Finextra and the Euro Banking Association are inviting some of Europe's most promising early-stage startups to present their ideas to banking delegates attending EBAday 2018, Europe's leading payments and transaction banking event.
Now in its thirteenth year, EBAday
, a conference built by bankers for bankers, is expected to attract 1500 banking professionals and 70 exhibitors to the Munich, Germany conference on 12-13 June.
With interest in digital banking and fintech at an all-time high, this year's show will again feature a dedicated 'Fintech Zone', where top startups from across Europe will be able to network with and demonstrate their products to payment heads from across the European banking industry.
For many banks embarking on a digital transformation strategy, collaboration with the startup community is seen as an essential element in the creation of new banking products and services and in driving the internal innovation agenda.
To meet this need, Finextra and the EBA are inviting 16 fintech start-ups with a working product - at least at Proof of Concept stage - to apply for participation in the Fintech Zone at this year’s event. Preference will go to those firms with the vision, creativity and ideas that most closely match the key themes under debate at the congress: cyber-security; regulation and compliance; crypto-currencies in transaction banking; global real time payments; AI and robotics; liquidity management, cash pooling and virtual accounts; Open Banking and APIs.
The application process for submissions is now open