7 Upcoming Fintech Startup Pitch Competitions in Europeby Fintechnews Switzerland June 7, 2016
Do you operate a startup that is tackling the financial services industry? Is your startup looking to disrupt the finance and banking sector? Are you looking to connect with the industry’s key players, decision makers and investors, and grow your venture to the next level?
Well, you may want to consider attending these seven upcoming fintech startup pitch competitions in Europe and get the boost you need to grow your business:
June 20, 2016, in Zurich
Startupbootcamp Fintech is an accelerator program operating around the world. Its Startupbootcamp FastTracks are informal events that are used as part of the screening process aimed at selecting the top 10 cutting edge fintech startups that will get the chance to present their ventures and eventually get the opportunity to apply for the three-month accelerator program in London.
Startupbootcamp Fintech is looking for startups all areas of fintech including payments, cryptocurrencies, financial inclusion, asset management, capital markets, peer-to-peer, platforms, security and authentication, insurance, and lending.
EIT Digital Challenge
The EIT Digital Challenge is aimed at fast-growing European technology startups that are offering digital tech applied to industry, cities, wellbeing, infrastructure and finance.
The 15 most innovative European startups in these fields will be selected to compete to win up to €50,000 in cash, access to EIT Digital’s pan-European innovation network, as well as the chance to join the EIT Digital Accelerator for a full year, and eventually get support to find international customers and raise Series A financing to scale up.
The submission phase is open until July 15, 2016.
Startup Pitch Competition – Pirate Summit 2016
September 06, 2016, in Cologne, Germany
In its sixth year, the Pirate Summit is one of Europe’s biggest invitation-only gatherings of early-stage startups and investors. The Pirate Summit aims at celebrating entrepreneurship by being a platform where founders, investors and entrepreneurs can meet and connect.
This year, the event will take place at Odonien, in Cologne and is expected to bring some 1,200 participants.
The Pirate Summit will also be organizing a startup competition. The selected startups will receive two free-tickets to the Pirate Summit for the founding team members and a guaranteed pitching slot at the semi-finals of the “Walk the Plank” pitch competition at the first day of the Pirate Summit.
Elevator Pitch – ICT, Nano, Clean, Fintech
October 08, 2016, in Zurich
Swiss Startup Invest and Swiss Start Up Factory will be running the Elevator Pitch competition on October 08, 2016. The best candidates will get the change to pitch their businesses during the Swiss Startup Day event on October 25, 2016.
Registration opens on August 01, 2016, and will run until September 20, 2016.
BBVA Open Talent Competition 2016
The BBVA Open Talent Competition is back with its 8th edition aimed at providing support to and collaborating with promising startups tackling financial technology and other projects affecting the industry such as Big Data, cybersecurity, and APIs.
The winners will receive €30.000 each in cash prize, enjoy a two-week program in Mexico City and Madrid, and get the opportunity to get to know and engage with the entrepreneurial ecosystem and BBVA executives with the goal of making their business grow.
Participants need to register their projects before June 27, 2016 to get a chance to be one of the finalists in Europe, Latin America and USA, and the rest of the world.
Under the banner IN3 (Innovation-Investment-International), Global Expansion Summit offers a series of events, workshops and networking opportunities to facilitate the creation of innovation hot spots in new markets around the world, allow for startups, governments and corporates to connect, foster corporate and government innovation and digital transformation, and promote collaboration between innovation hubs across the world.
This year, Global Expanson Summit will run three startup competitions during its annual event on October 17 and 18, 2016, in London:
As a visitor you can register for the the whole event with Code “FINTECHNEWS” and get 20% discount.
Start Me Up Abroad
October 17, 2016
14:15 – 15:30
Start Me Up Abroad is aimed at early stage startups looking to kickstart their business abroad. This is a dedicated platform for pre-funding startups to pitch to a panel of investors and accelerators from some of the most sought after startup city hubs and then take 5 minutes’ worth of questions from the panel.
The Bakery Live!
October 17, 2016
16:00 – 17:15
The Bakery Live will focus on providing a new way to get innovation done with a low cost and low risk model. A large corporate brand will present a brief/challenge facing their business. The Bakery will select six startups from a large number of applications for the brief. These six startups then have three minutes to pitch their idea to the corporate client. The two finalists will be brought back for a final round and deeper Q&A. The corporate client speaker will choose the winner for a trial with the help of the audience.
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