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FinTech Week Hackathon 2019 -- Stay tuned !! [More information is coming soon]

Updated: Oct 24, 2019

About this Event


A 36-hour FinTech hackathon of product development, where diverse ideas collide and the best ones emerge as a new product or service.

It's a madhouse of creative fun, with Coding, Designing and Marketing working together in teams for accelerated productivity. Shine in front of tech leaders presenting your project "on stage".

Participants will work in teams from Friday evening (November 1st) and have 36 hours to devise, build and launch their prototypes. The event will then conclude with a pitch on stage to startup, talents, experts and judges during the final event on Sunday (November 3rd).

It is a satellite event of the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2019. It's one of the largest conferences on the calendar, attracting more than 10,000 senior executives and featuring over 250 of the world's top FinTech founders, investors, regulators, and academics, who are shaping the future of financial services by driving a technological revolution in the industry across Asia and globally.

So if you are a developer, a designer, a business person, a startup tackling pain points of the Fintech and InsurTech industries, make sure to book your spot.

Limited spots, Great prizes to win, POCs to start with the co-organizers !


These are the business questions that you should ask yourself when building your prototype:

I - Problem statement for Students, Startups, Entrepreneurs and Professionals by HKECIC : Escalation Service

We want an escalation services that allows submission from authorised third-parties. Each submission follows a set of rules based on the types of escalation, which include receipt, processing and dissemination of data and documents preferably on real-time basis.

Today, the credit insurer has all the established processes handled manually with data and documents submission not on real-time basis; resources of the authorised third-parties will need to increase to handle cascading problems causing late submission of data and documents to the credit insurer for examination and processing

II - Problem statement for Students, Startups, Entrepreneurs and Professionals by DBS : [1] Report Generation

Generate Reports on Data using Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Utilising multiple data sources in multiple formatsAnnual reports, News articles, Bank statements, Source of wealth for examples


[2] Business Intelligence

Analyze structured and unstructured data to provide insights

Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) to process data inquiriesAnalyze user feedback for relevance and confidenceUtilise any set of data, regardless of content or domainAdjust results based on users existing behaviour and relevance📷


A unique pedagogical experience - Be mentored by the best experts leading your team to success.Your network of innovators - Meet and work with your future colleagues, co-founders, friends.Gram Milosevic - Get a chance to go head to head with him in various challenges and workshops!📷

Startups, students, game changers, entrepreneurs, developers, basement hackers, bots that pass the Turing test ... We're not fussy as long as you bring leet skillz to the table.

We welcome geeks in FinTech, InsurTech, AI, UX designers, Blockchain, coders, idea generators, marketers, data scientists, mad scientists ... You get the idea!

[ More information will be announced ]


There are 3 workshops in preparation for FinTeck Week Hackathon 2019! Give your best chance and participate in these workshops.

Workshop [1] InsurTech in Action|| FinTech Week Hackathon 2019 Co hosted by WHub & HKECIC

Date : 17 Oct 2019 at 6:30-8:30 pm

Location : 2/F, Tower 1, South Seas Centre, 75 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon


Topic : InsurTech & FinTech

Workshop [ 2 ]Introduction to AI || FinTech Week Hackathon 2019 Co hosted by WHub & DBS

Date : 28 Oct 2019 at 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Hong kong Island


Topic : Blockchain, AI & machine Learning

Workshop [3] Team Building || FinTech Week Hackathon 2019 Hosted by WHub, HKECIC & DBS

Date : 29 Oct 2019 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Location : 3/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang


Topic : Team building


*Schedule is subject to change

Friday, Nov 1

6:30 - 7:00 pm | Doors Open & Registration

7:00 - 8:00 pm | Opening Ceremony/Presentations from Partners

8:00 - 9:00 pm | Dinner Served

9:00 pm | Hack through the Night* Let's start !

*The venue will be open and staffed overnight if you’d like to hack through the night.

Saturday, Nov 2

8:00 - 9:00 am | Breakfast Served

9:00 - 10:00 am | Yoga session (optional)

10:00 - 1:00 pm | Mentor and Coding

1:00 - 2:00 pm | Lunch Served

2:00 - 3:00 pm | Breakout Session / Gram games

2:00 - 8:00 pm | Mentor and Coding

8:00 - 9:00 pm | Dinner Served

9:00 - 10:00 pm | Pitch Workshop

12:00 am | Midnight Snack / Hack through the Night*

*The venue will be open and staffed overnight if you’d like to hack through the night.

Sunday, Nov 3

7:30 - 9:30 am | Breakfast Served

9:00 - 11:00 am | Pitch Practice & Mentor

10:00 am | Submission Deadline

10:30-11:30 | Round 1 Judging

12:00 pm | Judges 1 Deliberation & Top 5 teams announced

12:00 - 1:00 pm | Round 2 Judging

1:00 pm | Judges 2 Deliberation & Top 3 teams announced

2:00 - 3:00 pm | Networking & last Drinks

More details on the challenges will be revealed closer to the event day, so make sure you keep checking this page for updates!


This event is first come first served, so book your spot now. We will only allow walk-ins if there is capacity.


We will host you inside an amazing venue - KAFNU in Hung Hom!

Address: 2F, Kerry Hotel 紅磡湾, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom


How much does it cost?

Only HK$50 per hacker.

What will we provide?

Good Wi-fi, Good Food, Experienced mentors, comfortable place to work non-stop, some amazing swag and rewards.

Are startups allowed to participate?

Yes, and get the chance to do Pilot of their solution with the organizers.

How big are the teams?

Just right for agile work: Up to 8 people.

What if I don't have a team?

No problem! Part of the fun of a hackathon is meeting new, smart people. There will be plenty of time for everyone to meet each other and pick teams before the start of the actual hacking.

What should I bring?

Valid photo ID for admission, your tools of the trade, chargers for those tools and whatever else you need to make it through alive!

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes. Be nice to each other

Are there any rewards?

Yes, the winning team will win a HK$25,000 reward! Second place will get HK$15,000 and third place will get HK$10,000!

What if I don't win?

Don't worry! Everyone wins at FinTech Hackathon! We have some amazing sponsors who will be providing great prizes for all attendees in your goodie bags!

Do you have questions about FinTech, InsurTech and the FinTech Week Hackathon ?

Download our Fintech Ecosystem whitepaper, , visit our website FinTech Week Hackathon or please contact our team at

Any more questions?

Please contact our team at

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Date And Time

Fri, 1 Nov 2019, 18:00 –

Sun, 3 Nov 2019, 13:30 HKT


Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

38 Hung Luen Road

Hung Hom, KOW

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