• 17 March 2017
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COMPETITION: Innotribe Startup Challenge 2017

Launched in 2011, Innotribe’s Startup Challenge has become one of the leading global startup competitions, connecting the financial services industry with more than 650 FinTech startups around the world and reaching over 4,000 audience members through global showcases and networking events.

In 2016, the Startup Challenge moved from a global competition to a local programme supporting the emerging FinTech ecosystems, where demographic trends, economic growth and regional integration projects are creating fertile ground for new technologies to emerge.

One of the key strengths of the Startup Challenge programme is the coaching and mentoring, helping startups to articulate their business value and elevator pitch in order to facilitate access to banks and financial institutions.

For the third consecutive year, the Startup Challenge is coming to Africa and applications are now open to all African startups. What are the benefits?

  • Receive coaching and mentoring from renowned experts from the global FinTech scene.
  • The 10 startups who will be selected to perform at the showcase in Abidjan on 17 May (as part of SWIFT’s African Regional Conference) will get access to over 500 leading financial services executives from over 45 countries across Africa, including financial institutions, market infrastructures, international corporations and technology partners. Their travel and expenses will be covered up to 2,500 EUR.
  • The 3 startups selected by ARC delegates after the showcase will receive a 10,000 EUR cash prize and tickets to attend Sibos in Toronto (from 16-19 October 2017).

Sibos is the world’s premier financial services event brings together some 8,000 business leaders and decision makers from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners. Travel and expenses will also be covered.

Don’t wait! Register now to the programme by clicking the RSVP button. Applications close on 17 March 2017!

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