boc hackathon #fintech / Information on the competition

Bank of Cyprus will hold the 2nd Marathon for the development of applications on innovative technologies in the field of financial transactions (Fintech) on 26, 27 and 28 October 2018 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation in Nicosia. Βoc hackathon #fintech 2.0 is coordinated with the technological and operational support of the innovation company Crowdpolicy.

This is the second Fintech Hackathon to take place in Cyprus.



  • To support entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • To bring together teams or startup businesses over three days 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.

judges / judges

George Kousis

Manager IT at Bank of Cyprus

Angela Panayiotou

Manager IDEA Innovation Center at Bank of Cyprus

George Karamanolis

Co-Founder & CTO/CIO at Crowdpolicy (CP)

Gerasimos Douskas

Principal, Management Consulting at KPMG

Leonidas Georgiou

Services Sales Manager at Microsoft

Marios Kapiris

Manager of IBM Cyprus

George Tziortzis

Chief Information Officer at Bank of Cyprus

Demetris Papallis

Manager IT Strategy & Governance at Bank of Cyprus

Demetris K. Nicolaou

Manager Digital Transformation at Bank of Cyprus

Michalis Katsambas

Deputy Director Consumer & SME Banking at Bank of Cyprus

Mentors / mentors

Petros Nicolaides

Officer Business Solutions, Digital Service Channels at Bank of Cyprus

Spyros Kapetanakis

Entrepreneur with strong social activity on applied innovation and entrepreneurship.

Kyriakos Fialoyiannos

Deals (Financial Advisory) at KPMG Cyprus

Georgia Tsitsa

Marketing Manager CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management

Constantinos Valanides

Senior Advisor at KPMG Cyprus

Valentinos Georgiades

Product Marketing Manager, Azure at Microsoft

Stavrinos Kyriakou

Technology Strategist at Microsoft and Azure Solutions Architect

Dr. George Guirgis

International Relations Executive and lecturer at CIIM - Cyprus International Institute of Management.

Andreas Loizou

Senior Software Developer at HotForex

Michael Psallidas

Managing Director at Crowdpolicy

Franck Descollonges

European Cloud Developer Advocate at IBM

Boris Khalkhal

Cloud Developer Advocate at IBM

Demetris Stefani

Digital Strategist

Panayiotis Philimis


Loucas Christofides

Manager Digital Service Channels at Bank of Cyprus

George Papastergiou

Investment Analyst at Velocity.Partners Venture Capital

Dimitris Papanagiotakis

CIO/CTO, CISO, Founder at Dreamlab Technologies Limited

Konstantinos Botsaris

Manager at KPMG Cyprus

PRIZES / prizes

Regardless of whether the teams and their applications are awarded or not, there will be opportunities for networking and further development.

The boc hackathon  will be attended by renowned executives of the market and economy sectors who will participate as mentors to support the teams.

More prizes and benefits will be announced shortly!


Write code – Develop your application!


Find out more about fintech here


People with common interests, all in one place!


There 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
  • Get Prepared
  • The applications that will be implemented during the hackathon will be open to everyone!



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

Find out more about
the open APIs of Boc ! / Bank of Cyprus API

The Open APIs of Bank of Cyprus support technological and business cooperation with developers, startups, companies and any parties interested.

You can use the Open APIs in order to implement new services and features in your applications within the context of boc hackathon #fintech2. Examples: e-payments, p2p payments, authentication mechanisms, loyalty, personalized services, etc. Experienced mentors and bank executives will technically support the teams who want to use the upgraded bocAPIs to develop innovative applications.





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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.

Every person who has 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, anyone with new ideas and energy to develop a new application is welcome to take part.

Yes, you can. The venue where boc hackathon fintech 2.0 is to be held will be open throughout the event.

Most of the team members (e.g. 2/3) that have registered to participate in the competition should be present during the entire competition. Mentors will be available on site to support you. Check out some useful instructions here


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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