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NEOS as Gold Sponsor of Novathon#withPBZ Competition

September 26, 2017

Neos supported a one-day innovative marathon in development of the fintech software for internet and mobile banking, and digitized branch banking.

Novathon#withPBZ Competition was held at the Lauba Gallery in Zagreb this weekend. Participation in Novathon was open to web designers, developers, marketing specialists, university students in related fields (IT, finance, digital marketing, etc.) and startup companies. The main goal of the competition is to encourage innovations in digital banking. Companies and teams competed in developing applications in six categories: smart payment, digital wealth management, smart branch, solutions for linking the physical and virtual world of finance (bridge solutions), outside-in banking, and Big financial Data.

A total of 144 participants and more than 20 teams developed innovative applications and searched for new solutions for easier banking. Beside the competition, Novathon #withPBZ hosted some of the most influencial people in finance and financial technologies such as Chris Skinner, Matteo Rizzi and Nenad Bakić that gave lectures and inspirational speeches to all attendees.

The winner of Novathon#withPBZ was team Zero Molecule. The team received a cash prize of HRK 75,000 and the opportunity to participate at a “co-creation day” at the VISA Innovation Center in London. Second place went to team Auradiate who won HRK 37,000 and two tickets for Finnovate Europe 2018, and the third place went to The Cloud Doesn’t Exist team that won HRK 15,000.

We are proud to say that we were part of this great event organized by the banking group Intensa Sanpaolo and its Croatian branch Privredna banka Zagreb and at the end congrats to the winners one more time, keep up with the good work!