Johannesburg – 7 December, 2014
The Matchi Fintech Innovation Challenge was launched with the intention to discover six prominent fintech firms from the around the world, and to introduce them as possible long-term development partners to the participating Member Banks at the Matchi Innovation Sponsor Summit in South Africa – as sponsored and hosted this year by Standard Bank.
The challenge received a total of 60 qualifying responses from firms located in 16 countries that span across Europe, USA, UK, Asia, Middle East, Australasia and Africa. The Top 20 responses were shortlisted and announced on 3 November, with each finalist winning free exhibition space at the Standard Bank Fintech Innovation Showcase (value $1,500).
Through a second and final adjudication process, each of the Top 20 responses was again scored on originality, applicability, capability and overall impression in order to finalise the winning response in each category.
Read the full announcement here