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

** The winning team wins BD 2000!


If you are applying as a group, each team member is required to submit a separate application form mentioning their group name
The hackathon theme is the next generation of IoT devices for Fintech Solution for Batelco. Kindly fill out your idea and the problem you would like to solve. ** The ideas will be ranked and only the ones with high scores will get in to the hackathon! ** If you are applying as a group, only one of the group members can propose the idea, the rest can write their group name here.
Name *
Special diets, access requirements or allergies
What are you good at/ experienced at?
(please tick as many as apply)
Design / Marketing
Business / Finance
What is the special value that you will add?
Please fill out the following if you're applying as a team:
* Team members number should be from 3 to 5, if less than that we will team you up according to the relevance of your skills and background. ** Each team member is required to submit a separate application form. ** This should include your name and other team memebers
Give your group a very catchy name!
Designer / Marketing Person
Designer / Marketing Person
Technical person
Technical person
Business- oriented/ Financial Person
Business- oriented/ Financial Person
Other team member
Other team member
Other team member
Other team member