Australia’s credentials as an international hotspot for innovative payments solutions has been boosted by the selection of a Melbourne-based company as the joint winner of an industry challenge held by the world’s leading financial messaging provider.
FinTech Australia has welcomed significant changes to draft legislation allowing private companies to crowdfund equity, which will ensure investors are protected while at the same time delivering reduced costs and red tape for companies.
The draft crowdfunding legislation was introduced into the Australian Parliament today.
FinTech Australia has welcomed the strong performance by Sydney and Melbourne in the latest Global Financial Centres Index, with Sydney now being named as a global leader and Melbourne jumping eight ranking spots.
Published every six months, the index measures the attractiveness of 108 financial centres. It analyses research by major international organisations such as the World Bank and United Nations alongside thousands of survey responses. Read more
Two Australian fintech companies have beaten entrants from across the world to be selected among five finalists in a global payments industry challenge, where they will work to develop new cross-border solutions for thousands of banks.
Startups in Australia are encouraged to participate in the Startup Battlefield for a chance to win $25,000 Australian dollars cash plus an all expense paid trip to Disrupt SF to complete in the Disrupt Battlefield SF in 2018.
Startups attending the event on November 16, 2017 get to pitch to the global TechCrunch audience as well as distinguished technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors living in Australia.
For more information, go to https://battlefieldaustralia.techcrunch.com/
Alibaba Innovation Centre is organizing The Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest (CACSC) to gather the world’s best tech. startup entrepreneurs and give them the opportunity to pitch in front of China’s top venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and media outlets. For more information, visit Alibaba Cloud’s official CACSC site at : https://cacsc.aliyun.com/
The finals for the Australia and New Zealand division will be held on September 22, 2017 at Haymarket HQ, Sydney, Australia. Startups from all over ANZ will come and present their ideas to compete for the title of ANZ Division Contest Champion. From there the winner will proceed to the World Championship, to be held in Shanghai, China on October 13th, 2017.
The pitch event at Japan’s Fintech Summit called the “Pitch Run”, will feature start-up companies involved in broader senses of FinTech. Fintech Summit Week is take place on Sept. 19 to 22, 2017.
FinTech Australia encourages its members and the broader fintech community in Australia to participate for the pitch event. Participants will receive support, exposure, and potential partnership opportunities with major companies. The goal is to contribute in promoting Open Innovation in the Japanese economy.
The founder of two UK challenger banks, a world digital identity expert and a prominent US business leader known as the “godfather of fintech” are among the headline speakers confirmed today for Australia’s inaugural fintech festival.
Australia’s fintech industry today launched an expanded census survey, which will seek to discover new insights into key issues such as driving greater fintech exports and improving ecosystem gender and geographic diversity.