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Hack To The Future – Winners Announced!

Written by Chirine BenZaied Director of Innovation, Finastra
Hack to the Future finals

3 themes, 67 days, 3M+ API calls, 100+ countries and 4,600+ registrants...Hack To The Future was undoubtedly one of the world’s most impactful hackathons ever! After two rounds of fierce judging and deliberation, Finastra is delighted to announce the winning submissions. A huge thank you to the sponsors, judges and partners, without whom we could not have made it such a success. And of course, thank you to all of the hackers all around the world, for the strength of their ideas, the depths of their passion in hacking for good, and their vast amounts of time…we celebrate you all! But there could only be a select number of winners, so please join us in celebrating the ideas that have a huge potential in creating better outcomes; reducing inequality, navigating change and minimizing the effects of the global pandemic.

Winners announced:

  

Best Submission for Embracing Technology-enabled Change

Winner: AI-Powered Mortgage Advisor

Using Machine Learning to predict mortgage loan approval; A loan prediction model beneficial to applicants, brokers & lenders. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Accenture ($5,000)

  

Best Submission for Hacking Systemic Inequalities

Winner: Nest Egg

A gamified banking app for kids. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Finastra ($5000), AACUC (sponsorship & conference presentation)

Runners up: Water Reuse Booster, FinPower, HandPay & AVA - AACUC (sponsorship)

  

Best Submission for Hacking Through COVID-19

Winner: FinFlo

Enabling the common Filipino labor force to acquire micro-loans, with minimum requirements, no collateral, and secured. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Finastra ($5000)

  

Best Student Submission

Winner: Handpay

A payments platform designed to address the banking exclusion of people with disabilities. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Google (Chrome books), Finastra & AACUC (potential internships)

Runners up: OPEX, Be The Change - Google (Home Minis), Finastra & AACUC (potential internships)

  

Best SME/Corporate Banking Submission

Winner: Romulus for Trade Finance

Automates reconciliation of Trade Finance documents vs Swift communication. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Attijariwafa Bank (POC development opportunity)

  

Best in MEA

Winner: Banking4U

A platform that uses a customer’s mobile money transaction data to determine loan eligibility. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Tesselate (incubation)

  

Best Environmental Impact

Winner: ESG AI

Smarter sustainable investing through data and Deep Learning. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Mazars ($2,500), Finastra ($2,500 of trees planted with EcoTree)

  

Best Social Impact

Winner: Fusion CreditSense

Leveraging APIs and machine learning to create creditworthiness and micro-loan prediction models based on a user's transaction history. Watch the presentation to the judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Dauphine University ($2,500), KPMG (incubation)

  

Best User Experience

Winner: ESG AI

Smarter sustainable investing through data and Deep Learning. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: EncoreTheme, Fiduciary Trust International & BankUnited ($5000)

  

Best Youth Idea Submission

Winner: FinEd

Uses principles of gamification and state-of-the-art technology to impart financial literacy. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Finastra ($1,000)

Runners up: Inquisitive Mind ($500), Lifeboat ($500), Merry-Go-Bob ($250)

  

Best Fintech Submission

Winner: The Responsible Investors

Scoring Finastra ESG Funds using Fintech AI and Natural Language Processing through FusionFabric.cloud. Watch the presentation to judges here.

Sponsors & Prizes: Capgemini (incubation)

Runners up: Neural Payments (Capgemini incubation), Banking4U (prizes from WILLA, Finance Innovation, UpsidePartners and Eversheds Sutherland), Aggregation on FFDC (Finastra waiving the FusionFabric.cloud certification fees ($5,000 value))

  

Join us for Hack To The Future 2021!

If you’ve been inspired by what you’ve seen, register your interest as a partner, sponsor or judge for our next hackathon – dates to be confirmed. Email Chirine BenZaied, Finastra’s Head of Innovation, to secure your place and join us as we shape the future of financial services…and the world!

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