OUR PROGRAM

The FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific is a highly competitive 12-week programme that helps early to growth stage start-ups refine and test their value proposition with the support of the world’s leading financial service firms.

Selected companies receive:

  • Mentoring from leading financial institutions and VCs, as well as the Lab’s Entrepreneurs Network and Industry Advisors.
  • Insights from senior figures and user groups in the financial sector – covering product feedback and potential deployment of proofs-of-concept.
  • Speed Dating activities with the principal financial institution partners.
  • Weekly workshops and panel discussions on wide ranging topics from industry trends and technology architecture to bank regulation and presentation skills.
  • Workspace for each start-up

The programme culminates in an Investor Day where companies showcase their technology to financial institution executives, investors and journalists.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018

Finalist startups will also be given these following additional benefits in 2018:

INCREASED VISIBILITY TO EXPERTS THAT COUNT

  • Increased exposure and visibility to Senior executives at Accenture: Present your business at the AAPAC Financial Services Leadership quarterly meeting, to showcase your technology to the team who lead our priority accounts in AAPAC

ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH

  • The opportunity to become one of Accenture’s FinTech Go-To-Market partners
  • The opportunity to partner with Accenture Interactive to help speed up your innovation and software development cycles through an open environment

BOOST YOUR COMPANY PROFILE

  • A dedicated, professionally produced video featuring your company: to be posted on the FinTech Innovation Lab APAC website and the FinTech Innovation Lab official social channels (including LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook)

INCREASED ACCESS TO FUNDING

  • The opportunity to receive support through a 24 month Cyberport incubation program valued at US$94,000; including a range of business, professional and mentorship services to continue the acceleration of your business
  • Access to Cyberport’s Venture Fund of US$25million: the opportunity to pitch for venture funding from Cyberport’s Macro Fund

INCREASE YOUR FOOTPRINT IN ASIA

  • 2 Training visas for Hong Kong sponsored by Accenture (only applicable for non-HK based startups)
  • Access to 3-6 months complimentary co-working space in Cyberport Hong Kong beyond the Lab (Directly negotiated with Cyberport Hong Kong)
  • Be featured in major regional and global financial services and technology events that are organized or co-organized by Cyberport (including but not exclusive to Asia Financial Forum, Hong Kong Internet Economy Summit, FinTech Week Hong Kong, HKTDC ICT EXPO, TechCrunch Beijing, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, etc.) as keynote or panel speaker
  • Mentorship and Go-To-Market Access to Cyberport’s networks across Asia: introductions to Cyberport’s representative offices and extensive partner networks in mainland China and across Asia

WHO CAN 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 leadership that can commit to being based in Hong Kong throughout the 12-week programme (we request that your founder/CEO and technology expert are in Hong Kong for a minimum of 80% of the 12-week period)
  • You can show that access to senior-level executives in the financial services firms will have a meaningful impact on your growth prospects
  • You are eligible for a Hong Kong working visa (required if not currently working in Hong Kong)

OUR PARTNERS

Our program is enriched by senior executives from the following financial institutions who will also be available to mentor companies accepted in the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific:

Principal Partners

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • CITI
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Credit Suisse
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Macquarie Group
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Investment Bank
  • Société Générale
  • Standard Chartered
  • Sun Life Financial
  • UBS

Associate Partners

  • AIA
  • BlackRock
  • China CITIC Bank International
  • China Construction Bank (Asia)
  • Generali Asia
  • Maybank
  • Siam Commercial Bank
  • ZhongAn
  • Zurich Insurance

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