Take part in the Bounce Hack 1.0 Hackathon conducted by Bounce on HackerEarth. Showcase your skills at the hackathon and win amazing prizes. Register now!” ( Link at the bottom of the post )
Bounce Hack 1.0 Hackathon
Disrupting the mobility space, **Bounce** is India’s first two-wheeler self-ride rental service that is on a mission to make daily commute affordable, accessible and convenient.
Founded in 2014, the company’s smart urban mobility solution strives to bridge the last mile connectivity gap with anywhere pick up and drop options. Clocking 30,000+ rides daily, Bounce currently boasts of a fully serviced fleet of 5000+ dockless scooters that can be accessed round the clock by anyone through their app, at extremely affordable rates.
The company has recently raised $72 million in Series C funding led by Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital, Falcon Edge, as well as is strongly backed by existing investors like Sequoia Capital, IDG Omidyar and Accel Partners.
Looking to scale up rapidly and commence pan India operations, Bounce is looking for a different league of problem solvers keen to alleviate the pain points of the mobility space. In light of this, Bounce is conducting Bounce Hack 1.0 to spot those out-of-the-box thinkers and problem solvers.
Bounce Hack 1.0 Hackathon Rounds
Phase 1: Ideation Round
The hackathon will be divided into 2 phases. Each phase will have an elimination round.
In this online ideation round, we want to learn about your approach towards building a solution for the chosen mobility problems in India.
Each team must consist of a mix of mobile and backend developers. (You can also build a team of your individual self if you are a genius who can rock mobile and backend both). In the online submission, a team must submit two/three documents with the following information
For your idea submissions, we urge you to follow the Idea Submission Format.
Phase 2: Onsite Hackathon – Accel LaunchPad, Koramangala
On the onsite hackathon, you can choose to team up (if you had submitted only backend or mobile solutions) or gather your exceptional team around, and start building the complete solution at the day. You will be evaluated on the product as a whole. During the hackathon, our engineering team of Bounce will be around to mentor you and give shape to your solution. Finalists shall get an opportunity to present and talk about their solutions before the esteemed judges of Bounce Hack 1.0
and may even get lucky enough to land a job opportunity at Bounce!
THEMES Bounce Hack 1.0 Hackathon
Bounce is determined to revolutionize the way rural and urban India commutes. One of the leading travel issues faced by the rural and suburban Indian population is a dearth of vehicles coupled with issues regarding untimely vehicle delivery and unfair prices. Can you address their travel woes with an innovative solution?
Traffic congestion is the culprit behind improper traffic management, lawlessness on roads and frequent signal failures. While several methods to minimize congestion such as infrared sensors inductive loop detection, video data analysis, wireless sensor networks are in place, they often accompanied with demerits such as high installation and maintenance costs.
As a solution, Mobility options offered by ride-hailing services such as Bounce, Uber, Yulu, QuickRide, etc have tried to combat the problem of congestion to a large extent and served road administration and consumers alike.
Design a low cost, scalable solution for a connected service, that serves as a bridge between all the mobility options to ease congestion while allowing commuters to optimize their travel time and cost.
Last mile connectivity and ease of traveling
Traveling from Point A to B may require a change in several modes of transport. For instance, you may cover a specific distance via metro, some distance by bus and the last mile by auto to reach the desired location. While making these switches customers encounter several issues like unfair travel prices, unavailability of transport options and general traffic mismanagement.
Design a solution to help commuters cover last mile connectivity in the most hassle-free manner possible by suggesting an economical travel alternative that is available and easily accessible as well.
A country is lauded for its high mobility standards only when the commute options cater efficiently to the differently abled, elderly and low-income travelers. We envision India to be a country that provides affordable and accessible travel options to all strata of society as well.
Come up with a solution that tackles the lack of real-time information about public buses, autos, complex payment systems, or the lack of online payment methods in public transportation.
Bridging the gap between the demand and supply for smart urban mobility
Cities face many mobility and transport challenges where the market is held back by fragmentation and uncertainties over both demand and supply. We need partnerships between public authorities, transport operators, small and large companies, and investors.
Can you come up with innovative solutions for efficient management. Also the administration of supply against the demand for our upcoming metropolitans?
Data Science and mobility
As mobility is moving from a private model to a shared one (shared cars, bicycles, scooters, etc.), mobility operators are gathering more. And more data related to their users behaviors (time of booking, positions when starting and ending a trip, etc.) and vehicle information (level of battery, speed, state of the vehicle, etc.). This data is very important as it allows operators to predict key metrics to help improve their services and user experience.
How can we maximize the benefits of data analytics to efficiently improve the service, user experience and reduce the costs for operators?
You can use open data sources to build Data Science solutions for mobility.
INR 3,50,000 IN PRIZES
1st Prize INR 1,50,000
Winners will receive Exciting Bounce Branded Merchandise apart from the Cash Prize of INR 1.5 Lakh!
2nd Prize INR 1,00,000
Winners will receive Exciting Bounce Branded Merchandise apart from the Cash Prize of INR 1 Lakh!
Best Idea INR 15000
The best ideator will receive Exciting Bounce Branded Merchandise apart from the Cash Prize of INR 15K!
Best Product Pitch INR 10000
The team with the most impactful pitch from the hackathon will receive Exciting. Bounce Branded Merchandise apart from the Cash Prize of INR 10K!
Crowd Favourite INR 5000
The team with idea/product which wins the hearts of the audience will receive. Exciting Bounce Branded Merchandise apart from the Cash Prize of INR 5K!
Best UI Design INR 10000
The team with eye treating product design will receive Exciting Bounce Branded. Merchandise apart from the Cash Prize of INR 10K!
Solo Project INR 10000
Feel special to win 10K if you single-handedly pulled off this project. Winners will receive Exciting Bounce Branded Merchandise apart from the Cash Prize of INR 10K!Special Prizes
Consolation Prize (20)
Exciting Goodies for All the shortlisted teams at the offline hackathon
Job Opportunities (5)
Bounce Hack 1.0 will open doors to recruitment interviews for finalists. Stand a chance to work for Bounce!
CODE OF CONDUCT Bounce Hack 1.0 Hackathon
All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers, and staff at our hackathon must agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, previous hackday attendance or computing experience (or lack of any of the aforementioned). We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate at any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sacked or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Photography is encouraged, but other participants must be given a reasonable chance to opt out from being photographed. If they object to the taking of their photograph, comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy (in bathrooms or where participants are sleeping). Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. As this is a hackathon we like to explicitly note that the hacks created at our hackathon are equally subject to the anti-harassment policy. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the hackathon staff immediately.
Happy to Help
Hackathon staff will be happy to help participants contact any local security or local law enforcement. And provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackathon. We value your attendance. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hackathon organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hackathon.
We expect participants to follow these rules at the hackathon.
FAQs Bounce Hack 1.0 Hackathon
Do I need to pay any money to register for the Hackathon?
No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for any Hackathon on HackerEarth.
Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant for the Hackathon?
If you love to code, you are more than welcome to participate in the Hackathon.
How do I submit what I have made for the Hackathon?
You have to develop the application on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code.
Do we need to have the entire idea fully working?
Not fully implemented. The submission should be functional so that it can be reviewed by the judges.
How is the environment? Will your environment support any language? Will you provide any IDE and DB for us to work on ideas?
You have to develop the entire software application on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code.
Does one have to be online and available for the entire duration of the Hackathon?
No, not required. You can develop the application on your local system based on the given themes. And then submit it on HackerEarth, on the specific challenge page.
FAQs Bounce Hack 1.0 Hackathon
There is no specific technology mentioned. Are there any restrictions on using number of pre-built libraries?
There is no restriction to use any language, technology stack, or libraries. You can use any of them to create a complete solution consisting of backend and mobile front-end.
Do I need to give a demo for the product that I have built?
If you want you can submit a small presentation or video that demos your submission, however it’s not mandatory, and only good to have. So in case you are one of the shortlisted teams of the idea submission phase, you are invited to demo your application at a physical event, details of which will be shared with sufficient advance notice.
If it is a team submission, does that mean all team members will have access to work at the same time?
Yes, all team members can login from their account and do application submission on HackerEarth.
Who will own the IP(Intellectual Property) Rights to the product that I have built?
The developer/developers of the web/mobile application will have all rights and own the IP of the product. However, all code needs to be in public domain (open source) so that it can be evaluated by the judges.
Can I form a team collaborating with other teams during the onsite hackathon?
Yes, you can collaborate with other teams during the onsite hackathon and it is up to the collaborating team’s discretion. However, this can be done manually and the same will not reflect on HackerEarth page.
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