Developers, Designers, Industry Experts, Business People wanted!
Fintech Academy is back for the 3rd time! This year MKB Fintechlab is focusing on hands-on learning with a Hackathon part of the Academy. Between November 30 - December 2 the best talents in fintech are invited from Hungary and the CEE region to test the APIs made available by MKB Bank and its partners.
We are looking for teams of 2-4 people. Team registration is required.
We are looking for people with a can-do and will-do attitude, we won’t bother you with workshops or speeches during the hacking – we will let you build your product while offering you every technical and professional support you need.
Comfortable location, strong internet connection, and refreshments will be provided, you should bring your ideas and device(s) to work on.
Throughout the weekend, mentoring will be offered by industry experts and participants will have the chance to practice their pitches during a short training before presenting to the Jury on Sunday afternoon.
During the hackathon there is no need to completely finalize the project you are working on but it must be more than just an idea (e.g. a presentation or clickable prototype). The closest way to describe what we are looking for would be "a working prototype of a key functionality" that ultimately needs to be presented to a professional jury.
Open banking and financial consciousness
Using banking data, develop a solution to incentivize financial self-care in the open data world.
AI-based security solutions
Using banking data, develop a machine learning or AI-based feature or solution that helps customers’ lives become more secure without sacrificing convenience.
Develop a solution that takes advantage of the speed and convenience of instant payments to improve a financial service.
Smart Eco-homes (an Open Banking Concept)
Think about the system that can best manage electricity usage, protect natural resources, or improve air quality.
Let's get it hacking in here
First, check out MKB Bank's API portal to learn more about the building blocks of your next great fintech idea.
Account Information API
The Account Information API allows you to access essential client account information (account type, balance, transaction history).See documentation
Payment Initiation API
The Payment Initiation API allows you to offer money transfer services to your users (intra-bank, inter-bank and SEPA wire transfers).See documentation
Bank Facilities API
The Branch/ATM API provides access to MKB Bank's branch and ATM data (location, business hours, etc).See documentation
Fund Confirmation API
The Fund Confirmation API allows you to check whether a specific amount is available on an account.See documentation
How to use the sandbox
1 Register your developer account
Open the MKB Sandbox portal signup page. Fill out the form and click 'Register'. You will receive a confirmation email. Click on verification link and then on “Create a new application”.
2 Create a new application & subscribe to an API
Click on the plus button.
Enter the application details and click 'Add'.
Select an API as well as a subscription plan, and click 'Subscribe'.
3 Generate keysGenerate public/private keys and send public key to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Check your statusCheck your subscription status. When it displays 'active', your application is ready. Have fun building!
1st prizeFast track admission into the
MKB Fintechlab incubation program
including €25,000 equity investment
More prizes will be announced in the coming weeks...
For advanced teams looking for a special challenge! We have a Pro Challenge for you powered by Oracle!
Invited teams will have the chance to work with MKB Bank, MKB Fintechlab and Oracle on testing their solutions with over 1.500 banking APIs.
MKB Bank and Oracle are joining forces to bring banking innovations closer to customers in a hackathon with premier league participants.
As part of MKB Bank’s successful digital transformation program, we are inviting the best fintech startups with working products who want to implement their innovation inside a real banking environment.
- have a working product - ready to be implemented in a banking environment
- are willing to send a team of 2 developers and 1 senior business executive for the event
- are willing to invest resources in preparation calls with Oracle
- have the courage the change our industry
Refreshments and world-class mentorship,
1.500 Open Banking APIs will be provided.
The Hackathon runs between November 30 - December 2 in Budapest, Hungary.
The schedule briefly:
If you think your team has what it takes and deserves an invite, contact János Pereczes, Managing Director of MKB Fintechlab at email@example.com.