HongKong: Standard Chartered Bank and SuperCharger organise a 12-week innovation programme aimed at helping fintech companies grow their footprint in Asia. Asset Manager Fidelity is now a main partner too.
The selection panel is looking for start-ups for supply chain and trade finance, wealth management, distributed ledger technologies, artificial intelligence, and mobile and cloud technology, according to a press release on Monday.
The first round of SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator was launched in January 2016. Success stories include the $71 million in capital investment that MicroCred secured for its expansion in China and the development of their internet finance strategy.
Roadshows Throughout Asia
Funding Societies’ $7.5 million raised from Sequoia Capital to build a P2P lending platform, the partnership between Amareos and Thomson Reuters to combine technology and data to facilitate clients’ investment decisions on a financial application; and the partnership formed between MicroCred and Gatecoin, an early stage start-up, allowing Gatecoin to scale uü beyond Asia into Africa.
Throughout September and October 2016, roadshows will be conducted in a number of key cities in Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Bangalore and Kuala Lumpur.
A New Main Partner
The programme will commence on 9 January and conclude in April 2017 with a Demo Day in Hong Kong. Applications are now open until 20 October 2016 at fintechsupercharger.com.