Get in the Ring, the ING FinTech Village and ING are looking for startups and scaleups that have solutions to accelerate tech in the financial service industry. ING FinTech Village is an initiative powered by ING Belgium in strong collaboration with ING Netherlands , ING Luxembourg, the ING Group and other key partners.

 

ING Group is a global financial institution that provides a full range of banking services, servicing over 85 million private, corporate and institutional customers in more than 40 countries across the world in Europe, the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Australia. ING Has a long-standing history of innovation, including the straightforward, customer-centric approach of ING Direct, among many others.

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THE CHALLENGE

The unique offer of FinTech Village is the opportunity to execute a PoC/PoV with a top tier bank through a sponsorship structure that appoints a dedicated senior manager at the bank who wants to explore the potential of a commercial collaboration with you. We are interested in the following solutions:

INSTANT BANK

Instant advice, instant everything. Looking for personal experiences driven by data analytics, IoT & AI (chatbots, robo-advisors, etc).

OPEN BANK

Going beyond the traditional bank. Help us challenge the borders of financial services today.

SECURE BANK

The future of safety. Looking for groundbreaking solutions in the Biometrics, Cybersecurity, Regtech & Risk Modelling sphere.

SME BANK

Rethinking the business bank. Looking for (non-)financial services for SMEs focusing on data insights, risk modelling & Business Financial Management

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

  • A dedicated lead sponsor from ING at senior level that will work closely with you on the design and execution of your Proof of Concept / Proof of Value.

  • A tailor-made programme focusing on the relevant learnings you need to move forward.

  • Personalized team of mentors and sponsors from ING and our external partners to support your progress and provide access to the expertise and networks we have available.

  • Access to top-level expertise & the networks from leading players such as SWIFT Innotribe, Deloitte, serial entrepreneurs, influencers, etc.

  • A dedicated office space, travel & accommodation budget for the international teams.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

  • Have a working prototype and further

  • Be willing to assign the necessary resources to be present in Benelux for the execution of the PoC/PoV and the masterclasses track

THE PROGRAMME

Real life testing & tuning

Depending upon the development stage of your solutions, we will team up to conduct: a Proof of Concept to make sure that your technology works in the complex and regulated environment of a top tier bank, and/or a Proof of Value to measure the business impact of your solutions and its value. This will provide you with more experience and enable you to tune your solution for even more relevance and impact…and ultimately to sign a contract with ING.

THE PROGRAMME

Masterclasses

To support the Proof of Concept, we run a track of masterclasses. This track exists out of key trainings obligatory to all and is complemented with ad hoc mentoring & support via a mentor pool. The goal is to better equip you with the skills, tools & networks needed to accelerate your growth, and continue to improve your solution and go-to-market.

TIMELINE

NOVEMBER 30TH

DEADLINE APPLICATIONS

DECEMBER 31ST

ANNOUNCEMENT SHORTLISTED STARTUPS

JANUARY 23TH

PITCH DAY

MARCH 11TH

KICK-OFF FINTECH VILLAGE AND TAILOR-MADE PROGRAM

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