OUR PROGRAMME

The FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific is a highly competitive 10-week programme that helps early to growth stage start-ups refine and test their value proposition with the support of the world’s leading financial service firms.

Selected companies receive:

  • Mentoring from leading financial institutions 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
  • Speed Dating activities with the principal financial institution partners
  • Weekly workshops and panel discussions on wide ranging topics from industry trends and technology architecture to bank regulation and presentation skills

The programme culminates in Demo Day where companies showcase their technology to financial institution executives, investors and journalists.

WHO CAN 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 programme partners under NDA (and where reasonable, for no additional cost)
  • Your senior leadership can commit to be available for the virtual interactions of 80% of the 10-week programme activities
  • You can show that access to senior-level executives in the financial services firms will have a meaningful impact on your growth prospects

The health and safety of all stakeholders, including participating start-ups are of our highest priority. We are aware of the current pandemic and we will follow directions from international health organizations, local governments as well as Accenture’s own safety and security protocols to ensure that the programme will continue in the format and manner that safeguard the best interest of our stakeholders. The programme will be held in person in Hong Kong should situation allows, otherwise, virtually.

BENEFITS

Start-up finalists will also be given these following additional benefits:

INCREASED VISIBILITY TO EXPERTS THAT COUNT

  • Increased exposure and visibility to Senior executives at Accenture: Present your business to Accenture’s leadership to showcase your technology to the team who lead our priority accounts

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 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)

INCREASED ACCESS TO FUNDING

  • The opportunity to receive support through a 24 month Cyberport incubation programme valued at over US$100,000; 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

  • Access to 3-6 months complimentary co-working space in Cyberport Hong Kong beyond the Lab (directly negotiated with Cyberport Hong Kong)
  • Be featured in major regional and global financial services and technology events that are organized or co-organized by Cyberport 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

OUR PARTNERS

Our programme 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
  • China Construction Bank (Asia)
  • Credit Suisse
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Macquarie
  • Morgan Stanley
  • SC Ventures by Standard Chartered
  • Societe Generale
  • SunLife Financial
  • Zurich Insurance

Associate Partners

  • AIA International Limited
  • BlackRock
  • Dah Sing Bank, Limited
  • Generali
  • ICBC (Asia)
  • Maybank
  • Natixis
  • Saxo Markets
  • ZhongAn International

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS