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UX Hack and Unboxed Brought Together Startups and Digital Professionals in Its 72 Hr Virtual UX Hackathon

On an average in final tally, over 70% of solutions were found useful by participating startups. The top three winners were also from different background which shows when it comes to creative problem solving, anyone can build that skill over time.

UX Hack along with Unboxed Coworking conducted a one of its kind virtual hackathon on its platform where they invited startups to post a live request and participants to provide improvement solutions to those requests. 

The event was open to B2C startups which saw participation from mainly e-commerce and deal companies like Pixli, Tweeinone & Mithilanchal Group who had mainly posted a challenge on how to get more people to do more transactions. The event also saw some other challenges like Wedamor - an DIY wedding platform throwing a request on how to improve navigation and Langecole - a language learning app asking on how they can make video communication feature more effective.

The participants comprised students, freelancers and working professionals who submitted over 30 submissions which was moderated by a Jury that included Advit Sahdev - Head of Marketing, Infibeam, Irfan Khan - CEO, Blogmint and Puru Govind, Founder, Cillypoint (ex. COO, SAP Labs). They used their expertise to shortlist few solutions which was further evaluated by each startup.

On an average in final tally, over 70% of solutions were found useful by participating startups. The top three winners were also from different background which shows when it comes to creative problem solving, anyone can build that skill over time.

If Simran is a UI/UX working professional, Taranpreet is still a student with a passion for design and Gopal is a software engineer at Qualcomm who is pursuing a product management course from Upgrad. Here’s what all three had to say about the hackathon and the platform -


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Variety of solutions was submitted included UI tweaks like font, text, layout to Workflow tweaks like clicks minimizations. Startups got some fresh perspective and interesting solutions specific to their scenario. Here’s what few of the founders had to say -

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Nishith Gupta, founder of UX Hack says  - ‘This was the first event we conceptualized and I am glad that so many partners supported us including BW Disrupt. The event went off smoothly on the platform without any hiccups. The feedback I have received from both startups and contestants who participated has been overwhelming. There is no greater satisfaction than this. The idea behind coming up with a platform was because of the similar struggles I had felt during my stint in startups. As a startup you are really so close to your product that one reaches a mental block state and innovation gets stifled at micro level. And as a non-tech professional, it is still CV which we need to present. Blogging/QnA is all theory and thus I thought it was time to spin a rewarding platform for digital professionals. Hope to make UX Hack the default platform for professionals and businesses when it comes to digital skills or problems.'

Tejeshwi Bansal, co-founder, Unboxed Coworking says - 'UX Hackathon, has proved its bit by bringing forth and recognizing the hidden talents amongst both working professionals and students. It has been a great platform to connect those with ideas, with those who need it the most to create pragmatic solutions.’



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