Leading Japanese system integrator to hold first FinTech hackathon in Israel

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Leading Japanese system integration company TIS Intec Group unveiled today that it will hold a FinTech-focused hackathon in Israel on July 19th and 20th, called TIS – Japan Cashless Hackathon. In association with Japanese credit card company JCB as well as Japanese startup accelerator Samurai Incubate which has a local office in Tel Aviv, the event will take place at Rise by Barclays, a FinTech startup hub located in the most startup-dense neighborhood of the ‘Startup Nation’.

Prior to the event, TIS Intec Group is looking for 15 talented teams to attend with innovative cashless payment ideas with interest in expanding around the world including Japan, especially for the verticals of artificial intelligence, IoT (Internet of Things) and Blockchain. The winning team will win a trip to Tokyo to discuss future collaboration and business opportunity with TIS Intec Group’s executives while the second and third runner-ups will get the opportunity to work with the firm also.

Image credit: TIS Intec Group

Starting with the first FinTech hackathon by local bank Leumi Group in 2013, MasterCard, IBM Watson and other many global giants have hosted FinTech-focused hackthon events in Israel to find diamonds in the rough. The country is now considered as one of the world’s most busiest birthplaces of prominent FinTech startups, represented by FundBox, Payoneer, and eToro.

In addition to representatives from TIS Intec Group and Samurai Incubate, CTO Yoav Intrator of Israel’s Bank Hapoalim as well as Dorel Blitz, Head of FinTech at KPMG Israel, will join the board of judges during the event. If you are interested in joining this, check out the details and fill the form right here.

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Edited by “Tex” Pomeroy

Israeli FinTech companies – click to enlarge (image credit: Carmel Ventures)