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Evocathon | Fintech Hackathon


“The world is becoming digital and we should be ready for that in the Banking sector as well”

With this motto, Evocabank and ISTC Foundation join forces to launch Evocathon – Fintech Hackathon on Dec 14-15, 2019. This hackathon is an effective way to develop new approaches for delivering financial services with extensive application of the latest technology in the fast, simple and convenient way, as well as attract talents to unleash their creativity and collaboratively develop applications, visualizations, or information graphics within 24 hours.

Evocabank provides innovative services and stands out by the active use of the latest information technologies. With the main focus on developing mobile services. Evocabank works in the mobile-first format, taking into account the convenience of using it via app first when designing a new service. Evocabank is continuously improving its services and this Hackathon is one important step towards the set goals in the sphere of banking.

Book your place today for Evocathon, where during the given 24 hours, teams consisting of programmers, designers, marketers, visionary entrepreneurs, project managers, and other cool people will turn fintech challenges into working prototypes. The Goal of the Hackathon is that the participants are going to develop a working prototype of a product by Sunday morning and pitch them in front of the jury.

The main prizes for the challenges will give you an opportunity to leverage your startup capacities. For the best solutions, 3 teams will receive prizes of 1500$ each

Got a cool solution for one of the 5 challenges that needs just a boost with the help of bank? Want to meet like-minded enthusiasts who aim to bring their cool tech ideas to life, make friends and have a great time working on your fintech project? Then you definatly need to be a part of the Hackathon and submit your application by Dec 10

The Challenges of the Evocathon were created based on pre-set directions and include the following:


Biometric identification system (identification of documents and face)
Task: Create a biometric identification system to access banking services and products through the app, which will enable the user to identify face and identity documents (passport and ID).



  EPAY system
Task: Easy integration of vPOS terminals with the widget (embed code, iframe). Based on the descriptions of the ARCA system, create an e-commerce payment solution that can be easily integrated (plugin, iframe code, etc …).



Payment keyboard
Task: Create a payment keyboard, which by installing on the smartphone, the user will be able to activate the keyboard in any messenger, see certain functions of his account – send money, receive money, see the balance and will receive text notification via Facebook or SMS



Currency exchange system
Task: A currency exchange program for Windows that will work with the terminals. The customer will receive his desired currency by entering the money in the terminal (AMD, USD, EUR, RUB).



Contactless payment
Task: Smartphone contactless payment solution with POS terminals. Local product replacing APPLE PAY, SAMSUNG PAY, GOOGLE PAY systems.

Registration Deadline is  Dec 10, 2019

  • You may register as a team (2 – 5 people) or as an individual. If you register as an individual, you will be randomly assigned into a team.
  • University students of Computer Programming, Networking Engineering, Software Engineering, Web Development, Data Science majors, working professionals from mentioned industries,  entrepreneurs and startups with the solutions to the Evocathon challenges.
  • Whether you come with a fully developed concept or a brief idea, our Mentors and team will help you to frame your idea into a product during the competition.
  • If you are an individual, we will assign you randomly into a team or you may form your team during the registration period on the first day of the competition.
  • DEMO YOUR HACKThree minutes presentation + Demo and two minutes Q&A from judges.

The participants will receive Evocabank and ISTC support while working with the above-mentioned challenges, moreover
• The diverse groups of mentors will be there to support you along the way and work with the teams throughout the whole weekend. They are coming from different background and have experience of working in the best companies.
• During the first day of the Hackathon, besides the intensive innovating and hacking, we will have theme workshops and interesting keynotes (leading specialists in the field).



Dec 3 –  InfoSession

Dec 10 – Deadline for the Registration

Dec 12 –  Screening of Applications

Day 1 – Dec 14
09:00 Registration Coffee / Registration

Kicking off the Evocathon

  • Presenting the Contest “Challenges”
  • Mentors, speakers and Jury Introduction
12:00 Hacking Starts / Meetings with mentors
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Hacking – Coffee/Tea available
17:00 Workshop (TBD) (Create Lab)
18:00 Hacking
19:00 Dinner for the participant teams
19:30 Hacking all night


Day 2 – Dec 15
09:00 Coffee & Breakfast
11:00 Progress Review Sessions and slot registration
13:00 Pitching of the final solutions (part 1)
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Pitching of the final solutions (part 2)
16:00 Jury deliberation | Coffee break

Awarding Ceremony

  • Closing remarks
  • Winners
  • Certificates
19:00 Reception/Networking


Venue – Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center
Location –

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