APIthon is Pakistan’s first-ever, large-scale hackathon with a goal of creating and exploring a sustainable API Economy. It's a two day long event filled with enlightening tech-talks, non-stop disruption and fun going side by side. APIthon is a prudently designed platform that offers an opportunity to enterprises, tech startups, entrepreneurs, and developers to share knowledge, build trust and business. If you are a disruptor, an innovator who consumes or provides APIs, this event is yours!


2nd Runner Up - E-Khata

Winner -  DreamX

1st Runner Up - Repair Wala

Special  Prize - BikeIt



Syed Abbas Hassan

Supply Manager, Careem

Tilal Ahmer

Head of Digital Channels & Customer Experience,TelenorBank

Abbas Ali Khan

Managing Director,

 Abacus Consulting

Khurram Zafar

Executive Director, LUMS Centre for Entrepreneurship

Ammar Naveed

Operations Manager, Careem

Ali Mukhtar

CEO, Fatima Ventures

Badar Khushnood

Co-founder & Partner, Bramerz

Hassan Shahid Arain

Head of Digital Innovation ,

Telenor Bank

Shoaib Khan

Vice President, Abacus Consulting

Omer Salimullah

Head of Open Banking & Ecosystem Development, JS Bank

Amir Aftab

Head of Digital & ITDevelopment, Telenor Pakistan

Riyan Imdad

Digital Enablement Expert, Telenor Pakistan

Khurram Shaikh

Chief Digital Officer ,

JS Bank

Khalid Bajwa

Co-founder, Patari

Omar Moeen Malik

Head of Digital Payments ,

Telenor Bank

Mohsin Termezy

 ICT Sector Specialist,

USAID Small and Medium Enterprise Activity Program

Humayun Sabir Aziz

Chief Information Officer ,

Telenor Bank


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What is APIthon?

Abacus Consulting in collaboration with its strategic partners (Telenor, Telenor Bank, JS Bank, Apigee,Careem, and Momentum Tech Conference) brings a two-day long hackathon: APIthon. APIthon is all about disrupting the status quo and unleashing endless business opportunities leveraging on open APIs.

What is expected at the end of APIthon?

We expect the participants to come up with an upgraded or new service(s), by consuming our partner APIs, in their existing app and/or revenue stream(s). The best three services will get the winner prizes.

What will be the judging criteria?

At the end of APIthon on 14th January, Sunday, all participants will present their apps to the judges and audience. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • ◉ Business/Application Value –25%
  • ◉ Presentation by the team – 20%
  • ◉ User Experience – 20%
  • ◉ Technical Strength of the Solution – 25%
  • ◉ Team Strength and Completeness – 10%
Judges decision will be final.

Who can attend the APIthon?

We're looking for disruptors, hipsters and square pegs in the round holes. We're 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.

Do you provide travel expense?

No, we don’t.

How big should the team be?

We’re accommodating startups with 2 – 4 team members. Usually successful teams have a mix of developer and design skills.

Do I have to pay an entry fee?

Absolutely NOT! APIthon is a free event. We will provide you food, internet connectivity, snacks, lots of tea and a space to doze when you’re done with the code.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

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.

What do I get after APIthon?

A lot of things from socializing with fellow disruptors to relationship building with the global business leaders and the coolest tech companies on the planet. By the end of APIthon, you will be able to harness the power of open APIs by becoming a part of API economy. And of course, we will have prizes for the top three winners (thanks to our sponsors). Most of all, you will gain aahh-ma-zing learning experience and super-awesome memories for the lifetime!

Can I apply individually?

Yes, you can apply individually as well.