Rules

Applications will be judged on the following Judging Criteria:

  1. Innovation (20%) - How innovative is this idea, and how did you come up with it?
  2. Scalability (20%) - Does this product work when applied outside of a hackathon setting?
  3. Functionality (20%) - Does this solution solve the problem it's intended for?
  4. Fitment & User Personas - SMB (30%) - How well does the product serve the SMB, user personas & themes
  5. Usability and Experience (10%) – how easy is the solution to be used by SMBs

Rules

  • Prizes are eligible for submissions from all geographies.

  • This is a team participation hackathon. You can have at most 4 members in your team.

  • You can either invite your friends to form a team or you can request other teams to add you as a member.

  • The hackathon will start at 29th Sep'17 and end at 8th Oct'17 midnight, you work on your hack during the allotted time only.

  • It's an online hackathon, you can participate from anywhere.

  • There are 12 themes of the hackathon, you must submit a hack on these themes only.

  • Once the hackathon starts, you will get an option to submit your hack, you can submit as many times as you want, the last hack will be considered as the final submission.

  • You are expected to come up with new and innovative ideas, any idea that has been copied from somewhere will be disqualified.

  • Your hack must be developed entirely during the Hackathon duration. You may use open source libraries and other freely available systems / services such as Google Maps, Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds etc.

  • All submissions to the Pitney Bowes SMB Challenge remain the intellectual property of the individuals or teams that developed them. By registering, the Participants are consenting to the terms of the SMB Challenge, and entering a submission, however, the Participant agrees that Pitney Bowes reserves the first right of refusal to acquire the intellectual property for a period of one year starting on the date of announcement  (10th October, 2017), of  the winners of the Pitney Bowes SMB Challenge.

  • By participating in the hackathon, you agree to the terms and conditions of HackerEarth.

  • Developers agree to abide by the Pitney Bowes legal terms of use: http://www.pitneybowes.com/us/legal/terms-of-use.html

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