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Each day the Innotribe programme will focus on a specific theme, throughout which both Millennials and Power Women in FinTech will play an important role participating in all sessions. Last week, we already gave an overview of day-1 and day-2 of this year’s programme. This week, we will cover what happens on Wednesday and Thursday 14-15 October 2015.

In a play of words on Kevin Kelly’s book “What Technology Wants”, we have four major themes this year, one theme per day:


Day-3 is organized around the Innotribe Startup Challenge Finale. It will be preceded by a highly interactive session with seven FinTech Hubs.

Our anchor-person for the day is our own Kevin Johnson, Innotribe’s Startup Challenge Manager.

During our Innotribe day opening on the Innotribe stand (from 09:15am – 10:00am), we’ll share some of our current and future Innotribe plans in a conversational format: we are happy to announce that our CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt will be part of this session.

We’ll continue at 12:45pm on the Innotribe stand with the session “Why banks need FinTech hubs”. The plan is to understand the offerings and approaches of FinTech Hubs in different regions of the world, and how we can learn from each other and collaborate across cities, countries and regions. We’ll have some good infographics to compare, and a playful “show me your best card” gamification element as well.

We have an impressive line-up for this session that will be moderated by Bernard Lunn, Founding Partner, Daily Fintech Advisers:

The Innotribe Startup Challenge Finale will take place on 14 October from 14:00 till 17:00. Given its success in previous years, we move to a bigger room: Conference Room 2 has a capacity of about 350 people, and we hope we’ll be standing room again, also in this big room.

This year over 370 companies applied to the Startup Challenge, with 60 companies selected to enter the programme. During four regional showcases in London, Cape Town, Singapore and New York, these companies presented their business ideas to an audience of more than 800 industry experts, VCs, representatives from leading financial institutions, and bank decision-makers who selected the 20 finalists – 12 early-stage and 8 growth-stage companies – advancing to the Finale at Sibos.


Please click here to access all details about the 20 finalists who advance to the Finale at Sibos.

As in previous years, the 12 early-stage finalists will pitch and showcase their business ideas to Sibos delegates who will select this year’s winner. A cash prize of USD 50,000 will be awarded to the winning early-stage finalist. For the first time this year, the remaining eight growth-stage finalists will host individual exhibition booths on the Innotribe stand at Sibos and have the opportunity to give live product demos to Sibos delegates throughout the week. They will be joined by some Startup Challenge alumni: EssDOCS, AMP Credit Technologies and Matchmove.

The Innotribe Startup Finale is open to all Sibos participants and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank, HP, IBM, Invest NI, Level30, Luxembourg for Finance, and Wells Fargo.

Following right after the Innotribe Startup Challenge Finale, we will announce this year’s winner around 17:00 in the foyer area close to Conference Room 2. The winner will receive their cheque of USD 50,000 out of the hands of Christian Sarafidis, SWIFT’s Chief Marketing Officer. A reception will give you the opportunity to network with the various companies who were selected as finalists and congratulate this year winner.

And on Wednesday evening we’ll mix even further with the vibrant local FinTech scene of Singapore for a Networking Event in town.


250 invitees will have the chance to network at BASH, the new startup hub in Singapore, for a joint event organised by Innotribe and the following Singapore’s FinTech communities.

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This FinTech Meet-up is kindly sponsored by Wells Fargo and Standard Chartered Bank.


Register for the FinTech Meet-Up via this link. Innotribe Sibos attendees will get an invitation card on-site. Busses will pick you up at the conference centre to drive you to BASH (and bring you back).

Don’t stay too late, as the morning after, we will be back on the Innotribe stand at 09:15am for an awesome session on machine intelligence with IBM Research and IBM Watson 😉


In the coming days, we will familiarize you further with the program for the last day that will be all about Machine Intelligence and the participatory economy in financial services.

Hope you will find ample time to join us in these immersive learning experiences.

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