OUR PROGRAM

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

Selected companies receive:

  • Mentoring from leading firms 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.
  • Weekly workshops and panel discussions on wide ranging topics from procurement and technology architecture to bank regulation and industry trends.
  • Workspace, if your company chooses

The program culminates in a Demo Day where companies showcase their technology to financial service executives, investors and journalists.

What’s new for 2017

Finalist startups will also be given these following additional benefits in 2017:

INCREASED VISIBILITY TO EXPERTS THAT COUNT

  • Increased exposure and visibility to Senior executives at Accenture: Present your business at the APAC Financial Services Leadership quarterly meeting, to showcase your technology to the team who lead our priority accounts in APAC
  • A secured spot at the FinTech Finals 2018: 5 minutes on stage to demo in front of 1000 delegates and a panel of world-class fintech experts, and the chance to win the trophy and huge cash prizes

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 5 minute 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)
  • Be interviewed and featured exclusively on one of FF18’s podcast, to be shared across FF18’s official social media channels

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)
  • 3-6 months complimentary co-working space in Cyberport Hong Kong beyond the Lab
  • 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

Are you eligible to 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 team can commit to being based in Hong Kong throughout the 12-week program
  • You can show that access to senior-level executives in the financial services firms will have a meaningful impact on your growth prospects
  • You can arrange work permits or visas if your employees are based outside Hong Kong

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
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Credit Suisse
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • JP Morgan
  • Macquarie Group
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura Investment Bank
  • Société Générale
  • Sun Life Financial

Associate Partners

  • CCBA
  • CITIC
  • Maybank
  • Point72
  • Siam Commercial Bank
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
  • Manulife

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS