Meet the Winners of PASHA Hackathon 3.0

October 6, 2023

We had a great experience with the PASHA Hackathon 3.0 on 29-30 September and 1 October 2023, which took place at Passage 1901, Baku. With a 48-hour timeline to develop innovative tech solutions, this year's Hackathon was about pushing boundaries and fostering creativity.

What Drives Us?

Pasha Hackathon encourages students, corporates, marketing specialists, designers, and coders to solve current workflow problems and generate new ideas implemented by Umico Market. The event served multiple goals:

  • Connecting local tech communities in major cities to create viable and innovative business ideas and product concepts
  • Streamlining the evaluation process for companies, identifying talent, and creating opportunities to test the strong teams
  • Creating new industry-specific commercial opportunities and increasing the speed of these opportunities to market

200 participants out of over 830 applications brought their excellent ideas and excitement. 40% previously participated in hackathons, worked in groups, and developed new projects over 48 hours throughout the program. Participants tried to create innovative solutions in the following categories:

  • Enhancing Customer Acquisition through Referral Programs
  • Attracting and Empowering Partners on the Umico Market
  • Empowering Content Creators/Influencers on the Umico Market Platform

The Three-Day Journey

First Day: Setting the Stage

The hackathon started with a welcoming speech from the Hackquarters, PASHA Holding, and Umico teams. This was followed by an overview of the Hackathon's objectives and rules and an in-depth session on digital services and expectations.

The first day concluded with a session on MVP and Prototyping Training with Kaan Akın from Hackquarters, leading into a Q&A session with Umico Teams.

Second Day: Mentorship and More

The day started with a Pitching Skills and Presentation training session. Multiple mentorship sessions in various verticals and a one-minute video submission deadline followed this. Until the deadline (the evening), they tried to do their best to deliver the most innovative ideas and solutions. 

Last Day: The Final Countdown

The final day was all about showcasing what was developed. After an internal elimination meeting, finalist teams were announced. 20 finalist teams pitched their ideas, and the jury evaluated them according to scalability, feasibility, customer value, and compliance with the regulations.

Winning Teams and Rewards

1st Place Arbitrage Wins! - 6,000 ₼

Emin Khalifayev 

Kanan Gurbanov 

Javid Mammadli 

Murad Ojagverdiyev 

Ilya Kadikov 

Aslan Mammadrzayev

2nd Place: Spark - 4,000 ₼

Zaman Kazimov 

Arzuman Abbasov 

Ilham Suleymanov 

Ali Hasanli 

Seymur Shikhalizada

3rd Place: Codage - 2,000 ₼

Elgun Hasanov 

Fatulla Bashirov 

Orkhan Gahramanov 

Kavsar Huseynova 

Samir Jumshudzada 

Murad Salahli

We couldn't be prouder of what we achieved during these 48 hours. Thank you to all mentors, participants, supporters, and partners who made this event a success. We look forward to seeing you at our next Hackathon!

Stay tuned for more details on our upcoming programs. If you want to join this incredible journey, check out our upcoming programs on our website!

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