Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SWIFT Innotribe opens applications for the 2015 Startup Challenge!

Launched by SWIFT (, the Innotribe Startup Challenge introduces the world’s brightest startups to over 10,500 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers over the world.

  • Applicants to the Startup Challenge enjoy online exposure and get introduced to a panel of industry experts, SWIFT's community members, investors and VCs, who will judge their application
  •  Semi-finalists are selected by this top-quality judges to be invited to one of the four Regional Showcases taking place in London, Cape Town, Singapore and New York, where they gather for fast-paced company pitches, insightful discussions on emerging trends and innovation opportunities, and social networking events
  • The 20 most promising companies selected by the audience from across the four Regional Showcases - 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. The event represents their unique chance to convince the banking sector at large to take on their innovative products and services
  • The early-stage startup selected as winner by the Sibos participants wins a $50KUSD cash prize

The challenge is open to early-stage and growth-stage startups working in financial technology or technology-enabled financial services (no consulting or outsourcing) such as payments, securities, trading, big data/data analytics, compliance, security, b2b or b2b2c mobile, small business apps and services and/or IT infrastructure.
To learn more and apply, visit

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