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The Regional Challenge EMEA was held on June 14, 2012 in Belfast, 15 of the world’s most promising FinTech and Financial Services startups presented their businesses to an audience of dozens of the financial industry’s most influential innovation executives, early-stage investors and press.

All 15 Semi-Finalists, which were selected by a panel of expert judges from over 80 applicants, spent an afternoon building relationships with qualified customers, partners and investors, while the attending executives and investors gathered new insights and partners to drive their innovation and investment agendas.


Digital Shadows, the Top Startup, and OpenGamma, the Top Innovator, selected by audience vote, have presented at the 2012 Innotribe Startup Challenge Finals at Sibos in Osaka, Japan in October 2012. The other 12 presenters, listed below, joined Semi-Finalists from Challenge Showcases in NYC and Singapore in an online judging round where professionals from SWIFT’s 9700+ member financial institutions selected 9 additional Finalists.

 

Program & Presentation Videos
Full Program Guide (Download PDF)
Semi-Finalist Pitch Videos (YouTube)

 

Semi-finalists

Participating Organizations

Agile Credit

Alcatel Lucent

AMF Ventures

Anthemis Group

Bank of Ireland Group

Bottomline Technologies

Business Information Systems (Allevo)

Buzzumi

Citi

Cognito

Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment

Euclid

Fidor Bank AG

Financial Services KTN

Fintricity

Fjord

HSBC

Hub Culture

Hub GmbH

i4C Srl

IBM

ING

Innovation Ulster Ltd

International Banking Systems Journal

International Venture Club

Intesa Sanpaolo

Invest Northern Ireland

JPMorganChase

London FinTech Fund

Loyal Bank Limited

MCI

Metro Bank PLC

Momentum

Oracle

ownbrix.com

Paycento (Amerant BVBA)

Raiffeisen Informatik GmbH

RBS International Banking

Sberbank

SHELL TREASURY CENTRE LIMITED

Société Générale

Spectrum Systems, Inc.

Standard Chartered Bank

Starfish Web Consulting

Startup Weekend

State Street Corporation

Swedish National Debt Office

SWIFT

The Financial Services Club

The Royal Bank of Scotland

Ulster Business

Wellington IT Solutions

WorldDesk

Thanks to the generous support of Cisco, Guidewire Group, Invest in Northern Ireland, Sberbank & SWIFT, there was no cost for startups to participate in the Innotribe Startup Challenge other than travel costs.