Virtual Fintech Hackathon

Calling all startups, technopreneurs, developers, coding ninjas and Fintech enthusiasts. Join us on 14th - 16th of October 2022 to solve some of the most intriguing Fintech challenges and compete for a prize pool of up to RM 391,000! Registration closes on 5th October 2022.

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The Hack-A-Tech 2022 is a 3-Day Fintech Hackathon organised by Jewel Digital Ventures in collaboration with Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) and 1337 Ventures. We are in search of technical and business experts interested in coming up with innovative and disruptive Fintech ideas to solve key problem statements that could help mass Malaysians.

Through this hackathon, you will learn more about the state of the industry through training workshops and speaker sessions, ideate using the Design Thinking methodology, and hack across a 3-Day weekend to create a solution that addresses one of the listed problem statements.


Jewel Digital Ventures

Jewel Digital Ventures Sdn Bhd (JDV) is an investment vehicle set up by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) to spearhead its digital business strategy, continuously find new opportunities to disrupt its business with the aim to unlock digital value propositions and create growth through innovation.

JDV is looking at venture investment and venture building in local and regional Fintech startups. JDV’s mandate is to ideate, incubate, launch and operate innovative product offerings in the FinTech space with a focus on democratising wealth creation for all Malaysians.


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Hackathon Tracks

You have 2 tracks to choose from:
Open Track

Open Track

Open to Developers, Product designers, first-time Hackathon joiners, Students, and University / innovation labs to reimagine new functionalities, features and product offerings.

All Malaysians and non-Malaysians who are currently residing in Malaysia with a valid employment pass, student pass or residence pass are eligible to participate.

Advanced Track

Advanced Track

Open to Startups and Technopreneurs interested in the integration and co-creation of new products and services.

All Malaysian and international startups with a valid Company Registration number are eligible to participate. Startups can send a single representative or a team of 2-3 representatives. For Advanced Track, 1 representative must have a technical background.

Problem Statements


Financial Literacy

How might we encourage financial skills including personal financial management, budgeting and investing?


Financial Democratisation

How might we assist the unserved and underserved such as the B40 or the disabled community to invest more?


Financial Adoption

How might we educate users on the available investment types and products so as to enable and empower them to start their investment journey?


Reimagine Engagement

How might we promote an investment mindset through gamification while making investment and financial management exciting?


Personalised Wealth Management

How might we support and provide users with personalised wealth management services that tailor to their individual needs and expectations?


Complementary Services

How else can we promote financial inclusion through various products and features?

You're required to build an innovative solution solving one of the key problem statements listed above. The key deliverables required for each track are listed below.

Open Track: Participants will be required to submit a Presentation deck and Mock Up at the end of the 3-Day Hackathon

Advanced Track: Participants will be required to submit a Proof-of-Concept and/or Working Prototype at the end of the 3-Day Hackathon

Prizes and Benefits

Open Track

  • 1st Prize: RM 10,000

  • 2nd Prize: RM 5,000

  • 3rd Prize: RM 3,000

  • Consolation Prizes (2x): RM 1,000

Advanced Track

  • 1st Prize: RM 50,000

  • 2nd Prize: RM 10,000

  • 3rd Prize: RM 5,000

  • Consolation Prizes (2x): RM 3,000

  • Implementation Grant (3x): RM100,0001

Microsoft Azure Credits
Microsoft Azure Credits ranging from $1,000 to $150,000 will be awarded to the Top 10 teams from both the Basic and Advanced track2.
Microsoft Productivity and Dev Tools
Microsoft Productivity and Dev tools will be awarded to the Top 10 teams from both the Basic and Advanced track3.
Microsoft Azure Certification courses
Microsoft Azure Certification courses will be awarded to all participants from both the Basic and Advanced tracks.

1Implementation Grants may be allocated to up to 3 teams from the advanced track at the discretion of the Organisers.
2Note: Only teams or participants with a registered company in Malaysia will be eligible for the Microsoft Azure Credits.
3Note: Only teams or participants with a registered company in Malaysia will be eligible for the Microsoft Productivity and Dev Tools.

What's in it for you?

Win Attractive Prizes

Stand a chance to win attractive prizes of up to RM 391,000, benefits such as Microsoft Azure credits and Microsoft Productivity and Dev Tools, and potential for paid Proof-of-Concepts (POCs) with Jewel Digital Ventures

Accelerate your Idea

Greenlane to the 1337 Ventures Alpha Startups Pre-Accelerator, where top startups stand a chance to receive RM 50,000 pre-seed funding and a variety of digital benefits

Learn from Mentors

Learn and gain insights from renowned Fintech leaders, business industry mentors and technology experts

Hackathon Challenge Timeline

1st October 2022

Registration Closing Date

As applications are on a rolling basis, participants are advised to submit their applications before the registration closing date

11th - 13th October 2022

Training Workshops

Attend a series of virtual Training Workshops and Speaker Sessions to understand the state of the Fintech ecosystem and the problem statements.

14th - 16th October 2022

The 3-Day Hackathon

1. Kickstart the 3-Day virtual Hackathon with a Design Thinking masterclass to generate solutions to the problem statements. Receive support from technical and business mentors.

2. Project Submission for Preliminary Evaluation

17th - 25th October 2022

Announcement of Finalists

The Top 5 Finalists from each track will be shortlisted and notified by the Organisers.

29th October 2022

Demo Day

The Top 5 Finalists from each track will be presenting their solutions to our panel of judges at our Demo Day (venue TBC).

Upcoming Events
Ask Me Anything
Are you curious about Hack-A-Tech 2022? Come to our Ask Me Anything (AMA) session and we'll do our best to answer all of your burning questions.

Date: 21 Sep 2022 (Wed)
Time: 2-3pm
Virtually on zoom
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The What & the How:
Understanding the Fintech Landscape
Understand the Malaysian Fintech landscape, identify challenges, and find innovative solutions to gaps and pain points.

Date: 26 Sep 2022 (Mon)
Time: 2-3pm
Virtually on zoom
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Think you have what it takes? Join us now!

Join Hack-A-Tech 2022 and solve some of the most challenging problems in the Fintech space!

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