#HackingForGood

Be a part of what we hope will be the most impactful fintech hackathon ever, with #HackToTheFuture 2020! Build your app with Finastra APIs to accelerate transformation, because we're #hackingforgood! Join a global open innovation community — hacking around the clock, around the world! 

The hackathon is centered on these 3 important themes:

 

There is no better time. The world needs change, underprivileged and silenced voices need amplification. With Covid, we've all realized how important digital technology is to stay connected and accomplish goals. And technology isn't slowing down, it's time to thrive in a digital world.

Huge thank you to our hackathon collaborators, sponsors, and partners!

Fintech is one of the hottest growth and innovation areas, with some serious investment from banks/private equity/VC and government. We have a real opportunity to make a serious impact and change the course of history.  

Finastra is the third largest fintech in the world, with 8,500 financial institutions as clients. We have opened up APIs to our clients' core systems, to allow fintech app connectivity. Hack To The Future will use these APIs, to bring your new innovation to this audience and enable "tech for good."

We truly believe that the future of finance is OPEN, and this hackathon embraces open. Students, fintech enthusiasts, financial institution developers, fintechs, tech developers, tech founders - all are welcome!

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Prizes

$37,500 in prizes

Category 1 (3)

Theme 1: $5,000 (Quantity 1); Judging Criteria: a,b,c
Theme 2: $5,000 (Quantity 1); Judging Criteria: a,b,c
Theme 3: $5,000 (Quantity 1); Judging Criteria: a,b,c
Special Prize by AACUC.org for the 3 winners:
1. Opportunity for their work to be shared with the Credit Union Community through AACUC.
2. Provide an introduction to Progressive Credit Unions that may utilize their services.
3. Assist in creating a ready to market solution for small business owners in receiving payments.

Category 2

All themes:
- Waiving the FusionFabric.cloud certification fees ($5,000 value) and coaching time with investors and fintech experts
- 1-year membership to the Finance Innovation fintech hub
- coaching time with coaching time on fund raising with UpsidePartners
Judging Criteria: a, b, c

Category 3

All themes: $2,500
Judging Criteria: b, c

Best Student Submission

All themes
Internship opportunities with Finastra and AACUC.org
Google providing Chrome books for the winners, and Google Home mini for 2nd and 3rd*
Judging Criteria: a, b, c

*assuming they are in a country where Google has an entity and they will need to go through the usual screening process (i.e. compliance)

Best in MEA region

Incubation opportunity with Tesselate
Judging Criteria: a, b, c

Best in Trade & Cash Management

Incubation opportunity with Wenov by Attijariwafa Bank
Judging Criteria: a, b, c

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

The Hackathon has three different categories:

Category 1: ‘Proof of Concept’

i.         Participants within Category 1 include: developers, data-scientists, designers and business experts from banks, consultancies, students, fintechs, etc.

ii.         Submission format of Category 1 includes: a working prototype with demo video. At the Entrants discretion, this code can be submitted on Github.

 

Category 2: ‘App’

i.                  Participants within Category 2 include: fintechs (start-ups and scale-ups), financial institutions, consulting firms, etc.

ii.                  Submission format of Category 2: apps ready to be pushed for validation on FusionFabric.cloud

 

Category 3: ‘Idea’

i.                  Participants within Category 3 include: children and teenagers (10-18 years old as of the commencement date of the Hackathon)

ii.                  Submission format: a pitch (slides, video, etc.)

 

The Category 1 and Category 2 Eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. Any deviation in the submission format stated under 3.1.ii and 3.2.ii must be approved by Finastra in writing prior to submission. Contact details can be found under Clause 17

 

Categories 1 and 2 are open to:

i.                  Individuals who are at least the age of eighteen (18) as of the commencement date of the Hackathon ("Eligible Individuals")

ii.                  Teams who are a minimum of 3, but no more than 6, Eligible Individuals (“Team”)

iii.                  For the avoidance of doubt, an Eligible Individual can enter by themselves

iv.                  If the Team is from an organization, the organization, at the time of entry, must be duly organized or incorporated and validly exist (“Organizations”)

 

Category 3 is open exclusively to:

i.         Children who are under the age of eighteen (18) as of the time of entry of the Hackathon (“Child”)

ii.         For the purpose of clarity, a Child is not an Eligible Individual

iii.         In order to be register, the parent or guardian for the Child entering into Category 3, will need to complete the Consent form in its entirety upon registration, the Consent form must be accepted by Finastra in order to qualify for this Category

 

Finastra, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to reject any Eligible Individual, Team, Organization or Child, from any Category in this Hackathon without being required to provide a justification.

 

Eligible Individuals who fall under Category 1 and 2 are collectively (“Makers”)

 

For the avoidance of doubt, an Eligible Individual may join more than one Team or Organization and an Eligible Individual who is part of a Team or Organization may also enter the Hackathon on an individual basis.

 

Representatives

 

 i.                  If a Team, or Organization is entering the Hackathon, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter a Submission, on their behalf.

ii.                  Subject to Clause 3, The Representative and each Team member must meet the eligibility requirements.

iii.                  By entering a Submission on the Site on behalf of a Team or Organization, you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team, or Organization.

 

The Hackathon IS NOT open to:

 i.                  Individuals who are residents of, or Organizations domiciled in, Brazil, Quebec, or any country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Hackathon (including, but not limited to Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control: https://www.treasury.gov/resourcecenter/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx)

 ii.                  Any other individual or organization whose participation in the Hackathon would create, in the sole discretion of the Poster and/or Administrator, a real or apparent conflict of interest.

 iii.                  Finastra reserves the right to expand this list and exclude any Child, Eligible Individual, Team or Organization that is subject to this section at any point prior, during or post the Hackathon.

Requirements

Get access to Finastra's APIs using the code "HACK2020" and sign up for a dev account on https://www.fusionfabric.cloud/sign-up.

And there are three categories and three themes you have to choose from. They must fall under at least one of the categories and one of the themes:

Category 1: POC (Proof of Concept) 

  • Participants: developers from financial institutions, consultancies, fintechs, students, etc.
  • Submission format: a working prototype with demo video 
  • Recommended: All submissions must integrate at least one Finastra API

Category 2: APP

 

  • Participants: fintechs (start-ups and scale-ups), financial institutions, consulting firms, etc.
  • Submission format: apps ready to be pushed for validation on FusionFabric.cloud
  • All submissions must integrate at least one Finastra API

Category 3: IDEA

  • Participants: children and teenagers (10-18 years old)
  • Submission format: a pitch (slides, video, etc.)

Themes

Judges

Adam Hoffman

Adam Hoffman
Executive VP, Head of Treasury Solutions/Bank United

Natacha Baumann

Natacha Baumann
International Head of Innovation and Financial Inclusion Program Director/BNP Paribas PF

Renée Sattiewhite

Renée Sattiewhite
President, CEO/African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC)

Hervé Alexandre

Hervé Alexandre
President of the fintech chaire / Paris Dauphine University

Christophe Boucrot

Christophe Boucrot
CTO/Tripartie

Sarah Tahlaiti

Sarah Tahlaiti
Women in Fintech Program Manager/Willa

Tom Cannon

Tom Cannon
Head of ISV Solution Engineering/Google

Sharon Chen

Sharon Chen
Founding member of the FinTech team at EY and the lead author of the EY FinTech Adoption Index

Toby Hanington

Toby Hanington
Co-Founder/The Baobab Network

Camille Morvan

Camille Morvan
Co-CEO, Co-Founder/Goshaba

Mike Sigal

Mike Sigal
Co-Founder/Upside Partners

Rohit Garg

Rohit Garg
Head of Business Banking and NEOBiz/Mashreq Bank

Amel Saidane

Amel Saidane
Co-founder and CEO/BetaCube

Jan Christopher Arp

Jan Christopher Arp
Managing Partner & Co-Founder/Holt Accelerator

Ozzeir Khan

Ozzeir Khan
Director, Digital Innovation Sandbox Program/Asian Development Bank

Dr. Achi Iseko

Dr. Achi Iseko
Vice President/JPMorgan

Driss Bennouna

Driss Bennouna
Deputy General Manager/CIH Bank

Solenne Niedercorn-Desouches

Solenne Niedercorn-Desouches
Independent Advisor, and host of Finscale podcast

Hans Huber

Hans Huber
Trade Finance DLT R&D/Commerzbank

Rohit Garg

Rohit Garg
Head of Business Banking and NEOBiz/Mashreq Bank

Admire Mudangwe

Admire Mudangwe
FinTech Venture Advisor/ImpiCapital Ventures

Dee Saigal

Dee Saigal
CEO and creative director/Erase All Kittens

Balazs Pinter

Balazs Pinter
ISV Solution Architect/Google

Philip Sigwart

Philip Sigwart
CEO/Baobab Group

Jan Christopher Arp

Jan Christopher Arp
Managing Partner & co-founder/Holt Accelerator

Benoît Anger

Benoît Anger
Head of Innovation/Baobab Group  

Judging Criteria

  • 7.1 This section applies to Category 1, 2 and 3
    Judges: Eligible Submissions will be evaluated by panel of judges selected by Poster (the “Judges”). Judges may be employees of the Poster or external, may/may not be listed individually on this site, & may change before/during Judging Period.
  • a , b, c
    a) Technology (feasibility - innovative technologies use, execution quality, app design) b) Human (app desirability, any user research or validation) c) Business (viability - includes business potential; innovative business models use; time to market)
  • The Judging Criteria above may not apply to every Prize.
    See Rules Section 8 for Judging Criteria that apply for each Prize. The Maker(s) eligible for a Prize, & whose Submissions earn the highest overall scores based on the applicable Judging Criteria, will become potential winners of that Prize.
  • Submission Review
    Judges are not required to test the application and may choose to judge based solely on the text description, images and video provided in the Submission.
  • Tie Breaker
    For each Prize listed in Rules Section 8 , if 2 or more Submissions are tied, the tied Submission with the highest score in the 1st applicable criterion listed above will be considered the higher scoring Submission.
  • Tie Breaker cont'd
    In the event any ties remain, the process will be repeated as needed by comparing tied Submissions’ scores on the next applicable criterion. If 2 or more Submissions are tied on all applicable criteria, panel of Judges will vote on the tied Submissions.

themes

  • DevOps
  • Fintech
  • Social Good