Welcome to World Food India Hackathon 2017

Venue & Date

TBD, New Delhi 27 & 28 October 2017


All participating teams will receive certificate.

Top 3 teams will receive awards (Cash or Kind) during World Food India (WFI) Inaugural.

Rules for participation in

World Food India Hackathon 2017

Who can participate?

Participant: An individual, a team or an organization

Project: An idea or proof-of-concept of an application that addresses a problem. Projects are likely to be prototypical, untested and unrefined.

App: An evolved and refined project that has reached a level of sophistication and usability appropriate for deployment and impact.

Finalists: Finalists are nominated based on the Hackathon judging scores. Finalists receive recognition and represent a shortlist of
participants’ apps that are eligible for the grand prize.

Winners: Winners are selected from the finalists to receive the grand prize

Participation and enrollment

Participation in the WFI Hackathon-2017 is free and open to any student, developer or firm.

Enrollment is not confirmed until the WFI Hackathon-2017 team contacts the participant and assigns mentors, next steps, etc.

Enrollment may be terminated at any point by a representative of WFI Hackathon-2017 if a participant violates any rules.

General competition rules

Participants can work on more than one problem and app.

Participants must indicate how their solution and apps address the problem/s identified by linking their solution to Problems identified. Enrolment may be terminated if a project or app does not sufficiently address the Problem statement.

Participants may only submit solutions or apps for which they have the legal rights and intellectual property.

Participants’ projects are only eligible for mentorship if they have been properly posted – with sufficient details as determined by the WFI Hackathon-2017 team during the validation phase.

Dates and deadlines are subject to change with prior notice.

These rules may be changed during the competition; every attempt to fairly notice participants of such changes will be made.

Project and apps validation

After deadlines for submitting solutions and apps have passed, the WFI Hackathon-2017 team will manage a process of validation. Validation may include: excluding irrelevant, inappropriate or illegal projects or apps; working with participants to refine/update project or app listings to provide more detail; or other quality assurance mechanisms.

Only projects or apps which pass the validation phase may proceed to the next phase.

Projects and apps will not be validated if they are:

Primarily political, sectarian or religious in nature, Discriminatory to any group.


Subject to any third-party agreements participants may make:

Participants own any applicable intellectual property rights of their apps

By submitting an app for WFI Hackathon – 2017, participants grant the India@75 a royalty-free license

Post on India@75 and associated websites information about the application including, but not limited to, details about the storyline, characters, screenshots, etc., and a link to the downloadable application in the online store of the applicable software platform (e.g. Android Play Store, Apple Store) or, if not sold through such platform, to your website.

Publicize the names of Competition participants (including the individual members of a team) and winners, and their Applications through media and events of the organizer’s choosing.

Deploy or otherwise utilize the application.


If I am a developer but don't have an idea, should I apply?

Yes! You can think of your idea and design it before the competition. The only thing you cannot do is code.
Coding before the event will result in immediate disqualification.

What’s the application process like?

We’re looking for creative and innovative people with a set of skills that can contribute to a project—mobile, web  design and cloud computing.

Do I have to pay to join the Hackathon?

No! WFI Hackathon 2017 is free to apply and attend.

How can I team up with others?

You can register for the WFI Hackathon by filling the necessary details here :-http://hackathon.indiaat75.in/#registration You will be able to pick team members and mentors there.

If I am non-technical, should I apply?

Yes! Please be aware however that Hackathons are designed for people with coding talent.

If I have a team and already have a product, should I apply with the product that already exist?

Yes! As long as you haven’t begun coding. If you have, please consider a new product

How big is the team?

Teams can be anywhere between 1 to 4 people. In our experience, 5 people is too many. 1 person teams are not recommended but if you believe you can do it, apply!

If I am not Indian, should I apply?

Everybody is welcome to apply. There is no requirement to be Indian.

Can I go home or go out of the Hackathon place when the Hackathon is still continue?

Yes! But please acknowledge that you’ll be missing valuable time as all Hackathon coding must occur at the event location .

Can I come prepared & what can I prepare for the competition?

You can prepare wireframes, designs and visuals before the competition but all coding must occur during the event.

What are you providing?

There will be a seamless infrastructure to support your participation in WFI Hackathon 2017.
Electricity, Internet and Wifi will be provided free of charge. There will be presentation equipment should you need it during judging.

Registration Form

WFI Hackathon 2017

Name of the Team (required)

Name of Team Leader (required)

Number of Members (required)

Name of Members

Name of College/University/organization (required)

Area of Specialization (required)

Contact Number(required)

Email Id (required)

City (required)

Problem Statement (required)

Brief write – up on Solution (required)


World Food India Hackathon 2017



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