Updates In fintech June 12, 2019

The 2019 Finnie awards ceremony was a huge success!Congratulations to all the winners, this group ofcompanies represent the best of our ecosystem and our achievements to date. Again, we would like to thankall thesponsors,judgesand presentersfor their support of the ecosystem. Check out the winners list and pictures from the night.

We are currently working towards the upcoming AGM scheduled for June 26.

In opportunities, the community gets exclusive discounts to attend or exhibit at the LendIt Fintech in London.More details for both are below.

The work on theintersekt fintech festivalis also progressing with a lot of interest from our international community. If you are interested in partneringwith us for this year’s conference please reach out to Rehan for more information.

Rebecca Schot-Guppy

General Manager
FinTech Australia

Check out our youtube video from the event!

We are also pleased to announce Amobee as our new preferred marketing services provider.Amobee, the leading independent advertising solutions provider, empowers brands, agencies and broadcasters with advertising solutions across all formats and devices. Amobee can provide marketers with advanced strategy and planning capabilities powered by in-depth analytics and audience data.

One of Amobees key technology platforms, Brand Intelligence, is a research and planning tool that allows companies to measure and analyse online behaviour, and is now available as a standalone product for brands.

Amobee has a successful history partnering with FinTech companies from growing young fintechs developing their strategy and planning, to working with seasoned fintech brands optimising how they use data. For information on how your business can benefit from their digital marketing solutions, please get in touch with an Amobee sales representative here.

Were looking forward to the future of our partnership working together across a range of marketing services including events, planning, strategy across their suite of expertise.

Speakership opportunity at Paris Fintech Forum

The Paris Fintech Forumwill be back next January 28 & 29, 2020 to host the 5th edition of the two-dayunder the high patronage of M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.

Expect an outstanding speaker line up, an amazing international crowd of attendees being mostly decision makers (c-level and directors), not to mention more than 100 amazing partners.

28th and 29th January 2020

Applications for speakership are now open for the 2020 Paris Fintech Forum!

The LendIt Fintech Europe 2019 – Attend or exhibit

LendIt Fintech Europe is the continents Leading Event in Financial Services Innovation. This years event will attract 1,200+ fintechs, banks and investors from Europes most influential companies to learn, network and do business.

The 1:1 networking arena hosts over 2,000 meetings. And, 50 hot topic panel sessions are organized into 4 main tracks: Digital Banking, Lending Innovations, Cutting Edge in Fintech, and SpendIt at LendIt, our new paytech-focused track

Check out their event prospectus for exhibition opportunitieshere!

26th-27th of September
Business Design Centre, London

Register todayusing code FINAUS15% to save 15%on passes

“Young entrepreneurs to China” Program

This internationalprogram is for young entrepreneurs across the globeincluding the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK.Participants spend 2 weeks in China (Beijing and Shenzhen)will have the opportunity to visit top entrepreneurial companies, talk to the mentors, investors as well as local entrepreneurs.

This years focus in technology innovation and entrepreneurship.We offer scholarship to successful applicants to cover the expenses in China. Please see the attached flyer for detailed information.

Claire Wang
Chinese Director, Victoria Business Confucius Institute
Victoria University
T: +61 3 9919 1955

EY – PitchFest II: Financial Wellbeing

Organisations in the superannuation, post-retirement, financial advice, life / group life insurance and wealth management industries are rapidly realising their customers or members see products and services as part of a wider financial wellbeing eco-system.

Core enablers of such new world existing and new products and services are the overarching eco-system, payments, data and customer experience.
EY is delighted to invite you to our technology PitchFest on Thursday, 13 June 2019 in Sydney, followed by a showcase of the winners on Thursday, 20 June 2019 in Melbourne. The event aims to showcase innovative solutions from the FinTech community to meet these major challenges facing these industries and their customers and members.

Date: Thursday, 13 June 2019
Time: 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start, concluding at 6:30pm
Venue: EY Centre, 200 George Street, Sydney
RSVP by Monday, 7 June by clicking here

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019
Time: 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start, concluding at 6:30pm
Venue: EY Centre, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
RSVP by Monday, 7 June by clicking here

Thai Govt “Innovation Day”

“Innovation Day” on Thursday 27 Juneis planned for a group of Thai civil servants from the Thailand Government Office of Civil Service Commission who will be doing a two week residential executive education program at the North Ryde Macquarie university campus in June. The theme of the program is “Thailand 4.0 – Growth for People – Thriving in the 21st Century through Security, Prosperity and Sustainability.”

Morning Session One 9.30-10.30: A visit to the SSH starting on Level 1 and then moving up the building for selected stop offs
Morning Session Two 11.00-12.00: After a coffee break a more focused session on the challenges and opportunities of corporate / startup engagement (Optus Innovation Hub).
Afternoon Session One: 1.30-3.00: After a lunch break the group moves to the Macquarie Business School City Campus at Angel Place for a Panel Discussion and Q&A on Relevant Issue One at the City campus (Angel Place, 123 Pitt St).
Afternoon Session Two: 3.30-5.00: Same as previous session but on a different topic.

The Panel sessions are rather open at the moment – and will likely be iterative. If any of the members would benefit from this opportunity such as fintechs assisting with social inclusion, we would suggest participating by getting in touch withJennifer Harrison, Partner – Reputation Edge.

RevRally Melbourne

Revolut willbe hosting their first ever RevRally in Melbourne this Thursday. Every week, 100,000 people open an account with Revolut, and a big part of this growth is down to their open, honest and transparent approach to community.

Aside from the cold beers and warm snacks, youll have the chance to meet thelocal team, who will walk through our biggest and best features, and give you an exclusive look at our product roadmap for Australia.

Thu, June 13, 2019
6:30 PM 9:00 PM
Stone & Chalk Melbourne

Register here!

LAUNCH Festival Sydney 2019

LAUNCH Festival is one of the greatest tech/startup conferences in Silicon Valley. In 2018, they hosted their first ever overseas conference in Sydney, and brought 10 tech leaders & investors to present on various topics, ranging from fundraising, scaling your startup, finding product-market-fit, and more.

On 18 and 19 June 2019, they’ll be back to host their second LAUNCH Festival in Sydney. They’re giving away the first 1000 tickets for free for founders. Apply for your pass here before they’re gone: http://launchfestivalsydney.com/founderpass

Also, they will be having a startup competition open to all startups, and the winning prize is a $100,000 investment (pending due-diligence). Apply here: launchfestivalsydney.com/competition


Now in its eleventh year, AgileAus is an annual meeting of curious mindsunited by a desire to explore better ways of working. This years Conference will focus on the Agile mindset: what it is, why it matters, and how we can adopt it across sectors.

Check out thefull list here:

The full program can be found here:

AgileAus19 invites you to explore questions like:

  • What ways of working and thinking are needed to create strong, collaborative company cultures that deliver the most value to the customer?
  • How can we foster a learning organisation where empathy, curiosity, trust and transparency can flourish?
  • How do we unlearn old habits to successfully navigate our way through volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity?
  • In what ways do Agile ways of working, Agile workplaces and Agile organisations need to evolve to move towards greater simplicity, efficiency and resilience?

25th and 26th June 2019
Hilton Sydney

Australian British Financial Services Catalyst

The Australian British Financial Services Catalyst is returning to London in July for another week of leading practice insights and business development opportunities in a new pre-Brexit world! The Fintech Bridge is up and running and the Catalyst is seeking to ramp up the activity between the two countries.
The Catalyst will examine the challenges facing financial institutions with the rapid change of technology and customer expectations, new regulations, data security and building the platforms for future banking while ensuring the wealth of data from legacy systems is maintained.

The Catalyst is keen to attract the best and in conjunction with Fintech Australia is delighted to offer a 40% discount to members. For assisted places we ask the following:

  • The company must be headquartered in Australia and have been trading for at least 12 months
  • The product or service should have global applicability
  • The product or service will have a cybersecurity or fintech application
  • The company must be able to demonstrate a genuine interest and ability to collaborate or establish a presence in the UK.

July 1 – 4, 2019

If you are interested in attending,please contact Rehan – rehan@fintechaustralia.org.au

Dedicated Fintech Track at New York Venture Summit

FinTech Australia invites you to attend the Dedicated Fintech Track at New York Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures.
Meet, interact and network with hundreds of VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies on the Fintech Track at the prestigious New York Venture Summit being held on July 9th & 10th 2019 at Convene, New York City.

July 9th & 10th 2019
Convene, New York City

FinTech Australia community is entitled to $100 off the rates using the discount code (FTAUVIP).

5 Steps To Growth: Lessons from TransferWise

TransferWise is excited to present an exclusive masterclass for the Australian business and startup community, featuring TransferWise VP of Growth, Nilan Peiris.

Join Nilan at Stone and Chalk, Melbourne, where he will share TransferWise’s growth journey as well as explain how running an organisation of autonomous independent teams, has enabled TransferWise to scale at supersonic speeds to become Europe’s most valuable fintech.

August27th 2019
Stone & Chalk
710 Collins Street
Docklands, VIC 3008

RBI 2019 APAC – DigitalBankingConference

Join us for our hugely successful Banking Innovation Conference (APAC), Hong Kong, 10th-11th of September which will bring together 150+ high-profile speakers and individuals from the leading banks, FinTechs, regulators & tech providers within the region.

The focus will be on how to drive digital transformation through customer-centric open banking and payment innovation strategies. With industry leaders from ANZ Bank, Up, Volt Bank, Archa, Huawei, Morgan Stanley, DBS, HSBC and OCBC leading intense discussions and workshops.

10th-11th of September
Hong Kong

Register today at our website using code EB to save $100 on passes or contact us directly regarding partnership opportunities.


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