The world’s biggest challenge for FinTech startups – BBVA Open Talent 2017 – goes on to the next stage after unveiling its winners for AI and Identity competitions. BBVA invites international entrepreneurs to apply for two challenges – BBVA Open Talent FinTech for Companies (F4C) and BBVA Open Talent Global Trends.
Apply Now for BBVA Open Talent F4C and BBVA Open Talent Global Trends – Applications Close July 17
With BBVA Open Talent FinTech for Companies (F4C), BBVA is looking for startups focused on providing financial solutions for BBVA’s Corporate and SME customers. The 10 finalists will present their project to the general audience and to the panel of BBVA executives. BBVA’s jury will select the winner. The final event will be hosted in London, where finalists will have the opportunity to meet top BBVA executives as well as other experts from BBVA and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“If your startup creates products or services ready to be integrated into our financial processes improving the Company Clients experience and providing the most complete solutions, this is your competition and you could be the BBVA Open Talent FinTech for Companies winner!”
BBVA Open Talent Global is the culmination event that will be celebrated to honor the winners of the biggest FinTech challenge globally:
- The BBVA Global Summit will be celebrated next October in Madrid
- The winners of all the competitions will participate in the BBVA Global Summit (BBVA Open Talent Identity, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech for Companies, Regional and Global Trends)
- The BBVA Global Summit winner will receive an additional €50,000 in prize money
With BBVA Open Talent Global Trends, BBVA is looking for the best FinTech and FinTech-related startups to create opportunities and bring amazing products into the hands of customers.
“If your startup is FinTech or FinTech-related, BBVA Open Talent is your competition. We have a passion for discovering and encouraging talent, and in this edition, we want to create opportunities and collaborate with the best of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
The finals for BBVA Open Talent Global Trends will be held on September 25-26 at the Next Money in Chicago, which BBVA will take as an opportunity to show the world all the Global FinTech Trends.
BBVA Open Talent Global Trends
BBVA Open Talent FinTech for Companies (F4C)
Requirements for BBVA Open Talent 2017 Participants
With the Open Talent competition, BBVA is looking for the kind of innovative thinking that will help shape, change and grow the digital banking sector in the future, so that banks like BBVA continue to deliver excellent service and products to customers and clients.
- Projects must be operative or at least in beta version
- Startups no older than January 1, 2013
- Earned less than €1,5 million in revenue
- Raised less than €2.5 million in funding
For 2017, BBVA Open Talent has grown to offer more FinTech startups around the world the chance to compete and win. The competitions are focused on seven key areas: Identity, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech for Companies, Global Trends, Women in FinTech, Financial Inclusion, and a regional competition for finalists from Spain, Latin America, and Turkey. The winners from each of these main areas are invited to the Open Talent Global Summit and Immersion Week, which will be held in October at the BBVA Group headquarters in Madrid. In addition to the time spent networking and collaborating with BBVA executives, one finalist will win 50,000 euros.