Discover the future of banking
17.03.2017 | Innovation
From Brazil, Cyprus and Finland, to Austria, Senegal and Cameroon, 198 start-ups applied for the 2nd season of the FinTechCorp programme, an accelerator for FinTech and Corporate ventures organised by Atelier BNP Paribas.
The goals of the programme are to: boost sales potential, develop their product, structure and finance their venture, build strategic partnerships, test their business model and expand their media presence.
In the end, 11 were chosen to participate in the adventure, in partnership with a BNP Paribas entity that will help develop their business.
The #FinTechCorp acceleration programme (unavailable link) began in 2016 and covers a four-month period. It allows BNP Paribas Group business lines to work closely with start-ups through the open innovation process, while also meeting the Group's strategic objectives and helping start-ups grow. Start-ups will be mentored by experts from the bank and from Atelier BNP Paribas.
“ After a successful first edition that resulted in two strategic investments for BNP Paribas Group and ambitious collaborative projects, we confirm the relevance of our accelerator model in 2017, as we have received nearly 200 applications, more than 25% of which are from companies located abroad. We are delighted to begin this new season, which is shaping up to be exciting both in terms of the quality and diversity of the start-ups chosen ”
Head of Acceleration at Atelier BNP Paribas
Who's teaming up in season two?
First, there's Tetrao, an Atelier BNP Paribas top pick. The company develops AI machine-learning algorithms for interactive in-browser online business processes. Sharepay has developed the very first card for sharing payments in real time or paying from any of your bank accounts linked to BNP Paribas online banking. Dataken is working with Arval to develop a solution allowing all types of company to turn their data into a valuable asset.
The Fintech & Corporate Accélérateur by L'Atelier BNP Paribas connects the banking businesses and start-ups around business issues.