ING FinTech Village is opening the application period for participating in the FinTech accelerator program. Located in Diegem, in a unique fintech environment, a solid team of mentors and coaches will be offering their expertise to a select group of startups in the financial technology domain. ING Belgium realizes this in close collaboration with Deloitte and SWIFTInnotribe, as core partners, as well with Belcube, Smartfin, Eggsplore, Startups.be and IBM.
THE TIMEFRAME TO GET STARTED
ING FinTech Village allows startups to go through a mentoring program in an environment aimed to accelerate the preparation of a proof of concept , allowing them to test their FinTech solution in a real-life bank setting. The goal is to foster the development of existing startups and accelerate the pace of innovation, in order to come up with solutions which bring further benefit to customers. For ING Belgium, it is a next step in its strong commitment to innovation, and for her clients to stay one step ahead in life and business.
The startups are invited to apply to our program as from October 14th. The selection period will be closed on January 31th, 2016, when soon after the selected startups will be announced. The first accelerator program will take place from March until June 2016. During this period each startup will benefit from a tailor-made mentoring programme to develop/refine their concept and prepare a proof of concept.
Rik Vandenberghe, CEO ING Belgium: “With Fintech Village, ING Belgium continues to strengthen its position in the Fintech space with the ultimate objective of bringing ever more benefits to its customers”