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OPEN BANKING HACKATON

26 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

OPEN BANKING HACKATON

26 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

Let's make open banking blossom

Open Banking Hackathon is set out to engage teams to ideate and implement products, use cases and applications on top of financial data availability in the Central and Eastern Europe.

The 4th edition of the competition invites teams from 10 European countries (Poland 🇵🇱, Romania 🇹🇩,Bulgaria 🇧🇬, Hungary🇭🇺, Austria 🇦🇹, Croatia 🇭🇷, Slovenia 🇸🇮, Slovakia 🇸🇰, Czech Republic 🇨🇿 and Greece 🇬🇷) to take part in the challenge and build value creation open banking applications.

We will challenge teams to use the multi banking API testing environment and partners, to think of real use-cases implementations in 3 main fields with some proposed but not exclusive subcategories of solutions.

Let's make open banking blossom

Open Banking Hackathon is set out to engage teams to ideate and implement products, use cases and applications on top of financial data availability in the Central and Eastern Europe.

The 4th edition of the competition invites teams from 10 European countries (Poland 🇵🇱, Romania 🇹🇩,Bulgaria 🇧🇬, Hungary🇭🇺, Austria 🇦🇹, Croatia 🇭🇷, Slovenia 🇸🇮, Slovakia 🇸🇰, Czech Republic 🇨🇿 and Greece 🇬🇷) to take part in the challenge and build value creation open banking applications.

We will challenge teams to use the multi banking API testing environment and partners, to think of real use-cases implementations in 3 main fields with some proposed but not exclusive subcategories of solutions.

CHALLENGES

CEE fintech teams are invited to build value creation open banking applications in these non-exclusive fields

INDIVIDUALS

personal finance management applications; robo-advisory for increasing financial health; increase financial inclusiveness; next level payment solutions

BUSINESS

optimizing treasury management for corporates; smart financial management for SMEs; cross border FX hedging for corporates; bulk payments scenarios over payment initiation

IOT

using wearables to manage financial life; automotive software applications; smart cities

YOU WILL WIN

3,000 € cash prize

7,000 € in partner benefits

plus PoC partnerships, 5 days of networking with 20+ mentors and business experts, in depth discussions and 1to1 feedback sessions, to further refine & improve on products

DEMO NIGHTS GALA - SEPTEMBER 30

Finalist startups will present their solutions after five days of hard work

OBH was exactly the opportunity we were looking for to explore, experiment, and improve our product. It was great to see so much support for open banking innovation in the industry, both when it comes to feedback and availability for further collaboration. We hope this is only the first step towards making finance more accessible to everyone.

Dan Cobeanu - ProxyCash, Romania2021 Grand Winner

OBH highlighted aspects of banking I wasn't aware were open to disruption. It made me rethink certain concepts and gave us the opportunity to innovate. There is not much more to ask from a hackathon. Thank you for the well-organized event!

Kristiyan Stefanov - Dry Cash, Bulgaria2021 Special Prize Winner

We thoroughly enjoyed and learned very much from OBH. The event was well organized and the mentors and judges were experienced individuals with high quality input. The event also gives you access to techcelerator programs and potential partnerships with influential people in the banking and fintech environment.

Dennis Phieros - ElucidateAI, Cyprus2021 Participant Team

Great experience that helped us find a good solution for our product. The mentors were helpful and had clear feedback that pushed us in the right direction to make our product specifications clearer and more engaging.

Cami Rafiliu - FormApps, Romania2021 Participant Team

OBH drove us to launch TimedFX as a business. Our experience was fantastic, a very well organized event. The mentoring sessions were extremely valuable in consolidating ideas, improving presentations and helping us understand the many common roadblocks we would be likely to hit.

Shaun Daley - TimedFX, Czech Republic2020 Grand Winner

The hackathon was a very pleasant experience! We had fun and learned a lot from the interactions and open discussion with mentor and participant. This helped us a lot in working through our idea and defining it better. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and help our team collaborate better.

Alexandru Martiniuc - Spevialk, Romania2020 Runner-up Prize

I am incredibly excited by the projects OBH has uncovered and I believe that each year can bring even more interesting projects in the spotlight. OBH is a launching pad for early stage projects and a first step toward a collaboration with financial institutions and relevant fintech players.

Cosmin CosmaCo-Founder and CEO of Finqware

AGENDA

Check out the events we have in store for you! PS: Hours are in CET (GMT+1)

Mon, SEP 26th

9 AM CET, 2H

HACKATHON KICK-OFF

Presentation of the event to the teams and technical debriefing.

Tue, SEP 27th

9 AM CET, 2H

PROJECTS DEBRIEFING

Teams ideas pitching, Q&A and feedback from hackathon mentors.

5 PM CET

OPEN BANKING IN CEE

Roundtable with CEE professionals on open finance and open banking topics

Wed, SEP 28th

9 AM CET, 2H

1-TO-1 MEETINGS

Dedicated meetings of teams with mentors for more feedback.

Thu, SEP 29th

2:30 PM CET, 1.5H

WORKSHOP

Presentation and pitch workshop in preparation for finals.

4 PM CET, 1H

FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT

Fri, SEP 30th

9 AM CET, 1.5H

FINALISTS PITCH PRACTICE

Practice & recording with the 5 finalists.

5 PM CET, 4H

DEMO NIGHTS GALA NETWORKING PARTY

Hybrid event with online pitching session & awards gala and in-person panels, networking and sushi.

STARTUPS

MENTORS

JURORS & GUESTS

Bianca Baicu

Corporate Account Executive - Google Cloud CEE

Constantin Mares

Chief Digital Officer - OTP Bank

Petrut Lixandru

Head of Digital Distribution Channels - Banca Comercială Romana

Raluca Micu

Head of Payments Oversight Division - National Bank of Romania

Tudor Tomescu

Head of Project Management - Capex.com

Cristina Reichmann

Partner - CMS

Rumen Iliev

Partner - LaunchHub

Michał Olszewski

Partner - Movens Capital

Gyorgy Simo

Managing Partner - Day One Capital

Karol Lasota

Principal - Inovo VC

Angel Angelov

Managing Partner - Innovation Capital

Malin Iulian Stefanescu

President - TechAngels

Silviu Florea

Program Manager for Grinders Cohort - BCR-InnovX

Cosmin Curticapean

Board Member - Rofin.tech

Veselina Markova

Fintech Lead - Eleven Venture

Mary Alcantara

Head of Startups - MKB Fintech Lab

Razvan Suta

Managing Director FinTech Program - Startup Wise Guys

David Webster

Co-founder - Global Tech Connect UK

Erzsebet Vizaknai

Senior Innovation Manager - MKB Fintech Lab

Cristian Dascălu

Managing Partner - Techcelerator

Dan Alexandru Cobeanu

Founder & CEO - PayPact

Cosmin Cosma

Co-Founder & CEO - Finqware

Bianca Baicu

Corporate Account Executive - Google Cloud

Constantin Mares

CDO - OTP Bank

Petrut Lixandru

Head of Digital Distribution Channels - BCR

Raluca Micu

Head of Payments Oversight Division - BNR

Tudor Tomescu

Head of Project Management - Capex.com

Cristina Reichmann

Partner - CMS

Rumen Iliev

Partner - LaunchHub

Michał Olszewski

Partner - Movens Capital

Gyorgy Simo

Managing Partner - Day One Capital

Karol Lasota

Principal - Inovo VC

Angel Angelov

Managing Partner - Innovation Capital

Malin Iulian Stefanescu

President - TechAngels

Silviu Florea

Program Manager for Grinders Cohort - InnovX

Cosmin Curticapean

Board Member - Rofin.tech

Veselina Markova

Fintech Lead - Eleven Venture

Mary Alcantara

Head of Startups - MKB Fintech Lab

Razvan Suta

Managing Director FinTech Program - Startup Wise Guys

David Webster

Co-founder - Global Tech Connect UK

Erzsebet Vizaknai

Senior Innovation Manager - MKB Fintech Lab

Cristian Dascălu

Managing Partner - Techcelerator

Dan Alexandru Cobeanu

Founder & CEO - PayPact

Cosmin Cosma

Co-Founder & CEO - Finqware

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Main Partner

Institutional Partner

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

Supporting partners

Innovation Partners

Ecosystem Partners

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