Women represent the world’s largest and fastest growing market and one that has been largely overlooked by the incumbent and fintech sectors alike.
As Financial Alliance for Women research in 2020 and 2021 has demonstrated, fintechs are well-positioned to tap into the vast, underserved women’s market.
Financial Alliance for Women launched the annual Hackathon in 2020 to help fintechs capitalize on this multi-trillion dollar opportunity while supporting women, their families, and communities.
The Alliance Hack in its third edition draws on the deep expertise of Alliance members—a network of 85+ financial services providers, including commercial banks, payments, insurance companies and fintechs—in order to support more fintechs in designing gender-intelligent solutions.
Registration and proposal submission: August 15 – September 15
Team selections announced: September 27
Hackathon: September 27 – October 20
Demo Day: October 25
Winner announced: November 3 at the Financial Alliance for Women Annual Summit 2022
Participating fintechs will have the opportunity to pitch to financial services executives and network with industry leaders from around the world. You will also enhance your expertise on serving the women’s market by taking part in business development and tech clinics and receiving guidance from experts in the space.
Past Alliance Hack winners such as TymeGlobal and LXME have gone on to see major achievements, citing the Alliance Hack at a milestone in their success.
Formally registered tech-based start-ups firms primarily serving the financial services industry (fintechs), that possess a minimum viable product (MVP). This hackathon is open to fintechs in early to mid-stage development, including seed stage, raising/raised funds, or in the process of scaling.
Prizes and Benefits
The winning fintech will receive a US$25,000 cash prize.
The three winners are invited to join the Equinix Metal Accelerator Program which includes up to US$100,000 in credits plus “white glove” support and engagement with Equinix partners and engineering teams.
Shortlisted participants will get one year free subscription to the APIX platform.
Networking & Support
The three finalists will win one year’s complementary membership to the Financial Alliance for Women, enabling access to a network of global financial services providers and proprietary tools and knowledge products. All participants will receive one-on-one mentoring from a highly experienced mentor cohort and take part in peer learning events focused on how to build a successful women-centered strategy.