EPAM 2016 Blockchain Hackathon

    NOVEMBER 18 - 19, 2016   |   ZURICH, SWITZERLAND   

Are you ready to disrupt the insurance industry in just 24 hours?

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the EPAM Blockchain Hackathon in Switzerland to compete in developing blockchain solutions to solve real problems in the market.

The event is hosted by EPAM in collaboration with Swiss Finance + Technology Association and Validity Labs. The three largest insurance companies from Switzerland created the challenges and are looking forward to hearing your creative ideas.

Registration is closed. See you at the Hackathon!

Problem Solvers

The teams will work on challenges created by Switzerland Insurance companies, who will also provide panel judges to determine the winner. Industry experts will be assisting teams during the Hackathon to provide useful insight and answer questions about specific industry characteristics.


  • Participants in the Hackathon should have one of the following skills: software development, graphic or interface design, or back end-engineering with an understanding of blockchain technology. 
  • Participants should be prepared to build an innovative blockchain concept or MVP from scratch in 24 hours.
  • We are looking for teams of 2 - 4 people. If you do not have a team yet, you’ll find teammates just before the official kickoff. If you already have a team, please make sure to indicate the same team name on the registration form. 


Friday, November 18

Time Activity
15:30 - 16:00 Arrival, Sign in and Receiving Name Tags
16:00 Opening Ceremony
16:00 - 16:15 Welcome Note from EPAM Management
16:15 - 16:45 Technical & Challenge Introduction
16:45 - 17:15 Practicalities, Rules & Mentor Introduction
17:15 - 18:00 Team Matching


Start the Hack-Down (Countdown)
20:00 - 21:00 Mentoring Sessions, Workshops

Saturday, November 19

Time Activity
9:00 Breakfast 
11:00 - 12:00 Mentoring Sessions, Workshops
12:00 Lunch 
18:00 EPAM Rings "Closing Bell"
18:00 - 18:30 Handing in of Projects & Presentations (Teams on the Ground)
18:30 - 18:45 Scheduling of Presentations for Teams on the Ground
18:45 - 20:00 Presentation by Teams
20:00 - 21:00 Judging Panel Meeting
21:00 - 21:30 Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks
21:30 Closing Aperitif


Impact Hub Zürich

Viaduktstrasse 93
Event Space Bogen D
8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Organizing Partners

Media Partner

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