• 1st Prize - Team Seernet
  • 2nd Prize - Team SwiftAce
  • Consolation Prize - Team GAB
  • Consolation Prize - Team AmberBlue

Congratulations to all..!

About DevHack 2018

Axis Bank organized DevHack 2018, an opportunity for startups, developers , and all the innovative minds out there to come up with brilliant solutions on the identified problem statements. The solutions were showcased to the seniormost Management of Axis Bank. Besides prizes worth 2.75L won, winners also got to be mentored by Bank's senior leaders and won a POC opportunity with the Bank.

How it happened?

Problem Statements

  1. Voice Authentication: Build a biometric solution capable of identifying and authenticating a user based on his voice input. The solution should have 2 stages
    • Voice Registration: The solution should be able to record a voice input from the user and store it in the database. The sample shall act as the identity parameter for the user.
    • Voice Authentication: Solution should be able to identify the returning user on the basis of his voice.
  1. Live Photo Detection: Develop a solution which can identify whether the picture being taken by camera is live or not. By 'not live' we mean - a picture clicked from a static (physical/digital) image or from a playing video or gif.


  • 12th March

    Start Date

    You can submit the solution ideas anytime after the registration and before the end date.

  • 8th April

    End Date

    You may submit your hack any number of times.Please note we will consider the final submission only.

  • 10th April

    Shortlist Announcement

    Participants will be informed on email.

  • 11th April

    Start Date

    Phase 1 winners start building the prototype.

  • 25th April

    End date

    Participants to complete the submission by the deadline.

  • 28th April

    Phase 2 shortlist announcement

    Participants will be informed on email.Winners to travel to Thought Factory, Bangalore for the final round.

  • 5th May 11:00 AM

    24 hour hack starts.

  • 6th May 8.00 AM

    Submission of solutions and Breakfast

  • 6th May 10.00 AM

    Presentation to the Jury

  • 6th May 12.00 PM

    Results and Prize distribution


  1. If you wish to work as a team, the maximum team size is restricted to 5.
  2. If you want to form a team with other participants , you can write to us on email (visit “Contact Us” section) and we will help you with the same.
  3. You cannot add/delete team members once the team has been officially formed.
  4. Phases 1 & 2 are online, you can participate from anywhere. For both the phases, you can repeat your submissions as many times as you want. Only the final submission will be considered by us.
  5. Do note that by participating in the hackathon, you acknowledge your agreement with our Terms & Conditions.
  6. You are expected to come up with new and innovative ideas. Plagiarism is highly discouraged.
  7. All the submissions will be considered on a per team basis.
  8. The IP of the solution will belong to you.


  • For Phase 1 : #Ideation
    1. You need to submit new & innovative idea. Plagiarism is highly discouraged.
    2. Your submissions will be judged on your research & understanding of the solution you want to build.
    3. Do keep in mind the technical feasibility and user experience too.
  • For Phase 2 : #Prototyping

    You need to submit a working prototype of your solution. The solution may be developed locally or in any environment you deem fit. You need to submit the following:

    1. Working application as Beta APK/IPK or weblink, with instructions on usage
    2. Unit test case
    3. Source code link of GitHub or any other online repository
    4. A demo video or a presenatation describing the flow of the solution submitted.

    The solution will be judged on its accuracy, security aspects, usability, customer experience, performance & scalibility.

Judging Criteria

During all the 3 phases of the DevHack, the judging will be based on the following criteria:

  • Usability and scope for large scale implementation
  • Functionality
  • Innovation
  • Uniqueness
  • MVP/Prototype
  • Completeness of the idea/prototype


DevHack is broadly divided into 3 phases. Please take a look at the "About Hackathon" section to know more.
Yes. There is no participation fee.
Anybody who can code is eligible for the hackathon. You can be a student, working professional or a start-up to participate.
Yes. Individual developers as well as teams are welcome to participate in the DevHack.
Yes, but only for the Ideation Phase. Once you have posted your idea, we will carefully review your application based on the submission that you have done. If you are selected, we will get in touch and send you the more details for the next phases.
Yes, the DevHack is open to participants from all over the world. For more information on eligibility, please take a look at the Terms and Conditions
Each team can have a maximum of 5 members.
Yes. It is mandatory to share maximum details of the solution as per the requirements mentioned above in Rules section and the form. Whoever fails to do so will be rejected for the next phase.
Participants need to submit a video demonstrating the working of the solution on either/both of the problem statements . Before being declared as a finalist, participants may have to submit the working solutions.
Please refer the rules and deliverables.
You can develop the entire solution with the wide range of services in the market (free API’s or other relevant solutions. Axis Bank wouldn’t be providing any tools for the same. You are not restricted to any single development language or technology.
The entire idea need not be fully implemented. However, the prototype should be functional so that it can be reviewed by the judges.
All the finalists will be invited to Thought Factory-Axis Bank Innovation Lab, Bengaluru.
It is not mandatory for all team members to attend. But minimum one member has to be there for the Grand Finale.
No, all the shortlisted teams would have to demonstrate the solution in person.
All expenses associated with participation on Grand Finale including but not limited to any flight or rail tickets, accommodation, food and beverages will have to be arranged by the participants themselves.
The prototype, a brief presentation and the devices you need to demonstrate how your solution works.
There are different awards: ● Cash prizes ● POC Opportunities with Axis Bank ● Internships for student developers with Axis Bank Please take a look at Prize section to know more.
#AxisDevHack - Use it on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
The IP of the idea and the solution will belong to the participants. Please have a look at Terms & Conditions.
We will give you 10 minutes to present your prototype followed by Q&A.
Participants acknowledge that by attending the Finale they may be photographed, videotaped and otherwise recorded and showcased in media for promotional purposes of the event.
In Phase 3, all the teams would be required to be present on the venue where they would interact with internal and external their prototype solutions and demo decks/videos before the presenting it to the jury. The Bank shall provide you the work-space, internet; Food & Coffee is on us.

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