Congratulations to our winners!
Loud shoutout to:
Merchant Bot - Winner (general)
AI-based chatbot bringing bargaining skills and CRM together.
Merx - Winner (AQR AMI FinTech Award)
Middle-East focused payment solution tackling online credit payment issues between merchants and buyers.
Bonzai - Runner up (AQR AMI FinTech Award)
Using data and analytics to automate bond issuance processes in large investment banks.
Over the weekend of Nov 25 - 27, London Business School has successfully held its 3rd annual Hackathon supported by the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (DIIE) and AQR Asset Management Institute (AQR AMI) at Balderton Capital, Over the intense 48-hour period, the hackathon brought together nearly a hundred mixed talents from the business school, London universities, and the larger London Technology Community to form teams, create product prototypes and pitch to the judges for the top ideas. On the pitching afternoon, 14 teams presented their products in front of judges from DIIE, Level39, Balderton Capital, Ravelin and Cuvva. The event also attracted attention and privileged supports from the London Technology and Start-up community - mentors from organisations such as (but not limited to) Startupbootcamp, IBM Design, and Circle Pay with various backgrounds in design, technology and growth offered their valuable time and expertise to the teams over the event.
HackLBS was created to promote entrepreneurship and connect London Business School with the wider Tech community in London and beyond. It is a rare platform where business focus and technological applications are equally emphasised and valued. We hope all the participants have had a good time and learnt something from the hackathon weekend. Be it technology, product design, business planning, team management or just generally fond memories of a weekend working hard with some brilliant people! We genuinely hope this is not the end, but rather, a beginning for many more ideas and creations from you. For now, we wish you a good luck and hope to see you at HackLBS 2017!