We had a fantastic experience with PASHA Hackathon on 7-8-9 October 2022, took place at YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku. At Hackquarters, we love hackathons because of the inspirational synergy of the youth. Corporates are also highly interested in hackathons since they can approach pain points and needs from different and fresh angles; and also take the opportunity to connect with young talents.
PASHA Hackathon was a 48-hour tech competition that encourages students, corporates, marketing specialists, designers, and coders to solve current workflow problems and generate new ideas implemented by PASHA Life. The primary purposes of the program designed and implemented by Hackquarters were to connect local tech communities in major cities to create viable and innovative business ideas and product concepts, streamline the evaluation process for companies, identify talents, create opportunities to test the strong teams, and create new industry-specific commercial opportunities and increasing the speed of these opportunities to the market.
179 participants out of 656 applications from 11 countries brought their cool ideas and excitement. 30% previously participated in hackathons; and worked in groups and developed new projects over 48 hours throughout the program. Participants tried to create innovative solutions in the following categories:
🔸Increase customer engagement with PASHA Life products, creating a personalized connection
🔸Educate customers about new products and promotions, capturing attention for the risk
🔸Analyze and understand customer choice, preference, and motivation while making a choice
🔸Increase awareness of insurance among the young generation
🔸Stimulate customer loyalty for Life & Investment with new channels and reward tools
🔸Increase customer engagement with gamified content and AR experience
🔸Personal devices and smart calculators integrated with mobile phones
PASHA Hackathon started on the 7 October, Friday. The first day covered the orientation sessions, hackathon rules & expectations, and the Training Session: MVP and Prototyping by Kaan Akın.
Teams continued to innovating on the 2nd day. All groups received support from 31 different mentors according to their needs in various verticals. Until the deadline (the evening), they tried to do their best to deliver the most innovative ideas and solutions.
On the last day, 9 October, 16 finalist teams pitched their ideas, and the jury evaluated them according to scalability, feasibility, customer value, and compliance with the regulations.
1st Place: Pali
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2nd Place: Insurize
3rd Place: Həyat Ver
Special Jury Prize: Pasha Step
A huge congrats and many thanks to all the mentors, participants, supporters and partners who made this Hackathon great. We hope to see you all again soon!