Startupbootcamp FinTech will organize Demo Day on July 14 wherein the ten selected startups will pitch to more than 500 investors, VCs and corporate partners. The three month accelerator program began on 18 April.
About 380 startups from all over the world applied for the Startupbootcamp and 20 teams were invited to participate in the ‘Selection Days’. After numerous workshops, pitches, partner & mentor one-on-ones the top ten Asia Pacific’s FinTech startups belonging to 8 different countries were handpicked to represent Startupbootcamp Singapore’s cohort.
The bootcamp comprised extensive mentorship from 400+ entrepreneurs, investors and corporate partners, who took a hands-on role in helping the company develop their product, validate their business model, secure pilot customers, and raise funding. A series of masterclasses were offered on topics ranging from lean to legal, and focused partner days on leadership and investments.
Startups have been through months of hard work, dedication with each team receiving SGD$25,000 seed funding, a suite of software packages and services to support their venture and free office space. Each startup gets to enter the alumni growth program after graduation, which includes access to the Startupbootcamp global support community and a series of yearly founder events. The Startupbootcamp Fintech Cohort 2016 comprises:
BanhJi (Cambodia) is a free and localized industry-specific accounting platform, built for SMEs and NGOs with collaborative financial management features.
Boundlss (Australia) helps health & life insurers attract & retain healthy members, encourage & reward healthy behaviour, and use data from biosensors to rate individual risk & price premiums appropriately.
Cefy (India) is credit scoring for everyone. Cefy’s mission is to enable everyone having access to financial services by making loans, credit system and payments easy.
Currenseek (Malaysia) is the first location-based and community-driven currency exchange rate comparison app.
Hektor (Singapore) is a personal finance application for professional expats that guides budgeting and makes it automatic and fun.
hiHedge (Taiwan) is a hedge-fund robe-advisor for individuals and professional investors, using machine learning to recognize market patterns to remove investing risk and create higher returns.
Policy Pal (Singapore) is a digital insurance manager, revolutionizing insurance through data, tech and design.
SETScope (Thailand) is the first platform to evaluate stocks using multiple metrics like a human expert. Effortlessly invest in quality.
Supertext (India) makes mobile commerce fun, effortless and interactive by creating a chat interface with supporting fulfillment infrastructure that revolves around the need of the consumer.
Watch out this space for more exclusive updates of Demo Day as startups gear up for the event!