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.


The ING FinTech Village is an open innovation acceleration program hosted in ING labs Brussels. The purpose is to execute proof of concepts (PoC’s) between external Fintechs and ING to increase the speed & go-to-markets of new tech solutions.

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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:

Personal Bank

Solutions that drive personal experiences through data analytics, AI & AR.

Efficient Bank

Solutions that deliver 10x gains in operational efficiency & effectiveness and optimize workflows across the bank.

Secure Bank

Solutions in the Biometrics, Cybersecurity, Regtech & Risk Modelling sphere.

Open Bank

Solutions that challenge the borders of financial services today using secure APIs or digital IDs.


  • Senior-level lead sponsor from ING helping with your Proof of Concept

  • Tailor-made programme on the relevant learnings to move forward.

  • Mentors and sponsors from ING to support your progress and access to their networks

  • A dedicated office space close to your ING sponsor during the program.


  • 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


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


    To support the Proof of Concept, we run a track of masterclasses. This track exists out of key trainings 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.




      The deadline for applications is at midnight on the 3rd of November (UTC+1)


      Announcement of selected startups for the pitch day will be on the 19th of December
      JANUARY 22ND


      The pitch day of selected startups will take place on the 22nd of January 2020 in Brussels. Shortly after you will be informed about the results and the preparation work for the PoCs will begin.
      MARCH 2ND


      On the 2nd of March, we will officially kick-off the program and announce the participation startups externally.
      JUNE 16TH

      DEMO DAY

      On the 16th of June 2020, the startups will present their achievements at the Demo Day.
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