Last week, the Sino-US Financial-Technology Venture Contest was held in Silicon Valley by 9F, together with Matrix Partners and IDG. The winning competitor Snapcard will take part in the finals of contest in Beijing. According to data from iResearch, internet finance remains the industry with the most active capital in China in 2016.
This year, Powerhouse Circle is one of Intersolar’s most sought after events and sponsorship for the event is already fully booked by MOFO, Sunpower, PwC, Wilson Sonsini, Shell Tech Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, and Brightpath Capital. Powerhouse Pavilion is the premier software and fintech showcase for early stage startups.
The 9F 2016 “Fire Eyes” Sino-US FinTech Venture Contest will select start-ups with the greatest innovation value among outstanding entrepreneurs in both China and the US. By offering more funds, more effective channels, more comprehensive information, and more open ideas, 9F will provide them with the ability to grow even faster.
Event co-organizer Singapore FinTech Consortium aims to further the development, interaction and acceleration of the FinTech ecosystem in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Through its FinTech incubation platform, the Consortium offers corporate incubation, research lab and venture acceleration as well as provides access to analytical tools and FinTech related resources.
The first phase of the 2016 International Hackathon took place simultaneously in eight cities – San Francisco, Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Istanbul, Rome and Warsaw – where designers, developers, and startup teams were invited to work over a 48-hour period on the overarching theme of “making customer journeys more effortless for the client.”