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Singapore 2019

F10 FinTech Hackathon­
48-hours Idea to Prototype 13. – 15.9.2019

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We are looking for game changers!

You have a great idea you want to bring to life together with other curious individuals? Are you ready to take your brainchild one step further, not only to dream about it but to transfer your idea into a prototype? Join us in Singapore, where visionaries meet. Test your capabilities of being an entrepreneur for a weekend. The F10 FinTech Hackathon is the opportunity to turn your bright idea into the next big thing and create the future of finance and regulation.

15. July, 2019
Topics defined
21. August, 2019
Closing date for applications
27. August, 2019
Status update
30. August, 2019
Announcement of event details
13. September, 2019
FinTech Hackathon

How to participate

F10 is offering you a unique opportunity to attend the second F10 FinTech Hackathon in Asia. 48-hours of ideation and programming are waiting. In the heart of Singapore, you can meet like-minded, passionate, and curious people to challenge each other.

We aim to generate new ideas, and not to stop there, but to transform them into validated prototypes. If you have a sincere interest in solving problems and are eager to be challenged, it is the perfect place for you to be. Explore new opportunities, be an entrepreneur, and maybe even find your potential future partners, with whom you can run your startup.

When: Friday 13th of September from 6 pm – Sunday 15th of September 2019, 8 pm
Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 7 Straits View, Marina One, East Tower, Level 12, Singapore


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High Level Agenda

High Level Agenda

Friday, 13 September

06.00 pm           Doors open
07.00 pm           Opening Ceremony
07.30 pm           Keynote Speaker
08.00 pm           Workshops
08.40 pm           Dinner
09.15 pm            Pitch your Idea
10.00 pm           Team up
11.00 pm            Deadline for Team Registration
12.00 am            Midnight Snack

 

Saturday, 14 September

08.00 am           Breakfast
09.00 am           Input Session: Vision & Mission
11.00 am           Input Session: Value Proposition & Prototyping
12.00 pm           Lunch
01.00 pm           Fun Activity
03.00 pm           Mentorship
07.00 pm           Dinner
08.00 pm           Input Session: Customer Validation
10.00 pm           Pitch Practice I
12.00 am           Midnight Snack

Sunday, 15 September

08.00 am          Breakfast
09.30 am          Travel Reimbursement
11.00 am           Pitch Practice II
12.00 pm          Lunch & Deadline for Presentation and Prototype
01.30 pm          1st Jury Pitch Top 10
05.00 pm          Announcement of Winner
05.30 pm          Cocktail Reception
08.00 pm          End of Event

 

Location

Disrupt the financial world with us in Singapore.

Welcome to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP! One of our platinum sponsors is opening its doors for the hackathon. The location combines centrality, great equipment plus infastructure. We are happy to  to invite the game-changers and our F10 community to enjoy the conditions, PwC has to offer. The space will not only be used for ideation and coding but also for fun activities, delicious food buffets and relaxing zones. Little sleep might be a temporary side effect, but we promise, it will be worth it, as we will create a memorable experience together.

 

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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 7 Straits View, Marina One, East Tower, Level 12, Singapore

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Challenges

Our Challenges

1

Recreating the Experience for Investment Decisions

Recreating the Experience for Investment Decisions

Traditional representation and investment strategies do not reflect the new generation of investors. With thematic investing gaining in popularity and replacing traditional asset allocations, the market calls for a solution that is more engaging than click and point investing. A solution that also focuses on the investor’s core life values. The days of looking at charts and making decisions based on trend lines and volume bars are numbered. The time has come for a more immersive investing experience that moves beyond keyboard and mouse. Asset, portfolio and fund managers often resort to a cookie-cutter approach when addressing themes such as environmental, social and corporate governance.

How can we integrate reference data, corporate action data, pricing, compliance, regulations and news - creatively utilize data analytics and data visualization techniques coupled with the usage of collaborative filtering, AI, machine learning - to craft portfolios for the new generation of investors?

2

Leverage Technology to make Private Banking Scalable

Leverage Technology to make Private Banking Scalable

Private banks offer multiple services that blend wealth planning, wealth management and wealth financing. The complexity of offering this holistic service that caters to individual needs and the demanding nature of the private banking clientele means that private banking will remain a high-touch business anchored around personal and trusted relationships and thus intrinsically difficult to scale.

The private banking industry is facing continuous economic and regulatory change and the emergence of technology disrupters that pose a direct threat to the private banks’ traditional business model. Ongoing digitalisation with 24/7 connectivity and access to information has led to clients becoming increasingly financially sophisticated and demanding more tailored advice and customised solutions. In this challenging environment, economies of scale are crucial to extend footprint and achieve growth while meeting the individual needs of high net-worth individuals and families. Private banks must find ways to leverage technology to manage a larger client base and assets under management without a proportional increase in resources along the value chain.

We invite you to create a solution which enables scalability in private banking e.g. by allowing private banks to reduce client on-boarding times, speed up time to market of new investment ideas and products, increase relationship manager productivity, create touch points for the next generation of clients, decrease the effort behind regulatory or risk-related activities and responding to regulatory change.

3

Make Cross-Border Payments Easy!

Make Cross-Border Payments Easy!

Thanks to technology, the world has become more connected than ever before. Almost everyone has a social media account. Despite all of that, transferring money between people is still a challenge - even more so across borders. Even with the rise of Bitcoin and Blockchain, which were created to ease the pain, not everyone uses Bitcoin and its underlying technology nor trusts it. We believe that transferring money should be as easy as liking an Instagram post - let's turn social media into the payment channel of the modern age.

We invite you to develop a solution which allows everyone on the internet to send and receive money seamlessly domestically and internationally. Let's make money transfer and payments easier than ever!

4

The Future of Accounting

The Future of Accounting

The fundamentals of every business, accounting, has seen little innovation within the industry due to the exceptionally high regulatory requirements with respect to the validity and integrity of information. As a result, the accounting industry has remained largely labour intensive and manual in nature, with work done being constantly duplicated.

This has resulted in countless hours being spent gathering and verifying transactions. We invite you to formulate a solution that is able to automatically reconcile and test all transactions in a company, creating a continuous auditing process.

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DLT for a sustainable and trusted future

DLT for a sustainable and trusted future

Put your money where it is most needed. Microloans, female empowerment or children’s education in developing countries, the opportunities for doing good with your money are endless. Did you get what you were promised? Today, sustainable investments are a high priority, especially for the younger generations.

Imagine a world where global systems are easy, transparent and secure at the same time. A digital infrastructure that combines the ease and finality of financial transactions with the speed and reach of global communications. Where fees are fully transparent for the customer, reduced to the minimum and the effort to carry out transactions is minimal for the customer as well. And imagine a digital exchange where buyers and sellers administrate themselves. What role will DLT play in that world?

You are invited to create a service or product idea either building on a DLT like Blockchain technology or playing with tokenization, up to your imagination.

Jury

Get introduced to our Jury members.

Daniel Dahinden

Daniel Dahinden is the President of the F10 Board.

He has been working as Head Corporate Development at SIX since 2016. As part of the strategic realignment of SIX, he has been handed the responsibility of setting up and managing the new Innovation & Digital business unit from 1 April 2018 as Head Innovation & Digital and he is member of the Extended Executive Board. Daniel Dahinden has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from ETH Zurich. After finishing his studies, he worked as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, following which he completed a Master’s degree in Strategy and International Management at the University of St. Gallen and an MBA at Nanyang Business School in Singapore.

 

Daniel Schmucki

Daniel Schmucki took up his role as CFO of SIX in early 2017. In addition to all the traditional finance functions, he is also responsible for Strategy and M&A. He joined SIX from Flughafen Zürich AG, where he had been Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO since 2008. Before joining Flughafen Zürich AG, he held various management positions in the field of finance within Germany’s Bosch Group.

In 2013, Daniel was named “Switzerland’s CFO of the year”. Besides representing SIX in the Board of Directors of Worldline SA (Censor) and the Swiss Euro Clearing Bank (SECB) he is personally engaged as President of the Association of Swiss CFOs and as Member of the Board of Directors of the Zoo Zurich. Moreover, he has been engaged with several start-ups such as flaschenpost.ch, piavita.com andzippsafe.com, dillysocks.com.

 

Andreas Zingg

Andreas was appointed Chief Operating Officer Asia for Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in April 2012. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for Information Technology, Operations, Accounts Management, Corporate Services, and Business Transformation.

He joined Bank Julius Baer in 2003 as Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning and has since assumed the roles of Head of Group Controlling and Head of Strategic Business Development, Private Banking. Before to relocating to Asia he was the Bank’s Global Head of Human Resources. Prior to joining Bank Julius Baer, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Zurich and New York.

Andreas holds a Master of Science in Industrial Management and Manufacturing from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau in France.

 

Vladimir Lounegov

Vlad Lounegov is co-founder and CEO of Mbanq. Vlad is an expert at the intersection of financial services and technology. He gained deep leadership experience through diverse projects involving FinTech startups, investment, consulting, and M&A due diligence. His key skills are the ability to assemble and inspire top FinTech teams and to build ecosystems of investors, partners, developers and advisors.

Previously, Vlad had a senior role at PwC’s FinTech practice, where he led a research and analysis team that evaluated over 1,600 FinTech startups worldwide. He also held consulting roles at EY and KPMG in which he worked to optimize the inner workings of banks.

 

Chionh Chye Kit

Mr. Chionh Chye Kit is the Co-Founder & CEO of Cynopsis Solutions and traceto.io. Chye Kit has nearly 20 years of financial and capital markets experience in Asia, gained largely from working in Macquarie Group and ING Bank. Chye Kit was also one of the top 3 winners for the Singapore Founder MAS FinTech Awards 2018.

Chye Kit serves as an Advisor to RegPac Revolution, an end-to-end RegTech ecosystem builder and knowledge sharing platform. He is also the Chair of Singapore FinTech Association’s RegTech subcommittee.

 

Joanne Ng

Joanne is the Head of Field Marketing – APAC at R3, where she is responsible for advocating the use of Corda, an enterprise blockchain platform, within the Asian markets. Her marketing expertise focuses on field marketing, partnership marketing and business development into new markets.

Prior to R3, Joanne was a APAC Wealth Management and Leadership L&D Lead for UBS Singapore. She managed the sales training cycles for all wealth managers in APAC and spearheaded several process refinement for the business heads’ leadership training in Asia.

Joanne holds a Masters of Arts in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University and she is currently a Program Director – Special Projects under the NYU Alumni Club Singapore.

 

Julien Condamines

Design Thinking & Innovation Expert, Julien is Chief Business Officer at Startup-O, the largest startup discovery & assessment platform in SEA and the Founder of Co-Creation Lab, an innovation consulting boutique. Ex-Google & YouTube, former startuper, he is one of the leader of the French Tech community in APAC, a mentor at ImpacTech & NTU and a consultant in tech & innovation for the French Government and the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

 

Carina Zuber

Carina is an international banking expert with lots of experience in intercultural team work, as she has worked, studied and lived in more than six countries, across three continents, and with more than 25 nationalities in the past 20 years. She left banking to join Investment Navigator as Regional Managing Director last year. Investment Navigator is a Swiss WealthTech company with clients like UBS, DB or LGT. Carina builds the Asian business from scratch for this boutique Software-as-a-Service provider.

Furthermore, Carina holds an MBA from Singapore Management University and IE Business School and was honored by the Beta Gamma Sigma Association for her top academic achievements. Her colleagues awarded her also with the “Best Mama/Papa Award”.

 

Leeor Groen

Leeor is a Principal at BV Ventures, a Swiss venture capital firm investing into and supporting blockchain-enabled businesses. With a background in finance and strategy consulting, he has extensive experience in leading and structuring funding rounds for early and growth stage technology companies. Originally from Australia, Leeor draws on a wealth of international experience having lived and worked professionally in Zurich, London, Melbourne, Oslo, Brisbane and Singapore.

 

Mentors

Your support.

Scott Krivokopich

Scott is on the investments team at tryb and his role spans deal sourcing, analytics and execution. Prior to joining tryb in December 2016, Scott worked as Director and Office Head leading the corporate finance and CFO services practice of Moore Stephens in Shanghai. At Moore Stephens, Scott worked closely with EU- and US-based boards and financial sponsors to manage financial operations for their investments in Asia, providing investment planning, restructuring and financial due diligence, while serving as regional finance head for 22 companies.

 

Jason Strimpel

Jason is Venture Partner at venture capital firm tryb Group where his focus is on product-market dynamics and technology due diligence. Prior to that, Jason was CIO, APAC at COFCO International overseeing 40 global enterprise applications spanning 10 trading and corporate functions. Jason managed a global team of software engineers as Head of Rapid Application Development at BP in London where his team’s focus was building and maintaining production risk platforms and infrastructure for BP’s global derivatives trading business. Prior to London he built portfolio credit risk models for BP’s derivatives business in Chicago. Jason has experience in project management and operations from six years at JPMorgan Chase as well as trading, having traded derivatives for a Chicago-based hedge fund.

Jason holds a Master of Science degree in Quantitative Finance from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He’s the founder of five startups, technical advisor to three and an investor in many more. When he’s not writing code, he’s cooking, exercising, traveling and spending time with family.

Founder and co-founder of five startups, technical advisor to three, investor in two. Enterprise CIO, startup CTO. Leader of global engineering teams. 15 years experience in capital markets, financial services and technology.

 

Sam Gibb

A qualified lawyer and experienced investor, Sam began his career as a long/short portfolio manager in New Zealand before heading to Asia where he has worked in private equity firms and hedge funds. He’s been an angel investor for half a decade, early crypto adopter and is actively involved in the development of the early-stage ecosystem in Asia. Sam is a mentor at a number of different incubators in Singapore and Hong Kong, he is an advisor to a handful of early-stage companies across a range of industries.

 

Rajeev Tummala

Rajeev is a Senior Product Manager in Data and Digital team for HSBC Securities Services in Singapore. He engaged with central banks on projects executed under their FinTech offices on implications of DLT for payments and securities issuance. He was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 10 years prior to joining HSBC and was in various leadership positions in their Asia Global markets Technology and Securities Operations Transformation teams.

Rajeev has an MBA (High Honour’s) from Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Engineering from BITS-Pilani in India.

 

Raffael Maio

NetGuardians COO & Managing Director APAC, Raffael Maio is primarily responsible for securement of financing as well as business development in Asia. In 2017, he played a key role in securing CHF 8.5 million in the company’s third round of financing. He is a keen entrepreneur who, along with Joël Winteregg, is the co-founder of NetGuardians. On the technology side, Raffael brings several years’ experience in security software engineering, in environments ranging from a Silicon Valley start-up to a multinational product security company. In terms of business development, he is adept at both innovative and traditional models. He has a degree in Software Engineering as well as an EMBA.

 

Michael Chaille

Michael is some kind of a shapeshifter. He has spent his career as an employee, a consultant, a founder and an investor across Europe and Asia, often at the same time. He worked with firms at every stage of their lifecycle from early stage start-ups to listed companies, from FinTechs to Real Estate. However, one element persists in these changing environment and roles: Michael is fascinated by the journey that transforms an idea into a reality. Based in Singapore for the last 7 years, Michael is now Executive Director at Alpha FMC, a leading consultancy that advises Asset and Wealth Managers worldwide. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Information Technologies from HEC Lausanne and is Post-graduated from IDEHAP, IMD and INSEAD.

 

Mat Peyron

Mat is a global fintech executive and entrepreneur with 20 years of technology disruption in financial services in Silicon Valley, Europe, and Asia. Mat currently works at Aegon where his role is to build, buy or invest in fintech businesses across Asia. He is also a partner and co-founder of the venture fund Off the Grid Ventures. Prior to moving to Asia, Mat helped build the financial services vertical at QuinStreet (Nasdaq: QNST) and was the CEO of Wheelhouse.com a demand generation company focused on B2B technology. Mat holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich and an MBA from Wharton.

 

Herston Powers

Herston is a Principal at tryb focused on investments, portfolio management and investor relations. Prior to joining tryb, Herston was Head of Southeast Asia and India Business Development for The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) in their Investment Services division. In 2015 he was relocated to Singapore to establish their presence and lead their Southeast Asia and India strategy. Herston executed the first single-listed U.S. ADR listing (NASDAQ) from Southeast Asia and has led numerous successful business development strategies throughout Asia-Pacific. Herston has an Executive MBA from INSEAD and Master of Economics from Hunter College in New York City.

 

Andreas Wenger

Since 2011, Andreas is active in Singapore and has acquired a deep understanding of the different challenges banks face today operating in this region. Before, he was working as a management consultant on projects with local and international banks. After 9 years in consulting, Andreas joined IMTF group in 2018 as APAC General Manager. His experience encompasses business and technology transformation, RegTech, front office strategies and processes, TOM definition and post-merger integration.

Before entering the business world, Andreas studied at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and holds a master degree in physics with specialization in astro particle physics. After the master thesis Andreas did his PhD in particle physics at CERN in Geneva and Fermilab in Chicago.

 

Dr. Alban Salord

Alban’s career spans more than 20 years during which he moved from academia (law), to international contract negotiation, to risk management in the banking industry. He moved to banking and Asia over 12 years ago after studying and working in France, the United Kingdom and Australia. His banking career focused mostly on compliance and fighting financial crime within large banks, both in the second and in the first line of defence. In his current role, he heads the Business Financial Crime Team for Asia Pacific RBWM at HSBC, and has developed a keen interest in the use of new technologies to support better anti-financial crime controls. He is passionate about building teams and people and spends a significant amount of his time coaching and mentoring, including with children at risk in Singapore.

 

Aki Ranin

Aki is the founder of two startups in Singapore: Bambu in Fintech, and Healthzilla in Healthtech. The common thread in his companies and interests is intelligent automation through applied data. Aki has deep expertise in Robo-advisory, Fintech, Machine Learning, B2B solutions, iOS development, and all things Health & Wellness related. Aki holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Aalto University in Finland and writes frequently on Medium about startups, philosophy, and technology.

 

Karim Nemr

Karim is founder and Chief Business Officer of PXL Vision AG, an ETH- spin-off providing solutions for automated identity verification, and Swiss Economic Award Winner 2019. He is an entrepreneurial technologist with a management background and he lead business development, marketing and sales for Dacuda AG for 7 years until it was sold to Magic Leap in 2017.

Patrick Schüffel

Patrick Schueffel is adjunct professor at Fribourg’s School of Management in Switzerland and the school’s Liaison Officer in Singapore. His research focus is on Banking, Finance and Entrepreneurship. Next to this role he works as an advisor and founder in the Singaporean and Swiss crypto sphere. Before his move to Singapore Patrick Schueffel worked for many years in Banking in Zurich/Switzerland, lastly as the Chief Operating Officer of Saxo Bank (Switzerland). Preceding to that Patrick Schueffel was a member of the Senior Management at Credit Suisse’ headquarters in Zurich/Switzerland. Patrick holds a doctorate degree from the University of Reading/UK and postgraduate degrees from Henley Business School/UK, the Norwegian School of Economics/Norway, and the University of Mannheim/Germany.

 

Vidit Agrawal

Partnerships Lead at Stripe. Vidit is the partnerships lead at Stripe for SEA and India. Along with that, Vidit is also an active angel investor in the region and an advisor to startups like Scooterson Inc (US), Shoclients (India) and MVL Chain.IO (Singapore). Before this, Vidit was the COO of Carro, a series A startup focused on second-hand car marketplace. He ran the operations for the business in Singapore and the International markets and focuses and expansion.

Vidit Agrawal also holds the distinction of being Uber’s first employee in Asia. He went on to become Head of Strategic Vehicle Partnerships, APAC. He was in charge of spearheading the vehicle partnerships of Uber in the region and was responsible for the growth of the business. He had filled multiple roles at Uber in the past including Strategic Finance Manager, Operations Head for Singapore, Strategic Finance for India and Business Launcher across the region.

Prior to Uber, he worked for UBS in Singapore and at multiple start-ups in Singapore and Silicon Valley.

Luca Burlando

Luca is a Manager at BVV, supporting companies in creating the future they envision. Passionate about how technology is used to change the status quo, Luca is an enthusiast at heart and a pragmatist by trade, looking at how innovations bring positive change to customers around the world.

With a background in traditional finance (sell and buy side) he branched out into the technology sector operating as COO of a tech startup in Europe. Luca has been in Asia since 2015, and an active promoter of the innovation coming out of this part of the world.

Antonio U. De Lorenzo

Antonio’s career has bounced between technology, trade, fintech and regtech, cartography, development, and regulation. For the last several years, he’s been working in ventures, some his own, with an emphasis on blockchain in both retail and enterprise applications.

He has designed things, written applications, has helped in the formulation and change of policy, done sales, and worked in capital markets. Antonio has authored articles, papers, and chapters on entrepreneurship, finance, and technology and has frequently lectured on finance related topics at NUS, NYU, UPENN, MIT, Baruch College and other Universities.

Antonio studied finance at Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a master’s in business administration from INSEAD. Antonio is a lover of all things design, music, cooking, plays music whenever he can, and loves to look at maps.

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Changing customer demands, digitalization and globalization: the global finance industry is undergoing far-reaching changes. FinTech offers financial institutions countless options to improve customer experience and stay attractive in a market where change is happening at a fast pace. The participants of the F10 FinTech Hackathon are invited to solve one out of five real-life challenges provided by  sponsors as well as by F10 in collaboration with our corporate members – or to promote innovation in banking and finance by realizing their ideas.

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FAQ

We answer your questions.

Find out more about the application process, the Hackathon program, the challenges that you are invited to solve within the 48 hours of programming and ideation or the prizes the best-performing teams can win.

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Partners

Potential investors.

F10 is working with prestigious corporate partners, namely, Swiss banks and insurance companies. Benefit from the network and take the opportunity to pitch your idea in front of relevant market leaders.

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