Project Description


Click here to see the signup page at The hackfest website. 

The Accelerator Network, the UK Government’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and The Hackitarians are delivering a three day Hackathon (Saturday, Sunday and Monday, June 27-29, 2015) called London CyberHack 2015 – Fintech Security and IoT – focusing on the security of financial services for SMEs and the Internet of Things.

This is our call to you – whether you are an undergrad or postgrad student from one of the thirteen Government recognised ‘Academic Centres of Excellence’ or not but, have a strong interest in Fintech Security and IoT – we  welcome you to take on this challenge in this cutting edge Cyber arena.  Students will be given preference but all are welcome to apply. Please note in your application profile if you are a student or not.

We will be adding sponsors, briefs and prizes soon! There’s going to be some cash involved here, and a crack jury to judge your work!

You can register here at The Hackfest for your chance to showcase your hacking, cracking and coding skills. You will have the chance to:

  • Work on real-world challenges posed by our partners, including NatWest, Visa, Meet leading industry partners from GCHQ, TechUK, Cyber Connect and others. 
  • Work with interesting APIs from Programmable Web Meet successful and ‘exited’ tech entrepreneurs from the Cyber Security world 
  • Engage with experts who will help take your hacks to commercial application 
  • WIN prizes offered by our partners 

During the three day weekend of hacking there will be mentors giving tutorials on the cyberhack scene The Hackathon will culminate on the third day with a pitch event where you will pitch your hacks to an audience of partners, industry leaders and investors. 

Cyber Hack is being delivered by Accelerator Network, which provides business support services for high-growth tech companies, working with the UK Government’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to bring together 100 of the UK’s brightest young cybersecurity minds to tackle critical cybersecurity issues. 

The three-day ‘hackathon’ will not only pool collective talent drawn from the UK’s thirteen universities, which have been identified as Academic Centres of Excellence in cybersecurity, but also, with space allowing, those professionals who would like to participate as well (space pending).