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PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon 2021

PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon 2021

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Hackathon Schedule
  • Start Registration

  • Submit Proposals

  • Shortlist Finalists

  • Submit Solutions

  • Announce Winners

All timings are as per (GMT +8:00) Singapore, Beijing, Perth, Hong Kong
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Objective of this hackathon is to nurture FinTech talent to meet the rapidly changing needs of the financial services sector. We invite students from the 5 local polytechnics to develop Fintech prototypes using Open APIs from the industry to address real world problem statements, such as more efficient GST refunds for tourists, AI-based e-payment service for hawker centres, peer-to-peer micro-lending platform for students, etc. Finalist will get a chance to showcase their ideas at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2021.

Problem Statements

There are five categories offered in Hackathon 2021.

Decentralised Finance

BAS / Tribe Accelerator

Click here to download the problem statements.

Green Finance

Singapore FinTech Association

Click here to download the problem statements.

InsureTech Application

Prudential

Click here to download the problem statements.

Open Micro Finance

TIBCO

Click here to download the problem statements.

Sustainable Finance

PayPal

Click here to download the problem statements.

Prizes

Attractive cash prizes to be won!

Winning teams will get:

S$4,000 Cash Prize

PolyFinTech100 Grand Champion walks away with a cash prize of S$4,000

S$2,500 Cash Prize

Each Category Winner walks away with a cash prize of S$2,500

S$1,000 Cash Prize

Each Category 1st Runner-up walks away with a cash prize of S$1,000

Eligibility

We welcome student teams (in groups of 2-6 students) from all participating polytechnics in Singapore that can address the published problem statements.

FAQ

Am I eligible to participate in the PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon 2021?

We welcome student teams (in groups of 2-6 students) from all participating polytechnics in Singapore that can address the published problem statements to apply for the PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon 2021.

What are the benefits of joining the PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon 2021?

The PolyFinTech100 Grand Champion Team will walk away with a cash prize of $4,000. Teams who emerge first and runner-up places in each of the 5 categories will also walk away with cash prizes of $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

What is the judging process?

There will be 2 rounds of judging - a) Category Finals & b) Grand Final @ SFF21. There will be 1 Category Winner and 1 Category 1st Runner-up selected per category in the Category Finals. The Category Winners will proceed to the Grand Finals. There will be 1 PolyFinTech100 Grand Champion selected in the Grand Final @ SFF21.

What are the judging criteria?

Judging of your solution will be based on these 6 criteria: (1) Investment Required - How feasible and do you foresee a good future for adoption? (2) Originality & Creativity - How creative was the team in developing a unique/innovative solution? (3) Presentation - Ability to clearly articulate the desired functions and ideas and outcomes of the project? (4) Implementation - Ability for team to reach a conclusion on the viability of the project? (5) Time frame (Time to market) - How realistic are the timelines to bring product to market (6) Needs for target segment - Does it create an impact to the proposed target segment? All decisions made by the judges are final and not subject to review.

Winners for Category Finals, PolyFintech100 API Hackathon 2021

Congratulations to the following teams/winners in the Hackathon Category Finals! Category 1st Place Winners will proceed to the Hackathon Grand Finals on 12 Nov 2021.  We look forward to your presentations in the Grand Finals!

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Contact

For PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon 2021 related queries, please reach out to

For technical queries during registration or proposal submission process, please reach out to