Finextra and the Euro Banking Association are inviting startups from across Europe to apply for one of 16 spaces available to meet and network with banking executives attending EBAday 2018, Europe's leading payments and transaction banking event.
Now in its fourteenth year, EBAday
, a conference built by bankers for bankers, is expected to attract 1500 banking professionals and 70 exhibitors to the Stockholm, Sweden conference on 18-19 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.
Successful applicants to the Fintech Zone will be early or growth stage and have a working product or a proof of concept within cyber-security; regulation and compliance (Regtech); correspondent banking; crypto-technology in transaction banking; global real time payments; AI and robotics; liquidity management, cash pooling and virtual accounts; Open Banking and APIs.
Startups who make the cut will have the opportunity to enter the FintechLaunchPad competition, pitching to delegates and a select judging panel of experts in the exhibition open theatre pitch area. The best pitch will win a package of educational, networking, promotional and marketing programmes from Finextra and the Euro Banking Association.
Participants will receive at no cost:
- A pre-built and branded pod on 1 day of the event (so no stand spend is required)
- Two full access event passes for the duration of the event
- Delegate list and app access
Travel and accommodation is not included
Closing date for applications
is 5pm on 9/4/19.