If you are a startup transforming finance, apply for the IBM Smartcamp for Fintech now

8th Jul 2016
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[If you are a Startup who has an innovative technology which transforms or disrupts the Financial Services space, apply for the IBM Smartcamp for Fintech now.]

According to NASSCOM, the Indian fintech software products market generated revenues of $1.2 billion in 2015, and is expected to grow more than 2x by 2020. Taking advantage of technology and leveraging the rise of the ‘digital and connected’ reality, fintech startups have emerged as the hotbed for disruptions, presenting a whole new paradigm. And India is quickly emerging as a fintech product hub.

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Be it the way payments are processed, business-to-business transactions are done, or how investments are made, fintech startups are surely reshaping the financial sector. If you are one such fintech startup creating or trying to create tectonic shifts within the financial services, apply now for the IBM Smartcamp for Fintech. The Smartcamp is being organised by the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program in association with Edelweiss – one of India's leading diversified financial services conglomerates. Apply for the IBM Smartcamp for Fintech today. Make sure you’re a member of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program to be able to qualify for the Smartcamp.

Make heads turn and get noticed

At the IBM Smartcamp for Fintech, the top 10 short-listed innovative startups in the Indian fintech space stand a chance to capitalise on opportunities that don’t normally knock at their door.

These startups will get to present their idea to a panel comprising VCs and IBM and Edelweiss leadership, who will share their feedback and inputs. Their feedback, based on their industry experience and acumen, will be a great value addition.

You also get to hit the spotlight by presenting your idea, and the impact your idea or solution will drive, to a panel of enterprise CIOs in the fintech space, and an audience of 250+ people, some of whom are key influencers in the sector.

Convert traction into real money

The Challenge is not just a platform to help you get recognised in startup and industry circles, but it also means big business. The top 10 contestants will get an opportunity to engage with Edelweiss as a client, and as a potential investor through its private equity and Venture Capital arm!

Hack growth

The IBM Smartcamp for Fintech is a prelude to one of India`s biggest B2B Startup challenge – IBM Smartcamp. And the top 10 finalists stand a chance to be nominated for this mega challenge. IBM Smartcamp for Fintech is being led by IBM Global Entrepreneur Program, which is a startup initiative of IBM. As part of the programme, IBM engages with startups providing them with Cloud credits worth $24,000/year on Softlayer and Bluemix. It engages with startups in India, providing them technical assistance, go-to-market assistance to select startups, connects within IBM group and more. Do make sure you are a part of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program before applying to the Smartcamp.

Reach out to millions in the entrepreneurial community

The top 10 teams will be featured on YourStory, which leads reporting on the entrepreneurship space in India. And, you know media mentions are always helpful, be it as a conversation starter or to showcase your potential to the world.

So, if you are an emerging fintech startup less than 5 years, and believe your idea can contribute significantly in bringing positive experiences, apply for the IBM Smartcamp for Fintech.

The last day to apply for the IBM Smartcamp for Fintech is 23 July 2016.



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