#HACKFRM with Helaba & WeCodeIt

24-hour hackathon where participants will compete along 4 challenges to reinvent the city.

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, Students, Coders, Ideation Stars, UX Superheroes, Data Fanatics and so on - apply today!

We are looking to create solutions in :

Virtual Reality experience in museums

Booking/Occupancy platform for sports facilities

Authentication and payment solutions for student cafeterias/canteens

Accounting & Bookkeeping using SAP Interface

6,000 € in total prize money!

* 1,500 € for each Challenge's winning team*

Visibility opportunity with key decision-makers and the City of Frankfurt :

  • Virtual reality : Get to work directly with the city of Frankfurt, which has earned a national reputation as a city for the arts. Every year, more than 2 million people visit its approximately 60 exhibition centres.
  • Booking solutions : Frankfurt is responsible for 54 municipal sports facilities with a total of over 120 playing fields and athletics facilities, which are used intensively by school classes, club, leisure and company athletes.
  • Bookkeeping tool : Frankfurt is one of the largest regional energy suppliers in Germany and supplies about one million people in Hessen and neighbouring provinces with electricity, gas, heat and water
  • Payment solutions :  Develop a solution for some of the region's top universities

Timeline

Application closing

December 2nd

Selection + Invitation

December 3rd to 7th

Kickoff & Introduction of Challenges

December 11th

24-hour Hackathon

December 11th

Presentation of Hacks and Award Ceremony

December 12th

Sounds like a cool challenge? Great!
Register below!

Background

When it comes to digital public services, Germany and its various levels of administration are in catch up mode. According to the European Commission*, Germany ranks 22nd out of 28 member countries when it comes to digital public services. Why? A lack of focus on the end user, the citizens. Also, complicated solutions with little appeal or long adoption curves, burdensome process to onboard external providers, and unflexible IT infrastructures and legacy systems. The list goes on.

* Source : Digital Economy and Society Index Report 2018 - Digital Public Services

Helaba and the idea behind #HACKFRM

As an important financial partner to the public sector, the digital transformation of public administrations is right at the top of Helaba's agenda. The bank has therefore been consequential in establishing komuno (a digital platform for the brokerage of municipal loans) in order to simplify processes and make them faster and more efficient. Digital solutions are also possible in many other areas, for example payment systems for public amenities or when booking sports facilities. It is also conceivable to explore completely new ways in which people can experience museums, such as virtual reality. Problems of this kind, and their potential solutions, will be presented during the Innovation Days.

Helaba aims to remain the principal financial partner for its public-sector customers in the digital future, too, and is therefore offering them its diverse range of contacts in the start-up scene through the Tech Quartier platform, which it supports as a platinum sponsor. The program is intended to further intensify these contacts with innovative companies.


Innovation Days

Innovation days: a startup matchmaking day and 2 days of Hackaton.
Apply today!

We are looking to create solutions in :

Virtual Reality experience in museums

Booking/Occupancy platform for sports facilities

Authentication and payment solutions for student cafeterias/canteens

Accounting & Bookkeeping using SAP Interface

Additionally, we are looking for digital solutions/process automation tools in the following areas :

  • Cash/Liquidity management
  • Time recording
  • Issuing of driver licenses
  • Visualization of open-datasets and public transport network

Agenda

DAY 1: STARTUPS

  • Matchmaking and mentoring with Stadt Frankfurt, Helaba, Mainova, Studentenwerk and more.

DAYS 2 – 3: DEVELOPERS

  • 24h Hackathon
  • Award Ceremony

Visibility opportunity with key decision-makers and the City of Frankfurt :

  • Virtual reality : Get to work directly with the city of Frankfurt, which has earned a national reputation as a city for the arts. Every year, more than 2 million people visit its approximately 60 exhibition centres.
  • Booking solutions : Frankfurt is responsible for 54 municipal sports facilities with a total of over 120 playing fields and athletics facilities, which are used intensively by school classes, club, leisure and company athletes.
  • Bookkeeping tool : Frankfurt is one of the largest regional energy suppliers in Germany and supplies about one million people in Hessen and neighbouring provinces with electricity, gas, heat and water
  • Payment solutions :  Present your solution to two local universities, boasting over 25.000 students, 5.000 employees and with budgets of over 450 million euros

How it works

Application Open

September 28

Application closing

December 6

Selection + Invitation

December 7

Innovation Days

December 10, 11 & 12

Key benefits

  • Direct contact to key corporate executives
  • Networking with industry mentors and your peers
  • Brand and product exposure
  • Real-time feedback during development
  • Introduction to leading institutions and potential investment opportunities
  • Free program and no equity is taken

Are you the right fit?

  • You are based in DACH
  • You already have a functional prototype and/or early customers
  • You are ready to scale your business idea
  • You are geared for growth
  • You are working on a solution for the digital reinvention of the public sector

Tick all the boxes? Great!
Apply now!

Background

When it comes to digital public services, Germany and its various levels of administration are in catch up mode. According to the European Commission*, Germany ranks 22nd out of 28 member countries when it comes to digital public services. Why? A lack of focus on the end user, the citizens. Also, complicated solutions with little appeal or long adoption curves, burdensome process to onboard external providers, and unflexible IT infrastructures and legacy systems. The list goes on.

* Source : Digital Economy and Society Index Report 2018 - Digital Public Services

Helaba and the idea behind Innovation Days

As an important financial partner to the public sector, the digital transformation of public administrations is right at the top of Helaba's agenda. The bank has therefore been consequential in establishing komuno (a digital platform for the brokerage of municipal loans) in order to simplify processes and make them faster and more efficient. Digital solutions are also possible in many other areas, for example payment systems for public amenities or when booking sports facilities. It is also conceivable to explore completely new ways in which people can experience museums, such as virtual reality. Problems of this kind, and their potential solutions, will be presented during the Innovation Days.

Helaba aims to remain the principal financial partner for its public-sector customers in the digital future, too, and is therefore offering them its diverse range of contacts in the start-up scene through the Tech Quartier platform, which it supports as a platinum sponsor. The program is intended to further intensify these contacts with innovative companies.


Growth Alliance - FinTech

FinTech startups meet banks and financial insiders in a content-packed week in Frankfurt

A unique three-day micro-accelerator program that acts as a platform for collaboration opportunities with the aim to create win-win synergies among young and established companies.

Corporate Partners you will meet and connect with during the program :

Growth Alliance FinTech – What’s the deal?

The concept behind the Alliance is to bring together a variety of forward-thinking financial institutions along with promising FinTechs and make their worlds collide. In less than a week, startups and banks learn from one another, understand their respective pain points, review business models and processes, challenge the status quo, explore collaboration opportunities and eventually, discover what they can bring each other hopefully build win-win solutions.

Kick-off your business!

What

Through a jam-packed 3-day program, innovation-focused corporates get the opportunity to work with agile tech startups and enter into a whole new realm of ideas and concepts. With collaboration at its core, Growth Alliance goes beyond the simple meet-and-greet model into a one-on-one engagement model that builds valuable relationships.

Takeaways

  • Direct contact with key corporate executives
  • Education on how to scale your startups
  • Actionable insights & new ideas
  • Networking with other industry experts and startups

One Hub – All the key ingredients

Investors Ecosystem & Landscape

Market Research, Metrics & KPIs

Startup Valuation & Negotiation Skills

Legal Issues & Due Diligence

Management, Leadership, HR & Team

Pitching, Storytelling

1-on-1 with financial industry insiders & investment experts

Expand your network & get valuable fittable contacts

Are you the right fit?

  • You are working on a B2B solution that reinvents the financial industry
  • You already have a functional prototype and/or early customers
  • You are geared for growth and want to scale your business through corporate cooperation

What will the program focus on?

Technology focus

  • Artificial Intelligence

Industry focus areas

  • Payment solutions
  • Risk Management
  • Process Automation
  • Authentification & Fraud detection
  • Predictive solutions
  • Beyond Banking

How it works

Application Closing

October 28

Selection Day

October 29

Growth Alliance FinTech Program

November 26, 27 & 28

FAQ

Applications are open, so you can apply right away by clicing the link below. The deadline is October 28.

After the application deadline, we’ll invite you for a Skype-interview, we’ll provide you with feedback within 2-3 days after the application deadline.

You commit to following the full program meaning you need to reserve all program dates in your calendar. Each day, the CEO/founder of your startup should be able to attend, of course you can bring along 1-2 teammates onsite at TQ.

Time commitment – Over the program, you should expect to put in about 4 days in Frankfurt (3-day workshop)

Feel free to email program manager Melanie Borst at borst@techquartier.com for any remaining questions.

Tick all the boxes? Great!
Apply now!

The Selection Committee will review the applications submitted and will create a shortlist. Applicants will be contacted for an invitation for the Selection Day.