Ulster Bank Hackathon 2019 @ Dogpatch Labs

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Dogpatch Labs

Unit 1, The CHQ Building

North Wall Quay

Dublin 1


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Bring creative banking solutions to life over three days. Hack new ideas, connect with great minds, and have fun!

About this Event

Come and experience an event of a lifetime at the Ulster Bank Hackathon! A 54-hour FinTech Hackathon of product development, where diverse ideas collide and the best ones could emerge as a new product or service. It's a madhouse of creative fun, with developers, designers and marketeers collaborating in teams for accelerated productivity.

Come along with or without an idea, join a team and watch it come to life in less than 3 days. Shine in front of our judging panel of business leaders in Banking & Technology, showcase your working prototype "on stage" and be in with a chance to win prizes!

From fostering innovation as a Dogpatch partner since 2015, Ulster Bank is committed to anticipating the needs of its customers, creating new banking solutions to meet them, and bringing innovative ideas to life both internally and across the banking sector as a whole. Be part of the solution at this year's Hackathon!

  • Brief: Deliver innovative solutions around FinTech to enable “Everyday Banking and Collaboration”.
  • Aim: Improve levels of service by enriching the banks capability, through targeted niche solutions & broader personal financial management capability.
  • Categories: Several streams running parallel with prizes awarded on the night.
  • Prizes: Winning team will receive the top prize valued at €1,000. Second place will receive a prize worth €750.

Why sign up?

  • Bring your idea to life
  • Challenge yourself with creative coding
  • Receive mentoring from successful Irish entrepreneurs
  • Receive mentoring from experts within Ulster Bank
  • Get hands-on advice from UX designers and developers
  • Pitch Coaching from industry experts
  • Develop “next-gen” ideas to disrupt the banking industry

Who we’re looking for

Entrepreneurs, developers, designers, coders, data scientists, marketeers, dreamers...if you're up for the challenge, we want you!

  • Teams of 4-5 attendees (if you don’t have a team you can join one)
  • Pre-formed teams are welcome
  • Attendees are responsible for coming to the event with FinTech related ideas or finding a team to work with during the Hackathon.

Collaborating with Microsoft

The full Microsoft cloud platform will be made available for this year's Hackathon. Microsoft Technical experts will be close at hand throughout the weekend, allowing teams to rapidly configure business-ready prototypes and maximising their impact for colleagues and customers alike.

Guides & Documentation

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft PowerApps

Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Office 365 (Teams)

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Azure



18:00 Registration & Networking

18:30 Opening Talk

18:45 Idea Generation & Team Forming

20:30 Drinks Reception


09:00 Breakfast & Networking

09:40 Coding (ALL DAY)

10:30 Microsoft Workshop

11:00 Pitch Coaching

12:00 Lunch

14:00 Mentoring Sessions

19:00 Dinner

20.30 Bar Opens


09:00 Breakfast & Networking

10:00 Coding (until 4pm)

10:30 Pitch Coaching (optional)

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Pitch Practice

16:00 1st Round Pitches

17:00 2nd Round Pitches

19:00 Award Ceremony

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Note that photos will be taken during the event. Please notify us in writing via email to and at the event if you would not like to have your photo taken. These photos may be used in marketing materials of Dogpatch Labs and/or Ulster Bank Ireland DAC.

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