Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th February 2019

F&B 24 Hackathon

F&B 24 is a 24-hour hackathon with a focus on using Financial and Blockchain Technologies to solve real problems and make a positive impact.

F&B 24 Hackathon Starts in:

F&B 24 Hackathon

F&B 24 is a 24-hour hackathon with a focus on Fintech and Blockchain, but ideas related to other industries are also welcome.

The event is part of The Global Fintech & Blockhain Conference 2019 and is supported by the Imperial College Business School Gandhi Center of Inclusive Innovation. The winners of the competition will be awarded a chance to pitch to venture capitalists for support and investment on stage of the GFBC 2019 as well as having the chance to win great prizes. The pitches will evaluated by a panel of leading venture capitalists and industry experts who have offered financial support as well as advice and valuable connections. We are expecting students and young professionals from all backgrounds to bring in exciting ideas and take them as far as possible within 24 hours. If you are already working on a project, you are welcome to register as a team, taking advantage of the professional mentoring brought to you by our partners, the prizes on offer and the ability to work together for an intensive weekend. Make the most of it and do not miss out!

More About the Hackathon

Fintech is disrupting traditional financial services with new ways of transacting and interacting with financial markets. Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the way our world works, from data storage and payment transactions, to identity verification and music. The hackathon will feature two challenges to choose from and will give curious individuals the opportunity to work on real problems with a large potential impact.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors iwoca and Imperial College Business School, we are happy to present to you with the opportunity to build, learn and connect with the brightest and most relevant people in the field while creating something awesome! There will be lots of free sponsor Swag included as well as Pizza, energy drinks and sweet treats!

F&B 24 Hackathon is a 24-hour hackathon with a focus on the latest technological challenges in the Fintech & Blockchain space. It is open to anyone 18 and over with an interest in applying the latest technologies to real problems and making an impact. We’re looking for not only software engineers but also creative designers, business developers and scientists that want to build exciting products and make an impact.

Winning teams will be judged on concept originality, feasibility, level of development and appropriate use of Blockchain.

The winning teams will receive numerous prizes and the unique opportunity to present their concepts to top VCs and judges as well as thousands of relevant people in the field at the Global Fintech & Blockchain Conference, just the Thursday after. The potential is also there to take the concept to live prototype with our sponsors. We will be facilitating and providing technical support throughout the hackathon weekend. Food and refreshments will be provided.


Can I join if I am non-technical?
Yes, we and our sponsors are looking for not only software engineers but also creative designers, business developers, strategic thinkers and scientists that want to solve real problems and come up with innovative solutions that create an impact.

What is a Hackathon?
Hackathons are essentially creativity marathons where your thoughts become things. Participants work in small teams on challenges to create a hack/solution, be it a web-app, hardware or something completely different.

Are there age requirements to enter the event?
The event is open to anyone over the age of 16 (if you are under 18, your parents will be required to sign a consent form we will send to you)

What should I bring?
All attendees must bring a valid ID. Other common checklist items include: laptops, chargers, and toiletries.

Can I join as an individual?
Yes don’t worry, a key part of the fun of a hackathon is meeting like-minded new people. We will have time at the beginning of the event for everyone to meet and form teams. If you are already working on a project, you are welcome to register as a team, taking advantage of the professional mentoring brought to you by our partners, the prizes on offer and the ability to work together for an intensive weekend full of product development, designing and researching.

Do I need loads of experience to participate?
Not at all. Whether you are a first year student, study a subject unrelated to software development, or this is your first Hackathon, you are most welcome! This is also a great opportunity to learn and gain invaluable new experience (and something you can put on your CV!)

Can I help organise the hackathon?
Of course, we’re always looking for volunteers to help organise. Volunteers can also still participate in the competition and will be rewarded in exchange for their time. Please email if you are interested.

Who should I contact for any questions?
Please email “” or any of the student society organisers for any enquiries.

Register for the F&B 24 Hackathon

F&B 24 Hackathon schedule

The hackathon be 24 hours packed full of product development, designing and researching, in order for you to push your project as far as possible. The location of the event will be confirmed by the end of January. The tentative format for the event is as follows

10:00AM - 10:30AMImperial College London


10:30AM - 11:00AM

Opening speeches + introduction

11:00PM - 11:30PM

Teams meet and receive words of encouragement from the mentors

11:30PM - 12:30PM

Work begins!

12:30PM - 1:00PM


3:00PM - 3:30PM

Afternoon Break

6:30PM - 7:00PM

Checkpoint (Gathering with your appointed mentor and going over work done so far and plans) and Dinner

7:00PM - 11:30PM

Teamwork continues

7:00AM - 8:30AM

Teamwork continues

8:30AM - 9:00AM

Breakfast + morning coffee

9:00AM - 11:00AM

Work continues/code reviews with mentors

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Project work finalised

11:30AM - 12:00 PM

Presentations begin (5 min + 3 min Q&A)

12:00PM - 12:30PM


12:30PM - 1:00 PM

Judges reveal results + Final talk

1:00PM - 1:30PM

Award ceremony, the top 3 will proceed to pitch on stage of LFC to leading VC’s and founders



We are looking forward to ideas which will push the industry even further! To enter, please register here.

See you on Saturday 23rd February 2019!


We are very grateful for the kind support of our partners, without whom the GFBC would not be possible


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SW7 2AZ London, United Kingdom



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This premier conference and hackathon is brought to you by the following leading UK university societies: The Oxford Guild, Imperial College EESoc, UCL Investment Society, Cambridge Guild, UCL Guild and LBS Entrepreneurship

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