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Empowering Investors Hackathon

The Empowering Investors Hackathon, presented by SEBI and powered by Hack2skill, is a transformative event revolutionising the securities market through innovative solutions. Focused towards cutting-edge technologies like Gen Ai and Machine Learning, this hackathon shall empower investors by curating educational content, enhancing financial literacy, and promoting trust. With mentorship, networking, and exciting rewards, it’s a platform to innovate, collaborate, and drive positive change in the financial industry. Join us to shape a brighter future for investors.

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Registrations Open

July 17th, 2023

AMA Session

August 5th, 2023

Idea Submissions Close

August 13th, 2023

Induction Session with Mentors

August 17th, 2023

Finale Shortlisting (Prototype Submission)

August 24th, 2023

Final Shortlist Announcement

August 26th, 2023

Demo Day + Winner Felicitation

August 28th, 2023

Winner Felicitation at GFF

September 5th, 2023

Problem Statements/Challenges

Content Curation and Education


Develop tools and models to curate and organize trustworthy educational content on securities markets, available on online platforms. Create digital modules and playlists that guide and educate investors on specific topics.


In today’s information age, investors struggle to find relevant and trustworthy educational content on securities markets. This challenge calls for the creation of tools and models that curate existing content, utilizing technologies like Gen Ai and Machine Learning. The goal is to automate the curation process, providing personalized educational content in digital formats to empower and educate investors.

Identifying Misleading Claims


Develop tools and models to identify influencers who make misleading claims about investment or trading in the securities market on digital platforms.


The rise of digital platforms has led to an influx of misleading investment claims made by self-proclaimed influencers. These false claims can lead to financial losses for unsuspecting investors. This challenge seeks solutions in the form of models, tools, and products that analyze and evaluate the credibility of influencers on digital platforms. Leveraging technologies like Gen Ai and Machine Learning, these solutions aim to detect and flag misleading claims, safeguarding investors from potential risks.

Rewards and benefits

The winner may be considered by SEBI for suitable associations in some of its projects/committees/Working Groups etc.

  • Cash Prize worth Rs. 1 Lakh
    Cash Prize worth Rs. 1 Lakh


    Team Name: Devesh
    Participant/s: Devesh Chaudhary
    Organisation/ Institution: ABB
  • Cash Prize worth Rs. 50K
    Cash Prize worth Rs. 50K

    1st RunnerUp

    Team Name: Emperor
    Participant/s: Hindesh Akash
    Organisation/ Institution: National Institute of Technology Patna
  • Cash Prize worth Rs. 25K
    Cash Prize worth Rs. 25K

    2nd RunnerUp

    Team Name: Catapult
    Participant/s: Shreeyash Pawar, Aashay Shingre, Bharat Bodkhe, Shreyas SK
    Organisation/ Institution: Philips


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the Empowering Investors Hackathon?

The hackathon is open to developers, startups, data scientists, finance professionals, and students with a keen interest in solving problems related to investor education using modern technologies.

Is there any registration fee to participate?

No, participation in the Empowering Investors Hackathon is completely free. We aim to provide an inclusive platform for all aspiring innovators to showcase their talent and contribute to the financial sector.

What technologies or tools are allowed during the hackathon?

Participants are free to leverage any relevant technologies, tools, and programming languages to develop their solutions. We encourage the use of cutting-edge technologies such as Gen AI and Machine Learning to enhance the impact of your innovations.

Can we participate as a team?

Yes, you can participate as a team. Teams can consist of a maximum of four members. Collaborate with like-minded individuals to build synergistic solutions that address the hackathon challenges effectively.

Will there be any mentorship or support during the hackathon?

Yes, we will have experienced mentors and subject matter experts who will take sessions and guide participants during the hackathon. They will provide valuable insights, answer questions, and help you refine your solutions.

Can we work on more than one challenge?

Participants are encouraged to focus on one challenge to ensure the depth and quality of their solutions.

How do I register for the hackathon?

You can click on register now tab on the page.

Where will the hackathon take place?

The Empowering Investors Hackathon will be held in a virtual format, allowing participants from different locations to collaborate seamlessly. However, the felicitation of the hackathon winners will take place at the prestigious Global Fintech Fest.

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