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.
Regulatory technology companies that help monitor and manage financial advisor behaviour, potentially risky home loan portfolios and suspicious financial transactions were among those showcased at an event held by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) in Sydney.
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.
New digital banking licences, open banking reforms and proposed legislative oversight of digital currency transactions are among the fintech initiatives covered by Australian Government announcements over the past month.
If you join FinTech Australia before 31 August, we can guarantee you’ll get on our next edition of our member ecosystem map.
I know it’s not polite to brag, but here at FinTech Australia we couldn’t help ourselves and decided to celebrate what really has been a great start to 2017 for our industry.
As a result, we’ve prepared this infographic to give you all a snapshot of some of the industry’s significant achievements in the first six months of 2017, along with what’s coming up for the rest of the year and in 2018. Read more
As some members may have seen, there has been widespread reporting in the last week about repulsive sexual harassment activities by US startup leaders.
Following this, tech community leader Annie Parker put together a statement which pledges a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment. This statement has the support of many individuals and organisations in the tech community, including FinTech Australia’s team and board.