Symbioticon 20/21

Ready to play along? Convince your track partner with innovative ideas for solutions to the current challenges of the financial world.

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Win up to 32.000€

2020 was a gamechanger. We also had to turn our previous concept completely upside down. Now in the final level, it's all about advancing your ideas in the technical implementation, so keep grinding, tinkering and testing on your ideas, further than it was ever possible at a hackathon!

  1. Warmup

    From 10 Oct 2020

    Getting to know the tracks & teams

    Create your profile and show the partners and other teams who you are and what skills you have. If you are still looking for a team you can show what you can do.

  2. Level 1

    06 - 08 Nov 2020

    ∞ Teams / Track

    Develop ideas & pitching

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  3. Level 2

    11-24 Nov 2020

    5 Teams / Track

    Develop prototypes

    Create your profile and show the partners and other teams who you are and what skills you have. If you are still looking for a team you can show what you can do.

  4. Level 3

    15 Jan - 30 March 2021

    1 Team / Track

    Development of the MVP

    Jumps from level to level through the Symbioticon: Collect points from the crowd, the jury and the badges By regularly updating your project status in your newsfeed you can inspire the crowd of you.

  5. Finale

    Q1 2021

    1 Team


    The Symbioticon 20/21 is won by the team with the best overall idea. The winning team receives an additional bonus for the further development of their innovation.

Tracks 20/21

The best in their discipline

As a team, you already decided when registering which problem you would like to work on. You had a total of six tracks to choose from. For the third level of the hackathon, you will be assigned a track expert as a sparring partner for the development of your idea.


Overview of all challenges of the track partners


Hackathon en détail

This year's Symbioticon brings a whole range of new things with it. To help you keep track and understand how the platform and gamification will affect this year's hackathon, there is the Playbook. Here we have summarized everything that is important and relevant for you. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us via Slack.


Sparkassen Developer Portal

Use the best technology

The Sparkassen Developer Portal is the central hub for all APIs and technical tools. So you have access to different APIs and get our full support for planned functions. For each API we offer everything to simplify your development: excellent Software Development Kits (SDKs), clear and complete documentation and all information about usable plugins.

Sparkassen Developer Portal


All dates in the overview

As in previous years, Symbioticon 20/21 goes beyond the pure hackathon format. We offer a comprehensive supporting program on the three core topics GREEN FINANCE, NEW WORK and ALL DIGITAL. In exciting keynotes and online contributions we show, impulse presentations and enable virtual networking formats. You can find all keynotes here:



Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

The will to win! Did you win all the badges, the crowd and convince the jury? Here you can not only see what you have, but also what you need to win. All teams in the tracks sorted by placement and level.



Any questions left?

Still got no clue? No problem! You can find a summary of the most important questions and answers on the onboarding page. If you still have questions left, you can also contact us directly via E-Mail.


Symbioticon is the saving banks finance groups annual hackathon organised by the Sparkassen Innovation Hub (S-Hub). In recent years, the concept has already gone far beyond a pure developer competition. The fusion of Hackathon, conference and networking event brought together different interest groups. The teams created trend-setting product ideas for the Sparkasse of tomorrow - the best won highly remunerated prizes.

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