About Design Hack

Axis Bank in association with Zone Startups is inviting applications for Axis Design Hack. Applications are welcome from design students who can reimagine the way digital banking should be done. Axis Design Hack is a 24-hour design hackathon where you can collaborate, break existing models and learn from your peers and mentors.

The Problem :

Can you change the face of internet banking? Design the path-breaking user interface for Axis Bank digital platforms. Reimagine the future of user experience on Axis Bank’s web and mobile channels. Axis Design Hack will release the exact problem statement and share relevant material to the applicants one week before the event which will help you with research, and prep you for the hackathon.

Why should you solve it?

Spending an intensive 24 hours in collaboration with your peers, mentors and other Hackathon enablers will be a great learning curve. The winners also get to take home cash prizes worth INR 10 Lacs.


The designers will be working for a week using google design sprint framework. The Final day will have revisions of design based on mentor feedbacks and presentations for judging.

  • 7th October

    Registration Closes

  • 8th October

    Design Sprint starts

  • 14th October

    Finale event

  • 10.00 AM

    Brief from Axis team

  • 11.00 AM

    Discussion with Mentors

  • 1.00 PM


  • 5.00 PM

    Snacks & Networking Activities

  • 9.00 PM


  • 8.00 AM

    Submission of Solutions and Breakfast

  • 10.00 AM

    Presentations with Judges

  • 12.00 PM

    Results and Prize distribution

  • 1.00 PM

    The End



Anyone who can reimagine the way digital banking should be done across all its channels. An interface design, clickable prototype(in HTML/CSS) or even a video that shows how this can be done will be accepted.
You can write to us if you want a teammate and we’ll partner you with someone whom you could work with on the hackday. If you prefer working alone, we are open to that too.
Papers, pens, post-its, white-boards, markers, wi-fi etc will be provided. Please bring your own machines and supporting software.
No. You will need to bear your own travel expenses to attend the hackathon.
Yes. Refreshments are on the house!
All designs made for the Design Hack event will be owned by Axis Bank. But you get to take home the prizes!

Terms and Conditions

1. Permissible maximum team size of 3 people.
2. All ownership of the work for the hackathon done by the teams resides with Axis Bank.
3. Axis Bank is in no way responsible if you are unable to find a partner for the hackathon.
4. If you are unable to finish uploading your final work in the stipulated time, you may be disqualified.
5. Any internal dispute within the teams to be resolved amicably failing which, the team could be disqualified.
6.Adhere to the house rules at Axis Thought Factory, the hosts for the hackathon.
7.Each team to reach out to the mentor allotted only to them.
8.The winning teams will receive the cash prizes within 30 days of the hackathon.

About Us

Axisbank is the third largest private sector bank in India. The Bank offers the entire spectrum of financial services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, MSME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses. The bank has a large footprint of 3,304 domestic branches (including extension counters) and 14,163 ATMs across the country. The overseas operations of the Bank are spread over nine international offices with branches at Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai (at the DIFC), Colombo and Shanghai; representative offices at Dhaka and an overseas subsidiary at London, UK. Axis bank strives to be the preferred financial solutions provider excelling in customer delivery through insight, empowered employees and smart use of technology

Zone Startups is the global brand of technology accelerators and early stage investment funds operated by Toronto-based Ryerson Futures Inc. Zone Startups operates programs across Toronto, Calgary, Mumbai and Bangalore with reputed industry partners such as GE, Rogers, BSE, Barclays and Axis Bank. Additionally, Zone Startups also operates a successful innovation for hire practice, under which it hosts hackathons, curated demo days and industry projects.Zone Startups established its flagship India accelerator program in Mumbai, in early 2014 at the iconic Bombay Stock Exchange; soon to be followed by corporate accelerators of Barclays Rise and Axis Bank Thought Factory, powered by Zone Startups.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the Hackathon, please feel free to drop your queries at Manu@zonestartups.com . We shall get back to you asap!


Thought Factory

2nd Floor, Tower D, Diamond District, Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bangalore - 560008