From June 12 to 14, BNP Paribas organised its first international hackathon, simultaneously in 5 cities: San Francisco, Paris, Brussels, Rome and Istanbul.
An exceptional event which brought together 57 startups to focus on a topic: “enhancing the customer experience“. Around 300 developers, designers and entrepreneurs have been put in contact with more than 100 international experts from BNP Paribas around the world, had access to a dedicated API, and had 48 hours to reflect on 4 themes:
- “Click & Mortar” – banking experience online and in branch
- “Simple yet Secure” – security at the heart of banking technology
- “Tailored and Relevant” – an even more personalized customer service
- “Financial Literacy and Empowerment” – financial education for all
16 startups were selected:
WayKonect: data collection device to offer customized products to customers and to provide additional services
Data.be: transaction characteristics aggregation solution to offer new services to customers
Behaviosec: behavioral biometric solution providing a multidimensional approach to authentication and verification
Logmote: authentication service that supports both conventional applications and applications on the cloud
Contextor: optimizes the daily work of customer advisors
Fluo: solution that helps customers understand and optimize their insurance and their bank cards
DataSine: behavioral analysis based on big data
Heuritech: semantic analysis engine that can anticipate changing interests and changes in the life cycle of an individual
Centipede: 100% digital service and user-friendly customer journey for loan subscription
DumeTech: contact center platform to interact with the client via instant messaging services
AppAnalytics: mobile analytics solution with features including touch, gestures and geolocation, to maximize customer contacts
Manetho: artificial intelligence system sending information to customers through holograms and speech recognition
RingPay: Small retailers payment platform enabling their clients to save cashback on a digital savvy bank
Innaas: Financial decision platform for SMEs
Snapcheck: Elimination of paper cheques and related fraud
Saldo.mx: cross-border bill payment system
This competition is the first phase of a three-step programme: the selected teams will benefit from the “digital bootcamp” from July to October, an online accelerator which will enable the startups to perfect their prototype with the guidance of BNP Paribas experts.
After this period, start-ups will present their projects at the Demo Day in front of an international jury of innovators, investors and members of the general management of BNP Paribas.
Finally, 5 startups will have access to the final step: an incubation period of 4 to 6 months which will provide them with financial support, a dedicated workplace, a tailored programme and potential partnerships with the Group.
BNP Paribas is proud to offer to these entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop innovative ideas in a service improvement approach for its customers. Participating startups retain the integrity of their projects’ intellectual property rights.