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UHackFin at HKUST

22/12/2017

[December 22, 2017]

HKUST Entrepreneurship Center has partnered with InvestHK and Business School and launched InvestHK’s inaugurated FinTech Education Week this year. A series of workshops, career fair and a FinTech Hackathon were held at HKUST campus.  This initiative aims to bring the themes, know-how and excitement about Fintech to university campuses.  In addition to the opportunities to mingle with a group of leading FinTech experts (our judges and mentors – 22 of them), UST students also got the chance to work with hackathon participants from the other seven local universities.  More than 140 students participated in the FinTech Hackathon.

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Over 20 judges and mentors complimented the participants on their ability to identify "real" industry challenges and develop innovative solutions. They noted that these types of project could make a difference in the world of finance and beyond.

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The winning team, Kibbutz (Year 4 computer science students), devised a solution for the long-standing issue of how to allocate and account for money donated to charities. They impressed the judges with a combination of algorithms and Bitcoin used for transactions and verification.

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