Pakistan's first open API-based hackathon

35+ hours of coding

250+ applicants

04 winners

and lots of fun

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If you’re a startup, you’re most likely looking for monetization models for your business. If you’re an enterprise, you’re most likely strategizing ways for staying relevant in the digital economy. Undisputedly, to thrive in the new economy, the success formula is to orchestrate together and become a part of the ecosystem, instead of developing your own.

APIthon has one prime mission, which is to enable the digital economy; it offers a platform where the stakeholders: startups, tech companies, developers and enterprises can collaborate, share knowledge and grow, together! This time the theme of APIthon is: collaborate to innovate.

There will be two tracks during the APIthon Chapter II: Open APIs track and Mini-challenges track. Every participant can participate in all of the tracks or any one of the tracks.

In the open APIs track, the partners who are exposing their APIs, that include, UBER, Telenor,, and JS Bank will expose their APIs through the developer portals to the participants. The participants can utilize the APIs in their own business idea/app. The mini-challenge will be a challenge-based activity in which some of the partners will throw multiple real challenges to the participants; the challenges that can be solved through the partners' respective APIs.

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Winners of apithon chapter 1

Partners & Sponsors


Judges and Mentors

Yusuf Hussain



Irfan Wahab Khan


Telenor Pakistan

Abbas Khan



Aamir Aftab

Head of Digital and IT Development

Telenor Pakistan

Omer Salimullah

Head Of Open Banking & Ecosystem Development

JS Bank

Shoaib Khan

VP Digital

Transformation Solutions AbacusConsulting

Rizwan Nasir

Head Of Open Banking & Ecosystem Development –

JS Bank

Hina Saleem

Manager Digital Services and Design

Telenor Pakistan

Faizan Aslam


Riyan Ahmad

Digital Enablement Expert

Telenor Bank

Muhammad Awais

Sr. Development Manager

Hammad Bin Imtiaz

Unit Head New Business Initiative

JS Bank

Abdullah Mohsin

API Integrations & Digital Distribution Lead

Telenor Pakistan


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Abacus Consulting in collaboration with its strategic partners brings a two-day long hackathon: APIthon. APIthon is all about disrupting the status quo and unleashing endless business opportunities leveraging on open APIs.
We expect teams to come up with working apps by consuming the available APIs. For the mini-challenge track, we expect contestants to solve the real challenges shared by the partners:JS Bank and Jazz.
We are looking for disruptors, hipsters and square pegs in the round holes. We are looking for tech-based startups that have a mix of developers, designers and business people. APIthon is open for all to register but only the shortlisted candidates will be confirmed.
Yes, you can apply individually.
We are accommodating startups with 2 , 4 team members. Usually successful teams have a mix of developer and design skills.
Absolutely NOT! APIthon is a free event. We will provide you food, internet connectivity, snacks, lots of tea and space to doze when you are done with the code.
Nothing much, just your National ID card along with your laptop, phone chargers, any sleeping equipment (if you want to...) and geeky but comfortable attire.