After the successful 2016 edition, the ING FinTech Village opens its doors today for the second time. It promises once again to be an exciting challenge for a mix of 10 FinTech startups. The selection was made based on criteria such as a solid concept and a dynamic team. For four months, these startups will work, together with their sponsor, on developing a “Proof of Concept”. The results will be demonstrated on 29 June at the Demo Day.
In the various masterclasses offered by ING and its partners, the start-ups will be challenged to sharpen the focus of their business model. In addition, ING FinTech Village’s coaching programme supports the young businesses selected in growing their companies and preparing their “Proof of Concept” (POC), in close collaboration with one or more mentors.
More and more start-ups are working in FinTech and trying to meet the needs of the financial sector. ING continues to support them: not only by giving them the opportunity to grow and elaborate their plans. Innovative startups from various domains are also given support by Innovation Bankers. ING 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.
The selected startups are:
- Beyond Verbal (Israel)
- Elimity (Belgium)
- Infinity Mobile (Belgium)
- Inpher (Switzerland)
- Maestrano (UK)
- Minalea (France)
- Neuroprofiler (France)
- Nummullarii (Israel)
- Silverfin (Belgium)
- XM (Israel)
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 startups will once again be accommodated in FinTech Village, based in Diegem near Brussels.
ING Luxembourg involved in this second edition
The Luxembourg and Dutch entities of ING also participate in this second edition, notably thanks to the participation of employees who play the role of mentors.
Moreover, the FinTech startup Neuroprofiler – well known in Luxembourg for participating in the last edition of the « KPMG FinTech Lion Awards » in June 2016 – is one of the 10 startups and will collaborate with the ING teams in order to develop a “Proof of Concept”.