Temenos Innovation Jams are around the corner! Running for the third year, the Innovation Jam invites the best Fintech startups to showcase their innovative solutions in financial services. It is a must-attend event for visionary banking professionals to witness ground-breaking Fintech solutions.
This year, the regional heats are held in seven Fintech hubs around the world, kicking off in Dublin on 6th of March and closing in Geneva on 17th of April. Each Innovation Jam will invite 7 to 14 shortlisted Fintech companies to present their solutions through fireside pitches. The Grand Final will be held at the Temenos Community Forum (Dublin, May 2018) alongside 1,200+ financial professionals.
The Hong Kong Innovation Jam, co-hosted by SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator, will be held on 22nd of March at Metta. The Jam is the first of its kind to be held in Hong Kong and will feature three startups from SuperCharger’s 2018 Hong Kong cohort.
So what makes Temenos Innovation Jam unique?
· Exclusive live demo line-up by globally shortlisted Fintech companies
· The audience will vote for the Hong Kong Innovation Jam winner to qualify them to the Grand Final at the Temenos Community Forum in Dublin, May 2018
· The Grand Final will announce two winners — the overall winner and the judges’ choice — and be livestreamed for global viewers
PayKey wins the 2017 Grand Final in Lisbon (image source: Temenos)
The past Innovation Jams have successfully discovered the best talents in Fintech. The 2017 Grand Final was held in Lisbon, which announced PayKey as the overall winner, an Israeli social banking and mobile solution that enables banks to provide a P2P payment option built into their customers’ mobile phone. Blue Code, an Austrian payments startup, was the winner of the 2017 Judges Awards.
The winners will be invited to join the Temenos MarketPlace, a self service online digital store of Fintech applications that enables banks to find and deploy innovative solutions from the global Fintech community. It is also a route to market for Fintechs as it provides a Sandbox environment and of the top selling core banking system — Temenos T24 — allowing Fintechs to develop their products and APIs to sell its solutions to over 2000 banks and financial institutions worldwide. The 60+ companies, who are MarketPlace Providers were able to leap the procurement barrier by directly connecting with banks who reached out to them through the platform.
The main stage for the Temenos Community Forum 2017, Lisbon (image source: Temenos)
Janos Barberis, Founder of SuperCharger, commented: “Temenos is a leading example of technology empowering the financial services industry. Their sandbox capacity is a perfect distribution method to have financial institutions to collaborate with start-ups. SuperCharger is proud to be able to assist the Innovation Jam and further improve the ecosystem.”
Nihal Abughattas, MarketPlace Community Director at Temenos, said: “We are particularly excited about the Temenos Innovation Jam in Hong Kong. The region is buzzing with innovation in Fintech, and we are pleased to be playing an integral role in supporting the collaboration between the movers and shakers in the sector and the financial institutions. We are delighted with our partnership SuperCharger and the fantastic demo line-up of Fintech we pulled together for the audience of visionary bankers looking to accelerate their innovation strategy.”
If you would like to learn more about the Innovation Jams, check out the video highlights here. But first, make sure to reserve your seat for the Hong Kong Innovation Jam if you are in town!