Empowering the next big hackathon


By Shreyans Parshwakirti

Developer evangelist | gupshup.io

Sept 20, 2016

Inviting all the bot developers to the Rise hackathon by Barclays. With the rise of Chatbots in the tech ecosystem, the timing of this hackathon couldn’t be better. This hackathon provides a plethora of opportunities to the bot developers to disrupt the financial world with some amazing Chatbots.

About Rise hackathon

The Universe of Financial Services is at War. For the last decade, The Bank Empire has been shaken to its core by the Disruptors Alliance who continue to grow stronger with new propositions. The Bank Empire now has 3 critical worlds under attack. The Rise Hackathon seeks to bring a league of supercharged developers, startups and game changers to reclaim these 3 worlds and create a path together in unity, for the future of financial services, now.

Those 3 worlds are –

  1. The Consumer Cosmos –
  2. Rebellion of the Corporate Treasurer
  3. The Payments Parallax

There are two stages to this hackathon

  1. Submit your Idea / Book your place –
  2. Build & and Final Combat

You can submit your idea and team details upfront or you can just book your place as an individual and Rise will help you find a team.

You are required to then show up for the 2 days Final Combat for 36 hours on 24th / 25th Sept 2016 at one of the two locations –

  1. Rise Manchester, 231 Deansgate, M3 4EN(Manchester, UK)
  2. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)(Mumbai, India)

For all the participants a total of £7,000(₹7,00,000) worth of cash prizes up for grabs.

For more information please visit Rise hackathon website.

Gupshup at Rise hackathon

Gupshup as a leading bot building platform is one of the platform partners at this event.

Gupshup provides cross-platform APIs which enables a bot developer to write one bot which runs on all the supported messaging channels. The platform also provides Hassle-free infrastructure and tools to support the end-to-end bot lifecycle. You can start at an advanced level and focus entirely on the business logic.

Hence, as a bot developer utilize the power of Gupshup platform to build your chatbot and lead the race towards winning the hackathon.

Gupshup team will be present at the hackathon to mentor each one of the bot developers.

Prize from Gupshup

Gupshup is offering £250 cash for 1 winning team per location for Best Use of Gupshup Technology.

We hope to see all you enthusiastic developers at the Hackathon.


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