Join the OPEN by {Default} movement! In honor of International Women's Day 2021, Finastra’s Hack to the Future is aiming to build an unbiased fintech future. We are encouraging women-led and diverse teams to come forward and join our global open innovation community, of all genders - hacking around the clock and around the world.

Fintech, we have a problem.

For the last 15-20 years, the financial world has become increasingly reliant on the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to streamline decisioning, remain competitive and adhere to constantly changing regulation.

­This presents us with a new challenge.  Alongside unconscious bias, we now face algorithmic bias within financial services technology. This is leading to inequality when applying for finance. Meaning access to fair and equitable financial solutions, such as lending, isn’t equally available to people of all genders, races and cultures.

As the third largest fintech in the world, Finastra has decided to take a stand against bias. But we know we can’t do it alone. Join us as we work together to build an unbiased fintech future.

We invite students, fintech enthusiasts, financial institution developers and fintech founders to be a part of a movement that can have positive impact on daily lives and redefine finance for good.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$86,000 in prizes

Overall Winner

$6,000 from Finastra;
Scholarship opportunity for the Global Executive MBA by Ecole des Ponts business school - https://leadtech.mba/finastra/

1st Runner Up

$3,000 from Finastra
Scholarship opportunity for the Global Executive MBA by Ecole des Ponts business school - https://leadtech.mba/finastra/

2nd Runner Up

$1,000 from Finastra
Scholarship opportunity for the Global Executive MBA by Ecole des Ponts business school - https://leadtech.mba/finastra/

Best women-led projects (5)

8-week Incubation program with BetaCube for the best women-led projects

Best Fintech submission

Incubation opportunity with Capgemini

Best student submission

Internship Opportunity with Finastra

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Get access to Finastra's APIs, sign up for a dev account on https://www.fusionfabric.cloud/sign-up and check the Hackathon 2021 box.

And start building an unbiased fintech future!

Judges

Renée Sattiewhite

Renée Sattiewhite
President, CEO/African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC)

Mike Sigal

Mike Sigal
Co-Founder/Upside Partners

Rohit Garg

Rohit Garg
Head of Business Banking and NEOBiz/Mashreq Bank

Amel Saidane

Amel Saidane
Co-founder and CEO/BetaCube

Monique Woodard

Monique Woodard
Early stage investor, founder & managing partner / Cake Ventures

Elias Ghanem

Elias Ghanem
Global Head of Market Intelligence / Capgemini Financial Services

Alexandra Blum Kritchmar

Alexandra Blum Kritchmar
Partner - Financial Services - Mazars

Tram Anh Nguyen

Tram Anh Nguyen
Co-founder / CFTE - Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Admire Mudangwe

Admire Mudangwe
FinTech Venture Advisor/ImpiCapital Ventures

Feliz Fuentes Montpellier

Feliz Fuentes Montpellier
Leader of Global ISV Industry Partnerships / Microsoft

Magdalena Krön

Magdalena Krön
Global FinTech Platform Director / Rise by Barclays

Barbara Nnotum

Barbara Nnotum
Head of Operations at Market Mortgage | Non-Executive Director at Foundervine | Board Trustee at Winston's Wish

Ruth Stephen

Ruth Stephen
Director of Strategic Policy, Research & Experimentation / Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Saman Sarbazvatan

Saman Sarbazvatan
COO / Associate Dean / Ecole des Ponts Business School

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee
Head- BFS Innovations and Labs / Cognizant

Sabine Spohn

Sabine Spohn
Senior Investment Specialist / Asian Development Bank

Cindy Keith

Cindy Keith
Director of Product Management – Head of DU Validation Service / Fannie Mae

Jayson Callies

Jayson Callies
Chief Technology Officer / Seattle Bank

Prof. Aswathy Wilson

Prof. Aswathy Wilson
Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science & Engineering Jyothi Engineering College Cheruthuruthy , Thrissur

Laurel Falconi

Laurel Falconi
Manager Corporate Engagement & DEI Programs / Acces Employment Canada

Hervé Alexandre

Hervé Alexandre
Head of the Dauphine Fintech chair

Jayasree Iyer

Jayasree Iyer
Banking Industry Executive and Mentor / Aspire for Her

Sharon Sofer

Sharon Sofer
CEO / Startup for Kids

Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta

Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta
VP of International Partnerships / Code.org

Kelly Tufts

Kelly Tufts
Vice President, Field Talent, Discover Financial Services

Sarah Tahlaiti

Sarah Tahlaiti
Women in Fintech Program Manager/Willa, the Diversity Accelerator

Nicolas Serre

Nicolas Serre
Chief Technology Officer / Baobab group

Prof. Josna V R

Prof. Josna V R
Assistant Professor, Information Technology Government Engineering College Barton hill Trivandrum

Dr. Supriya Syal

Dr. Supriya Syal
Deputy Commissioner of Research, Policy, and Education / Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Olivier Jamault

Olivier Jamault
Innovation and Fintech Leader - Continental Europe / Capgemini Financial Services

Mala Balakrishnan

Mala Balakrishnan
Executive Director, Partner at IBM and mentor at Aspire for her

Dr. Remya K. Sasi

Dr. Remya K. Sasi
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department Christ College of Engineering, Irinjjalakjudja

Bhalchandra Namjoshi

Bhalchandra Namjoshi
Managing Director & Head of India Operations / MindBody

Anita Carroll

Anita Carroll
VP, Corporate & Donor Engagement / Acces Employment Canada

Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Nadia Edwards-Dashti
Founder & Managing Director / HarringtonStarr

Benoit Anger

Benoit Anger
Head of Innovation / Baobab group

Sathish Thiruvenkataswamy

Sathish Thiruvenkataswamy
Delivery Head- Capital Markets and Commercial Banking / Cognizant

Lilia Gorbachik

Lilia Gorbachik
Product Manager / Intermedia.net

Leolin Bowen

Leolin Bowen
Regional Manager South / Code.org

Atit Danak

Atit Danak
Principal and Head / CoNXT, Zinnov

Dipankar Dey

Dipankar Dey
Delivery Head- Cards and Payments / Cognizant

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    Feasibility - innovative technologies use, execution quality, app design
  • Human
    App desirability, any user research or validation
  • Business
    Viability - includes business potential; innovative business models use; time to market
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