boc hackathon #fintech / Information on the competition

Bank of Cyprus will hold the 1st marathon for the development of applications on innovative technologies in the field of financial transactions (Fintech) on 9, 10 and 11 June 2017 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation in Nicosia.

It is the first Fintech Hackathon to be held in Cyprus. 



  • To support entrepreneurship and innovation
  • To bring together teams or startup businesses over a weekend in order to create innovative solutions in the field of fintech and turn them into a pilot application or an MVP.
  • To strengthen the interest of the local community in Fintech in themes such as: bocAPI, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Chat Bots, E-wallet, Social Banking, Mobile Banking



Developers, analysts, designers, communication, marketing and customer service executives, business consultants, professionals, financial executives, students, and anyone interested in Fintech.



Keep up to date through the site and the facebook event. See the news here.

boc hackathon #fintech Blog

judges / judges

Dimitris Papanagiotakis

CIO/CTO, CISO, Founder at Dreamlab Technologies Limited

Marios Kapiris

Manager of IBM Cyprus

Fotis Draganidis

Director of Technology&Cloud Business Development Manager @Microsoft Greece,Cyprus & Malta

George Tziortzis

Digital Transformation Lead at Bank of Cyprus

Philippos Leandrou

Bank of Cyprus, Manager Information Technology

Louis Eliades

Director at Logicom Solutions

Demetris Papallis

Manager IT Governance, Digital Transformation & Business Development @ Bank of Cyprus

Christos Christou

Head of Innovation & Idea Development Center at CYTA

Michalis Starvrides

Director at PwC Cyprus

George Karamanolis

Co-Founder & CTO/CIO at Crowdpolicy (CP) and Socialbank Financial Technologies (SB)

Mentors / mentors

Μπράνη Κατερίνα

Head of Creative, CROWDPOLICY

Andreas Milidonis

Assistant Professor in Finance at University of Cyprus

Elias Athanasopoulos

Assistant Professor at University of Cyprus

Constantinos Pyrketis

Entrepreneurship, Innovation&Business Development @ Ministry of Energy,Commerce,Industry & Tourism

Clemence Lebrun

Developer Advocate - Developer Ecosystem Group Europe - IBM Digital Business Group

Christos Nicolaou

Management Trainer&Coach (Free Lance)

Dr. Vasos Vassiliou

Professor of Computer Science at University of Cyprus and Founder of VIRIDOM

Marios Antoniou

IEEE Region 8 Action for Industry Chair at IEEE

Panos Markopoulos

Lecturer at University of Cyprus

Richard Proksa

Strategic Advisor, Fintech and Digitisation,Start Ups&Early Stage MoneySwap PLC

Tasos Hadjinicolaou

Head Business Strategy, Wealth Management Division at Bank Of Cyprus

Nicholas Roussos

Senior Manager in Consulting, PwC Cyprus

Kyriacos Pavlou

Lecturer of Information Technology at CIIM&Research Fellow at UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Katie Kitiri

Founder at Yumbles

Josephina Antoniou

Professor @ UCLAN

Chrystalla Pieri

Marketing and Social Media Manager at

Hans-Peter Gier

Founder Search Concepts AG

Γιώργος Μ. Χανιωτάκης

Artificial Intelligence researcher / Senior Developer at Crowdpolicy

Haris Linardakis

IBM Cloud Leader, Greece & Cyprus

George Beitis

Senior IT Systems Administrator @ ForexTime

George Vou

Marketer focused on Content, Community and Product

Μιχάλης Ψαλλίδας

Managing Director, CrowdPolicy

Theodosis Mourouzis

Program Director of MSc in Business Intelligence&Data Analytics CIIM&Research Fellow at UCL

Demos Demou

Manager in Consulting, PwC Cyprus

Andreas Loizou

Software Engineer @ Plath Ltd

Antigoni Mios

Operations Manager at

Speakers / speakers

Jon Mulder

Jonathan Mulder, PwC UK Fintech & Digital | Director

Nikos Makris

Digital Architect, Digital Advisory Services, Microsoft Services Central & Eastern Europe

Paolo Sironi

FinTech Thought Leader / Author | IBM Watson Financial Services | IBM Industry Academy

Philippos Leandrou

Bank of Cyprus, Manager Information Technology

Victor Trokoudes

Co-founder & CEO @ Plum

Dr. Markos Zachariadis

Assistant Professor of Management & Information Systems, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

PRIZES / prizes



  • The winning team will have the opportunity to continue developing its idea by automatically joining the IDEA Accelerator-Incubator program ( Also, the second and third team will have the same opportunity but it will remain at IDEA’s discretion to decide on the start date of participation, upon availability.
  • The winners will be rewarded with a visit to the IBM Research Center in Zurich. IBM will cover the costs of the airline tickets and an overnight stay for 2 people.Qualified winners may apply for receiving IBM Cloud Credits along with IBM’s mentorship, technical support and guidance to further develop their idea.
  • One team will have the opportunity to continue developing its idea through the program Microsoft Bizspark, and will be provided with a cloud credit worth up to 120,000 euros.
  • Most importantly, whether the applications and teams are awarded a prize or not, there will be opportunities for networking and further development.
  • Internationally renowned executives will participate as mentors in order to support the teams.

More Prizes and Benefits will be announced shortly!


Write code – Develop your application!


Learn more about fintech here


People with common interests, all in one place!


ΣτοThere will be breakfast, lunch and more 🙂

THE PROCESS / process



  • Come up with an idea (or not)
  • Show up with your team or
  • Show up on your own and we will help you form a team



  • Read the specifications and the examples
  • Prepare
  • The applications that will be implemented during hackathon will be open to everyone!



  • Grab the microphone
  • Present your idea and application to everyone!
  • Wait for the results

LEARN MORE ABOUT bocAPI! / Bank of Cyprus API

The Bank is innovating by implementing infrastructures and services for the business ecosystem.

The bocAPI community edition will be available during the hackathon for the first time and in a meaningful way.

Through the bocAPI, the participants will have the opportunity to experiment with the Bank’s pilot infrastructures and technologies that cover the entire range of transactions.

Also, for the first time, customers will be able to actively participate in submitting proposals and ideas for the development of new services and products that suit their needs.

Through the bocAPI, the Bank designs services together with its customers!

The applications that can be implemented using the bocAPI are expected to provide solutions in areas where it is necessary to strengthen financial transactions through electronic payments and automated process services.

The Bank will explore collaborations in order to commercially utilise the best applications through its customer network in accordance with its security and quality procedures (boc marketplace).

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Frequently Asked Questions / faq

Yes, every individual / member of a group has to make an individual registration.

The group and its members. See the Terms and Conditions of the competition here.

All persons who have registered to participate in the competition must be present during the program.

Yes, existing teams as well as new ones can certainly participate in the competition.

No, for safety reasons, the venue where the contest will be held will be vacated during the night and will open the next morning according to the announced program.

No, anyone with new ideas and energy to develop a new application is welcome to take part.


86-90 Phaneromenis Str.,
1011 Nicosia, Cyprus


CONTACT US / @boc hackathon

Boc hackathon is an open participatory process. Please fill in the form below to contact us.

You can use the same form to express your interest in participating as a supporter and / or sponsor as well as a data provider. The management team will then contact you to inform you about the procedure that is to be followed.

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* Registrations of contestants, volunteers and journalists are made through eventora.

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