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OurCrowd Sets Up Tech Incubator in Israel with the Backing of Motorola, Reliance Industries & Yissum

OurCrowd, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, has partnered with Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), Reliance Industries (NSE: Reliance) and Yissum Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to operate an “innovation technology incubator” that will support the growth of early stage startups in Jerusalem. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Crowdfunding/investing, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

June 9, 2017

203

Zopa Establishes Development Center in Barcelona

Peer to peer lender Zopa has established a development center in Barcelona, Spain. The new tech hub is said to initially focus on building the platform that will launch the next generation digital bank. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, p2p/online lending

June 7, 2017

148

Plug and Play partners with Japan’s biggest bank to launch Tokyo accelerator

By Jack Ellis For Tech in Asia

Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play has partnered with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (MUFG), the financial services group that includes Japan’s biggest bank, to bring its combined startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform to the country. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks

June 6, 2017

152

Indian banks to work with five Startupbootcamp Mumbai graduates

Five of the eleven startups graduating from Startupbootcamp’s 2017 Indian accelerator programme have secured pilots with bank sponsors RBL and Icici. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews

June 5, 2017

198

Eight startups Rise up with Barclays

By Barclays

Barclays Bank is entering formal engagements with eight of the 11 startups to pass through its latest fifteen-week accelerator programme and spinning out an internal team as a separate company. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Global trends

May 4, 2017

250

Barclays opens Europe’s largest fintech site

Barclays has opened an innovation centre in London’s hipster capital Shoreditch housing internal banking and technology teams alongside more than 40 fintech startups. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Global trends, Hotnews

May 3, 2017

168

WeChat maker Tencent opens AI lab in US

By Steven Millward for Tech in Asia

Tencent, China’s US$300 billion tech giant and maker of the popular messaging app WeChat, today confirmed it has opened a lab in Seattle devoted to AI tech. The social media and gaming company also confirmed it has poached Dong Yu, a former principal researcher at Microsoft Research, to head its AI lab. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Hotnews, InspirAsia

May 2, 2017

197

Monzo opens doors to community collaboration

Digital challenger bank Monzo has earmarked a dedicated space in its East London headquarters building as a collaborative community room, to host events and test out new ideas with its growing membership base. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

May 1, 2017

175

Japan’s answer to Y Combinator just graduated its next 3 companies

By Peter Rothenberg for Tech in Asia

Code Republic graduated its second batch of three startups last night. They say ,“threes a crowd,” and the crowd definitely showed up Friday. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Deals, Global trends, InspirAsia

May 1, 2017

230

Barclays Bank goes in search of the next Paypal at African accelerator

Barclays Bank says it wants to find the next Paypal after selecting the second cohort of 10 companies to participate in its African accelerator programme. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

April 24, 2017

252

Startupbootcamp opens African accelerator

Startupbootcamp announced today the launch of their new accelerator program opening in Cape Town. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Global trends, Hotnews

April 21, 2017

213

Procter & Gamble to spend $100m for Singapore innovation center

By Judith Balea for Tech in Asia

Procter & Gamble today announced it would invest US$100 million over the next five years in a digital innovation center in Singapore, its first outside of the US. The project is being done in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

April 18, 2017

283

Wells Fargo & Company Announces $20M Expansion of CleanTech Innovation Incubator

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) announced a $20m expansion of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a program that advances emerging clean technologies and startup companies. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Global trends, Hotnews

April 12, 2017

289

Techstars partners Echelon, set to connect SEA startups across a 600-city network

By Chee Hui Ming for e27.com

 Curious about how to build your business wherever you choose to live? You don’t have to be in SV to benefit from APAC’s strongest startup community. Join Techstars and e27 on a journey from Penang, to Bangkok, to Singapore and Jakarta. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

April 11, 2017

161

How US-based accelerator Plug and Play is tackling the Southeast Asia ecosystem through partnerships

By Yon Heong Tung for e27.com

Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator Plug and Play is renowned for having an eagle-eye for promising companies, having made investments in big name players such as Dropbox, PayPal, LendingClub, and Soundhound during their infancies. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Global trends, Hotnews, InspirAsia

April 5, 2017

794

More than 750 startups apply to join YES Bank’s inaugural accelerator programme

By Finextra

The first cohort of YES FINTECH has received phenomenal response from the global community of Fintechs, with 753 applicants around the world.  (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news, India

February 18, 2017

477

Fintech Accelerators and Incubators in Singapore, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia

By 

Accelerators and incubators play an important role within a startup ecosystem, as they provide a platform for young teams and startups to connect with successful entrepreneurs, allowing them to learn from the bests while securing funding and connecting with potential investors and partners. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, InspirAsia

February 18, 2017

806

Everything You Need to Know About Hong Kong’s FinTech Ecosystem: Startups, Regulators, Investors and Accelerator Programs

By LTP

Why Hong Kong?

Charles d’Haussy, the Head of FinTech at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), gave a perfect answer to our question, saying, Hong Kong has all the ingredients to be the global and regional FinTech hub. (more…)

About, Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Government activities, Hong Kong

February 16, 2017

468

Thailand’s Largest Bank to Launch New FinTech Platform

By CryptoCoins News

Thailand’s largest bank by revenue, Kasikornbank Pcl, has unveiled that it is planning to introduce a new FinTech platform by the end of the year as it attempts to prevent fee income from its rival banks. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news, Thailand

February 14, 2017

BNP Paribas and Plug and Play Launches Fintech /Insurtech Accelerator in Paris

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By FinSMEs

Banking group BNP Paribas and global innovation platform Plug and Play have launched a Fintech and Insurtech acceleration program in Paris, France. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news

February 12, 2017

340

The VC FinTech Accelerator – Empowered by FIS: A One-of-a-Kind Accelerator Backed by the World’s Largest FinTech Provider

By LTP

Founders building companies that enable financial institutions, or require partnership from them, face a number of barriers. From building the right solution that fits client pain points to making the sale, building a viable business model is crucial and that process is anything but easy. In the years to come, success in FinTech will be increasingly determined by the supporting ecosystem, which includes venture fundsaccelerators and incubatorsregulatory sandboxes and forward-thinking financial institutions. (more…)

About, Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news

February 3, 2017

488

France Builds its Innovative Power in Global FinTech Upon the Foundation of Talented Entrepreneurs

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

While political uncertainties in Britain and the controversial situation in the US with the new administration may not be particularly catalytic for local startup communities, they certainly represent an opportunity for other markets to attract ‘fresh blood’. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Government activities

January 29, 2017

475

Scotiabank opens Digital Factory in Toronto

By Finextra

Scotiabank has opened a 70,000 square foot Digital Factory in downtown Toronto which will house 350 digital, design, engineering and agile experts working to improve customer experiences. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Mobile-first banks

January 27, 2017

384

In the future, AI could also mean auto insurance

By  for TechCrunch

Solaria Labs, Liberty Mutual Insurance’s tech incubator, has created an API developer portal to bring together public data and “proprietary insurance information” to help users find potentially safer routes — and help them assess damage when that doesn’t work out. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Fintech news, Insurance

January 20, 2017

388

InsurTech startup Digital Fineprint joins Accenture innovation lab

By Finextra

Digital Fineprint, an InsurTech startup that harnesses social media to super-charge insurers online propositions, has been selected to take part in Accenture’s Fintech Innovation Lab in London, from over 300 applicants. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Insurance

January 17, 2017

393

Wells Fargo Digital Lab offers a front-row seat to the future of banking

By Finextra

Wells Fargo has has moved its Digital Labs team into a new 17000 square foot facility in San Francisco to provide a bigger stage to showcase the bank’s emerging technologies. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news

January 17, 2017

431

Deloitte to open Wall Street blockchain lab

By Finextra

Deloitte is opening a blockchain lab on New York’s financial district, in what it bills a ‘make or break’ year for the nascent technology. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Blockchain, Fintech news

January 13, 2017

465

Dubai aims to generate startup buzz with FinTech Hive

By Finextra

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has contracted with Accenture to set up and operate a fintech accelerator for regional and international startups. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Fintech news, Government activities

January 11, 2017

327

Southeast Asia gets its first Bitcoin startup incubator

By Sainul Abudheen K for e27

At the beginning of the three-month programme, each startup will receive US$50,000 in funding in return for 8 to 15 per cent equity from Satoshi Studios. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, InspirAsia

January 9, 2017

690

BNP Paribas re-opens fintech accelerator

By Finextra

BNP Paribas has embarked on an Open Innovation and joint creation initiative with fintechs with a view to building the bank of tomorrow, the basic aim being to provide customers with an ever-more-satisfying and secure banking experience. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Fintech news

December 28, 2016