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Jack Henderson
June 24, 2016

Aboalarm and Hi Emma Win the BNP Paribas International Hackathon!

Last weekend, startups Hi Emma and Aboalarm took home the grand prize at the BNP Paribas International Hackathon that was held right here, in betahaus . Hi Emma is a finance chatbot that helps users who want to do their banking in a hassle free way by providing a humanized interface to banking applications. For the hackathon, they created an intelligent messenger that gives customers pro-active banking suggestions.

"We had an inspiring and intensive weekend, met exciting people and had a great knowledge exchange."

                                                                                              Stefano Uliari (Hi Emma)

Aboalarm is a leading mobile & web-based contract management service in Germany, enabling users to easily cancel contracts and keep the perfect overview of all contracts (insurances, cable, electricity, gas, etc). For the hackathon, the Aboalarm team created a bank-account based contract management tool that categorizes transactions and recognizes recurring payments such as rent.

 "The Aboalarm team really enjoyed the positive atmosphere among the participating teams and we’re looking forward to working closely with Consorsbank in order to make our service as valuable as possible for our customers”

The Aboalarm team


The other participants included:

Taplend Taplend is a mobile platform that allows you to receive instantaneous loans from friends and financial institutions just in few clicks.

CrossLend At Crosslend we’re proud to be trailblazers in the bold new world of digital credit intermediation and financing, with our pioneering cross-border online marketplace.

TED TED is a digital insurance manager that gives the user a comfortable handling of all insurance matters and centralizes personal insurance contracts online or in an app with no paper documents.

ChillBill ChillBill is an automatic invoice recognition software with an integration for accountants.

Wyze.me Wyze.me is a web-based application that focuses on giving up-to-date, at-a-glance picture of the user's finances by aggregating data from multiple financial accounts.

Fentury Fentury is a personal finance software that helps improve your money management.


The BNP Paribas International hackathon took place over the weekend with 96 startups participating in eight cities around the world simultaneously; from San Francisco to Rome to Berlin and Warsaw. We were proud to host eight fintech companies during the two-day hackathon here at betahaus.

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