Lion's Den
ING Modeling Challenge


Winners announcement


Thanks to all Participants!

Lion's Den ING Modeling Challenge

Are you a risk lion? We’re pulling back the curtain to give you real insight in what Risk is all about at the first very Risk-focused Hackathon in Poland. Risk Management is strategic heart of Banking and Fintech. Lion’s Den is your opportunity to learn about the future of risk modelling, learn from experts win big with 25,000 in prizes, and feel the Lion’s spirit at the heart of ING Bank Śląski! We’re looking for bright, talented students and young professionals to design the future of modeling and risk analysis. Join us for this opportunity to be part of the first event just geared towards great analyst.

Traveling from out of Warsaw? Your bus ticket is on us: up to 75 PLN and accommodation up to 150 PLN.


Check the assignment and how to submit HERE.


  • Coming from outside of Warsaw? We’ll help cover your travel costs
  • 25,000 PLN in prizes
  • Get the chance to join ING Bank Śląski
  • Apply as an individual or a group. No group? No problem. You’ll meet awesome people when you get there
  • Great speakers and workshops
  • 1:1 mentoring from startups and business
  • The event is free for all participants
  • Space is limited, register now!

ING Bank Śląski is one of the top five banks in Poland. Known for its innovative approach to banking, and supporting its clients in making financial decisions.

Event Information

Lion’s Den is a two day event in Warsaw. You'll start off the day with a keynote where you'll learn about the future of risk in Banking and Fintech. In the afternoon the hackathon starts with a workshop to get you ready to jump in feet first. You’ll have until the clock ticks midnight to complete your submissions.

On day two, you’ll have a dedicated 1:1 Pitch workshops with coaches from across the business and startup ecosystem in Poland. The top 6 teams from the hackathon round, will have the opportunity to present to our esteemed jury and win prizes equivalent to 25,000 PLN.

In order to be invited to the on-site event, you will need to successfully pass the pre-selection portion of the contest, which includes completing an analysis and a personal statement.

The on-site event includes:

  • Keynote: The new face of Risk Modelling in the Digital Economy, by Dominik Ogonowski
  • Hackathon
  • Presentation and Pitch workshop
  • Afterparty and Networking


  1. 1st place 10,000 PLN

  2. 2nd place 7,500 PLN

  3. 3rd place 5,000 PLN


Day 1
May 16, 2018

Opening & Welcoming Remarks
Keynote: The new face of Risk Modelling in the Digital Economy, Dominik Ogonowski
Intro Workshop: Everything you need to know to get started
Hacking Begins
Late night snacks
Hacking Ends

Day 2
May 17, 2018

Registration & Welcome
Pitch Workshops
Mentoring Session
Pitches (5-6 finalists)
Awards Ceremony

How to submit to Lion's Den

  1. Assemble your team or apply solo.
  2. Sign up to Lion's Den.
  3. Create your account, register to the challenge, and fill out the application form.
  4. Solve the pre-selection assignment.(1 submission per team)
  5. Be chosen to attend the 2nd part of Lion's Den - on-site Hackathon!
  6. Work in 3 member team (can be created during the event) and design the future of modeling and risk analysis.
  7. And win awesome prizes!

Judging criteria

Innovation and creativity of the solution
Proper analysis of the data
Business potential
Formula and presentation method


  • Krzysztof Kobyłecki

    COO, Innovation Nest

  • EK

    Ewa Kucharska

    CEO, Cluster Co-work

  • Hubert Pokrowiecki

    CEO, Funktional

  • Paweł Łaskarzewski

    CTO, Galperin

  • Grzegorz Banaś

    CEO, Ad Ventures sp. z.o.o

  • Irena “Irka” Pawłowski

    CEO, Slate, Pulse Media Group

  • Wojtek Szkutnik

    COO, Talixco

  • Damian Chojnowski

    CFO, Galperin

  • MU

    Magdalena Urban

    CEO, Urban Legend

  • Andrzej Brożek

    CEO, Craftinity

  • BR

    Bartek Rudnik

    Financial Strategist

  • DB

    Dominik Bette

    ING Staff

  • MB

    Marcin Brożek

    ING Staff

  • KL

    Karolina Latoszek

    ING Staff

  • PM

    Piotr Mechocki

    ING Staff

  • DO

    Dominik Ogonowski

    Executive Bank Director, Credit Risk Policy & Modeling ING

  • KP

    Karolina Pondo


  • MR

    Maciej Rys


  • TZ

    Tomasz Zatoń

    ING Staff


  • Patrick Roesink

    Patrick Roesink

    Chief Risk Officer
    Management Board
    ING Bank Śląski S.A.

  • Brunon Bartkiewicz

    Brunon Bartkiewicz

    ING Bank Śląski S.A.

  • Dr Marcin Chlebus

    Dr Marcin Chlebus

    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Quantitative Finance,
    Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

  • Ewelina Zając

    Ewelina Zając

    ING Credit Risk Senior Expert
    SGH Warsaw School of Economics Ph.D. candidate

  • Tomasz Rybnik

    Tomasz Rybnik

    ING Credit Risk Senior Expert
    Ph.D., former Assistant Professor on Faculty of Economic Sciences,
    University of Warsaw

  • Tomasz Siwek

    Tomasz Siwek

    Centrum Agile, Customer Intelligence,
    ING Bank Śląski S.A.

  • Marcin Kryszeń

    Marcin Kryszeń

    Executive Bank Director,
    SME/MC Digital Transformation,
    ING Bank Śląski S.A.

  • Anna Bielau

    Anna Bielau

    Department Director,
    Strategic Customers Division,
    ING Bank Śląski S.A.

  • DO

    Dominik Ogonowski

    Executive Bank Director,
    Credit Risk Policy & Modeling ING


Lion’s Den is the first banking risk-focused event/hackathon in Poland.

  • 01 Reason

    Risk analysis and modelling is key to future of Fintech and traditional banking, and the skills and know-how required is different from other modelling.

  • 02 Reason

    This is unique opportunity for your to learn and understand what it takes to really run a Bank and a Fintech.

  • 03 Reason

    You will gain access to leaders in the industry with years of knowledge and learn for them 1:1.

  • 04 Reason

    The chance to win awesome prizes, of course, and the opportunity to work in our new modelling center of excellence and shape the future of risk modelling at ING Bank Śląski S.A.

  • 05 Reason

    You will receive Digital Certificate confirming your participation in Lion's Den.

Where and when

Google Campus
Ząbkowska 33C Warsaw,
May 16-17, 2018


Join the partners of the competition

Contact us


  • ING Bank Śląski SA


  • ChallengeRocket
  • Campus Warsaw
  • Cluster Cowork

Get in touch!

E-mail us if you have any questions or more explanation. We're here to help! +48 790 226 530