Societe Generale and WHub FinHACK Jul 7-9

Societe Generale and WHub FinHACK Jul 7-9
Comments Off, 05/07/2017, by , in Local Startup News

Societe Generale and WHub Team Up to Host a FinTech Hackathon in Hong Kong.

36-hour challenge for participants to develop innovative ideas for tomorrow

Societe Generale and WHub Ltd jointly launch FinHACK, a 36-hour FinTech hackathon in Hong Kong, to promote innovation and the development of Hong Kong’s FinTech ecosystem. Online registration for the hackathon is now open on until 3 July 2017.

FinHACK will take place on 7-9 July 2017 at Campfire Creative, a co-working space in Wong Chuk Hang, where participants including students from universities, entrepreneurs, coders and developers will work together to come up with and develop new ideas.

With the support and coaching of industry experts, each participating team will have 36 hours to design and develop innovative solutions to address business challenges spanning four main themes: Blockchain; Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatBots; Big Data; and RegTech, InsureTech and WealthTech. The winners will receive a cash prize, the opportunity to bring their ideas to life, and some of them may also receive opportunities to join Societe Generale.

“Digital transformation has reshaped how the financial industry operates while also enriching the client experience. FinHACK is testimony to new technologies and innovation, as well as a strong team spirit, which is at the heart of everything we do. Hong Kong is a vibrant city full of creative mind, we look forward to collaborating with the participants and co-creating innovative ideas at the hackathon,” said Charles Gillet, Asia Pacific Chief Information Officer at Societe Generale.

“As a startup community, we would like to promote innovation among the younger generation, who are the future of Hong Kong, by allowing them to contribute to the development of the city. We are happy to collaborate with Societe Generale to accelerate innovation and turn Hong Kong’s financial centre into a FinTech hub,” said Karen Farzam, co-founder of WHub.


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