Startupbootcamp reveals nine finalists for London programme
Innovation accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech has announced the nine finalists selected to join its London programme.
The firms come from across Europe, America and Asia-Pacific, and are Enterprise Bot – offering an AI-customer relationship tool; EuropeOne – a pan-European mobile bank; Kyolab – providing mobile compliance for regulated institutions; MoBILLity – designed to let customers switch providers; Monuva – a cash management platform for SMEs; Penta Bank – for entrepreneurs and SMEs; Trakti – a peer to peer (P2P) platform for procurement and sourcing in blockchain; Zenith One – tech provider for financial advisors; and Zeroflows – for asset management.
Francisco Lorca, MD at Startupbootcamp FinTech London, says: “Over the last six months we have identified almost 1,000 start-ups, visited financial hubs across four continents and held 18 different recruitment events.”
Lorca adds “we are optimistic that start-ups will continue to thrive and adapt in changing circumstances” and that “the Brexit vote has not affected the innovation and enthusiasm found in start-ups”.
The programme combines a content syllabus, hands-on working sessions with more than 400 mentors and entrepreneurs; and a “curated” engagement with partner companies to build partnerships, pilot projects, proof of concepts or prototypes.
The companies will join a global network of more than 3,000 investors, mentors and start-ups. Other Startupbootcamp programmes are currently active in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Eindhoven, Israel, Istanbul, Miami, New York, Singapore with other cities and programmes to be announced soon.
The programme is backed by MasterCard, Lloyds, PwC, Rabobank, Intesa Sanpaolo, Arvato Bertelsmann, Route66, MJ Hudson and Cognito PR who will provide their expertise, exposure channels, APIs and access to a network of industry professionals.
In a recent interview with Banking Technology, Lorca discussed how the fintech market has changed dramatically but even bigger changes are yet to come in 2016.