Eligibility

The Lab is open to all Fintechs - the following are of particular interest to banks and insurers

  • Big-data analytics and predictive modeling
  • Wearables
  • Reg tech/KYC and AML
  • Risk management and Robo advisors
  • Mobility
  • NFC
  • Payments
  • Blockchain
  • P2P
  • Cyber Security
  • Social media and collaboration
  • Infrastructure and operational technologies (hosting, data bases, storage, networking, IT management)
  • Alternative currencies

The Lab's selection committee is especially interested in products, tools and applications that:

  • Support real-time manipulation of large volumes of complex transactional data
  • Identify and address security concerns related to mobile or wireless device use
  • Monitor risk in real time to support regulatory compliance and rapid response to threats
  • Enable secure database outsourcing to cloud environments
  • Facilitate efficient application programming interface (API) management
  • Analyse social media to support customer relationship management and regulatory compliance

Are you eligible to participate?

The FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific is open to all companies, regardless of size, provided you can tick the following boxes:

  • You're not already an established or well-known technology business in financial services
  • You have a minimum alpha or beta product to demonstrate and are prepared to share access to program partners under NDA (and where reasonable, for no additional cost)
  • Your senior team can commit to being based in Hong Kong throughout the 12-week program
  • You can show that access to senior-level executives in the financial services firms will have a meaningful impact on your growth prospects
  • You can arrange work permits or visas if your employees are based outside Hong Kong

An opportunity for learning not just sales

Remember, the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific is about mentoring and collaboration, rather than purely sales. While new business may be one positive outcome for your business, it should not be your primary objective. To get the most from the experience, you should come with an open mind, willing to learn and collaborate with some of Asia Pacific's leading financial institutions.

As well as start-ups and entrepreneurs, we welcome applications from established businesses in other industries looking to branch out and financial services professionals who want to commercialise their IP. If you're not sure you are eligible, please email us and we'll let you know.