4th & 6th October Frankfurt


Back to the FinTech future!

Impressions from #collabothon2016

#collabothon2017 — Back to the FinTech future!

On the initiative of comdirect, Commerzbank and mBank we are looking forward to develop new FinTech ideas together with you during our Collabothon from 4th - 6th October in Frankfurt.

It will be the second Hackathon in which major European banks bring in their own teams in order to collaborate with you guys:

Coders, Entrepreneurs, FinTech Evangelists, Ideation Stars, UX Superheros, Data Fanatics and so on – you are invited as an individual as well as teams.

If you have challenging and innovative ideas how to improve the banking, trading or investing experience or if are you thinking of new communication concepts with customers, we would be happy to meet you at the Collabothon.

It doesn’t matter if you are already working on a MVP, would like to build a new idea from the scratch or are willing to integrate into an existing team.

There will be several well-known APIs available, food and drinks, amazing people and of course some prizes!

Register to the see the final pitches on 06/10/2017!
Note: Limited access!

Register here


Register to the see the final pitches!
Note: Limited access!

We're happy that you are interested in visiting the final pitches. Note: there is limited access only. Please buy your ticket on eventbrite or contact us in advance:


  • 06/10/2017 | 5:00 pm | we start with pizza & beer


  • TechQuartier
  • Platz der Einheit 2
  • D-60327 Frankfurt am Main

Your hosts


API providers

#collabothon2017 Team

Jana Koch



Jana is avaiable for any questions regarding the entire event. She leads the comdirect Start-up Garage and works as a Senior Manager in the Business Development and Innovation Management at comdirect.

Pidder Seidl



Pidder is responsible for the participants organisation. He works as a Manager in the Business Development and Innovation Management at comdirect.


Why do you name the event Collabothon?

It is called Collabothon because during this Hackathon employees of three major European banks will collaborate with talented people that do not belong to any of those banks. In contrast to other Hackathons, initiated by other banks, we are happy to intermix, learn from you and want you to benefit from the banking knowledge of our experts, too.

When will the #collabothon2017 take place?

We'd love to see you on 4th to 6th October – beginning from 6:00 pm CET (4th) up to open end after the announcement of the winners and awards presentation on 6th.

Where will the #collabothon2017 take place?

TechQuartier | Platz der Einheit 2 | 60327 Frankfurt am Main | Germany | Find TechQuartier on Google Maps here.

Who can participate in the #collabothon2017?

We are looking for people, who want to reinvent solutions within the field of FinTech with us: Coders, Entrepreneurs, FinTech Evangelists, Ideation Stars, UX Superheros, Data Fanatics and so on.

What do we need to do to participate?

1) Have a great idea!
2) Shoot us an email to  info@collabothon.de or give us a call  +49 4106 704 1570 to register.
3) Please let us know: who you are | how many team members will be with you or if you will take part as an individual | what kind of solution would you like to work (just a brief insight).

What is the Collabothon Hashtag?


What are the prizes?

Of course there will be some incentives!

Who will be in the Jury?

The jury will be announced soon.

Will there be catering, food & beverages?

Of course, we will provide you with enough energy so that you can develop your solutions with constant power. Snacks at night will be there for you, too. Note: please let us know in advance, if you suffer any allergies or food intolerances!

Will you provide overnight security?

For sure! Chuck Norris and The Expendables will be there with some local guys to keep an eye on the location. But, as everywhere else you should keep an eye on your stuff, too.

Is there any question missing? Please, get in touch with us directly and we'll be happy to help you: faq@collabothon.de !