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Global Fintech Hackcelerator 2017 is open for entry

Powered by KPMG Digital Village and Matchi


Matchi is delighted to join forces with KPMG Digital Village in Singapore to power the Global FinTech Hackcelerator 2017. This year’s Global FinTech Hackcelerator is a key component of the second edition Singapore FinTech Festival which takes place in Singapore from 13-17 November 2017.

The Global FinTech Hackcelerator is looking for the most innovative start-ups from across the globe who can address problem statements contributed by the global financial services industry. Up to 20 participating teams will be selected and matched with industry champions to customise their market-ready solutions into contextualised prototypes ready for adoption.

Global FinTech Hackcelerator 2017 Categories 
This year, there will be 3 focus areas and a general category to which start-ups are invited to apply and demonstrate how they can innovate to address the problem statements.
  • Customer Facing Solutions
  • Financial Inclusion
  • RegTech
  • General
How it works
Step 1: Application
Submit your application before 15 July 2017. Shortlisted applicants may be contacted for further information, demos and pre-selection pitching sessions, after which up to 20 teams will be selected. 
Step 2: 12 Week Virtual Programme
Starting 28th August 2017, the 20 successful start-ups will spend 12 weeks contextualising and enhancing their prototype/solution, with mentoring and guidance from industry champions and real business sponsors. The finalist teams will also receive a S$20,000 cash stipend.
Step 3: Demo Day on 16 November 2017
At the end of the 12 weeks, start-ups will demo their solution on the main stage of the FinTech Conference at the Singapore FinTech Festival. The top 3 start-ups will receive additional cash prize of S$50,000 each.
Step 4: Post-Hackcelerator
Teams will work with industry champions to plan for actual adoption and integration of their solutions into a real client context.
Prospective entrants can visit http://www.fintechfestival.sg/hackcelerator/ for more information on the Global FinTech Hackcelerator and a breakdown of benefits for the winning startups.



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