Innovate in Fintech & Insurtech
Technology focus on blockchain, AI, & Machine Learning

Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish. Winners will gain the chance to work on their POC with the respected Sponsors.

what is fintech week hackathon?

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".

Participants will work in teams from Friday evening (November 1st) and have 36 hours to devise, build and launch their prototypes. The event will then conclude with a pitch on stage to startup, talents, experts and judges during the final event on Sunday (November 3rd).

This Hackathon is a satellite event of
FinTech Week Hong Kong .



$ 50K


36 Hrs



Who is this for?

Startups, students, game changers, entrepreneurs, developers, basement hackers, bots that pass the Turing test ... We're not fussy as long as you bring leet skillz to the table. We welcome geeks in FinTech, InsurTech, AI, UX designers, Blockchain, coders, idea generators, marketers, data scientists, mad scientists ... You get the idea!.

Some Date & Time you should know about
  • Workshop
  • Hackathon
Oct 17 @ 2F, Tower 1, South seas centre
Co-hosted by WHub & HKECIC
6:30 - 7:00 pm
Networking, Snack & Drinks
7:00 - 8 :15 pm
Panel discussion and Q&A
8 :15 - 8:30 pm
Networking, Snack & Drinks
Oct 28 @ EY wavespace, Wong Chuk Hang
Co-hosted by WHub & DBS
6:30 - 7:00 pm
Networking & quick presentation
7:00 - 8 :15 pm
Introduction to AI
8 :15 - 8:30 pm
Networking, Snack & Drinks
Oct 29 @ The Hive, Hong kong Island
Co-hosted by WHub & DBS & HKECIC
6 :30 - 7:00 pm
Networking & quick presentation
7:00 - 8:15 pm
Team pitch
8:15 - 8:30 pm
Networking, Drink and Snack
Friday, Nov. 1
6:30 - 7:00 pm
Doors Open & Registration
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Opening Ceremony /
Presentations from Partners
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Dinner Served
9:00 pm
Hack through the Night*
Let's start !
Saturday, Nov. 2
8:00 - 9:00 am
Breakfast Served
9:00 - 10:00 am
Yoga session (optional)
10:00 - 1:00 pm
Mentor and Coding
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Lunch Served
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Breakout Session / Gram games
3:00 - 7:00 pm
Mentor and Coding
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Dinner Served
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Pitch Workshop
12:00 am
Midnight Snack /
Hack through the Night*
Sunday, Nov. 3
7:30 - 9:30 am
Breakfast Served
9:00 - 10:00 am
Pitch Practice
10:00 am
Submission Deadline
10:30 - 11:30 am
Round 1 Judging
12:00 pm
Judges 1 Deliberation &
Top 5 teams announced
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Round 2 Judging
1:00 pm
Judges 2 Deliberation &
Top 3 teams announced
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Networking Drinks
Special thanks to all organisations that help us make this happen Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email us at

We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (read: definitely) stick by these!

  • 1. Existing Solutions Allowed

    You must have the rights to use the code or outline which code is not commercially available for use. We do not need or expect you to write everything from scratch. Please use existing solutions and make all attempts to solve the problem to the best of your abilities.

  • 2. Ownership & IP

    Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.

  • 3. All Participants MUST check-in

    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.

A little bit of information goes a long way!
Only HK$50 per hacker.
Just right for agile work: Up to 8 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
Good Wi-fi, Good Food, Experienced mentors, comfortable place to work non-stop, some amazing swag and rewards.
They will have 2 statements to solve, one for startups & entrepreneurs and the second one for students & entrepreneurs.
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 FinTech Hackathon! We have some amazing sponsors who will be providing great prizes for all attendees in your goodie bags!
Email us at in chinese or english.

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