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Ulster Bank Incubator 2018

A platform for a new generation of intrapreneurs to rapidly advance new ideas for the bank.

Ulster Bank Hackathon 2018

On April 13-15 we hosted another successful edition of the Ulster Bank Hackathon 2018 with over 150 participants

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Ulster Bank investing in Ireland's tech ecosytem

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Partnership in Action

A key pillar of the partnership with Ulster Bank is supporting and engaging with the Irish tech community. Community engagement is a an ongoing process, and it is this ability to foster community over a sustained period of time is what makes a multi-year partnership special.

Ulster Bank Incubator 2018

Delivered across three Core Phases, the Incubator aims to create an environment to nurture entrepreneurs inside the bank. The incubator builds on existing top-down and bottom-up innovation initiatives to enable staff to apply their new ways of thinking and working in a live entrepreneurial environment.

Ulster Bank Hackathon 2018

Petrichor are the winners of the Ulster Bank 2018 Hackathon. The team created a platform designed to help the customer throughout the mortgage process. The theme of this year’s Hackathon was open banking with a focus on helping the customer buy a home. As always the Hackathon was filled with brilliant minds and fierce competition.

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Ireland's firstOpen Bank API

It just got easier to innovate with Ulster Bank. Startups can develop apps using real/live customer from Ulster Bank customers.

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"Ulster Bank and Dogpatch Labs share the same ambition to create the centre of FinTech in Ireland. The success of the Hackathon is a fantastic example of how Ulster Bank are invested in creating the centre of FinTech and strengthening our connection with Ireland’s Tech Startup community."

Ciaran Coyle, CAO, Ulster Bank

Key Events

Ulster Bank Incubator

A programme that offers successful applicants from across Ulster Bank the opportunity to bring ideas from conception through to pilot.

Ulster Bank Hackathon

That’s a wrap on this year’s hackathon. Keep up-to-date via the webpage below for all updates on Ulster Bank Hackathon 2019.

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Watch the Partnership Launch Video to see where it all began in July 2015.

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Investing in Ireland's Tech Ecosystem

The success of our partnership with Ulster Bank is a testament to how when partnerships really work, everybody benefits.

Launch of The Vaults

Our partnership with Ulster Bank enabled the development of over 8,000 sq. ft in the historic the 200-year old Vaults below the CHQ building. The development has provided the wider tech community with a world class platform from which to host meetups, workshops and hackathons.

Help for What Matters

A key element of the partnership is its foundation on the values of Community – enabling the bank to immerse its people in the startup world, and in turn leverage the bank’s resources to support the sustainable development of the Irish tech ecosystem. This focus on fostering and engaging in the community over a sustained period of time is what makes a multi-year partnership special.

Offsite Innovation Hub

Ulster Bank opened their off-site innovation hub at Dogpatch Labs, and through this off-site presence the bank is fully integrated with the broader tech ecosystem, better enabling the bank to work with partners to build new products and solutions for the banking sector. This culture of innovation has enabled Ulster Bank to become a key player in Fintech disruption.

"This has been a bold initiative by Ulster Bank, and we are incredibly grateful to have found a partner who really understands ‘what matters’. As we enter into the second year, we look forward to building on this great partnership."

Patrick Walsh, Managing Director, Dogpatch Labs