Barclays Bank, Ace Hackers & Zone Startups India came together to conduct the largest FinTech themed hackathon in India on 24th & 25th of September. The Rise Hackathon, dubbed ‘Rise: Episode II, The Bank Awakens, had three tracks on consumer banking, corporate banking, and payments tracks to surface innovation across a broad area of fintech challenges. The hackathon used Akana to host relevant internal APIs on its platform for consumption and integration with third party apps. The Hackathon also pooled support from 20+ third party vendors, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Twitter, Salesforce, IBM, Microsoft and Twillio. The Rise hackathon was a power packed event which saw 527 participants attending the hack and a total of 93 teams pitching their end solutions to a round of judges.