Tagged: competition

Crowdcube Announces Partnership With UK Plant-Based Pitching Competition “Pitch + Plant”

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with UK’s plant-based pitching competition, Pitch + Plant. According to the funding portal, the competitions creators, Vevolution and BRIGHT, are providing plant-based businesses with the opportunity to win up to 100,000 in… Read More

CFTC’s Fintech Innovation Initiative LabCFTC is Crowdsourcing Science Prize Competition Act

LabCFTC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Fintech initiative, is requesting public input to gather ideas and topics for innovation competitions to advance the agency’s Fintech goals. “We launched the LabCFTC initiative to stimulate and promote market-enhancing Fintech solutions,” said CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo…. Read More

BBVA Announces New Categories For BBVA Open Talent Fintech Competition

BBVA announced earlier this week new categories for its upcoming BBVA Open Talent fintech competition. The company reports that this year’s competition is looking for “the best and brightest” ideas that will shape the future of financial services, with three prizes available. BBVA then revealed a… Read More

Invesdor Joins Forces With InvestorConnected to Launch PitchPerfect Competition

Equity crowdfunding platform Invesdor announced on Thursday it has teamed up with InvestorConnect to launch a new competition called PitchPerfect. The funding portal describes the competition as a “Dragons Den meets strictly come dancing for a fun and innovative pitching competition.” The event will take place on… Read More

Competition Counts: Former FCA Innovation Lead Shares Experience at UK Regulator, Explains New Role at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is the leading research authority on global innovations in finance. Over the past several years, CCAF has produced benchmark reports tracking the growth and evolution of all forms of Fintech around the world. These reports have become valued… Read More

Fintech Competition BBVA Open Talent Celebrates Tenth Year

BBVA Open Talent, a fintech competition, announced on Monday it will this year mark its tenth anniversary by working with more start-ups than ever before. Organizers revealed that the competition will look to find the very best fintech ideas from anywhere in the world before… Read More

Nesta: Global Open Up Challenge Offers £2.5 Million Prize Fund to Support Fintech for Small Business

UK based Innovation Foundation Nesta has opened applications for the Open Up Challenge, a £2.5 million prize fund backing next-generation Fintech for small businesses. This is a global competition and Nesta encourages aspiring Fintech companies from around the world to apply. Both start-ups and established… Read More

The European Commission is Awarding €5 Million for “Blockchain for Social Good”

The European Commission recently launched a competition seeking new Blockchain tech creating solutions for positive social change. The new Horizon Prize is called “Blockchains for Social Good” and the competition will see €5 Million handed out in increments of € 1 million for five different recipients…. Read More

Quesnay Announces Inaugural Female Founders in Tech Competition: Seeks to Recognize Female-Led Fintech & Insurtech Startups

Startup consulting firm Quesnay announced on Monday the launch of its inaugural Female Founders in Tech competition, which aims to address the gap in female leaders by recognizing and supporting female-founded startups that impact the financial services and/or insurance technology industries. Jennifer Byrne, president of Quesnay,… Read More

DOV-E Named Winner of BBVA’s Open Talent Global Trends Fintech Competition

Earlier this week, BBVA named DOV-E the winner of its Open Talent FinTech for Companies Challenge. As previously reported, the company revealed that it launched the “fintech games” in order to find the most innovative startups across the world to provide opportunities for. Based in Israel, DOV-E provides… Read More

Bank of England: Effective Competition & Financial Service Regulation

Earlier this month, the Bank of England published a staff working paper entitled, “Competition and prudential regulation”. The document is the work of Paul Fisher, former Deputy Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Executive Director for Supervisory Risk and Regulatory Operations, and Paul A Grout,… Read More

Nesta Reveals 20 Fintechs Competing to Win £5 Million in the “Open Up Challenge”

Nesta , a global innovation foundation, has announced the twenty Fintech firms that will participate in the Open Up Challenge. Nesta announced the competition this past February. The Open Up Challenge is a global search for organizations who would use new open banking Application Programming… Read More

On a Mission: FCA Updates Mission & Business Plan, Shares Challenges of Fintech

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released an update this week on both their mission and an accompanying business plan. The lead securities and market regulator, posted its broad strategic objectives, as determined by Parliament; To ensure that relevant markets function well – and three operational… Read More

OPC Live! Innovation Challenge for B2B Payments Includes £20,000 Prize

OPC Live! Innovation Challenge launched today during the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London. The worldwide competition is to encourage developers and Fintech firms to innovate and transform business to business payments – an industry that drives an estimated $290 billion in revenues but trails consumer… Read More

FinTech Australia Says Competition in Banking is Needed to Benefit Consumers & Business as Government Seeks to Reduce Barriers for Fintech Startups

It is a truism that increasing competition in the banking sector will benefit both consumers and businesses. Yet high hurdles remain in place for emerging Fintech companies to challenge established financial firms such as banks. FinTech Australia, the advocacy group promoting all things Fintech related,… Read More

Innovate Finance: Now Accepting Applications For FinTech Startup Competition Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the membership association for global fintech, announced the launch its first ever fintech startup competition. Pitch360. The organization revealed that the competition, which is open to both startups and institutions from around the world, aims to strengthen the global FinTech community by showcasing the… Read More

Crowdfunder Signs Partnership Agreement With AI Global Competition IBM Watson AI XPRIZE: Seeks to Provide Equity Fundraising Support

On Wednesday, Crowdfunder announced it signed a partnership agreement with IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, which is described as a $5 million artificial intelligence (AI) global competition that challenges teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s greatest… Read More

Final Report: FCA on Investment & Corporate Banking

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its final report on the investment and corporate banking sector.  The document was created to help foster competition in the this sector of finance.  The report reflects the interim publication that was released this past April. Christopher Woolard,… Read More

Here is the FCA Competition Report

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a Competition Report, alongside their annual report this year. Incorporated in HM Treasury’s 2015 Productivity Statement, the FCA was asked to produce a standalone annual competition report to show how well they are delivering on their competition objective…. Read More

Rob Love Shares Details About Crowdfunder UK’s Involvement With Virgin Media Business’ VOOM 2016 Competition (Listen)

Rob Love, chairman of Crowdfunder UK, sat down with Nick Ferrari from LBC Radio this week to discuss the reward-based crowdfunding platform’s involvement with Virgin Media Business’ Voom 2016 competition. The competition gives entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to pitch their ideas to Sir… Read More