Submissions built off trends in regtech, artificial intelligence, blockchain and Cybersecurity have headlined the 2017 SuperCharger 2.0 Fintech Accelerator Program at Hong Kong Fintech Week.
Eight start-ups built off trends in wealth management, blockchain, Cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI) and regtech are now set for participation in Standard Chartered’s 12-week Hong Kong fintech accelerator program, after being selected from more than 200 applicants.
Applications were up 24 per cent for 20176, with start-ups in more than 30 countries coming forward to apply for the second instalment of the accelerator, which launched its inaugural SuperCharger incubator earlier this year.
“From the SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator 2.0 cohort, we hope to provide the launch pad for more interesting collaborations that can help us make banking simpler and improve the client experience,” said Standard Chartered global head of data, architecture and innovation, Shameek Kundu.
“[We are] encouraging the development of the fintech ecosystem in Asia by investing in fintechs as well as cultivating and collaborating with several exciting start-ups to help them grow.”
The right finalists for the SuperCharger 2.0 are:
|Clare.ai||Artificial Intelligence||United Kingdom / Hong Kong|
|KYC Chain||Regtech||Hong Kong|
|Xnotes Alliance||Blockchain||Hong Kong|
The founder of each finalist will participate in a 12-week program structured around bespoke content, as well as recieving mentor guidance and exposure to funding and collaboration opportunities.