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Transform Startup Data into Business Insights


Registration Deadline: 08-04-2023, Saturday 9:30 AM.

What is HackStart?

Are you passionate about data analytics, and machine learning as well as want to apply your business knowledge? At E-Summit 2023 we are excited to present “HackStart” a Business cum Tech Hackathon that will put your business acumen to the test while providing you with an opportunity to use your skills in order to analyse Startups data.

Our Vision

The objective of the event is to provide participants with a real-world scenario that requires them to apply their data analysis and machine learning skills while promoting the business buzz inside them. The scenario will involve a dataset that requires participants to analyze and make predictions based on the data. Come and be a part of an amazing journey that will amplify your Analytical and Machine Learning skills, cultivate your entrepreneurial mindset, and aid you in recognizing avenues for boosting growth. Register now to seize the opportunity!

Why participate?

Prize Money

Total prize pool of INR 50K

Special Access E-Summit 2023

Get special access to complete E-Summit events, talks, workshops and much more!

Official Certificate

Get Official Certificates from E-Cell IIT Madras for all participants and winners

Datalore Access

All participants will get 2 months free access to "Datalore" by JetBrains.


Teams would have the opportunity to face real-world scenarios and discover the true potential of data.


Compete with like-minded people and get a chance to expand your network


College students of any age are welcome to participate as long as they share an interest in data analytics and machine learning, along with possessing a business-oriented mindset.


Round 1: The Workshop

The workshop will be an interactive session aimed at familiarizing participants with Datalore Platform. Participants will be guided through the various features and tools available on the platform, and they will be given hands-on experience using it to complete tasks and assignments so that they have a better understanding of how the platform works and how they can leverage its features to maximize their performance in the competition. Mr. Sumanth from JetBrains, who is an ML engineer, developer advocate, and YouTuber, will be leading the workshop. Participants can ask questions, share experiences and receive feedback.

Round 2: The Hackathon

The competition will be a day-long hackathon in offline mode at IIT Madras during E-Summit'23 which will test your data analytics and business mind. The participants will be provided with a data set containing various sorts of information. Participants will be expected to analyze the data and present it in form of various displays such as graphs or charts. Additionally, the participants will be required to build suitable Machine Learning Algorithms which can perform predictions on the given dataset. Now comes the best part! Awaken your business nerves, find out the possible threats or risks on the basis of past trends and your predictions, and formulate business strategies to mitigate these risks.


Registration Deadline

8th April, 9:30 AM

Workshop on “Datalore”

26th March, Sunday

Hackathon commences

8th April, 10:00 AM


9th April, Sunday


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