Accenture and Top Banks in Asia Call for Applicants for FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific 2015

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BENGALURU: Accenture and a group of 10 leading financial institutions today opened the application period for the second class of the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, kicking off a competitive search for the top financial technology (fintech) innovators in the region.

The 12-week program helps early- and growth-stage financial technology innovators accelerate product development and gain exposure to top-level financial industry executives. Entrepreneurs developing potentially game-changing technologies for financial services – particularly in the areas of alternative currencies, Big Data and analytics, mobile and wireless payments, risk management and compliance, as well as social media and collaboration technologies – are invited to apply.  Applications will be accepted through May 31.

Senior executives from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, China Construction Bank (Asia), China Citic Bank International, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Maybank, Morgan Stanley and UBS will select the winners and provide them with intensive in-person mentoring in Hong Kong.

“Accenture places innovation at the heart of financial services through programs such as our FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, which enables financial services organizations in the region to embrace, mentor and advise startups looking to become the digital disruptors of the future,”  said Jon Allaway, Accenture’s Group Technology Officer for Financial Services, who oversees the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific. “Fintech can lead to innovations in financial services that help make customers’ lives easier and banking less costly, which is what makes mentoring startups so exciting for us.”
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