2015 Startup Challenge Competition
Launched by SWIFT in 2011, the Innotribe Startup Challenge bridges the gap between the financial services industry and today’s brightest startups, by organising regional showcases around the world. Building on the great success of 2014, the competition keeps on growing and has selected the most impressive fintech startups to benefit from a unique networking opportunity with banks and VCs during 4 regional showcases:
Over 500 industry experts, bank decision-makers, venture capitalists, and angel investors judged the companies applying to the Startup Challenge and helped us select the 60 semi-finalists entering the programme this year.
These semi-finalists will get the opportunity to showcase their new products in front of an audience looking for the best in class and voting for the top 5 companies of their choice at the end of each showcase. The 20 companies selected in total will automatically secure their place as finalists in the Innotribe Startup Challenge Grand Finale, taking place at Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event organised by SWIFT. This year the event will take place in Singapore on 14 October 2015.
The challenge provides participants with the unique opportunity to get together and create smart pitches, facilitate insightful discussions on emerging innovations, and participate in useful networking with potential investors, cutomers, and partners.