Lion’s Den Risk Modelling


31 May - 1 June 2019 | Warsaw

Organizers: ING Bank Śląski | ING Tech Poland


About challenge

Are you a risk lion? Do you like being challenged?

Get real insight in what risk modelling is all about at Lion’s Den Risk Modelling Challenge!

Risk management is the strategic heart of banking and fintech. We’re looking for bright, talented students and young professionals to design the future of modeling and risk analysis.

Organized by ING Bank Śląski & ING Tech Poland, this event is your opportunity to learn about the future of risk – modelling, big data analysis and AI in banking. This is your chance to meet world-class experts, gain hands-on knowledge, and shape the future of risk management and modelling in the banking sector!

Channel your inner lion and find out what it means to be lionhearted at ING Bank Śląski & ING Tech Poland.

When and where?

31 May - 1 June 2019


Warsaw, ul. Postępu 14

Who is invited?

We’re looking for you if:

  • you’re a student or recent graduate (up to 2 years after graduation) in one of the following: Econometrics, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Economy
  • you have an experience in building statistical models and data analysis
  • one of your superpowers is programming in SQL, R, Python or SAS

What will you gain?

One of a kind access to real work & data being performed in banking

Great speakers and inspiring workshops

Chance to join ING Bank Śląski or ING Tech Poland

One-to-one mentoring from startups and ING top-notch professionals


1st Prize

12 000 zł

2nd Prize

9 000 zł

6 000 zł

3rd Prize

How to apply?

Apply as an individual or a team. You’ll meet awesome people when you get there!

Assemble your team or apply solo.

Sign up to Lion's Den here and fill in the application form.

Stay tuned for the result. It will be sent to you via email.

Solve the pre-selection assignment.

Work in a 3 - 4 member team. It can be created during the event.

Once you are chosen, join us at the Lion's Den Risk Modelling Challenge on 31 May - 1 June.

Design the future of modelling and risk analysis.

Win awesome prizes!

No team? No problem!


May 31

12:30 pm


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker Session

Intro Workshop

Introduction of the mentors

1:00 pm

Start of the Challenge!

4:00 pm

Time’s up!

00:00 am

Lion’s Den Risk Modelling Challenge is a two-day event in Warsaw. You'll start off the day with an inspiring keynote from top experts in Risk Management, followed by a hands on workshop to get you ready to jump in feet first. You'll learn about the importance of sector analysis and a sector focused approach to risk management, and how to apply it. After the workshop, you’ll have time until midnight to complete your challenge submissions. Your work will be supported by expert mentors from ING Bank Śląski & ING Tech Poland.

June 1

On day two, you’ll learn to pitch your solutions in workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions with expert coaches from ING Bank Śląski, ING Tech Poland and experts from the business & startup communities.

In the afternoon, the top 6 teams from the event round, will have the opportunity to present to our jury and win prizes equivalent to 27 000.


9:30 am


Pitch Workshops & Mentoring Sessions


10:00 am

3:00 pm

Award Ceremony

After Party

5:00 pm

Closing up


ING Bank Śląski

ING Tech Poland

We are customer centric. We offer products tailored to clients’ needs. We undertake actions intended to protect the natural environment and its resources. Our aim is to build an organisational culture based on trust, successful feedback and responsibility for tasks entrusted. ING Bank Śląski is the place you want to work. A place where people count.

ING Bank Śląski in figures:

ING Tech Poland is an innovative technology company. What makes us different? Working with the best technologies and programming languages, modern services that we provide for ING all over the world, but above all, creative people.

RiskHub was established as part of ING Tech Poland - an international team based in Warsaw, dealing with financial risk models, consisting in the near future of over 80 highly qualified specialists who work closely on international projects with teams in Amsterdam on a daily basis. Tasks realized by RiskHub can be divided into three parts: data scientist, credit risk modeling and validation of risk models.

RiskHub is the Modelling Expertise Centre shaping the future of risk modelling and data analysis in ING. Our ambition is to build the innovative community focused on risk and the position of employer of choice in Warsaw labour market.

ING Tech Poland in figures:

  • 4.8 million retail clients (2018)
  • 62 thousand corporate clients (2018)
  • 250 thousand Facebook fans
  • More than 330 bank branches
  • 1059 ATMs including:

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- 5221 hours of voluntary activity of our bank employees (2018)

  • 15 years on the market
  • over 950 employees
  • < 30 service customers in 23 countries from all over the world


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How much does it cost to participate?

There’s no entry fee for Lion’s Den Risk Modelling Challenge.

How can I apply?

Sign up for the Lion's Den at and fill in the application form. You can submit your finished pre-selection projects until 6 May, 2019

Who can participate in the Challenge?

Everyone who is at least 18 years old and is a student or graduated from university no earlier than 1 June 2017.

When and where the event will take place?

Lion’s Den Risk Modelling Challenge will take place from 31 May to 1 June in HubHub, at Postępu Street 14 in Warsaw.

What are the prizes of the Challenge?

1st place: 12.000 PLN per team, 2nd place: 9.000 PLN per team, 3rd place: 6.000 PLN per team

What do I need to do if I want to participate?

First of all, please register at and fill in the application form. Then, you will be asked to solve the pre-selection task. The solved assignment must be sent out by 6 May, 2019 23.59 CET.

How many members can be in a team?

3 or 4 members.

Is there a limit of people who will be qualified for the on-site challenge?

Yes, the top 60 participants will be selected to participate in Lion’s Den Risk Modelling Challenge.

Can I apply if I don't have a team?

If you don’t have a team, please include this information in your application form. If you are qualified to the second phase, you will be teamed up with other participants during the on-site challenge.

What kind of equipment should I bring with me during the event?

All participants have to bring their own PC in order to carry out the competition project.

Do I have to pay for transport and accommodation?

In case of participants from outside Warsaw, the Organizers will provide reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses up to 250 PLN total.

Who is the Organizer of the event?

Lion’s Den Risk Modelling Challenge is organized by two entities: ING Tech Poland and ING Bank Śląski.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please stay in touch with us via mailbox.

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