Tag: FinTech

Thailand’s National Innovation Agency joins AGW to launch global accelerator programme

Thailand: National Innovation Agency (NIA) of Thailand and Israel’s AGW Group (AGW) today announced the launch of SPARK — a global acceleration programme aimed at Thai startups.

Microsoft announces 1st batch joining the new accelerator Shanghai

China: Microsoft announced the 14 market-ready startups selected to join their Shanghai Accelerator program.

Japanese firm Mizuho in Fintech Innovation Move

Japan: Mizuho Financial Group has announced plans to establish an innovation lab within the Fintech Center of Tokyo. The new innovation centre which is known as «Finolab» is jointly operated by Mitsubishi Estate, Dentsu, and Information Services International–Dentsu.

Barclays’ Rise Accelerator unveils first batch of 10 FinTech startups

India: The accelerator will provide the 10 selected startups with access to Barclays’ technology, insight and expertise. They will also get dedicated access to onsite mentors and advisors

Australia’s CUA developing a startup mentality after KPMG’s mLabs

Australia: Member-owned credit union will try to speed up the time it takes to bring new ideas to market after participating in KPMG’s first fintech accelerator for mutual banks, mLabs.

Visa University opens global campus in Singapore

Singapore: Visa Inc. officially unveiled its first international campus of Visa University at its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.

Axis Bank partners Amazon, Visa to help Indian fintech startups

India: Axis Bank has signed a strategic collaboration with Amazon Internet Services, the India affiliate of Amazon’s cloud business unit Amazon Web Services to setup a co-working hub at its Innovation Lab facility ‘Thought Factory’ in Bengaluru.

MAS Establishes FinTech Innovation Lab

Singapore: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced the opening of its FinTech Innovation Lab. The purpose-built facility, known as Looking Glass @ MAS, is located within the MAS Building.

Accenture facilitated Fintech Lab Begins in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Eight fintech firms began a 12-week mentoring program in a Hong Kong-based innovation lab, where start-ups will receive senior-level advice in developing and marketing their ideas and linking them up with top banks.

PayPal launches Singapore innovation lab, its first outside the US

Singapore: This lab will collaborate with government agencies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), industry associations and institutes of higher learning, to foster innovation, research and development (R&D), entrepreneurship, talent and expertise in Singapore.

Kotak Mahindra Bank starts Innovation Lab

India: The fourth largest private sector bank – Kotak Mahindra Bank has started an ‘Innovation Lab’ in Bengaluru to tap into the best technology that impacts its operations, and is open to investing in startups

OCBC Open Vault accelerator’s first cohort results in pilots for 3 startups

Singapore: OCBC Bank’s fintech accelerator programme, the Open Vault, will pilot tests with three start-ups – Fincast, BondIT and CogniCor.
The tests involve wealth management and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and will begin in the fourth quarter of this year, and will last for three months.