The fintech hackathon, brought to you by Finastra

Be a part of what we hope is the world's largest fintech hackathon ever! Build your app with Finastra APIs to enter to win great prizes, and free travel to join us at FusionONE devCon in Atlanta USA in February 2020 for the grand final.

Fintech is one of the hottest growth and innovation areas, with some serious investment from banks/private equity/VC and government. 

Finastra is the third largest fintech in the world, with 9,000+ financial institutions as clients. We have recently 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.

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

Thank you to our hackathon collaborators: our global technology partner, Microsoft; our City Hack hosts, ING, Cognizant, Texas Capital Bank, Efficiency MC + Raven Consulting, Dauphine Tunis - and more! 

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  • Individuals, and teams of individuals, who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry
  • Teams can be up to 5 people
  • Organizations that, at the time of entry, have been duly organized or incorporated and validly exist
  • The competition will welcome submitters from around the globe. However individuals or organizations may be disqualified if they are based in a nation, state, province, or territory where U.S. or local law prohibits participating in the competition or receiving a prize. This includes individuals, who are residents of, and organizations domiciled in Brazil, Quebec, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.


Get access to Finastra's APIs using the code "HACK2019" and sign up for a dev account on

All submissions must integrate at least one Finastra API and fall under at least one of the categories:

  • Retail Banking
  • Corporate Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Payments

All submissions must include a 2-3 minute video that pitches the app AND demonstrates the functionality of the app.

All submissions must include at least one image of their application.


Shuki Licht

Shuki Licht
Chief Innovation Office / Finastra

Chirine BenZaied

Chirine BenZaied
Director, Innovation / Finastra

Torsten Pull

Torsten Pull
General Manager, Corporate Banking / Finastra

Vincent Pugliese

Vincent Pugliese
General Manager, Retail Banking USA / Finastra

Sagive Greenspan

Sagive Greenspan
General Manager, Payments / Finastra

Michael Henssler

Michael Henssler
General Manager, Capital Markets / Finastra

Shira Aharoni

Shira Aharoni
VP, People and HR / Finastra

Smita Gupta

Smita Gupta
Global Head, Partner & Ecosystems Marketing / Finastra

Mary Connor

Mary Connor
Director, Product Management, Retail Banking / Finastra

Judging Criteria

  • Technology innovation
    Includes: - use of innovative technologies - use of AI/machine learning - use of and Finastra APIs
  • Prototype execution
    Includes: - quality of the demo - prototype design
  • Potential business value
    Includes: - Business potential - Innovative business models - Time to market
  • Openness
    Includes: - Team diversity (gender, background, skill sets, geography) - Social impact of project
  • Social Good*
    Includes: - the extent to which the application makes a positive impact on the community. (See rules for further details.)