We had great fun in London this weekend thanks to the almost 100 participants who joined us during two days for #HackMakeTheBank hackathon at the amazing Level39. It turned out to be a great event, with some really exciting hacks that came from it!
Check out Underdraft, a mobile app that prevents you from going overdraft. Syndik8, a crowd-funded property investment market place. Athena Xchange, an invoice FX risk mitigation platform or Teller, a reverse-engineered banking API.
See the complete list of hacks here.
The hackers were using and mashing up different APIs provided by Open Bank Project , IBM Watson, S&P; Capital IQ,TEMENOS, Mortgage27, Currency Cloud and OpenCorporates. They also had the chance to pitch their ideas to a group of expert mentors and fintech judges.
This last Sunday will remain a memorable date in Germany. Besides our Hack/Make The Bank Open Data Edition, Germany won the World Cup in Brazil!
We started the day with some nice breakfast prepared by Simon and after a brief introduction of the APIs and the participants we went on hacking for the whole day.
The day ended by watching the game and celebrating Germany's success.
The other participating hacks ranged from financial advice to the elderly, fraud detection, CSR advice module, real-time risk analysis, an iBeacon shopping app, crowd funding platform, and cargo container insurance.
Below are the three winners:
Jury special award: DonationBundle
DonationBundle let users decide how much they want to donate every month and to which causes. They also publish all the transactions on their website using the Open Bank Project API.
Audience Award: Fritz
Fritz developed an app that lets family members approve online purchases or payments on behalf of other members like parents approving expenses of their children.
The Other hacks are
Big shout out to the Rabobank Innovation group who put their trust into our team since day one and were open and very pleasant to work with. We are very glad with the results and looking forward to the next edition! :-)
For those who can’t wait for a whole year, next Sunday, we are holding another fintech hackathon here in Berlin. This is time we will focus on fintech and open data.