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Ulster Bank Hackathon 2020 @ Dogpatch Labs

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Dogpatch Labs

Unit 1, The CHQ Building

North Wall Quay

Dublin 1

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Be part of Ireland’s biggest Fintech hackathon, where you'll hack new ideas in banking solutions, connect with great people, and have fun!

About this Event

We’re celebrating 5 years of the Ulster Bank Hackathon and inviting you to experience an event of a lifetime! Join our 54-hour FinTech hackathon, where you share ideas at our ‘Flea Market’, develop and hack your innovations and get the chance to showcase your working prototype "on stage" in front of our panel of industry tech leaders. As Ireland’s biggest Fintech Hackathon in 2019, we want you to be part of something bigger in 2020! Idea or no idea, just join a team and watch your innovation come to life over the fastest 3 days in March!

Purpose of the Hackathon?

In today’s dynamic world, Ulster Bank is committed to anticipating the changing needs of its customers and to creating new banking solutions to meet them. In line with its commitment to changing customer demand, Ulster Bank is deepening its relationship with innovation by experimenting with disruptive technologies from the startup and FinTech world to promote open collaboration.

Ulster Bank has notably dedicated itself to fostering innovation since 2015 when it began its partnership with Dogpatch Labs.This partnership has streamlined innovation across the Dublin tech ecosystem with a goal of bringing innovative ideas to life both in Ulster Bank and across the banking sector as a whole.

Who We’re Looking For

Entrepreneurs, developers, designers, coders, data scientists, marketeers, dreamers... If you’ve the spirit to add - we want you!

  • Teams of 4-5 attendees (formed on the day)
  • 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

Why sign up?

  • Chance for your innovation to make it on-stage
  • Challenge yourself with creative coding
  • 1:1 expert advice from Irish entrepreneurs
  • Hands-on advice from designers and developers
  • Develop “next-gen” ideas to disrupt the banking industry
  • Meet and form connections with Ireland’s budding entrepreneurs
  • Break from hacking with our masseuse and games room
  • Sustainably-sourced SWAG to take home and reuse
  • Plus snacks, drinks & catering all weekend!

Themes and Challenges

Brief: Deliver innovative solutions around FinTech to support Ulster Bank customers and stakeholders in the following areas;

  • Financial confidence and education
  • Enterprise, or
  • Climate

Aim: Improve levels of service by enriching banks capability, ensuring Ulster Bank continues to be effortless everyday and brilliant when it matters for customers.

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.

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. Microsoft will also be running an educational Microsoft cloud workshop and will be offering 1:1 coaching as needed by attendees throughout the event.

Guides & Documentation

Onsite Support

  • Engineers on technical queries
  • Mentors guiding you towards the perfect pitch
  • Ulster Bank’s API sandbox available for you to integrate with and test what your app can do with real world bank data

Let's get started!

Pitch your idea to our hackers or join a team whose idea sparks your interest. Develop a working prototype over two days and build out a solid pitch to showcase it. Finally, present to senior industry leaders in Banking and Technology to stand a chance to win our grand prizes.

You’re in for a jam-packed 3 days of hacking, collaborating and pitching. The only requirement is to come with a lot of bright ideas, enthusiasm and have fun!

Privacy Policy & Photos

Please note the information you provide will be processed by both Dogpatch Labs and Ulster Bank Ireland DAC in line with their respective privacy policies: dogpatchlabs.com/privacy and digital.ulsterbank.ie/globals/privacy.html

Note that photos will be taken during the event. Please notify us in writing via email to aisling@dogpatchlabs.com, 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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