Kategorie: Bankathon

Bankathon #5 Berlin: #ChatSurance triumphs, everybody wins

#ChatSurance shows the possibilities of ‘Open Banking’, combines FinTech with InsurTech and walks away from the Bankathon stage as the winner

Combination of various APIs and inclusion of ‘Alexa’ impress jury

© www.mike-auerbach.com

© www.mike-auerbach.com

figo has done it again: For the fifth time, the Hamburg-based FinTech company has put on the banking and FinTech hackathon. Venue: Berlin. Wear and tear? Nowhere to be seen! The fact that the Bankathon is established as a neutral platform in the financial sector, bringing together the most – and we mean the most – diverse players in the industry, particularly shines in this fifth edition. Banks, industry associations, payment providers, initiatives, credit bureaus, company builders, consultancies and cloud providers were among the sponsors and supporters. 20 teams from different nations addressed the topic “PSD2 & … ?!”. In the end, their prototypes had to be found within the topics of Health, Identity, Insurance, SME or Travel.

See the video from the Association of German Banks “Bankathon #5 in 60 seconds” (German):


Here you can look at and download our detailed Bankathon #5 recap presentation:

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Bankathon #5 Berlin: Interview with Gold Sponsor Deutsche Bank

In principle, PSD2 opens up possibilities for all kinds of companies that could allow them to improve existing products and services through banking data and create new products by combining their technology with bank data”, said Niklas Grunewald from Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs, Berlin. Thanks a lot for answering the interview and supporting the Bankathon as a Gold Sponsor. We could not imagine a Bankathon without Deutsche Bank! 💙 (more…)

Bankathon #5 Berlin: Interview with Supporter ‘Association of German Banks’

“Hackathons show us, in the financial industry, many new options. And they demonstrate that no complex and cost-intensive projects or consultation/coordination loops are necessary to be innovative”, explains Andreas Krautscheid, Member of the Senior Management Board, Association of German Banks (Bundesverband deutscher Banken) in this interview. Yes you’ve read correctly: The Association of German banks supports the Bankathon for the first time. By this, we demonstrate once more that the Bankathon principles are bearing fruits:  As a neutral platform, we bring together all the different parties of the financial services industry. We are really looking forward to Bankathon #5 in Berlin next week.


Bankathon #5 Berlin: Interview with Diamond Sponsor Visa

“We hope the Bankathon will allow developers to leverage our Visa Developer Platform, giving us valuable input on how to use and improve our APIs. And of course, it would be a highlight if, like last year, our APIs help the team that wins it”, explained Michael Hoffmann Visa’s motivation to support the Bankathon as a Diamond Sponsor. We are happy to have you again on board and thanks for providing one out of six APIs! 🙏🏻 💪🏻

Bankathon #5 Berlin: Interview with Gold Sponsor verimi

You scratch my back and i’ll scratch yours! On September 20th figo supported verimi in realising their first hackathon. Now, verimi supports figo’s Bankathon in Berlin with a Gold Sponsorship. Donata Hopfen, verimi CEO, told us that she is looking forward to working together with the teams to use the verimi interface to develop new solutions that are relevant to the banking industry. Thanks for supporting us!!! 🙏🏻 (more…)

Bankathon #5 Berlin: Interview with media partner finletter

To bring an event like the Bankathon to success, not only sponsors are required but media partners as well. That’s why we are happy to have finletter as a media partner. figo has a special relationship to the finletter founders Carolin Neumann and Clas Beese. Two years ago we worked in the Betahaus Hamburg. And now we still work together and support each other – even though there is no physical proximity. Carolin and Clas created with finletter a medium that is already a crucial part in the financial sector. The finletter provides the best weekly FinTech overview that conveys the impression of not missing financial news. In the interview they tell us why it is important to them to support the Bankathon.


Bankathon #5 Berlin: Interview with Diamond Sponsor Hanseatic Bank

CEO Hanseatic Bank

“We are always looking for new services and products to inspire our customers. We like to try new things and are currently working on many innovative projects. Of course, at the Bankathon we hope that our team comes up with an idea that we can actually implement later on”, said Michel Billon, CEO Hanseatic Bank. By answering the last question he provides a look behind the scenes! In Hamburg Hanseatic Bank supported the Bankathon the first time as a sponsor. This time they are supporting us as a Diamond Sponsoring. Thanks a lot for that! We are looking forward to having you in Berlin and good luck for your participating team! (more…)

Bankathon #5 Berlin: Interview with Diamond Sponsor apoBank

The Bankathon ist getting closer. We want to present you our sponsors and their motivation also this time. The first one is apoBank! apoFuture – an interdisciplinary team from different departments – answered our questions together. They told us that they got in very early with FinTechs, that customers’ digital wallets can become “smarter” with PSD2 and that they would appreciate a Bankathon in Dusseldorf. Maybe there are more supporters of this idea?!


Bankathon #5 – Next stop: Berlin!

From 21 to 23 November 2017, the FinTech hackathon lights up the capital

The Bankathon is now an established institution taking Europe by storm and with company builder FinLeap as host, figo has the perfect partner on board. This time, the Bankathon will take place in FinLeap’s new ‘Fintech Hub Berlin’, focusing on the Payment Services Directive 2! As it approaches becoming national law, the topic is now driving a whole industry – across Europe. (more…)

Bankathon CEE: BAWAG P.S.K., Erste Bank, Raiffeisenbank International & UniCredit work toward a common cause

Viennese FinTech company ChillBill wins it! For the first time, women decided the Bankathon

Bankathon winner ChillBill © Tom Roschanek

Bankathon winner ChillBill © Tom Roschanek

Bankathon CEE – Figures, data, facts

The special programming competition is focussed on banking and financial services. Organized by FinTech companies figo and IntraBase, the now tried and tested concept took place for the first time in Vienna, under the motto “PSD2 and beyond”. The Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is a topic currently being implemented by banks, for which new players on the market – the FinTechs – already have solutions. So why not bring together all parties, let loose their creativity, and reinvent the banking of the future with the intensity that only a 30-hour-long programming competition can offer? Said and done! Over 250 guests, including 75 brilliant programmers and product developers from twelve nations across 24 teams, made the first bankathon in Vienna! And at the end of it, more than €10,000 in prizes have been awarded. Diamond sponsors rewarded their personal favorite teams with their own prizes. (more…)