TransferWise Hackathon 2017

April 21-22, 2017, Tallinn, Estonia


Come join us for a stellar day!

  • TransferWise Hackathon is a 24 hour Fintech event for University students.
  • Learn about Product Engineering, Start Up thinking, and turning big ideas into a prototype.
  • TransferWise employees will be on site to guide you to success with training and mentorship.
  • There will an energetic vibe, plenty of freed food, RedBull, and awesome prizes.
This could be you!

What do participants think?

Vitaliy Lakusta - 2015 Winner

Why did you like the event? "Opportunity to meet the smartest engineers in Estonia - it was inspiring to learn product engineering from TransferWisers in action. And free food of course."
What did you learn? "I learned how to build a minimum viable product having limited time and resources. And being humble and listening to my team and mentors, and at the same time being proactive and taking action!"
Who would you recommend? "I was afraid to take part of a hackathon at first, since I knew nothing about fintech. I recommend anyone who wishes to know what it takes to build a product from zero to one to take part of the hackathon! Still not sure? Then you should apply!"

Julia Melnychuk - 2016 Participant

Why did you like the event? "It doesn’t feel like a big crowded hackathon. TransferWise manages to create an atmosphere of hacking and having fun with friends."
What did you learn? "I learned that team is the most important part in the hackathon: if the team is right - you can do anything!"
Who would you recommend? "If you want to learn new things, meet new people, share your ideas and have fun building something new, TransferWise hackathon is the place to be! In addition you will have a chance to hear an exciting story about a viking." :)

A. W. Tammsaar - 2016 Winner

Why did you like the event? "I liked the people the most. The mentors are genuinely interesting and inspiring people who I learned more from in a few hours than I learned in a year at university."
What did you learn? "Making the most out of as little as possible. That’s what an MVP is essentially. Putting your time where it has the most impact. "
Who would you recommend? "Inventive makers, challenge-seekers and self-improvers. People looking for an opportunity to learn from some of the best. I think anyone who has a love of tech and making interesting things will surely get a lot out of competing."

Who should participate?

Anyone passionate about learning, building something that matters, and interested in one of the following:


You know about HTML, CSS, and Javascript. You've fiddled with PHP or Java. You love code in any shape or form and ready to get your hands dirty to build a working MVP.

Design / UX

You are always thinking about the best possibly customer experience. You know how to make things beautiful. Your toolbox may include Photoshop, Zeplin, and HTML/CSS.


You are the visionary, businessman, marketeer, and driver of growth. You're inspiring team members to build an awesome Product to delights customers. You can prioritise what to build for 24 very short hours.

What's in it for you?

  • Awesome Prizes
  • Personal Growth
  • Expand your Network
  • Chance to join the TransferWise Team!
Hackathon Schedule

How to take part?

  • Get informed


  • Registration opens

    February 20

  • Registration closes

    April 3

  • We announce participants

    April 7

  • Hackathon begins

    April 21-22

Want to know more?

Save the date for the info sessions

TALLINN: 14th of March, 6-8pm, TransferWise Tallinn office, Veerenni 24, D entrance

TARTU: 16th of March, 5-7pm, Paabel Building of the Institute of Computer Science (Ülikooli 17, opposite the UT main building)

What will happen?

Part 1: presentation by TransferWise engineers
  • What does it means to be a product engineer in TransferWise?
  • What stack do we use to in product development for our customers?
  • What tools can you use to be successful in the Hackathon?
  • Internship opportunities
  • Hackathon logistics
Part 2: Q&A and free time to chat with TransferWisers while enjoying some snacks and refreshments.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Apply now!