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Are you into FinTech, Deep Learning, ChatBot, or Neural Networks?

The first ever Hang Seng Bank Hackathon is kicking off with Machine Learning, leveraging “Haccelerator” platform co-organised by Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Cyberport. Whether you are an expert or a newbie in Machine Learning, we welcome you to join this event, meet with the industry experts to understand the latest development, expand your network and find solutions to real world problems in the banking industry.

Challenges will be announced on the event day. We will share the event details in the briefing session, together with some tips on the challenges and Machine Learning. Participants can pick one challenge to work on with a team you like. After 24 hours of hacking and prototyping, teams will showcase their projects on stage. Free meals will be provided! Come join us and have fun!

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Who can attend?
As long as you are a current (full-time / part-time) undergraduate / postgraduate students in Hong Kong with age of 18 or above, you're welcome to join. Don’t worry that you are not experienced enough – we will have experts in the field to bring you up to speed.

Seats are limited, we may select the participants based on few criteria. Successful participants will receive our confirmation by end April and will be invited to join the briefing session on 13 May (Tentative).

How to form a team?
We think 5 people a team is a perfect combo. You can form a team in 4 – 5 people and share different roles in the team, such as designer, developer and technical specialist. If you have formed your team before registration, we suggest you registering your team’s tickets in one go. If you don’t have a team, you can form it during the briefing session.

To ensure you are well-prepared, we strongly recommend at least one of your team members to attend the briefing session. Otherwise you will miss something very important about this event.

What should I bring?
Laptop, mobile phone, chargers… your brain and energy! Tip: Bring a sleeping bag to grab comfortable naps during the Hackathon.

Will we provide software / hardware?
You can create an interesting working prototype leveraging IBM Watson APIs and Data Science Experience tool (or any other toolset you are authorized to use). You can also feel free to use any publicly available datasets.

Who owns my prototype in the Hackathon?
It’s definitely yours for sure! The team that develops the prototype is its owner and we will not claim any intelligent ownership right from you.

Do I need to pay for the event?
It’s free! 100% free! Admission is free and includes food, drinks, support and loads of fun!


  • Champion: HKD 30,000

  • First-runner-up: HKD 20,000

  • Second-runner-up: HKD 10,000

And more..!


The judging panel will consist of lead developers and/or executives among Hang Seng Bank, Cyberport, HKMA and IBM China/Hong Kong Limited. They will judge based on the following criteria:

  • Features: Your demo and presentation should show off powerful Machine Learning features relevant to your solution
  • Functionality: How well does your demo function?
  • Potential and Viable Business Value in Banking: Your product should have unique business potential and viability in today’s banking market
  • Innovation/ Creativity: Is your product innovative in its solution, architecture, and implementation?
  • User Interface/ User Experience: We are looking for beauty and elegance in user interface, with smooth user experience
  • Presentation: How impressive is your presentation?


Registration Details: Cyberport (Ms. Winnie Tse)


Event Details: Hang Seng Bank



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