The challenge
As the financial sector is constantly changing, with it, our daily banking habits evolve as well.

We, at Alpha Bank have faith in the young people who build new business ideas, with knowledge, vision, and potential.

The Fintech Challenge ’17 is addressed to those who are ready to accept the challenge and test their innovative ideas during the two and a half days long marathon, November 24-26, which will shape the financial services of the future.

Are you ready for the challenge?
Sign up now!
Supported by
  • 1st Prize
    Expendzen
    Konstantinos Oikonomou, Nikos Pappas, Stavros Manos
    An app which simplifies a company's approval, invoicing and expenses tracking procedures with the usage of one-time virtual & low limit prepaid cards.
  • 2nd Prize
    GIVEnTRUST by Mantis
    Dimitris Gerogiannis, Alexios Polyzos, Konstantinos Tsiounis, Christos Nikoloudis, Olga Tsilimingra, Manolis Adamopoulos
    A blockchain donation system for transparency and performance maximization. The team's objective is to solve the coverage of needs in critical incidents like Mandra Attikis recent flood.
  • 3rd Prize
    Nexobi
    Giorgos Adamidis, Nikos Zardavas, Stelios Samaras
    A cloud-based platform for small enterprises with ERP, ordering and online booking services.
Topics of interest
Personal Financial Management / Business Financial Management
Applications for Professionals and Small Businesses
New Client Onboarding
Free Choice of Topic by the Contestants
Technologies
Web & Mobile apps
Artificial Intelligence
Bots
Big Data
Internet of Things
Blockchain
Prizes
5.000
1st Prize
3.000
2nd Prize
1.000
3rd Prize
Rewards from our partners
Free business and technical mentoring for 3 months from Microsoft, prize for the 1st team.
Free training seminars in the framework of the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece Startup Competition, prize for the 2nd team.
Free consulting and tax services from EY and legal services from EY Law, prize for the first three teams.
Free access to Microsoft Cloud valued up to $120,000, prize for the first three teams which will continue their idea through the Bizspark Microsoft program.
  • Keynote Speaker
    Cristina Dolan
    Co-founder & COO, iXLedge
    Cristina is CoFounder and COO of iXLedger, an MIT Media Lab alumna and internet pioneer with over two decades of experience building software, internet, artificial intelligence and FinTech related businesses. She was co-founder of OneMain.com, which grew to be the 10th largest ISP after a successful IPO (Acquired by Earthlink). Formerly, Cristina held executive roles IBM, Oracle, Disney and Hearst. She is a member of Forbes Technology Council and the Vice Chair and former Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum in New York, where she hosted numerous FinTech, Blockchain and Big Data events. The award-winning student competition she founded, Dream it. Code it. Win it., was the subject of her TEDx Talk, Just Solve It. She earned a Master's Degree from the MIT Media Lab and holds a Master of Computer Science and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with majors in Computer Science, and Data Communications.
  • Judges
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    Peggy
    Antonakou
    Microsoft
    CEO of Microsoft Hellas, Cyprus and Malta
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    Albertos
    Bourlas
    Vodafone
    Head of the Youth & Mass Segment at Vodafone Greece
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    Lazaros A.
    Papagaryfallou
    Alpha Bank
    Executive General Manager-Strategy and Business Development
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    Damianos Ι.
    Charalampidis
    Alpha Bank
    Executive General Manager-Chief Digital Officer and Retail Banking Products
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    Alexandros
    Christidis
    EY
    Advisory Leader at EY in Greece
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  • Discussion panel
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    Fotis
    Draganidis
    Microsoft
    General Manager of the Greek Innovation Center of Microsoft
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    Albertos
    Bourlas
    Vodafone
    Head of the Youth & Mass Segment at Vodafone Greece
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    Constantinos
    Moros
    EY
    Senior Manager
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    Vassilis
    Papakonstantinou
    MIT Enterprise Forum Greece
    Chairman
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    Spyros
    Rentetakos
    Alpha Bank
    Head of Small Business Banking Division at Alpha Bank
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  • Mentors
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Schedule
Warm-up Day
Fintech Challenge Days
The venue
Tzaferi
16
The Alpha Fintech Challenge ’17 will take place in the unique boutique office and event space in the center of Athens, 16 Tzaferi Street. From an old cosmetics factory to a modern co-working space, the venue offers all the infrastructure, services, and conveniences allowing you to network and relax during the two and half days of intense work.
FAQ
To sign up for the Fintech Challenge ’17, fill out the form here.
Of course you can participate. The Fintech Challenge ’17 is addressed to anyone who wishes and is able to implement his/her ideas based on the topics that will be assigned. For example, designers, marketing specialists, innovators, and project managers can also participate. Moreover, before and during the contest, participants will be given the opportunity to compete as a team, thereby utilising and combining everyone’s areas of expertise.
The registration deadline is 31.10.2017. However, please keep in mind that in the event that participants surpass the expected number, registration will end early. Therefore, if you are truly interested, we encourage you to sign up as early as possible.
The Fintech Challenge ’17 is addressed to groups of students, young workers, freelancers and startups with no more than five years of activity. In addition, individuals who are developers, designers, or business thinkers, can also sign up. Participants will be given the opportunity to create teams, before and during the contest.
Registration
Τhe registrations for Fintech Challenge ‘17 are closed.

Thank you for your consideration!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 31.10.2017