Startup Muster report outlines Australia’s fintech strength

Fintech has strengthened its position as Australias most popular startup sector among company founders, according to a major survey released today.

The Startup Muster 2017 report is based on responses from 2,214 people to an August 2017 survey, including 1,184 people who identified themselves as a startup founder. (more…)

Member showcase for November 2017

Below are our member announcements for November 2017:

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Supercharger – Applications open for 3rd accelerator program in Hong Kong

SuperCharger is Asias leading Fintech accelerator that operates a 12-week program in Hong Kong and Malaysia. We provide global start-ups and scale-ups the resources and support they need to thrive in the Asian market, and simultaneously facilitate proof-of-concepts and productions deals between our startups and corporate partners. SuperCharger is trusted by tier 1 financial institutions and governments to catalyze their Fintech agenda. (more…)

Australian fintechs among the world’s best in global Fintech100

Australia has a record ten companies in this years highly-regarded Fintech100 report, putting it second only to the United States and ahead of other key markets such as Singapore and the UK when it comes to mentions on the list.

FinTech Australia – the nations association for Australias fintech industry – today congratulated fintechs listed in the 2017 Fintech100. (more…)

$1 million on offer in Global Startup Challenge 2017

Global Startup Challenge is an initiative of NRI Startup India to empower innovations & startups across the globe through the platform EDGE 196.

It’s a series of challenges which will get launched every quarter across multiple sectors. The first sector being highlighted is Fintech.

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Media comment on expanded fintech regulatory sandbox consultation

We have today given the following comment in response to several media inquiries seeking our view on the expanded fintech regulatory sandbox (on exhibition until 1 December). The media inquiries were sparked by a submission by several consumer advocacy groups.

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Global call for fintech solutions in Vietnam

 

The Australian-funded Mekong Business Initiativeand the State Bank of Vietnam have launched a global call to local and international companies to proposed fintech solutions which will benefit Vietnam.

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Intersekt 2017…that’s a wrap!

Its been a whirlwind ride but Australias inaugural fintech festival – Intersekt – is over.

In this post, were keen to bring all the highlights and key facts and figures from the festival, held from 27 October to 3 November 2017 in Melbourne.

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Fintech community invited to Microsoft Summit next week

FinTech Australia’s new tech partner, Microsoft Australia, is inviting members of the fintech community to the Microsoft Summit being held in Sydney next week.

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Cyber security underpins government commitment to supporting start-ups

Daniel Paperny for FinTech Australia

Investment in cyber security and artificial intelligence will form the central focus for the Victorian Government who reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the local fintech and start-up ecosystem at FinTech Australias intersekt festival this morning. (more…)