Batelco Fintech Hackathon
What is a Hackathon?
A Hackathon is a meeting of minds, backgrounds and skills all working together to come up with an innovative tech-based approach to solve an existing problem.
Hackathon period: 2 Days
Hackathon dates: 28th and 29th of July 2019 | 9 am - 5 pm
What is the hackathon objective?
We are inviting individuals and teams of makers, marketers, technologists, developers and business oriented innovators to collaborate and develop the next generation of IoT solution for Fintech for Batelco in a two day intensive hackathon at Brinc Batelco’s IoT hub, one of the most innovative spaces in Bahrain, where you will have access to mentors, guidance and a BHD 2000 grand prize for the winning team.
What is the theme of the hackathon?
Fintech or Financial Technology is poised to revolutionize telecommunication services, ideas for the hackathon can include:
- Developing an e-wallet with existing or new payment machine integration
- Develop a currency exchange platform with kiosks/partnerships
- Payment cards linked to an ewallet
- Enhancing existing ewallet services
- Telecom loyalty ewallet
- wearable for payment in key local and regional events
Who can participate?
** Any Batelco Employee
You can apply as an individual or as a team (5 Max).
** The team must have at least 1 designer / marketing person, 1 technical person and 1 business-oriented/ financial person.
* If you are a group of less than 5 members, more members will be added.
** Each applicant/team will propose an IoT idea (smart device/gadget) that fits the theme in the application and the ideas will be ranked.
** 25 lucky participants will be selected to be part of the hackathon.
** Each team will consist of 5 members.
What is the Selection Criteria?
The ranking will be as below
** Is the idea innovative, related to IoT and falls under the theme
** How motivated/enthusiastic is this applicant?
** How relevant are their skills to be part of a team?
Why should I participate?
** Meet and engage with like-minded peers in a creative environment
** Showcase and enhance your skills
**Your idea could turn into a reality
**Be a part of shaping the future of payments in telecommunications nationwide and a founder in building the blocks for a digital transformation within Batelco