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Digitalize High-Volume Project Financing with HCOB

HCOB is searching for an innovative partner to co-create a digital platform that helps to streamline massive financing projects in shipping. The platform should focus on the business contact with customers and potential co-investors in areas like screening & acquisition, data gathering, KYC or collaborative work on documents like term sheets and contracts.

ūüí° Your task: create the best platform mockup/ concept!

  • ‚úÖ Challenge completed
  • ūüŹĀ Winner
  • ūüŹÜ  Rewards
    Customer-supplier relationship after the challenge + EUR 5,000 prize pool
  • ūüĆé Scope

    Startups & companies

  • ‚Ěď Q&A Call
The Challenge
Shipping segment

B2B platform approach

HCOB sees a huge potential to boost its shipping financing segment by digitizing business processes involving direct interaction with the customer or co-investors. In the following you can find the focus areas (numbered from 1 to 4) that should be digitized and be enriched through the platform,


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Strategic Goal

The main user group of such a platform for shipping finance would be ship owners, project developers, infrastructure project developers, etc. on the one side but also co-investor for potential syndication.

The underlying goal is to scale market access - i.e. to broaden customer interaction/approach. A first target for the follow-up collaboration is to generate 5% of new business (‚ā¨1.6 billion in 2022) via the platform and enrich it with supporting information.


Note: Our aim is not to build a complete platform / holistic solution up-and-running during the challenge. The process to get there has several steps: 

  1. Develop a suitable concept/ mockup that fits until the initial deadline - All information, requirements regarding your submission and how to submit can be found in the Submission tab.
  2. Discuss your concept and technical requirements/ details in an interview with HCOB.
  3. Pitch your solution at the final event to see if there is a basis for a long-term business partnership
  4. Build a platform/ prototype together and aligned with HCOB’s needs in a customer-client relationship after the challenge

For all information see tab Timeline.

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