06-07 October 2018, Bratislava

Get ready to discover new ways of banking!

Join Novathon #withVÚB, a 24-hour innovative marathon to create cutting-edge applications for responsive, mobile and branch banking!

If you are a web designer, a developer, a marketing specialist or a university student in a related field, it’s your time to set free your creative spirit and help us kick-starting the development of new banking solutions!

Form teams, collaborate with recognized mentors and present your invention to acknowledges judges who will award the most promising ideas with great prizes.

Stay tuned and check back here often not to miss any new information about the event!

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Be sure to register early and take your chance to participate!

For foreign participants we will book accommodation for the night before the event 05 - 06 October 2018.

06 - 07
October 2018
Studena 4/B (OC Styla)
82104 Bratislava, Slovakia
How to get there
First Place:
10.000 EUR
+ 20.000 EUR
Second Place:
5.000 EUR
Third Place:
3.000 EUR
More information about the prizes

Start new ideas with your team and maybe you can win 10.000 €. Change this idea to a functional solution and get extra 20.000 €.

The above mentioned amounts are gross of any tax, fee, contribution, levy, cost, duty, burden of any nature imposed to the winner, as well as to the awarding party in accordance with the applicable legislation.

Participation at Novathon #withVUB is free, but spots are limited, so be quick to register!

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Have a knack for solving challenges? Put yourself to the test in one of the topics below and help us creating a new killer application!

Are you in? Register and work on your bright ideas in a great team of like-minded people!

Here you can find PSD2 API Documentation

AI for Banking

  • Explore new ways of relationship with consumers, not only by offering standard products but also delivering value at each step of the daily customer journey outside banking.
  • Inspire banks using all relevant data to impact customer behavior through habit pattern analysis therefore to deliver a personalized digital experience, providing appropriate and relevant offers/products.

Biometrics for Security

  • Exploit the biometrics to provide an improved identification and authentication process in respect of the security and privacy requirements.
  • Provide authorization tools based on biometrics to decrease the number of unauthorized and fraudulent transactions.

Hassle free experience

  • Help us finding solutions that can be implemented cross devices, considering a seamless and impressive customer experience.
  • Create a bridge between the physical and the virtual world through new solutions or ideas respecting a frictionless experience through the channels.

Open Banking & PSD2

  • Use the possibilities that Open Banking & PSD2 give to the banks to create solutions that enable new customers’ acquisition.
  • Help us creating and developing “signature” experiences in the sales area, taking advantage of the information that can be retrieved through Open Banking & PSD2.

Solutions for Legal Entities

  • Provide smart, cutting-edge solutions that will help Legal Entities to manage their invoices and cash flows.
  • Help us exploring and finding innovative ideas and functions that could help the legal entities in their everyday relation with the bank.

Personal Finance Management

  • Provide Personal Financial Management models that can be introduced and become a significant part of digital channels.
  • Build interesting and interactive features that can help customers in drawing a personal finance strategy based on their income.


They will join us to inspire you and to help you exploiting your full potential.

Further speakers and mentors will be announced soon.

Preliminary program

06/10 day 1
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Registration
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Welcome speech
    Maurice Lisi
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Mentors Briefing
    Laszlo Sziraki - Martin Petriščák
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Team setup
  • 11:30 Start Hacking!
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Talk Show - Hospodárske Noviny
  • 16:30 - 17:00 Digital Marketing
  • 17:00 - 17:20 Talents & Rebels
    Matteo Rizzi
  • 17:20 - 17:40 The real digital transformation
    Roberto Ferrari (Q&A by Bianca Lopes)
  • 17:40 - 18:00 The Regtech Landscape in Europe
    Nicolo Petrone
  • 18:00 - 18:20 New infrastructure models, did I mention Blockchain?
    Demetrio Migliorati
  • 18:20 - 19:00 RegTech, GDPR and the Privacy Dilemma
    Demetrio Migliorati - Nicolo Petrone - Roberto Ferrari (Moderated by Bianca Lopes)
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:00 Growing up as a startup in CEE
    Jaroslav Luptak
07/10 day 2
  • 00:30 - 01:30 Game competition
  • 01:30 - 07:00 Night Hacking
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Identity & Data Opening
    Bianca Lopes - Matteo Rizzi
  • 10:00 - 10:20 The importance of speed - The Revolut lesson
    Daniel Gusev
  • 10:20 - 10:40 What does Opening Bank really mean?
    Anna May
  • 10:40 - 11:30 Bank as a Service versus Bank as a platform
    Roberto Ferrari, Anna Maj, Demetrio Migliorati (moderated by Nicolo Petrone)
  • 11:30 Stop Hacking!
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Can't stop the transformation? Lead it!
    Jim Marous - Maurice Lisi
  • 12:15 - 15:00 Pitch Presentation
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Awards ceremony & Goodbye Lunch

  • Business partner


Gold Partners

  • Asseco
  • Reply
  • PWC
  • Cleverlance
  • Accenture
  • Armundia
  • Deloitte
  • Unicorn
  • CA
  • Elcom


  • Telekom

Media partners

  • Techbox
  • HN events
  • HN inspire

Academic Partner

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Thank you very much for your interest in Novathon #withVUB. We hope to see you at the future editions of this event!