Only 2 Days left to apply for this year's China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition

Entries should be new and hi-tech achievements featuring the high innovation level and strong market competitiveness, the remarkable potential economic benefits and social benefits, and the high possibility in forming the emerging industry, as well as innovative projects or creative ideas with the core technology, the full intellectual property rights and the high value added in conformity with relevant industrial and technical policies in Shenzhen.
There are five major industries: Internet and Mobile Internet (Information Technology), Electronics Technology, Biology and Life Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, and Materials and Energy (including the energy conservation and environment protection). Meanwhile, through taking the future key industries strongly supported by Shenzhen Municipality, 3 professional competitions are also arranged for such fields as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Anti-cancer Technology.

Registration is Now Open for The Second China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition

This is a major international competition hosted by Shenzhen Municipal Peoples Government.

The worlds most highly talented tech innovators, entrepreneurs and dealmakers will gather at the 2nd China Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition to be held in Shenzhen in April 2018. (more…)

Fast track your career and register for CFTE’s new online Fintech course today!

This innovative programme brings together 4 highly respected Fintech lecturers from four major international universities, which include: The University of Hong Kong, Singapore Management University, Oxford University and Imperial College London.


Do you know a high-growth start-up that can solve a real-world problem?

Is it built on AI, VR or AR technology?

If so, nominate them so that we can help accelerate the start-ups growth globally?

  • Are you a high-growth start-up looking to solve real world problems? We can help accelerate your growth globally.
  • Does your high-growth start-up solve a critical business problem? Apply for the EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program by 18 December 2017and get ready to accelerate your company’s growth globally.
  • How will your high-growth start-up change the world?
  • Calling all transformational, innovation, high-growth start-ups who are changing the world

The EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs programis aimed at startups who are using innovative technology-based solutions (including Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Analytics, Robotics, and Internet of Things) to solve real-world problems.


Supercharger – Applications open for 3rd accelerator program in Hong Kong

SuperCharger is Asias leading Fintech accelerator that operates a 12-week program in Hong Kong and Malaysia. We provide global start-ups and scale-ups the resources and support they need to thrive in the Asian market, and simultaneously facilitate proof-of-concepts and productions deals between our startups and corporate partners. SuperCharger is trusted by tier 1 financial institutions and governments to catalyze their Fintech agenda. (more…)

$1 million on offer in Global Startup Challenge 2017

Global Startup Challenge is an initiative of NRI Startup India to empower innovations & startups across the globe through the platform EDGE 196.

It’s a series of challenges which will get launched every quarter across multiple sectors. The first sector being highlighted is Fintech.


Global call for fintech solutions in Vietnam


The Australian-funded Mekong Business Initiativeand the State Bank of Vietnam have launched a global call to local and international companies to proposed fintech solutions which will benefit Vietnam.


Apply To Join Stone & Chalk

Stone & Chalk are excited to let you know that over the weekend, the wrecking ball took its first swing to the Stone & Chalk space at Wynyard.
In 11 weeksfrom now, Stone & Chalk will have a new home.
Now that Stone & Chalk have an official move-in date of the first week in December, they are inviting more awesome people to join their 325-strong community of amazing entrepreneurs.
If youre in the fintech startup/scale-up/SME space and want to access Australias leading fintech innovation marketplace, providing qualified connections, capital, world-class mentors and a strong voice, in an enviable CBD home, then make sure you apply to join Stone & Chalk.

Startup Battlefield Australia: Submissions Close September 4

Startups in Australia are encouraged to participate in the Startup Battlefield for a chance to win $25,000 Australian dollars cash plus an all expense paid trip to Disrupt SF to complete in the Disrupt Battlefield SF in 2018.

Startups attending the event on November 16, 2017 get to pitch to the global TechCrunch audience as well as distinguished technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors living in Australia.

For more information, go to

Pitch to China’s top venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and media outlets

Alibaba Innovation Centre is organizing The Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest (CACSC) to gather the worlds best tech. startup entrepreneurs and give them the opportunity to pitch in front of Chinas top venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and media outlets. For more information, visit Alibaba Clouds official CACSC site at :

The finals for the Australia and New Zealand division will be held on September 22, 2017 at Haymarket HQ, Sydney, Australia. Startups from all over ANZ will come and present their ideas to compete for the title of ANZ Division Contest Champion. From there the winner will proceed to the World Championship, to be held in Shanghai, China on October 13th, 2017.


Upcoming Events
  1. October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Tech Industry Collective – Connect and collaborate as a collective

    October 25
  3. Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) 2022

    November 2 @ 7:00 am - November 4 @ 6:00 pm

Ep 2: Fintechs Acceleration of Growth Since COVID

Ep 1: The Evolution of Payments

Scaling Product Globally


Lee Hatton – Afterpay: FinTech Australia Podcast

Anthony Jones – Visa AUS/NZ

Tim Cameron – TransferWise