Winners from #GSFHacks- GSF’s problem specific hackathon with technology partners

 (L-R) Dharmendra Yashovardhan (Founder & COO, Ixigo), Sumit Jain (CTO, HT Media), Dinesh Agarwal (Founder & CEO, Indiamart), Rajesh Sawhney (Founder, GSF)
(L-R) Dharmendra Yashovardhan (Founder & COO, Ixigo), Sumit Jain (CTO, HT Media), Dinesh Agarwal (Founder & CEO, Indiamart), Rajesh Sawhney (Founder, GSF)

Hackathons are meetups where developers from across technology domains come together to form teams and build a product in a certain time frame. Very good for the ecosystem as a whole, hackathons serve many purposes ranging from building more products (some of which might go on to become hits) to creating a talent pool for startups to hire from.

GSF accelerator recently conducted the #GSFhacks, a 30 hour Hackathon starting on April 20. This hackathon had onboarded technology partners- Datawind, Rovolt Labs, PayTM, Indiamart and Intuit – who gave broad problem satements for the developers to work on.

100 developers were selected via a filtering process and they went on to code for 30 hours to come with solutions or cool hacks to the problem statements defined by the technology partners. Here are the winners selected by the respective companies:

Product: Register for through mobile using IVR and social network
Team: Anmol Ahuja, Hammad, Pankaj Kumar Sharma, Umar Ahmad


Product: Advanced autocorrection and NLP based searching tool to get desirable products from e-commerce catalogs
Team: Ravi Suhag, Manish Singh Bisht, Amit Saharana

Rovolt Labs (announced 2 winners)

Product: Run up :Social running with your friends regardless of location
Team: Agam Jain, Vipul Jain, K. Balakrishnam

Product: Geo fenced public photosharing
Team: Sudhanshu Pratap Singh, Aviral Aggarwal


Product: Social education platform for Android device
Team: Mohammad Umair, Saurav Tomar, Abhinav Sinha, and Arnav Gupta


Product: Offline payments via PayTM using sms
Team: Rajat Srivastava, Ankit Gupta, Dharmendra Pratap Singh

GSF (announced 2 winners)

Product: Live captions during conversations targeted at hearing impaired

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Team: Kshitij Kumar, Raghav Sood

Product: Browser extension for productivity analytics
Team: Cheenu Madan, Gaurav Verma

18 winners received INR 5000  and a datawind tablet each. These products are yet to be deployed but have the skeleton is in place. From here on, the teams can either decide to develop on their products themselves or the technology partners will work with the developers to build on some of them further.

Website: GSFhacks

Related read: The story of one of GSF selected winners at the hackathon-

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About the author

Jubin is an old timer at YourStory. Deeply entrenched in the Indian startup ecosystem, he has written about and analysed more than 1000 startups. He operates from the mountains in Dharamshala where he plays with technology, farming and eco-construction. He can be reached on Twitter @jub_in and on mail at

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