March 13, 2014
Hey you – genious developer! If you are looking for development opportunities in an industry that is in definite need for clever and innovative solutions, and that knows money like no other, then listen up! 
The financial technologies sector is on talent-scounting for the next solution or improvement that will make the finance sector more secure, faster, dependable or simply more modern. The prospects are bright – Finance Estonia is collaborating with the British Embassy and UK Trade & Investment for a possibility for developers to aim to the UK market. 

Garage48 HUB will partnership in this mission by holding a one-day hackathon session in search for the best idea. The session will take place on the 20th of March for industry insiders and developers only! The developer(s) who will come up with the most promising solution or idea will leave the evening with 200 € in pocket and perhaps even with a job offer? 

The day will start at 9:45 am by welcoming the UK delegates and panelists to morning coffee and then continuing at 10 am with the FinTech showcase to demonstrate some of the best products and services in the industry so far. After the showcase developers will be warmed up and be in full brainstorming-mode until the evening session starting at 5:30 pm when the results, findings and recommendations are delivered, regarding the FinTech projects. 

Do not miss the chance of creating the next Transferwise, Fortumo or a likewise solution of financial e-services Estonians have become so accustomed to in their daily lives. The developer will present their idea to a list of professionals and visionaries who are assured of the quality and innovation of the Estonian information technology sector.


Thursday 20/03 
9:45 Morning coffee & Intro 
10:00 Estonian FinTech startup showcase:
  • Peeter Klanberg, Vivalte 
  • Margus Simson, Ziraff 
  • Dave Bullock, ;Transferwise
11:00 Quick pitches: FinTech challenges
  • Ben Wilson, Associate Director, Financial Services & Payments Programmes at techUK
  • Eddie Harding, Investment Director, ICON Corporate Finance
  • Nasir Zubairi, Principal at New Buckland, Financial Services, Advisor & Entrepreneur
  • Dr. Christopher Sier, Director of the Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network
  • Margus Simson, Founder & CEO, Ziraff 
11:30 Speed-dating for FinTech experts and developers
Have a product? Well pull it out then. Looking for tips and feedback on ideas? Go and grab them 

12:30 - 17:00 Two track hack session by Garage48 
  • Track 1: Pitch drill for existing startups;
  • Track 2: Idea development, wire-framing & pitching for fresh ideas
17:30 Evening session, intro 
17:40 FinTech startup & idea pitches
Pitch your idea to a room of Financial & FinTech experts and win 200 EUR!
19:00 Reception

Additional information and RSVP: LINK for the event:

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