Birdback launches 3-day Payments hackathon

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At London Google Campus

Birdback in partnership with Braintree payments and the Anthemis group are announcing the 1st edition of Trans-hacktion; a 3-day payments hackathon to be held in the London Google Campus on May 20th – 22nd. Trans-hacktion seeks to bring focus on the latest innovations in payments and financial technology, how it is rapidly changing B2C and B2B interactions and helping to break the mould in these industries.

The event will include demos from a number of earlystage and established payments and fintech startups, such as Birdback, Braintree Payments, Datacash, Holvi, and Azimo amongst others. As well as noted keynote speakers, thought industry leaders, judges, mentors, angels and VCs will be present. For full details of the event and to participate please http://trans-hacktion.co/.

On the evening of 20th May, following demos and keynote talks, the hacking will begin and will continue to the afternoon of the 21stth where teams will pitch their hacks before a jury of experts, investors and well-known entrepreneurs. Transhacktion is the first payments hackathon of its kind in the UK. Winners will be announced on the 22nd or late on the 21st!

Birdback is innovating card-linking in Europe by enables consumers to link apps to their existing payment cards. It provides a platform for advertisers and retailers to create and link apps to payment transactions (e.g. loyalty programs, offers, digital receipts). By partnering with financial institutions, retailers and advertisers Birdback delivers effective card-linked solutions.

Hafez Rafirasme from Birdback commented; “There is a lot happening in the payments space these days, as a result different industry sectors are overlapping, creating a fusion of very interesting new products and ideas. It is very important to us to create opportunities as such to continually encourage and bring fresh ideas forward.” 

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