#OpenBankHack17 - Railsbank Open Banking API Hackathon

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Startupbootcamp FinTech

Rainmaking Loft

International House, 1 St Katherine's Way



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Calling all developers and future FinTech entrepreneurs

48 hour hackathon to create innovative Banking Services on the Railsbank Open Banking API

If you’re keen to be creative and push the boundaries of what can be built using Open Banking APIs, want to build the next generation of innovative banking and compliance services and win cash prizes, then #OpenBankHack17 is for you.

Railsbank is an open banking API and platform that gives regulated and un-regulated companies access to global transaction banking with 5 lines of code.

Through our API, customers can access a complete range of wholesale transaction banking services using our «Product Rails»: digital ledgers (mapped to real bank accounts); issue unique IBANs for end users; receive money; send money; convert money (FX); collect money (direct debit, card acquiring); issue/manage cards; access blockchain; manage credit (lending).

Just register at Railsbank.com and you will have instant access to the API sandbox. Extra APIs will also be made available for the hackathon.

The event will be a 48 hour FinTech hackathon where attendees will form teams and collaborate with mentors (several finTech legends will be attending and mentoring) to create amazing solutions to challenges based around

  • The Secure Trading challenge;

  • Taking compliance manuals from the world of paper into the world of digital; and

  • Building a challenger bank in a weekend!

At the end of the hack there will be cash prizes for the best technical and business solutions.

Why come to #OpenBankHack17?

#OpenBankHack17 will bring together professionals, students, industry experts, and finTech legends who are passionate about finTech and building the future of financial services, so come along to find a cofounder, meet someone new, have fun!, or simply learn a new skill that stretches you beyond your usual day-to-day life.

Win up to £1750 in cash prizes: £750 for Best Overall Solution, and £500 each for Best Technical Solution & Best Pitch. What are you waiting for?

Sign-up now to reserve your spot. Bring new ideas, meet new people and make cool, industry changing solutions!


#OpenBankHack17 will take place at Rainmaking Loft - Startupbootcamp, International House – Rainmaking Loft, 1 St. Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1UN.

Provisional Agenda

Friday 10th November

6:00pm Registration

7:00pm Welcome & Railsbank Challenge introduction

7:15pm 60 seconds pitches

7:45pm Build your A team

8:15pm Team registration & Dinner

8:45pm API workshop

9:15pm Hacking starts

10:00pm Snacks

Bring your sleeping bag if you want to hack overnight.

Saturday 11th November - hack continues

9:00am Breakfast

10:00am Morning workout (optional)

12:30pm Lunch

1.30 pm After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

3:00pm Fun challenge

6:00pm Dinner

8:00pm After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00pm Snacks

Sunday 12th November - Coding getting serious

9:00am Breakfast

10:30am Pitch training

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Presentation Prep & Tech Check

2:00pm Technical judging

3:30pm Team pitches

5:00pm Judges deliberation

5:30pm Winner announcements and wrap up


  • Individuals or teams can register.

  • Each team can have max 5 members.

  • You will need to bring your laptop, devices, and things to build your solution

  • Slideware is prohibited and will be disqualified from judging.

  • Software or hardware based solutions only will be eligible for prizes.

  • 100 people max

  • Railsbank will provide challenges (ideas) and release them to the attendees

  • The event culminates with presentations in front of a panel of FinTech leaders

  • We'll be sending updates via email and social media to registered attendees (and in some cases to the waiting list)

  • Over 18s only

For more information visit www.railsbank.com

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

18 years old

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is tricky in the area. The closest underground station is Tower Hill

What can I bring into the event?

Bring your laptop. Make sure that you have registered for the API at via our website www.railsbank.com

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email hackathon@railsbank.com

What's the refund policy?

We won't be refunding ticket costs, instead any unused funds will be donated to the registered charity Bletchley Park Trust Ltd (https://bletchleypark.org.uk/about-us)

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes - use the # to try to find someone who wants your ticket. Please let us know if you do transfer so that we can update the registration list

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