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SwissHacks 2024 is a wrap!

From idea to impact - Write financial innovation history with us!

Location: Pfingstweidstrasse 110, Zurich (Switzerland)

To create the future of finance, diverse skills and backgrounds are needed. Hence, we encourage students, developers, finance and banking experts, designers, marketers, innovation champions and curious minds to apply for the Swiss Hacks 2024!

SwissHacks 2024 is a wrap! Discover the winners below.

SwissHacks is an initiative by FIND and
powered by Tenity

About SwissHacks

48-hours of on-site ideation on the future of finance are awaiting you at the Swiss Hacks 2024.

Join us to develop in a team innovative ideas that solve real-live challenges of the financial industry – and to not stop there but to transform them into validated prototypes, while being supported with workshops, mentoring, and feedback sessions.  On the last day, you have the opportunity to present your project to an esteemed Jury – and the best teams will win exciting prizes!

The SwissHacks 2024 is your opportunity to meet like-minded people, develop innovative solutions, and broaden your skill set. If you are ready to create the future of finance, this is your sign to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024, 12.00 am CET

28
JUNE
Hackathon
Kickoff
30
June
Final presentations

Meet our Winners

Solution
Empowering organizations to start and succeed in their sustainability

Solution
Real-time report analysis with custom KPIs and visualizations for better decision-making

Solution
Instantly forging test cases that understand your business

Solution
Audio deepfake detection system

Solution
Fast, secure, low-cost cross-border payments with XRPL

Hackathon Timeline

31 May
12.00 CET

Application Deadline

Submit your application as an individual or team until.

7th of May onwards

Participation Confirmation

You'll receive a confirmation whether you've been selected to participate.

28th - 30th of June

Hackathon Weekend

Solve exciting innovation challenges and bring your ideas to impact.

2 July 2024
17.30 CET

Networking Evening

Pitch at the exclusive SwissHacks 2024 Networking Evening with 150 selected guests. Hosted by Swiss Financial Innovation Desk, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law and Tenity

3 July 2024
14.00 CET

Point Zero Forum

Winning teams will pitch during the Point Zero Forum 2024 on the Insights Stage.

SwissHacks 2024 Partners

The Swiss Hacks 2024 is brought to you by FIND and Tenity, in collaboration with the following Hackathon Partners:

Become Sponsor

Innovation Rockstars

Innovation Visionary

Community Partners

Media Partners

Hackathon Challenges

Challenge Sustainability Tools for Listed Companies

Challenge
Financial Innovation with AI

Challenge Revolutionize API Testing in Banking with GenAI

Challenge
Using AI against Deepfakes in Private Banking

Challenge
Evolving Finance with Blockchain

Meet the Speakers

Meet the Jury

Why take part in SwissHacks 2024

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Unlock new skills

During the Hackathon, you can learn new skills from your peers as well as through the provided workshops: From ideation to prototyping and pitching, our carefully curated sessions will broaden your skill set.

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Expand your Network

Forge valuable connections with fellow Hackathon participants, representatives from the Hackathon Partners, Mentors, Jury members, and the broader Financial Innovation Ecosystem to grow your personal and professional network.

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Win exciting Prizes

Elevate your innovation journey by competing for fantastic prizes: Stand a chance to showcase your idea at a side event of the Point Zero Forum, secure a ticket to the Selection process stage 2 of the upcoming Tenity Incubation program, and score a top-notch item.

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Enjoy the Ride

Besides working hard on your idea and prototype, the side program and activities will make sure you have an unforgettable experience.

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SwissHacks 2024 Agenda

Doors Opening

Get familiar with the hackathon location.

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15.30
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16.30

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

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16.30
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17.15

Challenge Deep-Dive Presentations

Learn more about the challenges from our challenge sponsors.

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17.15
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20.30

Team Matching

Find your perfect team!

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20.30
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21.30

Input Session - Design Thinking & Lean Canvas

Get familiar with design thinking & lean canvas.

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21.30
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22.30

Team Hack Start

Get started in your team!

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23.00
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Welcome & Input session: Value proposition and Product Vision

Learn more about value proposition and product vision.

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09.00
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09.30

Working time

Deep work in your teams

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09.30
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11.00

Feedback Session

Get feedback from your challenge sponsor

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11.00
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13.15

Input Session: Customer Validation

Learn about Customer validation, how to conduct customer interviews and synthesise learning to turn them into insights.

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13.15
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14.30

Working time

Deep work in your teams

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14.30
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Welcome & Pitching practice

Pitch to pitch experts and Tenity team to get feedback and refine pitch.

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09.00
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12.30

Deadline

Deadline to hand in your project

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11.30
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11.30

Jury Round & Pre-Selection

Meet the jury and pitch your project

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12.30
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14.30

Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

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16.00
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17.30

Apero & Networking

Apero & Networking

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17.30
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20.00

Side-Event

Point Zero Forum Side-Event

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SwissHacks is an initiative by FIND and
powered by Tenity

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is participation for free?

Thanks to the Swiss Hacks 2024 Partners, admission to the Hackathon is free. We also provide food and drinks for the whole weekend.

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By when do I have to apply, and know whether I am accepted to the Hackathon?

Application deadline is on April 30th, 2024, 12.00 am CET. We will let you know by May 7th, 2024, whether you have been admitted to the Hackathon.

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Do I need to apply with a team?

You do not need to apply with a team. There will be a moderated team matching session on Friday evening during which the teams are formed.  If you already know with whom you would like to work together during the weekend, you may apply as a team.  

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Do we have to be physically present during the entire event?

No, you will not need to be physically presented all 48 hours. Your physical presence is required during the working hours of the Hackathon, including necessary training and mentorship sessions indicated in the flow that will be notified to all participants in advance.

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Is there travel reimbursement and who is eligible?

Yes, travel reimbursement is available. Attendees traveling from neighboring countries to Switzerland (France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy) are eligible for a reimbursement of CHF 50. Those coming from non-neighboring countries are eligible for a reimbursement of CHF 100. Eligibility requires the presentation of valid travel proof, such as an itinerary, ticket, or, in the case of travel by car, a fuel station receipt.

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I don’t know how to code. Can I still take part?

Yes! Swiss Hacks is open to anyone interested in building innovative products and services, which requires more than just being able to code. Hence, we encourage students, hackers, finance and banking experts, designers, innovation champions and curious minds to apply.

Further, thanks to the workshops throughout the weekend and the support of the mentors and Tenity team, you will learn more about ideation, prototyping, pitching and much more.

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What will be the language of the Program?

As we are expecting participants from different regions and countries, the language of the Hackathon will be English.

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What do I need to bring for the Hackathon?

Everything that you need for working and staying comfortable, which includes your laptop and phone, chargers (and maybe adapters), cloths & toiletries for the weekend, and lots of energy, curiosity, and ideas :)

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Can I stay overnight at the location?

The Hackathon location will be open throughout the night for working and sleeping.  If you would like to sleep at the location, please note that there won’t be separate rooms and that you have to bring all your sleeping stuff (e.g., little mattress, sleeping bag, etc.) with you. Also, please note that there are no showers at the location.  

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When are reimbursements processed and in what form?

Reimbursements can be claimed on the Sunday following project submission. Participants can receive their reimbursements via Revolut, PayPal, or bank transfer. For bank transfers, participants must fill out a reimbursement form. Payments will be processed and should be received within 10 days following the Hackathon. Please note that the money is send in CHF and is not covering the cost of the conversion.