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The Innotribe Startup Challenge attendees selected the five finalists from the Asian leg of its annual Startup Challenge to compete at Sibos Boston in October. Ten early-stage startups and five growth-stage innovators delivered compelling pitches to an audience of global innovators and investors, venture capitalists and industry experts. The showcase was held at the National Design Centre on 15 May, in partnership with the Next Bank Asia conference.
The three early-stage startup finalists are:
The two growth-stage innovator finalists are:
Fabian Vandenreydt, Head of Markets Management, Innotribe and the SWIFT Institute said: “With a thriving ecosystem ready for startups, Singapore contributes to leading Asia in developing the fintech sector as a major engine of growth, encouraging innovations for economic and social advancements. It was a pleasure to welcome our semi-finalists in such environment and the pitches were again of the highest standard. Now into the third full year of the Startup Challenge, we continue to see our network grow, allowing us to provide more startups with even greater opportunities to connect with the financial industry. We wish the finalists the best of luck at Sibos in Boston later this year.”
The top five finalists of the Asian showcase advance to the Grand Finale to be held at Sibos, SWIFT’s annual conference. The event will take place in Boston in October, and the finalists will compete against the winners from the London and New York showcases.
The Singapore Startup Challenge was the second stop of three regional showcases to be held in 2014 and was sponsored by Level39, HP, and SAP. The New York Startup Challenge will conclude this year’s competition on 5 June with the selection of the 5 latest finalists to join us in Boston.
More information about the Innotribe Startup Challenge, including descriptions of all 47 semi-finalists participating to the competition this year, is available at http://innotribe.com/2014-startup-challenge/.
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