• Startup Challenge

    Take on board advice from advisors and mentors, gain great visibility for your solution and build a deeper connection with the banking community.



The Innotribe Startup Challenge selects the most impressive fintech startups for a unique networking opportunity with banks and VCs during 2 regional showcases in emerging FinTech ecosystems.

Launched in 2011, Innotribe Startup Challenge’s mission was to bring visibility to activities at the edges of our ecosystem, highlighting the importance of these new emerging companies called startups and their revolutionary way to think and work.
Over the years, the 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.

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

What are the benefits?

  • Receive coaching and mentoring from renowned experts from the global FinTech scene
  • Get the opportunity to meet financial industry executives and potential investors
  • Be one of the 10 startups to join each of our showcases – we will cover your travel and expenses up to 2,500 EUR
  • Perform at your best during the showcase and get a chance to receive a 10,000 EUR cash prize and tickets to attend Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event.

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2017 Africa & Russia

In 2017, Innotribe will return to Africa for the third consecutive year, and bring the Startup Challenge to Russia for the first time.

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Meet our judges

The Judges of the Innotribe Startup Challenge are an unparalleled source of experience and qualified feedback for all applicants, and include angel and venture investors, fintech and financial service entrepreneurs, technology industry executives, as well as senior executives from the financial industry.
If you would like to be considered as a judge, please send us an email with a link to your biography or LinkedIn url to innotribe@swift.com

Meet our alumni

Launched in 2011, the 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

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

Sponsor

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.