Societe Generale calls for Indian fintech start-ups
Societe Generale is calling for Indian start-ups with the launch of Catalyst 2.0 – its accelerator programme to promote innovation.
This is its second edition, and Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC), an innovation hub of the banking group in India, will run Catalyst 2.0 from May to August 2017.
During the ten-week programme, the selected start-ups will get to work on ten theme-based business challenges with guidance, coaching and mentoring from SG GSC’s experts.
There will be interaction, an “accompanied remuneration” and a working space within SG GSC premises. Firms can test, iterate and scale the product or solution with a “real scenario”.
The challenges include:
- Payment e-wallet
- Virtual reality (VR) / mixed reality (MR) / augmented reality (AR)
- Predictive analytics
- Digital on-boarding / know your customer (KYC)
- HR tech
- Contextual web search, data discovery and visualisation
- Data from paper-as-a-service / data capture and digitisation
- Automated data cleaning / curation
- Smart email assistant
- Tech for good – a greener planet
Catalyst was first launched last year in partnership with the Indian IT industry body Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies).
During that programme, ten start-ups created solutions addressing 16 business challenges. According to the firm, the programme “successfully generated new ideas and converted them to formal commercial engagements” – such as the development of “minimum viable products” in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
Online applications for Catalyst 2.0 can be made here until 10 May 2017.