Unstop, a platform dedicated to fostering community engagement and facilitating hiring for students and graduates, has collaborated with Jio Creative Labs, one of India’s leading creative companies, to launch the Creative Hackathon. According to the official statement, this event, open to all, regardless of college affiliation or chosen field, provides individuals with an opportunity to showcase their inventive and offbeat ideas, positioning themselves for recognition within the realm of impactful content creation. The deadline for Creative Hackathon registration is January 5, 2024.
The Creative Hackathon comprises two distinct tracks: Strategy and Creative. Participants must submit a comprehensive strategy for a designated product in the Strategy Track. Conversely, the Creative Track evaluates participants based on their writing prowess and creativity in conveying a message. To participate, candidates need to register with Unstop in teams of one to three members and can opt for either one or both tracks, the statement mentioned.
Speaking about the development, Founder & CEO of Unstop, Ankit Aggarwal, said:
This initiative goes beyond mere competition; it’s a gateway to real opportunities. We also look forward to a fruitful and long-standing partnership with Jio Creative Labs.
This Hackathon transcends mere competition; the rewards are substantial. Each track offers students the prospect of securing summer internships and pre-placement interviews with Jio Creative Labs in Mumbai. The winner will receive Rs one lakh and an Unstop Pro subscription, while the first runner-up is awarded Rs 50,000 and the same subscription. The second runner-up will be granted Rs 30,000 and the subscription. Moreover, participants ranked from 4th to 100th will receive an Amazon voucher worth Rs 1,000 and an Unstop subscription.
Jio Creative Labs’s spokesperson added:
As we move forward, we’re eagerly anticipating the announcement of the finalists and are incredibly excited to witness their innovative ideas come to life.
Ankit Aggarwal founded Unstop, where talented individuals can grow, further their education, demonstrate their abilities, get points on resumes, and land a job—all while realizing their full academic potential. This makes it possible for them to eventually begin their career journey and be employed by the companies of their dreams. The online platform connects students in India’s various domains to many global opportunities. It currently has a community of 7 million+ students and freshers.
Unstop (formerly known as Dare2Compete) aims to be the most significant career transformation platform that democratizes learning, mentorships, competitions, and jobs. It has been chosen by major brands such as Amazon, Flipkart, HUL, Reliance, Tata, Mahindra, Uber, Accenture, Infosys, EY, PwC, and many others for their early talent recruitment needs. These companies interact with Unstop’s student body and early professional community, utilizing the platform’s knowledge to create their dream teams. In August 2023, the company raised $5 million in its first funding round led by Japan-based leading job board and HRTech firm Mynavi.