Month: October 2017

Highlights of day one of the Collab/Collide Summit

On Thursday, 2 November, it’s finally showtime at the Collab/Collide Summit and there’s a great line-up of speakers and panel sessions to attract the attention of delegates on day one.

If anything, there’s too much choice on offer, making it difficult to decide which session to attend or which speaker to absorb.

So we’ve made it easier and published our inside tips on the day.

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Booming Australian fintech scene shown in new member ecosystem map

FinTech Australia has published a new member ecosystem map which illustrates the extraordinary growth in Australia’s fintech industry in just four months.

Published at the start of Intersekt – Australia’s inaugural fintech festival being held in Melbourne – the map represents the most fine-grained analysis of Australia’s fintech industry.

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Love data, or know someone who does? Apply for the FUELD accelerator program

Applications close on October 30th for FUELD, Westpac’s data accelerator program.

Eight data-focused teams will form an elite cohort, working through a 12-week mentorship program inside Stone & Chalk Sydney. They will receive $50,000 in investment via a SAFE note, $100,000 in hosting from Amazon Web Services, introductions to potential customers and relevant experts, free access to anonymised, tokenised Westpac Group data, along with negotiated access to other data sources through the Data Republic platform. Read more

New industry association dedicated to foster startups and innovation in Australia’s insurance sector

With insurtech starting to enjoy rapid growth in Australia, Insurtech Australia today announces its formation as a new industry association dedicated to the advancement of insurance innovation and insurtech startups.

Insurtech Australia is being created as a standalone division of Fintech Australia, the association for Australian fintech startups. As a national, not-for-profit organisation, it will focus on representing insurtech startups, insurers, reinsurers and brokers and other insurance related disciplines, such as health, wellbeing, data and analytics, machine learning, IoT and telematics.

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