SWIFT Innotribe Opens 2015 Startup Challenge

Innotribe, SWIFT’s fintech innovation initiative, has announced its 2015 Startup Challenge. Its aim is to introduce the world’s brightest startups to highly qualified financial service experts, angel investors, venture capitalists, and global leading fintech and financial decision makers.

Since its inception in 2011, the Innotribe Startup Challenge has grown in popularity and success, with over 280 startups applying to the competition in 2014 – this is a 100 more than in 2013.

“Every year the bar gets higher with many impressive applications from startups coming from across the globe,” said Fabian Vandenreydt, head of markets management, Innotribe, and the SWIFT Institute.

“It is great to see this community using Innotribe as a platform of choice, and allows us to provide them with even greater opportunities to connect with the financial industry. We are eager to see what the 2015 applicants have to offer, and look forward to giving them that much needed exposure to financial institutions,”

New to the Innotribe Startup Challenge in 2015 is the addition of a fourth regional showcase in Africa:

  •  London in April 2015
  •  Cape Town in May 2015
  •  Singapore in May 2015
  •  New York in June 2015

Innotribe will work in close collaboration with Finextra in London, Next Bank Asia in Singapore, and the Bank Innovators Council in New York. In addition, for the first time it will also partner with SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC), bringing the Innotribe Startup Challenge to another vibrant startup scene.

Further information about Innotribe and its Startup Challenge competition is available at www.innotribe.com

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