will take place during the event.
There’s always time for a first and we’ll be glad to be your first hackathon ever. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project; hackathons can be a great place to learn new skills in a short amount of time. Just come eager to learn, excited to meet lots of awesome people, and most importantly, come ready to build.
Yes, they will be made available on our official site and communicated to you in the ‘Thank You’ email after the event. Please note that the slides will only be provided with the discretion of the presenting organisations.
Of course there will be prizes although it isn’t all about winning but what you learn and build during those 24+ hours. But don’t worry there will be a panel of judges that will select the three best hacks based on creativity, technical difficulty, design, and usefulness. Prizes for first, second and third place TBA. Sponsors also offer prizes for specific criteria, which they judge themselves. Also we are not giving any prize in the form of money. The best of the best will get hired and the projects will be given incubation support!

General FAQ's

The applications will open on 1st February 2019. Applications close on 21st February 2019.
A panel of some of the biggest names in this ecosystem will evaluate hacks based on creativity, technical difficulty, design, and usefulness. New judges will be announced on a rolling basis on Twitter and Facebook, so make sure to follow us!
A team from CoFoundersTown with the full support of its Partners passionate about technology and entrepreneurship organises CFTHacks.
Please bring a valid ID (any Photo ID), your hackathon ticket (mail), a computer (preferably a laptop), chargers, and any hardware you will use for your hack. You can also bring a sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, and a couple changes of clothes. Food will be provided at the event. No firearms, weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs are allowed on event.
The teams are a maximum of 3 people. You can start off the event already with a team or you can meet with people at the event who also don’t have a team. Don’t worry, we’ll assist you in any case.
There will be some travel reimbursements for sure, we will communicate the details with the selected attendees. The details for the same will be communicated through email.
It's absolutely free! There is no entry fee, but some efforts to register and little brainstorming for idea to work on, is required. CFTHacks will provide you with plenty of food, snacks, swag, and prizes throughout the 24 hours.