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Innotribe Startup Challenge: Germany‘s cloud banking startup Mambu in the finals

While most of Germany was enjoying the day off on 1st May, three Germany-based startups were in London competing with fifteen semi-finalists for a place in the finals of the Innotribe Startup Challenge 2014:

FinTech Forum DACH – a partner of Innotribe and a judge of the 2014 Challenge – attended the EMEA Showcase on 1st May, as well as the Finextra Future Money conference at Level39, Europe’s largest FinTech accelerator space on 30th April and 1st May.

The Innotribe event kicked off in the afternoon of 1st May. Ten early-stage Startups had 10 minutes each to present and to take questions, followed by five growth-stage Innovators presenting at demo booths. Participants voted electronically to select 3 Startups based on “their importance to the future of the Financial industry” and placed their “chips” to decide the 2 Innovators that would get a ticket to the finals at SIBOS in Boston.

The three winners in the early-stage category were exchange rate comparison site CurrencyTransfer, OneScan-based mobile commerce service  Ensygnia  and international money transfer service  TransferGo. The two growth-stage winners were  cloud banking platform  Mambu  and digital wallet  MatchMove.

Congratulations and all the best to the winners as well as the semi-finalists who did a great job at the challenge! Our congratulations and thanks also to Kevin Johnson and Ioana Guiman for all the grunt work that went behind making this a great Innotribe event.