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Formathon

Canada’s biggest Fintech Competition

Coming back in 2021 – stay tuned for details

The Formathon has 2 tracks

3 week open-innovation competition where you build a fintech startup or work on a research project

Startup Track

In the startup track, you build a startup to solve a pressing challenge provided by our industry partners

Want to build a fintech startup? Form a team (2 to 5 people) and choose a challenge provided by our partners. You will have 3 weeks to build a startup to solve it all while receiving coaching and mentorship from experts. The Formathon also has workshops to help you properly understand the Challenge, design a solution, build your prototype and learn to deliver a pitch.

Research Track

In the research track, you research a fintech challenge and present your findings

Are you passionate about fintech but are not looking launch your own start-up? Are you excited by research and diving deeper into fintech challenges? Form a team (2 to 5 people) and research a fintech challenge provided by our partners. You will get to present your findings at Demo Day. All participants will receive a “proof of completion” upon satisfying the requirements of the program.

2020 Challenges coming soon! Stay tuned.

Over $5,000 in prizes

Competition Dates 2020

The Formathon is a 3 week competition, starting on May 28th and then continues every Wednesday evening (5:30pm-7pm) and Saturday (9am-3pm), until the Demo Day on June 17th.

Day 1
Thursday May 28th | 5:30pm-7pm (Orientation & Team Formation)

Day 2
Saturday May 30th | 9am-3pm (Workshop / Team work)

Day 3
Wednesday June 3rd | 5:30pm-7pm (Industry Expert Night / Speed Dating)

Day 4
Saturday June 6th | 9am-3pm (Workshop / Team work)

Day 5
Wednesday June 10th | 5:30pm-7pm (Industry Expert Night / Speed Dating)

Day 6
Saturday June 13th | 9am-3pm (Workshop / Team work)

Day 7
Wednesday June 17th | 5:30pm-7pm (Demo Day + Drinks)

Registration is closed for 2020

Have Questions? Here Are Some Resources.

It was amazing how we were supported throughout the process. When you are doing a startup everyone thinks that you are alone, but with Fintech Cadence, there was someone helping you every step of the way.

John Doe

A program with 5 key ingredients that make it unique

#1

An Existing Challenge

A validated problem that top institutions are eager to solve. In other words, demand exists, you don’t lose valuable time trying to figure that out.

#2

Team and Talent

Finding good talent and founders made simple. We will help you build a multi-disciplinary and balanced team.

#3

The Pre-Fuel Funding

Teams with the best solutions can win prizes to take your solution into a startup. Prizes vary from $1K to $5K.

#4

Guidance and Resources

Receive continuous guidance, coaching, and resources from Fintech Cadence and experts in the field.

#5

Networking

Many say networking is everything. Meet other fellow great participants as well as experts and corporate institutions.

Previous Industry Partners

Participation Cost

$30

Registration is closed for 2020

Past Formathon Finals

2020

2019

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