• Grow your FinTech company in Asia

    SuperCharger

    FinTech Accelerator

    2.0

  • About Us

    Strategically located in Hong Kong, SuperCharger is a 12-week Accelerator Program for FinTech companies.

    For Start-ups & Scale-up FinTech Companies

    SuperCharger 2.0 participants has been selected.

    SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator is the first program dedicated to both start-ups and scale-up global FinTech companies aiming to capture the Asian growth market. The program leverages on Hong Kong's traditional strength as Asia's finance and technology gateway.

    A Dedicated 12-week Program

    SuperCharger 2.0 starts January 9, 2017: A curriculum for success

    SuperCharger has designed a structured curriculum to create success. The accelerator assists with company building, mentorship and advice in areas such as market entry, regulatory obligations and joint ventures opportunities. The program itself coincides with the peak time of financial and start-up activity in Hong Kong. At the end of the program, participants will have a chance to pitch to investors and potential partners at the Investor Demo Day and the invite-only Demo Day.

    Successful Inaugural Program

    SuperCharger 1.0 Finished in April 2016

    The inaugural SuperCharger program successfully closed with an investor Demo Day on April 6th and an invite-only Demo Day on April 7th, hosting over 300 guests and investors.

  • Demo Day 1.0

    Marking the official end of SuperCharger 1.0, we organized a Demo Day hosting over 300 attendees.

    Learn more here.

  • By the Numbers

    Entrepreneurs get access to SuperCharger’s extensive network

    90+

    VCs & Mentors

    300+

    Investors and guests at Demo Days

    US$200,000 - $150 million

    Fundraised by SuperCharger 1.0 participants

    4,000 sq. ft

    Dedicated working space in Hong Kong, Cyberport

  • SuperCharger 2.0 Finalists

    8 FinTech companies which will enter the 2017 SuperCharger program.

    Bambu

    Wealth Management - Singapore

    Bambu is a robot-advisory which provides innovative, cost-effective and efficient entry points into investing and wealth management.

     

    Learn more: http://www.bambu.life/

    Clare.ai

    Artificial Intelligence - Hong Kong

    Clare.ai is building a white-label chatbot to help banks deliver customer service with more controls and cost efficiencies. It provides a conversational solution based on machine learning algorithms and natural language processing.

     

    Learn more: https://clare.ai/

    Entersoft

    Cybersecurity - Australia

    Entersoft is an application security provider. It integrates offensive assessment, proactive monitoring and managed security to provide cost-effective and reliable solutions.

     

    Learn more: https://entersoftsecurity.com/

    FinChat

    Regulatory Technology - Singapore

    Through its all-in-one mobile compliance solution, FinChat ensures regulatory compliance and facilitates collaborative pursuits between financial institutions.

     

    Learn more: http://finchat.tech/

    Foris

    Payments - Hong Kong

    Launching in Hong Kong and Singapore in Q1 2017, Foris will provide a multi-currency account that allows users to manage money at perfect interbank exchange rates.

     

    Learn more: http://www.foris.co/

    KYC Chain

    Regulatory Technology - Hong Kong

    KYC-Chain is a novel platform built over the convenience and security of Distributed Ledger technology. It helps users manage their digital identity and comply with regulatory norms.

     

    Learn more: http://kyc-chain.com/

    Squirro

    Big Data - Switzerland

    Squirro is a data insights solution developer based in Zurich. Squirro works with global data-driven organisations and provides solutions in risk, service, and customer insights.

     

    Learn more: http://squirro.com/

    Xnotes Alliance

    Blockchain - Hong Kong

    XNotes Alliance provides business-driven, currency-agnostic and energy-efficient enterprise class blockchain-based solutions. It provides users with full accessibility control across the transaction process, empowering them to run more efficiently and securely.

     

    Learn more: https://www.xnotes.com/

  • Partners

    SuperCharger is backed by prominent partners from the Financial Services industry.

    Standard Chartered Bank

    Main Partner

    It is a leading international banking group, with more than 86,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. Standard Chartered banks the people and companies who drive investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its heritage and values are expressed in their brand promise, Here for good. More details on https://www.sc.com

    Fidelity International

    Main Partner

    Fidelity International offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise. It is a privately owned, independent company, with the commitment and resources to provide the investment expertise, technology and service innovation needed to help clients achieve their financial goals.

    More details on https://www.fidelity.com.hk

  • Start-ups & Scale-ups Welcome

    We address the needs of start-up and scale-up FinTech companies expanding in Asia in addition to providing over US$150,000+ in partner services.

    Start-ups

    Early-stage companies must think from day one about growing their business regionally & shaping their business proposition.

     

    In addition, we provide start-ups with access to a range of partner services needed to grow their business further.


    Questions? Ask us now

     

     

    Scale-ups

    Established EU and US companies face increasing home competition — Asia offers diversification. We offer a 3-month program to kickstart your regional strategy.

    We provide for a fee of US$ 50,000:

    • Office Space for 4 months
    • Company Incorporation services 
    • Corporate network
    • Facilitation of ICP license
    • Intro to Joint Ventures in China
    • Local Team Recruitment Advice

    For more details contact us

     

    *Scale-ups are companies that have raised at least US$1m and have a recurring revenue of over US$500,000.

  • Mentors

    Sample of our International Network bringing their expertise and connections to your company:

    Apply to be a SuperCharger mentor here.

    Paolo Sbuttoni

    Partner

    Baker McKenzie

    Leonhard Weese

    FinTech Consultant

    myBlockchain

    Karen Man

    Partner

    Baker McKenzie

    Huy Nguyen Trieu

    Managing Director

    Citi

    Peter Burnett

    Head Corporate Finance, Greater China & North Asia

    Standard Chartered Bank

    John Gist

    Head of Digital Solution APAC

    Fidelity International

    Ericson Chan

    Head of Ping An Technology

    Ping An Group

    Jon-Tzen Ng

    Head, Strategy & Design

    Ping An Technology

    Nicholas Lee

    Head of Products

    VISA Hong Kong and Macau

    William Dam

    Bizspark Champ

    Microsoft Hong Kong

    Sophie Guibaud

    VP EU Expansion
    FIDOR

    Adam Garrett

    Market Development Manager

    Thomson Reuters

    Jake Scrivens

    APAC C-Level

    Barclays

    Dominic Edmondson

    Associate

    Baker Mckenzie

    Arthur de Catheu

    CEO
    Finexkap

    Cedric Teissier

    CEO

    Finexkap

    Christine Duhaime

    Lawyer

    Duhaime Law

    Marc Entwistle

    Asia-Pacific FinTech Advisory

    EY

    Susanne Chishti

    CEO

    FINTECH Circle

    Richard (Sukjoon) Lee

    Partner

    Clifford Chance

    Emmanuel V Pitsilis

    Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

    Yonatan Meyer

    Vice President

    Citi

    Shravan Thakur

    VP, Business Development, Card Services, Asia

    American Express

    Isabella Carvalho

    Manager M&A/Strategy

    EY

    Pramodh Rai

    Chief Product Officer

    Funding Societies

    Keith Ng

    Executive Director

    Santander

    Goran Karlic

    CTO and Founding Member

    Konspiracy Games

    Kunal Patel

    Global Head of Product Strategy

    GoSwiff

    Keith Kee

    Director

    Asian Resources Centre Pte Ltd

    Libby Ryan

    Associate

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Eric Tyler

    Principal of Globality & Consultant with CGAP (World Bank Group)

      Gaurav Sharma

      Managing Partner

      Atlantis Capital

      Jakob Etzel

      Co-founder

      IntraBase

      Sue Britton

      CEO & Founder

      FinTech Growth Syndicate Inc.

      Kevin F. Scallan

      Co-Founder and Director

      FairPair

      Efi Pylarinou

      Co-founder

      Daily Fintech & Fintech Genome

      Vamsi Potukuchi

      Regional Head, Trade Finance

      Intesa Sanpaolo

      Yolanda Zhu

      Operations Officer

      Financial Institutions Group (FIG), International Finance Corporation (IFC)

      Paolo Tasca

      Executive Director

      UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT)

      Michael Braendle

      Principal Cloud Architect

      Amazon Web Services

      Luke Hally

      CEO & Founder

      DragonBill

      Felipe Daguila

      Head of APAC, gTech Ads GS

      Google

      Frederic Roumier

      CIB Consulting, Manager

      BNP Paribas

      Lapman Lee

      Managing Director

      Duff & Phelps

      Malavika Shanker

      Director, Electronic Trading Solutions, Sales

      Societe Generale

      Prof. Douglas Arner

      Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

      Chaithanya Bondada

      Executive Director, Head of Delta One Trading Technology

      UBS

      Terence Yeung

      Partner Finance

      IBM Global Business Service

      Balaji Prabhakaran

      Senior Manager

      (Asia Pacific),

      Allianz Group

       

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    • The SuperCharger Team

      We believe the Team makes the Company: that's why we have the most dedicated, passionate people.

      Managing Director

      Scale Up Advisory

      Program Manager

      Program Manager

      Operation Manager

      Media & PR

      Hugo Mar

      Community

      Soumaya Bhyer

      Marketing

      Tod Zhu

      Designer

    • SuperCharged Alumni 1.0

      In our inaugural Program, we proudly supercharged 8 FinTech start-ups and scale-ups:

      Amareos

      Hong Kong

      Extracts market sentiments daily from global news, blogs and social media.

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      Neat

      Hong Kong

      Asia’s first artificial intelligence-powered mobile personal financial assistant.

      Learn more...

      Funding Societies

      Singapore

      A peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

      Learn more...

      Gatecoin

      Hong Kong

      A regulated digital currency exchange that offers payment infrastructure as a service.

      Learn more...

      Microcred Baobab

      China

      Focusing on financial inclusion in China by lending to Micro and SMEs.

      Learn more...

      EKO

      India

      A peer-to-peer network for mobile payments.

      Learn more...

      Jade Payments

      United Arab Emirates / Hong Kong

      A payments solution provider, specializing in integrated closed and open loop solutions.

      Learn more...

      Wecash

      China

      Utilising big data techniques to provide credit scores and suitable financial services to users.

      Learn more...

    • FAQs

      If your question isn't here, email us

      What kind of businesses are you looking for?

      We are looking for companies with innovative solutions in the following areas, including but not limited to:

      1. Payments/processing
      2. Security/fraud solutions
      3. Regulatory and compliance solutions/RegTech
      4. Big data and analytics
      5. Lending
      6. Asset/wealth management products
      7. Bitcoin/cryptocurrencies
      8. P2P Lending
      9. Crowdfunding
      10. InsurTech

      How will the participating companies be selected? What are the criteria?

      Once the applications close on 20 October 2017, the SuperCharger team and its partners will review each of the applications and select who we think has high potential for an interview. After the interview stage is completed, we will review and select the finalist 8 companies.

      If I'm accepted, what are the benefits SuperCharger provides?

      For early stage start-ups, we provide:

      • Office Space for 4 months
      • Mentorship and Advice
      • Company Incorporation services 
      • Corporate network
      • Local Team Recruitment Advice

      For established scale-ups, we provide for a fee of US$ 50,000:

      • Office Space for 4 months
      • Company Incorporation services
      • Corporate network
      • Facilitation of ICP license
      • Intro to Joint Ventures in China
      • Local Team Recruitment Advice

      Do I need to be based in Hong Kong to apply?

      No. In fact, we are looking to select companies from all over the world so that any incoming company can benefit from the cross pollination of ideas and best practices. However, if you get selected, we expect you (or part of the team) to be present in Hong Kong for the duration of the program.

      Can you help me with visa and immigration issues?

      Yes. We will help successful applicants with the visa process. While we do not provide housing, we will assist you by connecting you with special offers and resources to find the right accommodation.

      Do you sign an NDA?

      No, we do not sign an NDA. No VC companies will sign an NDA, but rest assured we will treat your information with the utmost discretion.

      What are you looking for?

      We are looking for brains! We are looking for smart people who have an idea and the hunger to create a viable business. We are looking for people well-honed in their industry to create a well-balanced team with a full range of skills.

      What happens after the 12-week program finishes?

      After the three-month program, if you decide to stay in Hong Kong - which is an awesome place to live - we have a floor in the same building as the program where you can rent working space at a discounted rate. Even if you are no longer in Hong Kong, SuperCharger will continue to provide advice and support through its advisors and mentors.

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