Bank of Queensland stages fintech hackathon

Registration doubles compared to 2016

More than 130 people have registered to participate in a fintech-focused Bank of Queensland hackathon, according to the organisers.

The event is being staged from 3-5 March at Q-Labs in Brisbane.

“Hackathon’s are a fantastic way of fostering an innovative culture within Brisbane’s community,” BOQ’s group executive and chief operations, digital and information officer (CxO), Donna-Maree Vinci, said in a statement.

“The fact that the event has more than double last year’s registration numbers just shows how interest in the fin-tech industry is expanding.

“It’s incredible to watch participants build their ideas and solutions with like-minded, passionate people over a very short period of time.”

Participants will be judged by a panel of experts, potentially winning $10,000 and a one-hour mentoring session with River City Labs founder Steve Baxter.

Along with Vinci, the judging panel comprises Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur, Mark Sowerby; Ezidebit founder Michael Dempsey; Infocus COO Jo Willoughby; Entersoft co-founder and director Paul Kang; and Dr Pankaj Bhatt, global head professional services at Nucleus.

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