22nd & 23rd September Berlin


Rethinking banking together: Let's develop innovative FinTech ideas!

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#collabothon2016 — Let's hack FinTech together!

On the initiative of comdirect – joined by Commerzbank and mBank – we are looking forward to develop new FinTech ideas together with you during our Collabothon from 22nd - 23rd September in Berlin.

It will be the first 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 23/09/2016!
Note: Limited access!

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

We're happy that you are interested to visit the final pitches. Note: there is only a limited access. Please contact us in advance:


  • 23/09/2016 | 6:00 pm | we start with pizza & beer


  • Skalitzer Str. 85-86 | Entrance D
  • D-10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Your hosts



API providers

#collabothon2016 Team

Mariusz C. Bodek



Mariusz is available for any questions regarding the entire event. He leads the comdirect Start-up Garage and works as a Senior Manager at comdirect.

Martin Siejka



Martin is responsible for the participants organisation. He is also a responsible for the comdirect Start-up Garage and works as a Manager at comdirect.

Robert Kusber



Robert will be the person to contact if you have any questions regarding the Spielfeld location. He works as an Innovation Partner at VISA Europe Collab Berlin.

Tobias Rappers


Roland Berger & Spielfeld

Tobias works as a Consultant for Roland Berger and Managing Director of Spielfeld GmbH. If you have any questions regarding the location, ask him.


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 #collabothon2016 take place?

We'd love to see on 22nd to 23rd September – beginning from 9:30 am CET (22nd) up to open end after the announcement of the winners and awards presentation on 23rd.

Where will the #collabothon2016 take place?

Spielfeld Digital Hub | Skalitzer Str. 85-86 | Entrance D | 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg | Germany | Find Spielfeld on Google Maps here.

Who can participate in the #collabothon2016?

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  register@collabothon.de or give us a call  +49 4106 704 1568 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?

Ladies first: Tijen Onaran: Founder & Managing Director startupaffairs | Women in Digital
Michael Hilbert: Partner at Roland Berger
Marek Lenz: Head of IT Infrastructure Department at mBank
Christian Rhino: Executive / Head of Banking Operations at Commerzbank
Caspar Schlenk: Editor at Gruenderszene.de/Vertical Media GmbH
Sebastian Seifert: Founder & Managing Partner at barzahlen.de
And last but not least, Arno Walter: CEO at comdirect and your host at the #collabothon2016

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 !