Careem’s First Hiring Hackathon – A case study

‘Careem is a multi billion dollar taxi aggregator accounting for one third of the market share in EMEA & Europe’


The Challenge

Careem is one of the leading unicorns in the transportation market and is making giant strides in the taxi service industries in EMEA & Europe. Their success is based on the culmination of winning ideas and individuals with an appetite for excellence and success. The one winning element their team was missing was highly trained and qualified software engineers. For this purpose, they decided to tap into India’s talented workforce.


“When it comes to agility and collaboration Skillenza has proved to be consistently above expectation. All coordination was handled very professionally, quickly, and with great care to detail. They also possess a deep pool of talent within their network that allowed us to target the best candidates for HACAREEM.

We were able to hire 8 candidates for our Dubai office over a single weekend!

 The team at Skillenza are all spirited individuals that get the job done. Would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a hackathon partner. “

Emma Dourado
Project Coordinator – BPI


The Skillenza Factor

Skillenza was a good fit for Careem who required a challenge creation partner. Careem loved the idea of a challenge-based event to hire their next set of talented engineers. Here HaCareem was conceptualized and shared with software engineers with 4+ years of experience. The execution led to participants from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Mysore registering and participating.



Adding growth & value to the Careem team

HaCareem saw a total of 130 candidates in 63 teams of which 119  submitted and pitched their ideas to the senior team of Careem engineers. Over a process of 36 hours, Careem participants hacked and planned cool and innovative solutions to their problem statement and made presentations. A total of 11 job offers were handed out and 8 accepted.

Careem were delighted by the entire outreach program thanks to the invaluable branding and presence built in India and the innovative new method of adding team members. They would be looking to leverage Skillenza’s filtering algorithms to select and highlight top talent in Indian and other markets as they continue to expand their market share.




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