- Ideathon to capitalize on digital advancements in the financial sector
- SBP aims to remain committed towards increasing access of financial services for the underserved segments of the country
Stat Bank of Pakistan on Monday announced “Ideathon” for Financial Inclusiveness, aiming to leverage on the recent technological advancements in the areas of banking and payments especially for the unbankable segment.
SBP IDEATHON 2019
Through the Ideathon, SBP aims to provide a platform where the technology-based start-ups or established organizations can bring innovative solutions to improve financial inclusion and adoption of digital financial services in the country
Themes for IDEATHON 2019
Theme 1: Increasing Financial Inclusion for Women and Youth
The aim of this theme is to increase women’s equal access to financial services. The ultimate goal of this theme is to use Digital Financial Services for making markets all gender inclusive for small entrepreneurs in Pakistan, so as to enable them to sell across Pakistan
Theme 2: Enhancing adoption of Digital Financial Services by less educated
This goal aims to develop Digital Financial Services for illiterate or less educated segment of the society. Further it aims to increase financial literacy and awareness in lower strata
Theme 3: Digitize Informal Saving mechanism
Through this theme participants are expected to target informal savings scheme prevalent in
The “IDEATHON” Event
IDEATHON will be a day-long event which will take place in Karachi most probably by April End of this year. SBP will shortlist up to “Ten” Ideas which will pitch before the panel. The Panel will include Governor State Bank of Pakistan and other officials from SBP, PASHA. Banks and Tech sector
Ideathon is open to all university level students, technology led startups, fresh graduates, professionals, individuals working in financial institutions.
Applications are invited by March 10,
The Application Forms can be Downloaded here.