Together with ABN AMRO and HighTechXL, we are looking for innovative startups with solutions to disrupt corporate banking. This is your opportunity to start a pilot project with one of the largest banks in The Netherlands and scale up your business! Do you have the solution? Your startup is what we are looking for!


As a joint ABN AMRO and HighTechXL initiative, Econic is an open innovation ecosystem that accelerates innovative ideas coming from inside and outside the bank, disrupting the traditional world of corporate banking. It is here that the best of the startup and banking worlds meet to create exciting new possibilities.

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We are looking for startups and/or scale-ups to innovate corporate banking solutions using technology in the areas of  artificial intelligence, virtual assistance/virtual reality, cybersecurity and blockchain and are in-line with the four pillars of ABN AMRO’s corporate sustainability strategy: circular economy, climate change, human rights & social entrepreneurship.

Do you believe that you have the solution to disrupt the corporate banking environment? Don’t miss out on the chance to make your impact in corporate banking innovation! Be the gamechanger. Take the challenge and sign up now!


  • A pilot project with ABN AMRO to demonstrate your innovation

  • Exclusive coaching from HighTechXL & ABN AMRO’s experts

  • Access to ABN AMRO’s network

  • Incubation space at the ECONIC Hub during pilot and initial scaleup phase

  • 100 days of full-support from the innovation team to scale-up your innovation

  • Exclusive opportunity to dine with top management of ABN AMRO Bank, get their support & scale up your innovation.


You should

  • be beyond initial startup phase;

  • have paying customers;

  • be able to launch and demonstrate your value proposition within ABN AMRO and/or its customers within 100 days;

  • be able to pitch fluently in English;

  • be able to attend the event on the 4th and 5th of April 2017 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

  • if selected, able to be available on-site to work together with ABN AMRO stakeholders to launch your pilot within the organization.




The deadline for this Challenge is March 20th, 2017 06:00 Central European time.


A select number of companies will be selected and invited to the final event in the Netherlands from April 4th to April 5th.


On April 4th to April 5th, pitching, coaching and co-creation will be central. During the event, 15 companies will be selected to set up a pilot project to demonstrate their innovation. Selected companies and winners of additional awards to fast-track your innovation will be announced on April 5th 2017.
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