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London Fintech Week Hackathon Weekend

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Friday, 7 July 2017 at 18:00 - Sunday, 9 July 2017 at 20:00 (BST)

London Fintech Week Hackathon Weekend

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Type End Quantity
Developers   more info 7 Jul 2017 Free  
Non-tech Participant   more info 7 Jul 2017 Free  
Mentor   more info 7 Jul 2017 Free  
Demo Day Ticket (Jul. 9th)   more info 9 Jul 2017 Free  

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Build the future, over the weekend. 

For the 4th Annual Fintech Week we're preparing our largest hackathon to date. We've teamed up with Applied Blockchain & Fintech Valley Vizag (An initiative by Government of Andhra Pradesh). The main challenge is all about to coming up with a unique Blockchain ICO (initial coin offering). It's a bold challenge, but potentially highly rewarding.

ICO's (Initial Coin Offerings) are a unique way to build a company, raise funding and build a community around your product from the begining. While, new, ICO's have raise over £200M in the past few months through the creation or new "coins" or tokens (virtual currency). ICOs walk a fine line between being a security or "fuel" for running software operations. The latter is ideal. These types of tokens often bridge the gap between public Blockchain & private DLT ledgers. Our sponsor Applied Blockchain is looking for new concepts and solid talent. In addition to winning the hackathon, one to two people may be offered jobs. 

If you're a developer, but would like to learn the principles of coding Blockchain/Smart Contracts, there's a workshop on July 6th (just before the hackathon) that will help you learn the basics and be a better competitor. CLICK HERE  for more on the workshop.

Teams will form at the kick off event on Friday, July 7th. At Cocoon Networks in Moorgate. Each teams needs at least one developer. Coding isn't the only skill you need to win. On Saturday morning, teams will regroup and begin working on thier project. You have until 11pm at the venue (This is not an overnight event). On Sunday morning we regroup again at Cocoon and polish up the concepts, prototypes and begin preparing presentations. At 3pm, teams present to judges and winners are announced shortly after all teams have presented. 

Winners will be given the official scorecard in advance to ensure that everyone is on the same page. The winning teams will recieve a small cash prize (£1000) and present their concept to the full audience at London Fintech Week.

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Winning teams will be judged on concept originality, feasibility, level of development and appropriate use of required API or technology. The potential is also there to take the concept to live to prototype with our sponsors. 

Click here for more information on London Fintech Week 2017.


Friday Jul. 7th: Kick-off

18:00 Doors open
19:00 Kick off + warm-up
19:30 API Presentations (TBC)
20:00 Fire pitches of ideas
20:30 Ideas Speed-Dating
21:00 Drinks / Nibbles 
22:00 End of Day 1

Saturday Jul. 8th: Coding

9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Stand-up
13:00 Lunch
14:00 API/Tech Workshops (TBC)
20:00 Dinner
21:00 Relaxation
22:00 End of Day 2

Sunday Jul. 9th: Demo Day

9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Stand-up + Pitch Practice
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Hacking ends
15:00 Demos
17:30 Award ceremony
18:00 Cocktail + End of day 3


 Teams are limited to 3-5 participants. 

All projects submitted must be partially coded during the event. The use of open-source code and APIs are exempt from this coditioned.

Teams are to present the projects they registered at the begining of the event. Any deviation must be approved by the organizers.

Be respectful - Any behavior or presentation that objectifies or belittles others will be halted, with the presenters immediately disqualified and removed from the event. 

Above all - Have fun!


Ticket Types:

Developer - For those who code and will participate in the event.

Non-Tech Participant - Non-technical participant who would like to join a team.

Mentor - Senior experts who would like to provide support for teams.

Demo Day Ticket - For non-participants who wish to be present at the Demos on Sunday, July 9th from 2pm.

Do you have questions about London Fintech Week Hackathon Weekend? Contact Fintech Worldwide

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Cocoon Networks
4 Christopher St
EC2A 2BS London
United Kingdom

Friday, 7 July 2017 at 18:00 - Sunday, 9 July 2017 at 20:00 (BST)

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