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.