Global Open Finance Challenge

This November, four leading banks from across the globe are joining forces to explore the future of finance in the Global Open Finance Challenge. The event will be co-hosted by NAB (Australia), ITAU (Brazil), NatWest (UK) and CIBC (Canada), and is the first of its kind.

The Global Open Finance Challenge is a week-long virtual event that will bring together teams from around the world to pitch API-enabled propositions on a global stage. Participants will receive mentoring from respected banking executives and ventures teams before going head-to-head with their ideas.

The top four teams will each have the opportunity to participate in a post-event tailored incubation program. This program will include the following:

  • Proof of Concept with a Bank: a dedicated in-bank team to collaborate and support a proof of concept, including feedback from front-line and customer research groups.
  • Ventures Pitch: Post-Event Teams will have the opportunity to pitch to all of the Banks’ ventures teams
  • Local Market Guidance: Post-Event Teams will receive exclusive meetings where in-bank teams will provide education on the Banks local market environments.
  • Senior Leadership: exposure to internal decision makers for networking relationship support and partner discussion
  • Media Coverage: the winning teams will be featured in press releases across global and local banking, fintech, and technology media channels
  • Solution Architecture: expert consultants from Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) will provide support on functional and technical designs

Your opportunity to build an API-enabled concept in response to one of the following challenges: 

  • Experience: How can we better serve our corporate and business customers, and the public at large, by delivering high-value digital services?
  • Convenience: How can we help current and new customers access banking services through more convenient or relevant digital channels?
  • Sustainability: How can we find innovative ways to help our customers make better decisions around climate and sustainability?

Registrations close 26 September, 2021

Where: Online

Cost: Free

Registration and more infowww.globalopenfinancechallenge.com

 

Why participate?

    • Growing and nurturing domestic talent and ideas to solve global problems
    • Teams can access APIs from 4 global banks (which normally have a hire barrier to entry to obtain accreditation to leverage) which is a great chance for Aus start-ups to test their solutions in new marketing
    • The above complimented by the fact winners will get a PoC with the global banks – all banks have committed – A great opportunity for AUS start-ups to expand overseas with the help of local banks and AWS
    • NAB Ventures are supporting finalist teams – great chance for businesses to showcase to the team
    • IP remains with the participants – the banks will not own any of the IP
    • The judges are all the banks CEOs  AND the CTO of Amazon Group
    • Opportunity for students to showcase their work front of global banking, VC and Amazon execs
    • Mentorship is included in the process so are webinars, fire side chats, networking and pitch workshops – all online

Intersekt 2021: Marketing Guide!

Why download this guide?

  • Access to 13 tried-and-tested marketing tips that you can implement immediately before Intersekt
  • Get an overview of everything you can do to generate more leads and better brand awareness at Intersekt, even if you’re not sponsoring the event. 
  • Practical ideas ranging from SEO, Google Ads, Social Media, Email marketing and more. 
  • Includes a thorough Checklist that you can hand over to your marketing teams to execute. 

About Rocket
Rocket is an award-winning independent agency that specialises in generating leads and sales for established Australian businesses. This guide includes advice from some of the best digital marketers in Australia – aimed to enable you to deliver better marketing results.

Startupbootcamp has partnered with Global Victoria to create Virtual Trade Mission

Startupbootcamp has partnered with Global Victoria to create a Virtual Trade Mission, seeking to facilitate and prepare Victorian startups and scaleups for the upcoming UK Fintech Week conference.

The program will allow entrepreneurs to gain the most value from attending the UK Fintech Week while attending remotely. Centered around the potential value of the UK for Victorian startups and scaleups, the masterclasses will be on ‘Building up Relationships in a Virtual World’, ‘Corporate Startup Collaboration’, ‘Remote Digital Marketing Tracking’, and ‘Why Do Business in the UK’ amongst others.

In addition, Growth Hacking support will be provided by Startupbootcamp to build up qualified leads that the participating startups and scaleups can utilise during the virtual conference. Utilising the skills learned from the masterclasses, this mission will facilitate participants’ exploration of opportunities and challenges.

This Virtual Trade Mission will provide startups and scaleups with the tools to facilitate participants’ exploration of opportunities and challenges during a pivotal time of change in the UK and EU in the context of Brexit.

Interested Victorian startups and scaleups who wish to apply or find out more can visit Global Victoria.

 

AWS FinTech Mentorship Day

Join us on August 26 as we partner with AWS to bring you the AWS FinTech Mentorship Day. This is an opportunity for fintech startups to engage in mentor sessions to discuss key challenges and FinTech best practices with startup experts and their peers.

https://awsfintechmentorshipdayaug2020.splashthat.com/

FinTech Australia launches talent marketplace

FinTech Australia has partnered with Tier One People to launch a talent marketplace for Australian fintechs.

The marketplace, run through LinkedIn Groups, aims to connect candidates with prospective employers and help any talent displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic find new opportunities.

Before even launching, Revolut, Xinja, Up, Wisr, 86 400, Assembly Payments, ReInventure Group, Airtree Ventures and Spriggy are just some of the companies to show their support by joining the group. Job opportunities will be advertised in the group beginning this week.

“This crisis will cost many their jobs, and the fintech industry is not immune. However, the FinTech Talent Marketplace is a way that we can help those whose jobs are impacted and keep them in the ecosystem,” FinTech Australia GM Rebecca Schot-Guppy said. (more…)

EOI for Trade Mission CB Insights: Future of Finance

This year FinTech Australia is planning a trade mission to California for the CB Insights: Future of Finance. The mission to the US will include access to the conference, a full-day program and various social and networking events to allow participants to meet with industry partners and other thought leaders. (more…)

Industry Updates: Delegation to the UK and big policy wins!

It’s already mid-February and there is a lot of positive noise about fintech in the community, parliament and the papers. The first of what we hope will be policy inroads for the fintech community passed this week being the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No 2) Bill 2019. The bill allows for the regulatory sandbox to be expanded and for an increased testing period to help fintechs create a minimum viable product to take to market.  Thank you to everyone that has been involved in getting this important piece of legislation passed.

We have so much on the horizon to look forward to – from the Senate Inquiry hearings to two roundtables with Treasury, Regulators and members, and two new submissions. (more…)

FinTech Australia x UK Department for International Trade April 2020 Trade Mission Innovate Finance Global Summit

This year marks the two year anniversary of the UK-Australia Fintech Bridge as such FinTech Australia will be leading a trade mission to Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS), supported by UK DIT from 20 – 23 April 2020.

Agenda

Monday, 20 April: IFGS 2020 Day 1

Tuesday, 21 April: IFGS 2020 Day 2

Wednesday, 22 April: International Day, run by Innovate Finance

Thursday, 23 April: Full day program, run by UK DIT (Scaleups only)

Access to the conference is included through the mission. In addition to this, there will be various social and networking events to allow participants to meet with industry partners and other thought-leaders.

The successful UK-Australia Fintech Bridge, launched in 2018 simplifies access in both directions and opens up opportunities for UK and Australian fintechs.

The trade mission will provide opportunities for participants to meet and network with the UK’s world leading financial services ecosystem, and for UK companies to learn more about the exciting fintech innovations and opportunities in Australia.

Applications close Wednesday, 19 Feb

Apply Now

Cost

Scaleups: $1,000
FA Member Corporates: $2,000
Non-Member Coporates: $3,500

View Flyer – FinTech Australia x UKDIT April 2020 Trade Mission Innovate Finance Global Summit

Kickstart the decade with Asia’s biggest disruptors at Money20/20 in Singapore

Money20/20. No, not the year 2020 but perfect, 20/20 vision. As in, see-into-the-future-of-money type vision. Money20/20 brings that future into crystal clear focus, so those in the industry can plan, create, collaborate – and take their businesses forward. 

With that goal in mind, the region’s biggest change-makers are joining the line-up in Singapore, with keynotes including: 

– Douglas Feagin, President of International Business, Ant Financial Services Group – Armand Hartono, Director, PT Bank Central Asia, Tbk – Jason Thompson, CEO, OVO – Jason Gardner, Founder & CEO, Marqeta – Muhamad Fajrin Rasyid, Co-Founder & President, Bukalapak – Anubrata Biswas, MD & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank 

(more…)

Apply for Tech23

Could your company be one of the Tech23 in 2019?

As a truly national forum spanning 11 years, Tech23 brings together the Australian innovation ecosystem to celebrate young companies creating great things with deep tech.

Each year Tech23 selects a cohort of 23 young Australian high-growth companies and introduces them to experienced entrepreneurs, founders, investors and potential customers who are interested in their vertical or technology.

Applications close on 23 August so get in quick!

http://tech23.com.au/2019/

Upcoming Events
  1. Money 20/20 Europe

    September 21 - September 23
  2. Fintech Australia / AWS Fintech Megatrends Webinar

    September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Finnies 2021

    October 13
Videos

Ep 2: Fintechs Acceleration of Growth Since COVID

Ep 1: The Evolution of Payments

Scaling Product Globally

Podcasts

Lee Hatton – Afterpay: FinTech Australia Podcast

Anthony Jones – Visa AUS/NZ

Tim Cameron – TransferWise