The Hackathon brings together FinTech developers and designers to develop financial products and discover new technologies. Example applications include innovations in risk management, trading, investing, personal finance, big data, retail banking, regulatory compliance, mobile payments and enterprise social.
APIs and platforms from technology partners will be made available during the Hackathon and are optional but recommended for use in the solutions. Attendees will spend 24 hours coding, validating their ideas, networking and then pitching their hacks to a panel of VCs, executives and entrepreneurs.
Attendees can participate individually or in teams and teams can be formed prior to the Hackathon. Attendees are responsible for coming to the event with FinTech related ideas or finding a team to work with during the Hackathon. The Hackathon organizers and technology partners will provide teams with a set of challenges to work on and offer prizes to the best team. If you have an existing product you must build a new component that applies to the challenges presented from scratch during the hackathon to qualify for the competition.
Our hackathon is highly focused on the engineering component of your solution. Your ability to architect, design, and build your technology stack has significantly more weight than your ability to create a powerpoint pitch!