Temenos (SIX: TEMN) today announces that applications are open for its 2018 Innovation Jam series, its competition to find the world’s best fintech start-up.
For the third consecutive year, Temenos is running its Innovation Jam competition. The competition sees start-ups compete at regional heats, called Jams, where they pitch their company in front of 100s of senior bankers. The winner from each Jam then travels to the final, held at the Temenos Community Forum – which this year will be in Dublin on 22-24 May – to compete to become the global Innovation Jam winner, which last year was won by Blue Code, a token-based payment scheme from Switzerland.
This year, the Jams will be held in seven cities around the world, up from five in 2017. The Jams are taking place as follows:
• Dublin, 6 March
• Miami, 15 March
• Hong Kong, 22 March
• Amsterdam, 29 March
• London, 12 April
• Abu Dhabi, 15 April
• Geneva, 17 April
Commenting on the 2018 Jams, Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer at Temenos, said: “Our goal with the MarketPlace is to helps banks to accelerate innovation by finding the most innovative solutions and pre-integrating them to plug and play with their Temenos Suites. The Innovation Jam competition plays a very important role in helping us to uncover the best fintech solutions and over 20 of the current MarketPlace providers have joined through this route. This year, we have increased the number of Jams and I would encourage as many fintech firms as possible to apply, to have the chance to showcase their solutions directly to leading banks from all over the world.”
Chris Pirkner, CEO of Blue Code, last year’s global winner, added, “The Innovation Jam was transformational for Blue Code. It catapulted us into the limelight and, on the back of it, we have closed more business, including with tier 1 banking institutions, and raised a new round of capital to be able to fund this much faster growth. Now on the MarketPlace, we are working extremely collaboratively with Temenos to realise our global ambitions.”
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