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Amazon Smbhav Hackathon


A month-long Hackathon to harness the true potential of technology, to innovate and create solutions that solve business and tech problems that India faces.

It’s challenging for small and medium businesses to scale, and post-pandemic it has been even more difficult. These companies and individuals have faced several issues managing finance, scaling, managing growth, being data-driven and more. With so many businesses scrambling for viable solutions, we call upon you to participate in this hackathon and create solutions.

Join your hands with fellow tech innovators and bring to life solutions and product that can help our country with the digital disruption it requires and deserves.


2nd prize
First Runner-Up
Cash prize of

₹ 3,00,000

Awarded to 2 groups
1st prize
1st Prize
Cash prize of

₹ 6,00,000

3rd prize
Second Runner-Up
Cash prize of

₹ 1,00,000

Awarded to 2 groups
Special Mentions
Special Mentions
Cash prize of

₹ 50,000

Awarded to 2 groups


To empower small and medium businesses, marginalized society, and local communities, using digital innovation, artificial intelligence/ machine learning, blockchain and other latest technologies.

Indian Artists NFTs

Digitise and enable the local artists of India monetize their work digitally and bring it to the masses, using Non-Fungible Tokens ("NFTs").

Financial Inclusion

Envision financial products and services based on alternative data that are accessible to a larger mass, enabling financial inclusion.

Business Innovation

Build cutting edge solutions for retail and manufacturing Small and Medium Businesses(SMBs) to put them back at the centre of the Indian economy.

How it works

Amazon Smbhav Hackathon - How it works

Judging Criteria

Each phase has different evaluation parameters and the judges will rate your work on the basis of that.
Idea Phase
Idea Phase
  • Innovation
  • Theme Aptness
  • Feasibility
POC Phase
POC Phase
  • Completeness
  • Usage of AWS
  • Technology implementation
  • Scalability
Final Demo
Final Demo
  • Innovation
  • Completeness
  • Business Impact
  • User Experience
  • Pitching/Demo

Eligibility Criteria and Code of Conduct

Read the eligibility criteria and code of conduct to enter Amazon Smbhav Hackathon.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it open to all?
This hackathon is open for working professionals only. We will be checking your professional background during the evaluation. The contest is not open to college/school students.
Does it have a registration fee?
No, it’s free of charge. There are no hidden charges.
While submitting the idea in Idea Submission stage, do I have to submit a POC?
No, during the idea submission stage, you’re expected to mention the theme you have picked and the description of your idea.
Will I get a participation certificate if my idea is not shortlisted?
You will receive a certificate from Skillenza if you have submitted an idea valid as per any of the themes as determined by the jury.
When is the due date to submit my idea?
The Idea Submission stage will close on 24th April 2022, 11:55 PM IST.
What is the team size of this Hackathon?
The allowed team size for this hackathon is 1-4 members.
What is the criteria for diversity?
The team should have at least 50% members as women participants in order to qualify for the diversity category.
What are the prizes of the Hackathon?
There is a prize pool of whopping ₹ 15 Lakhs. For details, please check the Rewards tab.
Whom should I contact if I have any queries?
You can email us at if you have any query.