Hackathon is a combination of young people, professionals, developers, graphic and interface designers, product and business developers, and e-business and start-up enthusiasts who share their ideas and expertise. They will form teams and create a new extraordinary e-businesses in just two days.

Hackathon will be the only part of the #SWITCH! event starting on the 18th of September. The project evaluation and results of the workshops will be presented on the 19th of September.

This year’s #SWITCH! hackathon is initiated and sponsored by Swedbank and will be aimed at Open Innovation trends in the financial industry – Open Banking 2.0. blockchain – decentralised bank account address book. Teams competing in the hackathon will try to develop a unique, decentralized business model and proof of concept for a decentralized bank account address book.

This year’s topic was inspired by the rapid liberalization of the banking market which has opened doors for the development of open banking models and the emergence of instant payments. Today, in the blockchain world, there are already plenty of ICOs, however, its application in the real world is often limited. The consequence is a negative image of blockchain technology.
Our goal is for the #SWITCH! hackathon to be the venue where a new concept for the utilization of blockchain technology for the real world comes to fruition.

Swedbank, the sponsor of #SWITCH! hackathon 2017, is inviting the best IT specialists and other technology enthusiasts from all over the world to apply for participation until 31st of August by filling in the registration form. For selected candidates, organizers will cover travel expenses, including flight tickets and accommodation.


18th September

11:00 – 12:00 Registration, meet up

12:00 – 13:00 Intro, problems & discussion

13:00 – 14:00 IOTA Webinar

14:00 – 14:45 Team‘s introduction & kick off

15:00 – 16:30 Dinner

18:30 – 19:15 Stand up. Status of progress

19:30 – 21:00 Lunch

23:00 – 24:00 Late lunch


19th September

8:00 – 9:15 Team‘s results presentation

9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 – 10:45 Hachathon overview & awards


In 2015 #SWITCH! hackathon creative youth presented business ideas on the topic Smart cities (more:
In 2016 #SWITCH! hackathon teams were competing for the best e-learning app.

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  • Mobile Developer
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  • Graphics Designer
  • Marketing Professional
  • Business Professional
  • Media Specialist


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