Bridging the gap between the Fintech startup ecosystem and the financial service community
Launched by SWIFT Innotribe, the Startup Challenge introduces financial industry decision makers and investors to the emerging innovations poised to transform the financial service industry.
The Startup Challenge is a year-round programme featuring three regional showcases in Europe, Asia and Americas where participants gather for fast-paced company pitches, insightful discussions on emerging trends and innovation opportunities, and social networking.
There’s no charge to apply or participate, so whether you’re an early stage startup or a more mature company delivering innovation to the financial industry, the Innotribe Startup Challenge is the best way to connect directly with the industry’s most important investors, customers, partners and influencers.
A pool of over 500 Judges from across the financial, technology, and investment communities, including a number of SWIFT staff, evaluate the participants and help select the top 45 semi-finalists who will be invited to the regional showcases.
During each showcase, 15 semi-finalists demo their new products, pitching directly to invitation-only audiences, who decide which of the startups get invited to the Grand Finale at Sibos for global exposure and a $50,000 cash prize.
Sibos is SWIFT’s annual industry conference that draws more than 8,000 participants from across the financial services industry leaders.