Smart-O-Thon 2023: A startup Hackathon for Students

Dec 24, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

This hackathon is a 2-round event that will test the technical and entrepreneurial abilities of the participants. The contestants must develop a viable and cost-effective solution to a given problem statement with presentations and pitch their ideas to judges.

Virtual event

About this event

Welcome to Smart-o-thon 2023, an exclusive hackathon presented by Startup Grind India, for college students. Seize the opportunity to connect, learn, and contribute to a dynamic startup ecosystem.

Smart-o-thon 2023 is a meticulously crafted two-round hackathon designed to challenge your technical acumen and entrepreneurial spirit. Propose a viable, cost-effective solution to a real-world problem statement, showcasing innovation, and presenting a strategic marketing approach.

ThemeInnovate, Implement, Inspire

Team Composition:

  • Team members must be from the same college
  • Maximum of 5 members per team

Dates and Venue: The event starts on the 18th of December 2023

  • PRELIMS: 18 - 21st December
  • FINALS: 24th December

Mode: Online


Round 1:

  • Problem Statement Release: 24 hours before the start of the event
  • Innovative Solutions: Craft a prototype and presentation
  • Team Collaboration: Submit collectively by a team lead

Presentation Highlights:

  • Issue Redefined: Clearly articulate the problem statement
  • Spotlight on Challenges: Identify potential obstacles
  • Solution Showcase: Theoretical and practical application
  • Strategic Branding: Full-fledged marketing approach
  • Competitive Edge: Address competitors and market dynamics
  • Note: Your pitch sets the benchmark for qualification

Round 2:

  • Live Pitch to Jury: Qualified teams will have a chance to present to judges
  • Practical Demonstration: Bring the solution to life

Judging Criteria:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Efficient solutions win
  • Innovative Quotient: Outshine your competitors
  • Real-World Viability: Scalability and implementation
  • Presentation Skills: Persuasive and impactful
  • Strategic Marketing: Be remarkable and comprehensive

Join us in shaping the future of innovation at Smart-o-thon 2023! Register now and be a part of the entrepreneurial revolution.

Check out what happened


  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind Bhubaneswar

    Chapter Director



Sunday, December 24, 2023
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM UTC


Panel Discussion
Startup Pitches
Ending Note


  • Ahmad Fahim Didar

    Startup Grind

    Startup Grind HQ, Community Manager

  • Aayush Vats

    Startup Grind

    Bhubaneswar Chapter Director

  • Rishita Sharma

    Jammu City Director

  • Baskar Perumal

    Lexhive Corporate Services

    Madurai Chapter Director

  • Aalap Sanghvi


    Banglore Chapter Director

  • Aastha Vij

    Community Outreach

  • Shreesanyog Rath

    Research & Content

  • Devaj Patnaik

    SG India

    Community Outreach

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