About the Fintech Olympiad 2022


In tandem with the Fintech 2025 strategy, the vision of the Fintech Olympiad (FTOL) is to bridge the gap between academia and industry for students to deeply understand the fundamentals of fintech and how to apply those principles in practical settings, so that the fair and efficient financial services may benefit the people and economy of Hong Kong.


The mission of Fintech Olympiad (FTOL) is to promote and support the development and education of fintech across all industries. Primarily working with the current and recent university students in the districts of Great Bay Area (GBA) such as Hong Kong, Macao, and Shenzhen, providing education to students and spreading the knowledge of fintech.


The Fintech Olympiad (FTOL) provides a series of training to the participants on deciding solutions with applying fintech for students to delve deeper into the fintech world, giving them an amazing opportunity to explore their knowledge and put them into applications for the real world. This is the first year to hold an academic competition of fintech in Hong Kong and the regions of the Greater Bay Area (GBA), inviting students to propose a solution with real-life problems applying fintech concepts. After their training, they may choose to compete in FTOL 2022 by submitting a poster to demonstrate their idea. If they are shortlisted to compete in the finals, they would need to submit a pitch deck and a 10-min pitch video, and present to the judges live on the final competition day.

Why Participate?

Understanding fintech

Learning the concepts of fintech and try to apply the technique of fintech in solving real-life problem.

Taste of real world

Business style pitch, in charge of project progress and delegation, break the stereotype that all must have an equal share of every type of work like a school project.

Pitching skill with business model

Promoting their unique products in a professional way with skilled mind.

Try a not-school like presentation skill

Receiving a taste of the communication in the working environment and preparing for their future career path.

About the supporting organisations

City University of Hong Kong

Located in the heart of Hong Kong, CityU has a well-earned reputation as an innovative hub for research and professional education and for addressing global issues and empowering positive change.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,959bn at 31 March 2021, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

Hong Kong Blockchain Society

The Hong Kong Blockchain Society works with government, academic, and industry organizations to promote blockchain and other trust technologies via activities and services in education, research, and advisory in Hong Kong and abroad.