The Leumi Hackathon is organised by Bank Leumi in partnership with Salesforce. Two days to build apps on the theme : "Inventing the bank of tomorrow." 

Business apps, internet of things, virtual wallets, bank-client user experiences and bank-client social media as well as productivity apps are the key points in this innovating step forward proposed at the Leumi hackathon.

If you are a developer, designer, startuper, student or passionate about new technology and banking, come and take part in inventing the bank of tomorrow in just 36 straight hours.

100% of the code created belongs to the participants.

Get inspired: the 6 themes of the hackathon to bring you on the right track of innovation

  1. Virtual money : How to simplify payments, lending’s and the use of virtual wallets through innovating online banking apps. 
  2. Bank-Client user experience : How to provide a better relationship through innovative customer service interfaces on personal financial management and investment management tools. 
  3. Bank-Client Social Media : How to use social media to improve client follow-up on sales and services. 
  4. Business apps : How to boost the productivity of small and medium businesses through playful apps.
  5. Gamification : How to improve customer relationships and educate users of the banking world thanks to gamification.
  6. Internet of Things : How to integrate bank services into IoT application areas and link bank services to connected objects

Salesforce1 platform and Leumi Data will be mandatory tools of the challenge. 

Free and facultative APIs : Yodlee, The Open Bank Project,,, Goods Dynamics,, Beaconwatcher, Relayr,, Mashery, Cashbook Toolkit and



Wednesday 22nd October

9:00 am -  Opening, participants check-in & team matching

10:00 am - Introduction of the hackathon: Welcoming speech by Danny Yerushalmi presentation of the Leumi's dataset,  Salesforce1 & presentation of the partners API 

 10:30 am - Open mic for Idea pitches

11:00 am - Code starts

1:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Partners API presentations

6:00 pm - Project owner interviews

7:00 pm - Dinner

All night long -  Overnight coding – bring your sleeping bag


Thursday 23rd October

9:00 am - Breakfast

1:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm - Hacking is over 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Selection of the team who will demo of front of the jury

4:30 pm - Final demo of front of the jury

6:30 pm - Judge deliberations and dinner

7:00 pm - Winning teams announced - 1st prize will be anounced by Rakefet Russak-Aminoach CEO of Bank Leumi

7.30 pm -  8.30 pm - Cocktail party


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145,000 in prizes

First Best App

First-place prize is NIS 100,000, 6 months office space and free community membership at Sosa with the benefits from Sosa's partners* and NIS 1,000 for acquiring services and an annual membership with full access to projects (value of NIS 2,000) at *The Sosa benefit will be only if the winner is a company or going to be one soon. The prize money will be evenly divided among the winning team members.

Second Best App

Second-place prize is NIS 30,000, 3 MacBooks Air and an annual membership with full access to projects (value of NIS 1,000) at Xplace. The prize money will be evenly divided among the winning team members and it's 3 devices per team, regardless of
team size.

Third Best App

Third-place prize is NIS 15,000, 3 Nexus 7 Tabs and 6 months membership with full access to projects (value of NIS 560) at Xplace. The prize money will be evenly divided among the winning team members and it's 3 devices per team, regardless of
team size.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Everyone can enter the challenge except residents of the following countries: Cuba, Iran,Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
  • Under 18 years old can enter the challenge with a parents or legal guardian permission.
  • You must be in Tel Aviv on the dates of the challenge.


  • Your projects developed have to be related to banking and to one of the 6 sub-topics of the challenge to compete: virtual money, business apps, bank-client user experience, bank-client social media, gamification and Internet of Things.
  • The deliverables are applications: sotfware and mobile apps
  • The use of Leumi Data and Salesforce1 platform is mandatory. 
  • In addition, you can use whatever platforms you like and free partners APIs
  • Each team will have to complete the following entry to the Event at by Thursday, October 23, 1pm. Entry to the Event consists of: i) App title ii) App tagline iii) App description (should be approximately 500 words) v) App screenshots or image, with a maximum size is 5mb, format should be JPG, PNG or GIF with a 3:2 aspect ratio.

How to enter

To enter to the challenge you need to register on the offical site.


Daniel Tsiddon

Daniel Tsiddon
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Leumi Group

Yifat Oron

Yifat Oron
CEO of LeumiTech

Dan Yerushalmi

Dan Yerushalmi
Executive vice president COO & CIO and head of Technologies devision at Bank Leumi

Tamar Yassur

Tamar Yassur
EVP - Head of Banking Division at Bank Leumi

Raphael Ouzan

Raphael Ouzan
Founder, CTO & Head of Product at BillGuard

Avi Zeevi

Avi Zeevi
Co-founder of the Viola Group, and a co-founder of Carmel Ventures

Judging Criteria

  • Completion
    Deliver a simple, complete user experience without any bugs.
  • User Interface
    Develop an understandable and user-­friendly user interface with a good ‘navigability’.
  • Originality
    Propose a new concept, target new domains using the potential of provided dataset.
  • Business
    The project must respond to a real need, be marketable and be exploitable by the teams of the Bank.

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