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About the Hackathon

IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) is delighted to present Financial Services Hackathon, 2015 in partnership with India Infoline Limited (IIFL). The Hackathon will aid in industry innovation by fostering next generation of India’s entrepreneurs in the financial services sector. The Hackathon will focus on addressing the challenges involved with quality and access of financial services in areas such as safe savings, insurance cover, investments, entrepreneurial loans, payments, settlement facility, access to e-commerce transactions and to formal financial system. 


Problem statements

Applicants are invited to provide innovative solutions to solve one of the following problems:

  • Need for payment solutions that allow online and offline transactions to make payment processes simpler and beneficial leading to greater inclusion.
  • A solution for alternative lending/credit scoring that will enable financial institutions and formal banking channels to reach a wide range of people and enterprises and provide access to credit & financial products.
  • Innovative insurance solutions for 'bottom-of-pyramid' to reduce life-cycle risk, buttress increase in risk appetite and enterprising ability.

Who can Apply

  • Individuals and teams who are passionate about revolutionizing the way financial services function in India through disruptive innovation
  • Applicants should preferably have an experience of 2+ years in the financial services domain

What do We Offer

  • An opportunity to showcase your solution to CIIE, India’s leading business incubator and IIFL, an industry front-runner in financial services
  • Extensive mentoring and capacity building to validate and streamline your idea
  • A maximum of 10 most promising ideas will pitch to a panel of experts (Elevator Pitch) with an opportunity to strengthen their network and industry exposure
  • The jury of experts will use their industry experience and judgement to select a maximum of 3 ideas which will receive a product development grant of INR 5 Lac over a period of one year
  • Timeline


    IIFL is a leading financial services group in India offering gamut of services that includes financing, asset and wealth management, equity, commodity and currency broking, financial product distribution, investment banking, institutional equities, realty and property advisory services. It’s evolution from an entrepreneurial startup in 1995 to a full range diversified financial services group is a story of steady growth by adapting to the dynamic business environment, without losing focus on the core domain of financial services. With more than 3 million satisfied customers across various businesses and a well-entrenched network of close to 2,500 business locations spread over 850+ towns and cities in India has given it the ability to expand and reach out to different segments of the society.

    Set up under the aegis of IIM Ahmedabad, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses. In partnership with our mentors, corporates, development agencies, IIMA community and investors, CIIE cultivates a rare breed of entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative start-ups. CIIE believes that entrepreneurship has an unmatched ability to bring about disruptive change in India and engages with ventures across technology and impact areas like energy, environment, agriculture, healthcare and affordable technology. CIIE believes it should operate in sectors and geographies where there are market failures and private support is not easy to find.


    Visit us at:

    Anshul Modi
    Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE)
    CIIE Building, IIM New Campus, Vastrapur,
    Ahmedabad – 380015.
    Email : anshulmodi@iimahd.ernet.in
    Phone: +91-79-66324238
    Website : www.ciie.co

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