You will have access to premier banking and insurance leaders who could become potential clients. During the 12-week mentoring program, you will work with them to validate value propositions and business models, and gain important insights into the banking and insurance industries.
Through workshops, mini-conferences, and office hours with domain experts, your company will gain the necessary advantages to scale your business faster. Companies who have participated in FinTech Innovation Labs have found enterprise customers and investors within our network.
By participating in FinTech Innovation Labs, you will be joining a global network – 250+ strong – of the world’s leading businesses and growth stage companies contributing to regional economic development through innovative technologies.
HEAR FROM OUR ALUMNI
A major obstacle for technology firms is getting in front of the right people at banks and even knowing who those people are. This was true for OpenFin despite our extensive experience and deep ties in the financial industry. The FinTech Innovation Lab allowed us to find people who are virtually unfindable and exposed us to opportunities that would otherwise be very difficult to come by. The three month program accelerated our customer development effort by at least 12-18 months.
— Mazy Dar, CEO, OpenFin, 2013 Alum
The Fintech Innovation Lab was transformative to our business and forged relationships with the largest of Financial Institutions to a level that would have taken years. We highly recommend anybody selling into or working with financial institutions to get into highly competitive program.
— Igor Telyatnikov, COO, AlphaPoint, 2016 Alum
Fintech was a true game-changer in our ability to work with financial service companies. It catalyzed both our client and product development process. The speed and facility with which we were able to get meeting with C-level executives was astounding. Fintech gave us great creditability and legitimacy as the banks knew we were chosen out of a much larger pool of startups by their peers. We were given a level of insight into the sales and product development process. We went from being treated defensively as just another startup with an untested idea to being treated as partners who could be given very candid yet constructive feedback. It was truly a game-changer.
— Frida E. Polli, CEO & co-founder, Pymetrics, 2014 Alum
Graduating from the Fintech Innovation Lab represents an inflection point for our business. We have new clients, new advisors, new strategies and even a second product line. The 12 week program has fast-forwarded our company 12 months; we are now part of an ecosystem of startups, financial institutions, mentors and investors that will keep accelerating us into the future. For fintech startups and the financial institutions that want to connect with them – I cannot recommend this program highly enough.
— Ed Donner, CEO and Co-founder, unTapt, 2016 Alum