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BNP Paribas International Hackathon: Meet the finalists (4)

Co.Station will be organising the 2017 edition of the BNP Paribas International Hackathon, that will take place 9-11 June 2017 at our Brussels village.

We did our homework and we are glad to present you the teams selected for each theme! BNP Paribas Fortis is focusing the hacks of the event around 4 different themes:

  • New ways of interacting with clients (B2C)
  • Offer new e-services to our Wealth & Private banking clients (B2C)
  • Internet of things & Sharing Economy: how will they transform equipment assets/finance? (B2B)
  • Corporate (B2B)

For the 4th theme – Corporate (B2B) – the finalists are:

OneUP is an accounting solution that uses Artificial Intelligence to automate the accounting processes. It uses the bank transactions to pay invoices and fill the balance sheet and PNL.    With the banking transaction, they manage to automate up to 94.7% of banking transactions.

In order to match all the transactions, they use a mix of dates, client’s name, amounts etc. As soon as the first banking entry, they achieve 30 to 50% of automation. They claim that 95% can be achieved after 2 to 3 months of use. They also achieve a fully mobile solution, they believe nothing in accounting will be done on Desktop in the future. is a San Francisco based Startup dealing with complex data analysis. They designed an engine or platform that can be used by anybody to answer complex questions regarding sensitive data.

Their customers provide large arrays of data and questions that need to be answered. TAG.BIO then provides a platform allowing those customers to dig the data and answer their questions. The platform is designed in such a way that it looks as if it was built specifically for this client.

Smartbeam is an estimating and budget management web platform designed for General Contractors. Their solution delivers streamlined and collaborative workflow from Preconstruction to Construction to help middle and large companies dramatically increase project efficiency and accountability. Instead of working in many different Spreadsheets, teams can collaborate in real time on the same platform and save 30% of their time while minimising the risk of errors.

They think that capitalising project information (such as construction cost, subcontractor performances or any knowledge gained during the completion of projects) can make budget estimates more reliable and prevent mistakes that have been made in previous projects.  


Mercurius is a team of dedicated Data scientists. They have participated several hackathons and they have a high profile team. They project is to work with API’s available from the system of monetary transactions of BNP Paribas.

They want to analyse the transaction history and develop an algorithm to make predictions in order to optimise cash management.

Netmedia Europe is an online publishing and advertising company. They want to add new functionalities, such as: bot creation to help customers with their shopping basket selection, but also, for example, to capitalise on annual events, along the lines of Santabot, or Easterbot; building a persona: for this, they use data collected on the sites they maintain, but they also create intelligent connections to other microservices, so they can create a complete user profile. Their platform is build on growth hacking techniques which will be applied exponentially in the coming years, creation based on an MVP (minimum viable product) principle, by use of lean analytics and lean canvas.

Read our latest blog posts: Meet the Finalists (1), Meet the Finalists (2), Meet the Finalists (3) to find out details about the other BNP Paribas International Hackathon finalists and keep an eye on our social media channels!