ING’s FinTech Village Is Looking For Disruptive Startups & Scale-ups

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FinTech Village powered by ING is a four-months long acceleration program allowing startups and scale-ups to put their technologies to the test in a real banking environment. Apply now to build the future of financial services!

ING, a global institution serving 85 million customers in 40 countries, has been working in the last years to increase the speed of innovation by enhancing the development of new business models with the collaboration of startups and scale-ups. FinTech Village, a program created 3 years ago, has the ambition to build the future of financial services by bringing solutions to market, together with startups and scale-ups.

2 Track Acceleration Program: Testing & Masterclasses

Within the 16 weeks-long program selected startups and scale-ups will team up with senior manager (“sponsors”) to conduct:

  • a Proof of Concept to ensure their technology works in the environment of ING and/or
  • a Proof of Value to measure the business impact of their solutions and its value with the eventual goal to tune their solution and sign a contract with ING.

To support the Proof of Concept/Proof of Value, FinTech Village runs a track of masterclasses consisting of key trainings as well as ad hoc mentoring and support. The accelerator’s mentor pool is made up of seasoned bankers, serial entrepreneurs, VCs, as well as experts from partner companies such as Deloitte and SWIFT Innotribe. The goal is to better equip startups and scale-ups with the skills, tools & networks needed to accelerate growth, and continue to improve their solution and go-to-market while exploring a real collaboration with ING.

“A good idea is one thing, but a breakthrough at the market is much more difficult which is why we have FinTech Village’s open architecture to drive innovation at ING,” explains Erik van den Eynden, CEO at ING Belgium.

A Community Of Committed Global Innovators Driven By Innovation

Startups close to the PoC stage and scale-ups already in the commercial phase, with a growth mindset and 100% commitment are invited to FinTech Village’s fourth edition. ING is looking for solutions in four areas:

  • Instant Bank: Personal experiences driven by data analytics, the IoT, and AI (chatbots, robo-advisors, etc.)
  • Secure Bank: Groundbreaking solutions in Biometrics, Cybersecurity, RegTech & Risk Modelling
  • Open Bank: Going beyond the traditional; solutions that support ING in challenging the borders of financial services today
  • SME Bank: (Non-)financial services for SMEs with a focus on data insights, risk modelling, and business financial management

By joining FinTech Village, startups and scale-ups become part of a global community of innovators and entrepreneurs who are all working to change the world by disrupting the future of financial services – and therefore open up great opportunities for partnerships to scale on an international level, while working with a top-tier bank.

What’s In It For You

  • A dedicated lead sponsor from ING at senior level that will work closely with you on the design and execution of your PoC/PoV.
  • A tailor-made program focusing on the relevant learnings you need to move forward.
  • A personalized team of mentors and sponsors from ING and its external partners to support your progress and provide access to the expertise and networks ING has available.
  • Access to top-level expertise & the networks from leading players such as SWIFT Innotribe, Deloitte, serial entrepreneurs, influencers, etc.
  • A dedicated office space, travel & accommodation budget for international teams.

Do you have what it takes to join ING on this quest? Then apply today!



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