4th -  6th October Frankfurt

#collabothon

Back to the FinTech future!

#collabothon — 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 of retail customers, revolutionize the corporate banking or if you are 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 an MVP, would like to build a new idea from 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!


Challenges



The smart financial assistant of the future

Excite the customers with big data and AI!

Customer data as oil of the 21st century

Find use cases that shape new ways for customer authentication, smart services or cyber security.


Revolutionize foreign exchange experience of corporates

Bring efficiency into currency risk management and treasury functions of SME businesses, think of new, sophisticated use cases to auto hedge and auto execute FX trades. Or do you prefer to completely transform the remittance market?

Trading and investing for the new generations

Disrupt these fields through blockchain and AI with innovative products.

Prizes


Expect prizes worth more than 20.000€ including wildcards and several Microsoft Surface Pro.

Registration deadline on 02/10/2017!


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


Register here


Schedule



Registration deadline on 02/10/2017!

There is limited access only. So first come, first served! Note: You can also register to see the final pitches!


When?

  • 04/10/2017 | 05:00 pm

Location

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

Your hosts







Partner





Media partner



API providers




#collabothon Team



Jana Koch

JANA KOCH

comdirect

Jana is available 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 SEIDL

comdirect

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



Gunther Daiss

GUNTHER DAISS

Commerzbank

Gunther is Head of Innovation and International Affairs in the Private and Small-Business Customers Department and responsible for the digital collaboration in Commerzbank Group.

Leona Blehova

LEONA BLEHOVÁ

Commerzbank Corporate Clients

Leona is responsible for the B2B aspects of the event. As senior project manager she leads challenging Digital Strategy and Innovation projects within Digital Business Development Corporate Clients at Commerzbank AG.

Nikola Enev

NIKOLA ENEV

Commerz Systems

Nikola is committed to a Change Management Project within Commerz Systems which is coping with the significant growth and transformation of the company over the next years.



FAQ



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.

What are the Challenges?

The smart financial assistant of the future
Excite the customers with big data and AI!

Trading and investing for the new generations
Disrupt these fields through blockchain and AI with innovative products.

Revolutionize foreign exchange experience of corporates
Bring efficiency into currency risk management and treasury functions of SME businesses, think of new, sophisticated use cases to auto hedge and auto execute FX trades. Or do you prefer to completely transform the remittance market?

Customer data as oil of the 21st century
Find use cases that shape new ways for customer authentication, smart services or cyber security.

When will the #collabothon take place?

We'd love to see you on 4th to 6th October – beginning from 05:00 pm CET (4th) up to open end after the announcement of the winners and awards presentation on 6th.

Where will the #collabothon take place?

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

Who can participate in the #collabothon?

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.

We recommend a team size of four people. You're welcome to attend as an individual or as a team!

What do we need to do to participate?

1) Have a great idea!
2) Get your Tickets on Eventbrite

What is the Collabothon Hashtag?

#collabothon

What are the prizes?

cash and non-cash prizes worth more than 20.000€ including a Microsoft Surface Pro for each participant in the winning team.

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: info@collabothon.de !



Impressions from #collabothon2016