Byte Academy, the first FinTech programme school, together with leading accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech, have teamed up to throw a kick-off hackathon, leading to Singapore's first ever week-long global FinTech Festival and celebrating Byte Academy’s Singapore launch.
Developers, entrepreneurs, designers, business minds and creatives will team up to create FinTech solutions. Register your interest now!
THE CHALLENGE: Participants will choose from a series of problem statements from 5 major categories that are also being solved in the 10-week Global Hackcelerator. These are:
- Fraud (6,9,12,30)
- Compliance (11,13,15, 95)
- Efficiency (8,20,43,94,99)
- Insurance (22,31)
- Financial Inclusion (39, 41)
** Numbers link up to the individual problem statements in Global Hackcelerator problem statements document.
- Friday Evening, November 11 - Registration, welcome, and networking event
- Saturday, November 12 - Sunday, November 13 - Teams hack away with visits from mentors, food and more
- Sunday, November 13 - Hackathon concludes, each team pitches to the judges and audience members.
**schedule is subjected to changes without prior notice.
PRIZES: Including FinTech Festival passes, hotel stays, cash prizes and tech gadgets from Xignite, Byte Academy scholarships, more
About Byte Academy: Byte Academy is a leader in industry-oriented technology education with courses in Python software development, FinTech (Financial Technology), Data Science, Blockchain and MedTech. Byte Academy established the first FinTech programme in the world and the first Python fullstack software development bootcamp in New York City, where it is headquartered. It has a second campus in Singapore.
Byte Academy is recognized for its small classes, career services and sense of community. Students hail from all over the world including countries such as Australia, Chile, Finland, Siberia, and Tunisia. Byte has brought thousands together from diverse backgrounds around the globe via its hackathons, conferences, founders’ talks, meetups and other events.
Byte Academy is proud to be the Education Partner for Singapore's inaugural FinTech Festival and will be holding "Byte Learning" workshops during the FinTech Conference (16 - 17 November at Singapore Expo). Check out www.byteacademy.co to learn more.
About Startupbootcamp FinTech: Launched in 2014, Startupbootcamp FinTech is the leading FinTech accelerator, and the only programme of its kind to attract such wide industry support. Based in London, New York and Singapore, its partners include MasterCard, Thomson Reuters, Accreditation@IDA, Intesa Sanpaolo, DBS Bank, RHB Bank, CIMB Bank, PwC, ThinkZone, Infocomm Investments, Jungle Ventures and Pix Vine Capital, as well as an extensive mentor and alumni network from more than 50 countries across the globe. The accelerator offers FinTech startups access to world class industry expertise during an intensive three month programme. At the end of the programme, startups pitch at Demo Day to more than 500 investors and individuals from financial services.
When & Where
Byte Academy is a leader in industry-oriented technology education headquartered in New York City with its Asian headquarters in Singapore. It offers full and part-time programmes in FinTech (Financial Technology), MedTech (Medical Technology), Data Science, Blockchain and full-stack Python software development. Byte Academy established the first FinTech programme in the world and the first Python fullstack software development bootcamp in New York City. In its 2016 student survey, Course Report ranked Python as the highest paid coding language after coding school.
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