Team 420, the team from Govt. Model Engineering College (MEC), Kochi, has emerged the winner of Cubethon ‘23, the second edition of one of the largest student hackathons in the country organized by Cubet, a leading digital solutions provider in association with Nasscom.
Team 420 comprising Muhammed Jamal P, Jeff Prakash, Anand A and Niya Shiyas won the top place by providing an innovative AI-powered solution that harnesses the ubiquity of WhatsApp, to streamline and simplify the manual process of tracking and analysing personal daily expenses and financial matters at the grand finale.
The second and third places were won by team A2Z Technology and Team Sentient both from Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore.
Team Tons of Tech from Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering, Chennai and Team Heuristic Solaris from St.Joseph’s Institute of Technology, Chennai respectively were placed at the fourth and fifth positions.
₹1.20 lakh (One lakh twenty thousand) cash prizes including ₹50,000 for the champions, ₹30,000 (2nd prize), Rs20,000 (3rd) and ₹10,000 each (4th and 5th) were given away by Susanth Kurunthil, CEO, Infopark.
Lovegin John, CEO, Cubet said the winning teams and the projects will be further evaluated to qualify for up to Rs10 lakh seed funding in the coming days.
The second prize winning team included Vishal Chinnasamy, Sasidharan Ramachandran and Rohith Kumar B presented a solution in response to the challenges students face in effectively utilizing video lectures and study materials, by proposing an innovative app that harnesses advanced technologies to enhance the learning experience.
The third prize winning team comprising Shrreya S R, Hari Balaji V, Vidhulaasri T, Dharshan S presented an AI-augmented reality companion in response to the global prevalence of untreated depression and its detrimental impact on individuals’ well-being.
There were 124 entries received in the first stage and of these, 19 teams were selected for the live hackathon.