Joining Canada’s Fintech Revolution, Scotiabank to Host Hackathon for Digital Solutions

Scotiabank knows that a financial technology revolution looms.

The big Canadian bank is trying to stay ahead of the curve by hosting its first hacakthon. The Scotiabank Digital Factory will gather 100  tech minds to find creative solutions to help Canadians manage debt.

As part of the Bank’s commitment to recruiting talented innovators, Scotiabank Hack IT will take place February 5 through 7 in Toronto at Scotiabank Centre in Scotia Plaza.

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“We are looking forward to meeting and working with the best and the brightest in these fields at Scotiabank Hack IT. We see this as a great recruitment opportunity for the Bank,” said Jeff Marshall, Head, Scotiabank Digital Factory. “We are excited to be engaging with bright, talented innovators and can’t wait to see what their creativity brings to life over the weekend on the important topic of debt management.”

There will be $25,000 in prizes for the top three teams, who will be selected by guest judges, including Amber Mac, Ron Tite, Mike Bowler, Jeff Goldenberg and Adam Nanjee.

Scotiabank also recently partnered with Ladies Learning Code.