Make change happen. Join the region's one and only accounting hackathon and create the future of accounting today.

Singapore Accountancy Commission and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants are calling for participation in Accounting Innovation Challenge 2019.

We welcome students, designers, developers and professionals from all walks of life, regardless of experience or profession. As long as you would like to make a difference and see your idea go from idea to prototype, this is the place for you. You can come as a team of 2-4 with your friends or form a team on the spot with like-minded participants. Come make new friends, learn something new and develop a software solution that can impact an industry!

What is the Accounting Innovation Challenge?

It is a hackathon where you will be challenged to create innovative solutions to real problems in the accounting industry. You will be equipped with skills building workshops in ideation and brainstorming, prototyping and other technology-related subjects.

Important Dates & Locations:

4 October (5pm-9pm) - Come to learn more about Challenge Statements and get feedback on your ideas. Most importantly, you can form your hackathon dream team and get ready to work together to unleash an innovation!

Location - IMDA Pixel Studio, 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649


5 October (9am-6pm) - Gather to embark on the hackathon. We will have hands-on workshops and on-site mentors so you can bring your ideas to fruition. You will have additional time after this day to work on your prototype off-site. All submissions should be submitted by 14 October 2359hrs.

Location - IMDA Pixel Studio, 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649


14 October 11:59PM (GMT +8): Submission deadline.


26 October - Announcement of Finalist teams who will have the opportunity to attend additional personalised workshops to refine project pitching skills on 2 November.


8 November (12noon-6pm) - Finals Day where all finalists will come together to pitch their ideas to the judges. Winners will be decided and announced on the day, followed by an intimate networking session with industry professionals.

Location - TBC

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

Grand Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Anyone can take part in our challenge! You could be any of the following:

  • A curious student/intern: Acquire new skills and contacts at Accounting Innovation Challenge.
  • An experienced developer/designer: Come impact an industry!
  • An accountant: Turn your everyday frustrations into prototypes.
  • A beginning developer/designer: Accelerate your learning with a supportive community.

You must be part of a team of 2 - 4 members.


The Challenge Statements are live at

The final product should be a business model/software innovations submitted with slides/mockups/prototypes/demos.

Please prepare your submission with the following information in mind:

  • Inspiration
  • What it does
  • How we built it
  • Challenges we ran into
  • Accomplishments that we are proud of
  • What we learned
  • What is next for our product

Here is a winner example for your reference:

Bring your best ideas to the challenge and stand to win up to $10,000 in cash!


Your submission will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from the organisers and supporters

Your submission will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from the organisers and supporters
Accounting Innovation Challenge 2019

Judging Criteria

  • Problem Relevance
  • Business Potential
  • Technical Merits
  • Originality
  • Storytelling
    For FINALS only.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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