We have recently partnered with the 2014 Innotribe Startup Challenge, an extraordinary opportunity for FinTech and Financial Services startups and innovators to meet potential investors, customers and partners.
Sponsored by SWIFT (www.swift.com), the Innotribe Startup Challenge (http://www.innotribestartup.com) fosters collaborative between emerging FinTech and Financial Service innovators and SWIFT’s member community of over 9,700 banking organizations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 209 countries.
- Applicants to the Challenge enjoy online exposure and introductions to hundreds of potential partners and customers from SWIFT’s member community, as well as investors and other members of the startup ecosystem.
- Semi-finalists, selected by a panel of expert judges, are invited to one of three regional showcases, London (1 May 2014), Singapore (15 May 2014) or New York (June 2014), to pitch and network with a hand-picked group of 40-50 investors and financial industry decision makers.
- The 15 most promising companies from across all three Challenge Showcases, as selected by qualified decision makers and investors from across the SWIFT community, will be invited to present at Sibos, SWIFT’s annual financial industry trade show that attracts over 8000 financial industry decision makers, influencers and journalists. Sibos (www.sibos.com) will take place this year in Boston end of September 2014.
- The startup selected as winner by the Sibos audience will share a $50K in cash prize.
The challenge is open to companies working in financial technology or technology-enabled financial services (no consulting or outsourcing) such as payments, securities, trading, social media tools, big data/data analytics, security, identity, b2b or b2b2c mobile, small business apps and services and/or IT infrastructure.
Early-stage applicants must be less than 3 years old with less than $1M in combined revenue and investment in the last 12 months.
Later-stage applicants may be of any maturity level, but the products/services they submit must still be ‘under the radar’.
To learn more and apply, visit http://www.innotribestartup.com.