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[Apr 6, 2013] Fintech Hackathon (Alley NYC)


The goal of the FinTech Hackathon is to promote the development of financial technology for institutional customers and consumers.

The Hackathon brings together FinTech developers and designers to develop financial products and discover new technologies. Example applications include innovations in risk management, trading, big data, retail banking, regulatory compliance, mobile payments and enterprise social.

APIs and platforms from technology partners (see list below) will be made available during the Hackathon.

Registration: ($15 for participants (includes food!) ; $5 to just view the demos on Sunday afternoon)

Attendees will spend 24 hours coding, validating their ideas, networking and then demoing their hacks to a panel of FinTech VCs, executives and entrepreneurs.

Attendees can participate individually or in teams and teams can be formed prior to the Hackathon.

Attendees are responsible for coming to the event with FinTech related ideas or finding a team to work with during the Hackathon. The Hackathon organizers and Technology partners may also provide teams potential ideas to work on and offer prizes to the best team.

The first FinTech Hackathon will take place in NYC on April 6-7. Additional events are being planned in cities including Toronto, London and San Francisco.

Grand Prize

$10,000 brought to you by Novus Partners

Technology Partner Prizes

$500 Apple gift card​
Raspberry Pi's​
Kindle Paperwhite​
$500 Apple gift card​
Apple TVs​
Chromebook Pixel​
$200 Apple gift card​
$500 Amazon gift card​


Below is information about each API and platform that will be available to you. If you have any questions or want to talk to someone from one of our partners, please email us at info@fintechhack.com and we can connect you.

10gen http://api.mongodb.org/ or http://mongodb.org/

Bloomberg http://openbloomberg.com

Caplin http://www.caplin.com/developer/component/bladerunner

Dwolla http://developers.dwolla.com

Estimize https://s3.amazonaws.com/com.estimize.public/EstimizeAPI.pdf or http://www.estimize.com/

OANDA http://developer.oanda.com/

OpenGamma https://github.com/opengamma or http://docs.opengamma.com/display/DOC120/OpenGamma+Platform+Documentation

OpenFin http://openf.in/ or http://www.openf.in/join-beta

StockTwits http://stocktwits.com/developers/docs

US Dept of Treasury (datasets) http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/financial-education/Pages/fdd.aspx

Xignite http://www.xignite.com/Products/Catalog.aspx

Zipmark https://dev.zipmark.com/


The FinTech Hackathon takes place over 24 hours and will culminate with a demo day that is open to the public and press. Demos will be 5 minutes with 3 minutes for your product demo and 2 minutes for Q&A.
Saturday April 6th

8:30 AM: Doors open, networking, breakfast
10:00 AM: Technology partner demos
11:30 AM: Hacking begins
1:00 PM: Lunch
6:00 PM: Dinner
Rest of the night: Hacking
Sunday April 7th

9:00 AM: Breakfast is served
12:00 PM: Deadline and lunch is served
1:00 PM: Demos
2:30 PM: Winners are announced
3:30 PM: Closing remarks
4:00 PM:
End, drinks and networking