Hong Kong is set to host the Next Money Fintech Final 2017 as part of the StartmeupHK Festival. The event, which is brought to the community by credit card giant Visa, will be held on January 18-19th 2017 at the PMQ and is expected to host 1,000 attendees, which reportedly includes 200 CEO’s and founders.
Next Money is described as a global fintech community that fosters the reinvention of finance through design, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The second year event is part of the StartmeupHK Festival. Finalists of the Fintech Final 2017 include Tapview, MyCash Online, Dataholics, Darc Matter, Ayannah, Bugwolf, PolicyPal, BluePan, Crowd Realty, BugClipper, and Bambu. The event’s description reads:
“1000 people will gather at PMQ in Hong Kong, with the world’s best speakers assembled to cover fintech design, innovation & entrepreneurship, and see the top 24 startups globally pitch for prizes and cash.”
Privately held investment firm Senjō Group announced stated last month it will host and co-sponsor Next Money’s Fintech Finals 2017 (FF17). The company revealed it would also be organizing partner alongside InvestHK and Startmeup.HK. Sam Evans, the company’s head of ventures, commented
“Senjō is very pleased to be a sponsor of Next Money’s FF17 – a recognized event in the FinTech world. We are also proud to introduce four of our assets who will be dedicating their time and resources to participate in the Singapore, Mumbai and Bangalore semi-finals. This kind of competition is exactly what the industry needs for incubating an innovative and highly efficient next generation. Not to mention, FF17 aligns with our position as a FinTech investor who aspires towards nurturing high-growth and cutting-edge businesses of tomorrow.”