Security never sleeps
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".
Société Générale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.
Société Générale nurtures and accelerates innovation to better serve its clients, integrating all the potential avenues offered by digital. For new uses, new services: the bank is committed to anticipating the needs of its clients and to inventing new banking solutions to meet them.
In line with its commitment to anticipate the fast-changing customer demand, Société Générale is developing its innovation strategy by experimenting with disruptive technologies and stepping up its interaction with the startups and FinTechs to develop and promote open collaboration. The Group is notably dedicating €150 million euros over three years in an innovation fund to finance internal and external start-ups strategically aligned to digital transformation.
Read more on Société Générale and Innovation at https://www.societegenerale.com/en/digital-and-innovation
The idea is to make something cool in just 36 hours. So energy is essential and sleep is optional. What we're doing today is all about tomorrow's world. Here's your chance to create a part of it yourself.
University Students. All students from any major are welcome.
All other Game changers, Entrepreneurs, Developers, Basement Hackers are also welcome.
We welcome geeks in FinTech, InsureTech, RegTech, AI, UX designers, coders, idea generators, marketeers, data scientists, mad scientists ... You get the idea.
We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It's cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.
Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
No more than 10 humans. It's OK if you bring along with your Cyborg, BB-8 or R2-D2.
You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks, PowerPoints or keynotes will be allowed. Three minutes presentation and two minutes Q&A from Judges.
All participants have to check-in BEFORE FRIDAY 9pm or they will NOT be considered participants and any work contributed by them will be invalid resulting in disqualifications for the team.
Only HK$50 per hacker.
Good Wi-Fi, good food, an awesome swag bag, experienced mentors, and a comfortable place to work non-stop.
Just right for agile work: up to 10 people.
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.
Valid photo ID for admission, your tools of the trade, chargers for those tools and whatever else you need to make it through alive!
Yes. Be nice to each other. :-)
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!
Don't worry! Everyone wins at FinHACK! We have some amazing sponsors who will be providing great prizes for all attendees in your goodie bags!
Email Us at firstname.lastname@example.org in Chinese or English.