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48 hours, 57 startups, 5 cities: back on the BNP Paribas International Hackathon

  • 22.06.2015

From June 12 to 14, BNP Paribas organised its first international hackathon, simultaneously in 5 cities: San Francisco, Paris, Brussels, Rome and Istanbul.

An exceptional event which brought together 57 startups to focus on a topic: "enhancing the customer experience". Around 300 developers, designers and entrepreneurs have been put in contact with more than 100 international experts from BNP Paribas around the world, had access to a dedicated API, and had 48 hours to reflect on 4 themes:

  • Click & Mortar” – banking experience online and in branch
  • Simple yet Secure” – security at the heart of banking technology
  • Tailored and Relevant” – an even more personalized customer service
  • Financial Literacy and Empowerment” – financial education for all

BNP Paribas International Hackathon

16 startups were selected:

 

Brussels

WayKonect: data collection device to offer customized products to customers and to provide additional services

Data.be: transaction characteristics aggregation solution to offer new services to customers

Paris

Behaviosec: behavioral biometric solution providing a multidimensional approach to authentication and verification

Logmote: authentication service that supports both conventional applications and applications on the cloud

Contextor: optimizes the daily work of customer advisors

Fluo: solution that helps customers understand and optimize their insurance and their bank cards

DataSine: behavioral analysis based on big data

Heuritech: semantic analysis engine that can anticipate changing interests and changes in the life cycle of an individual

Centipede: 100% digital service and user-friendly customer journey for loan subscription

Istanbul

DumeTech: contact center platform to interact with the client via instant messaging services

AppAnalytics: mobile analytics solution with features including touch, gestures and geolocation, to maximize customer contacts

Manetho: artificial intelligence system sending information to customers through holograms and speech recognition

 

 

Rome

RingPay: Small retailers payment platform enabling their clients to save cashback on a digital savvy bank

Innaas: Financial decision platform for SMEs

 

San Francisco

Snapcheck: Elimination of paper cheques and related fraud

Saldo.mx: cross-border bill payment system

BNP Paribas International Hackathon

This competition is the first phase of a three-step programme: the selected teams will benefit from the "digital bootcamp" from July to October, an online accelerator which will enable the startups to perfect their prototype with the guidance of BNP Paribas experts.

After this period, start-ups will present their projects at the Demo Day in front of an international jury of innovators, investors and members of the general management of BNP Paribas.

BNP Paribas International Hackathon

Finally, 5 startups will have access to the final step: an incubation period of 4 to 6 months which will provide them with financial support, a dedicated workplace, a tailored programme and potential partnerships with the Group.

BNP Paribas is proud to offer to these entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop innovative ideas in a service improvement approach for its customers. Participating startups retain the integrity of their projects’ intellectual property rights.

>> Back to the competition on social networks

>> Look at the International Hackathon's 1st phase infographic

Watch the best of the hackathon on YouTube