The Bankathon History

In 2015 we were looking for a place where FinTech developers meet in Europe – but we couldn’t find one. That’s why we started Bankathon: the biggest bank-independent FinTech hackathon in Europe.

The experience of the last few years has shown that the ‘Bankathon’ platform has a strong network. It brings established players and new market participants together – and at eye level! This is not least due to the unique developer ecosystem that has grown around the Bankathon. 

The outstanding thing about the Bankathon is its independence. It symbolizes a new way of thinking in banking, which is becoming more and more emancipated from the institutional bank. At the same time, it’s a catalyst for the opening-up of banks, which, of course, is also driving the Payment Services Directive 2.

Each of our four Bankathons has attracted at least 75 participants, 10 sponsors, 5 API partners and 200 guests. This platform has the starting ground for several startups, projects and cooperations.

Fourth Bankathon – May 2017 – Vienna (Austria)

Winners

# Team Hack Details
1st ChillBill Slack based travel reimbursement tool for companies. Team from ChillBill.
2nd Team B Cost splitter with visual elements. Team from Raiffeisen Bank International.
3rd Fait Easy adjustment of existing portfolios based on users preferences. Team from Fait. 

Find out more about this Bankaton in our recap.

Third Bankathon – October 2016 – Hamburg (Germany)

Winners

# Team Hack Details
1st IntraBase Pay in any ecommerce store with a loan. Team started IntraBase afterwards.
2nd Fintracer Voice based contract termination service. Team from Fintracer / Aboalarm.
3rd Stockbattle  Players of this game collect stocks and can fight other players. Mixed team.

Find out more about this Bankaton in our recap.

Second Bankathon – November 2015 – Frankfurt (Germany)

Winners

# Team Hack Details
1st Cocktail trade Invest in stocks that match your believes. Team founded Neon Trading afterwards.
2nd Best Invest Discover easily trading products that match your market expectation. Team from Lucht Probst Associates
3rd Social ATM Mobile banking app that enables to withdraw cash via a social network. Team from FinTech Group.

Find out more about this Bankaton in our recap (German).

First Bankathon – April 2015 – Frankfurt (Germany)

Winners

# Team Hack Details
1st Candis Voice based accounting solution. Team founded Candis afterwards.
2nd Fairr Identify pension gap through a mobile app. Team from Fairr.
3rd Move.me Convenient bank account switch. Team founded DWINS afterwards.

Find out more about this Bankaton in our recap (German).