What the Hack is going on in the Financial Industry? Team up and find solutions for five exciting FinTech challenges in this 3-day Hackathon.



The moment when explorers, innovators, and developers challenge the traditional finance and banking landscape is when the Fintech Hackathon 2019 starts!

Be part of a team that challenges the industry and reshapes the future of financial behavior. This is your opportunity to create unique ideas, prototypes, teams or even a Startup.

Talent Garden Vienna

Talent Garden is Europe’s leading innovation platform for the digital & tech community and offering you to experience an incomparable Hackathon in a modern and inspiring environment. Meet motivated, enthusiastic, like-minded and passionate peers to work together on exciting challenges. 

The Goal

The goal is to create innovative solutions to solve the challenges below. Those solutions are not limited to prototypes, click dummies or mocked services. Therefore, we really encourage you to work with the data our partners are providing. If you are passionate, curious, always looking for a challenge and already think about solutions how to tackle them – this Hackathon is for you. On top of the exciting experience, highly valuable prizes are waiting for you.

Special prizes:

  • Conference tickets for WeAreDevelopers Conference
  • VR Glasses & Powerbanks sponsored by BAWAG P.S.K.
  • Google Home Minis & Powerbanks sponsored by BAWAG P.S.K.
  • Workshops/Coachings with our main partners (BAWAG P.S.K., Bank Austria, Raiffeisen Bank International, BAWAG P.S.K Versicherung)
  • Pitch in front of C-Level Management
  • 1:1 Business Model Challenging with Petra Hauser

Challenge prizes:

  • Zero21 Memberships (Startup300)
  • Credits for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • EY consulting package (e.g. tax & legal consulting)
  • J. Hornig energy package
  • Special prices from Corona & Budweiser Beer
  • Talent Garden Club Membership
Fintech Hackathon 2019
WhenFriday, November 22, 4:30pm – Sunday, November 24, 7:00pm
WhereTalent Garden Vienna, Liechtensteinstraße 111-115, 1090 Vienna

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

The Challenges

Challenge 1

Individualization in investments  – what is YOUR big idea?

In today’s world, we expect tailor-made offers in every aspect of our life. Yet investments are an attractive but sometimes complicated alternative for people. How can you make investments a cool personalized experience? How can you make this experience meaningful and fun to do? 

Challenge 2

Banking & insurance? FINALLY I get it!

Financial literacy is an important topic in a society where knowledge is divided into diverse and unequal ways. How can you explain basic financial knowledge and the importance of insurance to kids but also adults? 

Challenge 3

We’ll Live to 100 – How Can We Afford It?

Not saving today means risking our standards of living in retirement. One cause is limited transparency and awareness of retirement income and how to manage a potential gap. Develop solutions that facilitate and incentivize pension savings of private individuals.

Challenge 4

We care – How can we support the environmental engagement of our customers?

Use financial behavior to engage in saving the planet. Environmental mindfulness and sustainability are more and more influencing customers’ decisions for specific products and services. Develop solutions based on customer data that help and incentivize individuals & corporates to contribute to sustainable ecological development via their financial behavior.

Challenge 5

Megatrend connectivity

The year 2019 is the year of Open Banking in Europe thanks to PSD2. Banks are opening up and discovering new ways to connect with customers, fintechs and other industry players, using APIs. Raiffeisen Bank International is constantly looking for ideas that will connect new partners and multiple markets in order to bring better products and services based on APIs. Our main goal is to thrill the customers through superior customer experience. As a part of the challenge, you can use any of the Open APIs available on the web, on our API marketplace, or prototype new APIs that Raiffeisen Bank International could offer in the future.



High-Level Agenda

Friday, 22nd of November

  • 04:30 pm Arrival & Check in Talent Garden Vienna
  • 05:00 pm Welcome speech – Opening & Challenges
  • 05.30 pm Design Thinking Workshop
  • 06.30 pm Build your Team – Idea Pitch
  • 07.00 pm Eat, mix and mingle
  • 08.00 pm Deadline team registration
  • 08.15 pm HACKATHON START
  • 09.00 pm Keynote: FinTech 2020
  • 09.30 pm Customer Journey Mapping Workshop
  • 12:00 am Midnight Snack

Saturday, 23rd of November

  • 08.00 am Breakfast
  • 09.00 am Input: Prototyping
  • 10.00 am Mentoring Session
  • 12.00 pm Input: CX research
  • 01.00 pm Lunch & Fun Activity
  • 02.00 pm Mentoring Session
  • 07.30 pm Pizza & Sprizza Party
  • 09.30 pm Energy Session 
  • 12.00 am Midnight Snack

Sunday, 24th of November

  • 08.00 am Breakfast
  • 09.00 am Final Work
  • 10.00 am Input: Pitch Training
  • 01.00 pm Lunch
  • 02.30 pm Coding Stop & Project Delivery
  • 02.30 pm Jury Brief
  • 02.30 pm Garden Networking
  • 03.00 pm Start Closing Ceremony & Pitches
  • 05.30 pm Winners & Award Ceremony
  • 06.00 pm Apéro
  • 07.00 pm End of Hackathon

Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to our Partners



Please contact us anytime if you have questions about whether this event is something for you or you have questions regarding the organization. We are looking forward to answering all your questions.

Mariella Mangold