Events Details

Merkle

The Red Brick Summit 2019 in collaboration with CETKing Education Private Limited proudly announces the first edition of arguably the first blockchain based case event in India – Merkel 2019. The contest provides a great forum for B-school students to test their knowledge in the futuristic technology of blockchain and its applications in the current industries, present the same to a distinguished panel of judges, and win attractive cash prizes along the way.

First Round Shortlists have been declared. The finalists have been informed separately.

Date : 14th, September
Time : 10:00 PM

Each team to consist of 2-3 members.

Cross-college teams are allowed.

No limit on the number of participants from each college.

No limit on the number of events one can participate in.

No registration fee.

Only under-graduate, post-graduate and MBA students eligible to participate. School students and corporates are not allowed to participate.

A person can register as part of only one team for one event.

Violation of this rule will lead to disqualification of the entire team.

Those who shall be going abroad on student exchange programme can participate so long as there is at least one non-exchange member in the team.

The organizer’s decision shall be final in all matters.

Following dishonest practices at any stage of the competition will lead to elimination. Dishonest practices are not only limited to plagiarism of any kind. 


Total prizes worth Rs. 50,000 
Winner: Prizes worth Rs 25,000 
Runners-up: Prizes worth Rs 15,000 
Second Runners-up: Prizes worth Rs 10,000

Certificates to all participants!


Round 1

The first round would be an Online Quiz consisting of, but not limited to, trivia from the world of blockchain, cryptocurrency and the like. Regularly brush up on your trivia quotient to get past this stage. It would consist of mostly multiple-choice questions for not more than 30 minutes. This is an elimination round.


Round 2

The top teams from the previous round would be invited to the campus of IIM Ahmedabad. A blockchain related business problem in the form of a case would be provided for analysis for a duration of 3 hours. The teams will have to think in multiple dimensions related to the business aspects to come up with solutions for the given business problem. The teams will be required to submit a presentation on the solutions for the case at the end of the third hour. The submitted presentations will then be presented to the judges’ panel. The podium finishers will be decided by the judges of the event.



Gaurav Das

p19gauravd@iima.ac.in 

8927269327