European FinTech
Hackcelerator

Welcome to the international program tailor-made for FinTech startups ready to conquer the ASEAN market. With Accelpoint and the Singapore FinTech Festival, we will be your gateway and guide towards a successful venture. Shall we begin?

Signapore Finetech Festival

Program

Accelpoint has become an International Partner of the Global FinTech Hackcelerator. A prestigious program for startups held as a part of the Singapore Fintech Festival. The accelerator will organize the European FinTech Hackcelerator with an international panel who will select the best FinTech startups from all of Europe.

The Global FinTech Innovation Challenge seeks to promote unique solutions that will provide a benefit to the financial sector and change the world. Our main goal is to discover market-ready solutions which are The Future of Fintech from Europe to scale in Asia:

  • Our goal: Discover and promote the best FinTech startups from Europe and the United Kingdom and provide access to the ASEAN market.
  • The program finals will begin in December during the Singapore Fintech Festival. The winners will cooperate with the partners by Q1 2021.
  • The Challenge addresses startups with FinTech market-ready solutions, scalable for the Asian market.

Formal requirements - Who are we looking for?

FinTech startups with a market-ready
solution

Startups with
solution possible
to scale globally

Projects with
fit to problem
statements

Benefits

The finalists of the European FinTech Hackcelerator will receive a S$20,000 (Singapore Dollars) cash stipend. Additionally, the winning team will also receive mentorship by industry experts and - most importantly - access to potential clients and investors. You will have a chance to pitch in front of a global audience at the Global FinTech Hackcelerator Demo Day at the Singapore FinTech Festival and will have the opportunity to win cash prizes totalling S$50,000 and S$200,000 for PoC.

During the Singapore Fintech Festival activities, we plan to focus on promoting European startups by leveraging our local network of VC funds - Business Angels and Business Partners. We will organize Investor Network Mixer with investors and entrepreneurs interested in learning and investing in the European startup ecosystem.

1st Prize Winner of The European
FinTech Hackcelerator

  • European Winner Prize - S$20,000 (Singapore Dollars)
  • Mentorship by Industry Experts and access to a Network of Potential Clients and Investors
  • Free Access to APIX Innovation Sandbox access up to 6 months)
  • 12-week Virtual Programme starting on November 2nd, 2020
  • Demo Day Pitch on the SFF stage on December 10th, 2020
  • Opportunity to become one of the top three Global FinTech Hackcelerator Winners - S$50,000 cash prize for startup
  • Opportunity for VC investment for the best startups from Europe & Asia
  • Opportunity for PoC with Corporate Partners (up to S$200,000 in the grant)

Semi-finalists of The European Fintech
Hackelerator (up to 20 startups)

  • All 20 semi-finalists will have a chance to pitch their solution at the Investor Network Mixer

If you want to learn more about other subcategories
of the Global FinTech Hackcelerator, here.

Become a part of the Hackcelerator Journey!

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Hubert Anyżewski

"Thanks to cooperation with Singapore Fintech Festival, we have managed to create a powerful network of international partners, organisations, and experts. All these people are going to help us in the challenging task of choosing the best European fintech startup 2020."

Hubert Anyżewski Managing Partner & Cofounder - Accelpoint

Schedule

  • August - September Applications Deadline 30th September

    We are scouting for startups and allowing registration on our website until the end of September.

  • October European Selection 12th October: Demo Day for semi-finalists
    20th October: Winner announcement

    Review and deliberation of up to 20 startup applications that will be contenders for the European FinTech Hackcelerator Demo Day. Out of this group, we will pick the finalist.

  • November 12-week Virtual Programme 2nd November: Programme start
    24th November: Corporate & VC Mixer

    The finalist will start the Virtual Programme that will include activities on Product Development, Testing, Product Finalisation, and Demo Preparation. Investor Network Mixer for semi-finalists (max 20 projects).

  • December DemoDay @ SFF 10th December

    The European Hackcelerators' Finalist is going to take part in the Global FinTech Hackcelerator at Global Fintech Hackcelerator Demo Day on December 10th. Three winners of this contest will receive a grant of S$50,000 cash prize each.

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Review process

The process consists of 3 parts:

  1. Formal review. Our Acclepoint team will check the formal criteria of the applications.

  2. European Expert Review. Experts from Europe will select up to the top 20 startups for a Demo Day.

  3. European Fintech Board Review. Our Board of Judges will choose the finalist that will receive a S$20,000 cash stipend and will pitch at the Global FinTech Hackcelerator Demo Day at Singapore FinTech Festival in December.

Magdalena Smolak

"I am extremely proud that Accelpoint has become the European partner of Global FinTech Hackcelerator organized by Singapore Fintech Festival. The program will strengthen the international relations, bridge our FinTech ecosystems and help European startups in entering the ASEAN market."

Magdalena Smolak Head of Foreign Trade Office - Singapore/ Polish Investment and Trade Agency

Partners

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Become a part of the Hackcelerator Journey!

If You are:

  • Fintech startups with market-ready solution,
  • Startups with solution possible to scale globally,
  • Projects with fit to problem statements,
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