In the various masterclasses offered by ING Belgium and its partners, the start-ups will be challenged to sharpen the focus of their business model and their entrepreneurship. In addition, ING FinTech Village's coaching programme supports the young businesses selected in growing their companies and preparing their Proof of Concept (POC). To this end, the start-ups will work closely with one or more mentors.
ING Belgium continues to invest in innovation. Increasing numbers of start-ups are working in the area of FinTech and trying to meet the needs of the financial sector. We therefore continue to support them: not only by giving them the opportunity to grow and elaborate their plans, as is the case with the ING FinTech Village. Innovative start-ups from various domains are also given support by Innovation Bankers. The bank will continue to accompany them beyond the initial phases, by allowing them to use its ecosystem and by putting them in touch with other players who may occupy an important role. For ING Belgium, this is an expression of our strong commitment to innovation and our clients to keep a step ahead in business and in life.
Philippe Bergez, Head of FinTech Village: "This second edition of ING FinTech Village confirms once again that innovation is at the forefront of ING Belgium's strategy, and underlines our engagement on behalf of our clients. It is an exceptionally exciting challenge to be able to produce, together with these young entrepreneurs, a proof of the value of their product for our clients within a period of four months."
The selected start-ups and the FinTech Village partners
The ten start-ups selected are:
The partners of ING FinTech Village - core partners Deloitte, SWIFT and partners Innotribe, Smartfin Capital, B-hive, Startups.be and The Bridge - have renewed their commitment to ING FinTech Village with great enthusiasm.
The ten new FinTech start-ups will once again be accommodated in FinTech Village, based at B-hive near Brussels (Diegem).