The FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) and FinTech Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the ties between each other’s FinTech industries and lift support for businesses seeking investment, partnerships and expansion into each other’s markets. Read more
This is a major international competition hosted by Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government.
The world’s most highly talented tech innovators, entrepreneurs and dealmakers will gather at the 2nd China Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition to be held in Shenzhen in April 2018.
The competition- which has now been officially launched – will initially be held in nine cities across eight countries with Sydney to hold a regional competition for the second time.
The competition participants will have the chance to gain insight and direction from senior industry specialists and therefore improve both their projects and their experience of working with leaders in the China market.
To encourage the most innovative talent to register, total cash prize pool has risen to RMB 10.91 million (A$2.2 million) from RMB 9.112 million (A$1.8 million) last year.
In addition to big cash prizes, the competition also provides policy support such as talent incentives, industry awards, science and technology finance and project incubation for talents, teams and projects in Shenzhen.
The registration of this competition has already begun with a deadline of 28 February 2018.
For more information: http://apply.itcsz.cn/elogin-sydney2018-en
By Stuart Stoyan, Chair of FinTech Australia
Australia’s fintech industry had a strong finish to 2017 in a year that saw growth and change that our members can be bullish about.
We now make up about one fifth of the Australian startup industry (according to the latest Startup Muster report) and have among the best fintech market penetration in the world according to EY.
FinTech Australia has opened up sponsorship opportunities for this year’s Finnies industry awards and an exciting new research and education program.
Despite the fact it’s still the holiday season, there have been plenty of announcements from our members during the month of January.
Melbourne’s growing strength as a fintech destination was emphasised at the close of 2017 with the launch of a new blockchain innovation centre and an announcement that the Victorian Government will back two fintech startup hubs.