Two Nation Hackathon

The sunrise state’s Andhra Pradesh Innovation society (APIS) in association with DCF Ventures are launching the largest 2 Nations Hackathon, called Sunrise Open Challenge Hackathon (SOCH), between India and Israel.

The event is scheduled for Jan 27th and 28th, 2019 at Tel Aviv, Israel and on Feb 2nd and 3rd, 2019 at Vizag, Andhra Pradesh at Sunrise Incubation Hub.

SOCH has been conceived to find solutions for real-world problems that the municipalities and State Governments face across multiple departments. The problem statements have been identified from Water Supply, Agriculture and Cyber Crime departments.

If you are a startup or an individual with solutions to solve Drinking Water, Cyber Crime and Agriculture problems, you should definitely participate in Soch Hackathaon, Israel.

How can we start

Phase 1 - Team Registration online
Profile Sorting Process on the basis of Registration Form filled by Participants (Limited seats available)

Phase 2 (After team selection) – Offline hackathon
30 hours Challenge

Judges/Mentors

The SOCH Team has selected best minds to mentor, guide and handhold all the participants of SOCH Hackathon.

Jonathan Pulitzer

Managing Director @GE Ventures

Marc Allouche

VP Corporate Development @Hutchinson

Michal Vakrat

Managing Director Innovation @Lear

Agmon David Porat

Head @Let-Lab Industry 4.0

Rina Fainstein

CEO @Nogaplus

David Kahan

Venture Partner @Our Crowd

Elias Chachak

Founder, CTO @Cyber DB

Shana Krakowski

Manager of the Platform @Tel Aviv Global

Raphael Nejman

COO @Terra Venture Partners

Jeremy Lustman

Partner @DLA Piper

Leslie Broudo-Mitts

Head @Coller Institute of Venture

Elad Shamir

CEO @Kinneret innovation

Viktoria Kanar

Producer @i24 Founder @GeekChicTLV

Shani Zanescu

Program Director @Pears Program for Global Innovation

Noa Muzzafi

Asia Program Director @Pears Program for Global Innovation

Dr. Aliza Inbal

Director @Pears Program for Global Innovation

Hilly Hirt

Head @i4F - India-Israel Industrial R&D & Technological Innovation

Hackathon Challenges

Change the world of hassle & puzzled industries during a 30 hour hack, in which you’ll take these challenges to the next level. You can explore the area of your choice from any of the three categories mentioned below.

Agriculture Department

Digitize the agricultural sector to improve efficiency and simplify management and monitoring of crops and supply chain.

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Clean the Waste Water Economically

Treat waste water in small villages in a cost-effective manner.

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Surf the Smart Pipes

Build an online system monitoring water quality, leaks, contaminations, and managing pipeline network.
Monitoring remote watering locales.
Techniques for Water quality monitoring through online.

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Protect Cyberspace Together

Establish co-ordination between all law-enforcement agencies in India dealing with Cybersecurity. Provide information channels about most recent cyberthreats, frauds, and most recent innovations in cybersecurity.

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Prize Details

Over $65,000 total prizes - this Challenge leads directly to results! Prizes include:

5 fully expense-paid trips plus cash allowance to meet with Indian governments and business leaders to advance your innovations
2 fully paid pilots of your innovation with the appropriate Indian government departments​​
Extensive connection with Indian government representatives and investors who are in need of your innovation, and strategic connections with the movers and shakers within each industry.

Road To Success In India! Terms and Conditions -This initiative is on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS) part of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India. APIS will award a total of USD65,000 for the Israel SOCH initiative as follows: First prize of USD31,500 for travel to India and initiation of a pilot project with APIS, to be disbursed in three installments. First disbursement of USD9,450 upon full definition of the solution and acceptance by APIS, second disbursement of USD9,450 upon completion of the solution and pilot, and third disbursement of USD12,600 within 90 days of the solution running in a production environment and providing field results. Second prize of USD21,000 for travel to India and initiation of a Pilot project with first disbursement of USD6,300 upon full definition of the solution and acceptance by the Department, second disbursement of USD6,300 upon completion of the solution and Pilot, and third disbursement of USD8,400 within 90 days of the solution running in a production environment and providing field results. In addition five teams will each be awarded USD2,500 for travel to India and participation in APIS SOCH activities in India. The terms of participation in the Challenge and awarding of prizes are the sole responsibility of the government of Andhra Pradesh, India.


Hackathon Schedule

Nation 1 - Tel-Aviv , Israel on 27th-28th January 2019 and Nation 2 - Andhra Pradesh, India on 02-03rd February 2019

Event Start

Full schedule
Program Time
Gathering and registration 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening, welcome, plan for the event, doing business in India/Andhra Pradesh 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Review of Challenge Questions 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Team meetings - preparation and discussions with Indian Reps and Mentor Session 1 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Lunch 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Team meetings - preparation and discussions with Indian Reps and Mentor Session 2 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Team meetings - preparation and discussions with Indian Reps and Mentor Session 3 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
AP Start-up success stories 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Event Start

Full schedule
Program Time
Arrival 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Presentations​ and Jury 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Winner announcement and wrap-up 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Start

Full schedule
Program Time Speaker
Registration 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Inaugration 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hackathon Starts 11:00 AM
Design Workshop 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
First Checkpoint 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Dinner Break 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Event Start

Full schedule
Program Time Speaker
Midnight Snacks 01:00 AM
Charge up Activity 01:30 AM
Breakfast 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Final Checkpoint 09:00 AM
Hack Stops 12:01 PM
Pitching 01:00 PM
Award Ceremony 03:00 PM

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Hackathon Venues

Sunrise Open Challenge Hackathon | 30 Hours Hackathon

Date - 27-28th January 2019
Council for a Beautiful Israel, 80, Rokach Blvd,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel