Startup Question

Teams can have between 2-8 members

All Themes are equally dealt with the same weightages. Experts will give appropriate scores
across all themes.

It is your wish. Team members can be from different segments – from startup, academia,
working professionals, or group of people. There is no restriction there.

This is one of the main challenges of the hackathon looking for innovative ways of building
solutions Leveraging Transfer Learning, incremental Learning and merging solutions.

This is preparation time for a hackathon(Getting ready). This is the time frame, interact
with Mentors, download dataset, set development environment and get ready for the hackathon.
Any Issues with dataset or development environments related issues are not addressed during
hackathon time. Utilize this time to make it all ready for the hackathon.

Startup Question

Mentorship is kind support provided to the participant during a hackathon to guide the
team. It is the team/participants sole responsibility to develop innovative solutions. However we
put our effort to monitor mentorship activities, in case of any extended support required write to

Once mentors are allocated, there won’t be a change of mentor. If a team wants to work without
a mentor, it is the team’s wish.

You will get a briefing during the time of hackathon orientation.
What is the process of Team leaving a hackathon during the program?
The Team Leader has to write an email to hackathon@derbifoundation.com. If there is no
response from the team for more than 24 hours, it is considered that, team is not interested to
proceed further.

You will get a briefing during the orientation program.

• Every participant will get an e-certificate.
• Winners will get prize money
• Winners will get possible incubation at SINE, IITB and DERBI
• Winners will have to submit the Presentation & report.
• Winners get associated with incubation centre for at least next 12 months.


In all of our interactions, we aspire to embody and champion the below values: Be Friendly and Welcoming

• Listen with purpose and create space for others’ communication preferences.

• Ask yourself how you can make someone else’s life easier.

Be Patient
• Remember that people have varying communication styles and preferences.

• Recognize that not everyone is using their native language (meaning and tone can be lost in translation).

Be Thoughtful
• Think about how others will interpret your words – productive, clear communication requires effort!

• Remember that sometimes it is best to refrain entirely from commenting.

Be Respectful and Inclusive
• Respect differences of opinion.

• Seek to build bridges and understand, not condemn or criticize.

• Make a conscious effort to include people who differ from you.

Be Open and Curious
• Assume good intent and interpret others’ statements or questions in good faith.

• Ask questions to understand, not denounce.

• Focus on continuous learning – get better at the things you already know, tackle completely new things, and ask others about their expertise to deepen yours

In Summary:
• Treat everyone with respect, kindness and empathy.

• Use welcoming and inclusive language.