#SIXHackathon 2017

A mix of around 160 coders, designers, marketeers and sales specialists spent a whole weekend at the 3rd #SIXHackathon in Zurich. They passed 48 straight hours of programming and little sleep mixed with good fun at the largest FinTech hackathon in Europe.

10-12 March 2017 - Zurich, Switzerland

And the winners are…

1st place: The "WAITLESS" team won the friendly contest with an app which provides an efficient and fun way to order and pay in seconds in restaurants and coffee shops.

2nd place: The second best was team "AK-5" which presented a solution for compliance monitoring in real time.

3rd place: Third was the team "Nona" with a virtual reality application for the retail trade.


Winner team WAITLESS


Friday 10.3.2017

13:00 Doors open
17:00 Opening
18:15 Dinner
19:00 Workshops
21:00 Team-up/Matching
21:45 Start hacking
00:00 Midnight snack

Saturday 11.3.2017

08:00 Breakfast
11:00 Pitch training
12:30 Lunch
13:00 A little surprise!
18:30 Dinner
00:00 Midnight snack

Sunday 12.3.2017

08:00 Breakfast
12:00 Project deadline
14:00 Closing ceremony
16:30 Apéro

* Please note: slight changes to the program are highly likely, please check back regularly. That being said, a final program will be shared with all participants prior to the event.


Location Based Loyalty App

Create an app/platform that vendors can join with their individual loyalty schemes. Use Location Awareness to provide user-friendly features to customers.

Making Sense of Regulatory Data

Demonstrate how technologies like Machine and Deep Learning can be used to extract information from regulatory texts and semi-structured data sources.

Augmented Reality in Fintech

Envision how Augmented Reality on mobile devices can extend the reach of financial institutions by providing access to their services in everyday situations.

Digitization of Billing

Exploit the potential benefits of digitalizing paper, electronic and other kinds of bills, to allow for the automated processing of payments in large quantities.




F10 Prize: A secured slot in the Top 20 final speed dating round and a chance to be one of 10 F10 hosted Startups.

One competing team will be selected by the F10 and automatically entered into the final speed dating round of the application process, skipping the whole pre-application process.

Finance 2.0 Prize: A Golden Ticket for the 1st place team to present their prototype on stage at the 2017 Finance 2.0 conference – Switzerland’s biggest Fintech Conference and the pioneer of the Swiss Fintech scene.

Top 10 teams will have a chance to showcase their prototypes in the Showcase area during the conference.

Note: For those of you from out of town, #SIXHackathon has pre-reserved a few rooms to accomodate one team member from each of the winning teams that is willing and able to stay until the Finance 2.0 conference. More details at the event. 

Keynote Speaker

Søren Mose

Dr. Alexander Ilic

Co-Founder Dacuda

Entrepreneurs never lose. Either they win or learn.

Dr. Alexander Ilic


The international Jury will evaluate all prototypes by meeting each team; nominate the finalists who can pitch on stage and eventually choose the winners.

Søren Mose

Søren Mose

SIX Board of Directors

Wenke Amberg


Daniel Dahinden


Dessy Todorova

DSP Media Group

David Bruno

UBS WM Innovation

Robert Scherrer


Holger Greif


Marie-Louisa Meyer

RatePAY GmbH


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Schiffbau (Schauspielhaus Zurich), Schiffbaustrasse 4, Zurich


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