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2nd BNP Paribas International Hackathon

  • 09.06.2016

The 2nd BNP Paribas International Hackathon is getting closer. From 17 to 19 June, in 8 countries, more than 100 start-ups will work on streamlining the customer journeys.

A global operation

From San Francisco to London, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Berlin, Warsaw and Istanbul, those start-ups will be associated to the entities of the Group: BNP Paribas Fortis, Bank of the West, BNP Paribas Cardif, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, BGZ BNP Paribas, Corporate & Institutional Banking, among others…

“The BNP Paribas International Hackathon is a multi-country, multi-business programme which demonstrates our long-term involvement with startups,” underlined Jacques d’Estais, BNP Paribas Deputy COO and Head of International Financial Services, explaining: “Following the weekend event, the selected finalists will be invited to take part in a 5-month Digital Bootcamp, where they will fine-tune their projects with assistance from the Group’s in-house experts and will make their final pitches at the Demo Day in December. The winning teams will then go forward to the prototyping phase, during which they will each work hand-in-hand with one of the BNP Paribas Group’s businesses.”

The BNP Paribas International Hackathon is a multi-country, multi-business programme which demonstrates our long-term involvement with startups.

 From 17 to 19 June, in 8 countries, more than 100 start-ups will work on streamlining the customer journeys.

Accelerate digital innovation

The winners will develop their projects with BNP Paribas, just like last year’s winners 2015: Saldo.MX which has developed a mobile app that facilitates invoice settlement, with Bank of the West, and Logmote which offers a single user identification service, which transforms the final user’s smartphone into a simple and secure authentication key, with support from L’Atelier BNP Paribas and French Retail Banking. 

“With this second round of the International Hackathon, we continue to drive forward our digital transformation in a spirit of partnership that is mutually beneficial to both the Bank and the participating startups. This is yet another addition to the strong ecosystem that we’re building around Open Innovation,” stressed Thierry Laborde, BNP Paribas Deputy COO and Head of Domestic Markets, pointing out: “These efforts we’re making will enable us to develop technological innovations in line with the various Customer Journeys that we’ve set out in our 2020 Strategic Plan.” 

we continue to drive forward our digital transformation in a spirit of partnership.

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