After 13 weeks of intensive work, the ten startups selected to participate to Techstars Paris are finally pitching in front of more than 450 people, including 150 investors, the six corporate partners of the program (Air Liquide, FDJ, Groupama, Renault Group, RCI Bank and Services, Total and Accor Hotels), the tech community and journalists. The Demo Day is taking place in Paris, at Station F, the world’s biggest incubator.
For this edition, hundreds of startups from 64 countries applied to Techstars Paris, and only ten startups were selected. The startups are coming from California, Portugal, Armenia, Kenya, India, Luxembourg and France. During the first phase of the program, the startups took part in more than 200 meetings, workshops and mentoring sessions. These sessions enabled the startups to select their lead mentors and to work more closely with them during these past months. During the second phase, the startups participated to 12 workshops and worked with Techstars team to define their strategy, their financial model, develop their product and prepare their pitch for the Demo Day.
As part of its participation in the Techstars Paris accelerator program, SnapSwap was pleased to pitch in front of the subsidiaries specialists of the international insurance group Groupama. During the Groupama International Digital Forum, three startups from the program had the opportunity to present their solution in front of more than 30 collaborators from Groupama group. The group’s members came from 13 different countries from Europe, North Africa, and Asia. The entire day focused on networking, meetings and exchanges regarding the development of the startups.
Groupama is one of the five TechStars Paris corporate partners that accompany startups as “lead mentor” along the 13-week program. Groupama Group is one of the leading insurance company worldwide, with more than 32 600 collaborators, 13 millions of members and clients. The company is the first agricultural insurer in France, but also the first insurer for local communities and personal health.
SnapSwap attends Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) on November 15th, one of the biggest conferences gathering Insurtech leaders and insurances. DIA is the first of its kind in the insurance industry, and coined the ‘must see’ event in insurtech and digital insurance innovation.
This year, the event will welcome an audience of more than 850 decision makers from 40 countries. This conference is the chance to meet the major insurtech investors from across the globe, all in one place. A large number of top level insurance C-level and C1-level executives as well as analysts and press members are expected to attend the Munich event. The event offers networking opportunities with solution providers and insurance companies from around the globe. 50 tech companies and startups will showcase their disruptive solutions. Additionally, several key notes by insurance thought leaders will address the challenges of implementing new technologies, of digital transformation and of cooperating with insurtechs.
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Last week, SnapSwap took part to Open BBVA Summit as the winner of the Open BBVA Talent Identity, and presented its customer onboarding solution to BBVA executives and experts. This event brings together startups, entrepreneurs and experts in innovation, to promote innovation and collaboration between the banking sector and FinTech companies. The Open Summit hosted the grand Finale of Open BBVA Talent, a worldwide competition organized by the Spanish-based bank that combines five contests in one. This competition seeks for innovative companies that would help BBVA achieve the goal of transforming the world of banking. For the 9th edition, it has attracted more than 980 applications from 73 countries.
On the second stage of its journey with BBVA, SnapSwap participates in an immersion week at the bank’s headquarters in Madrid. For seven days, the entrepreneurs will discuss their projects with BBVA experts from IT, compliance, new digital businesses and the group representing different countries divisions and participate in a series of fintech events designed especially for them. The selected startups will work with BBVA senior executives to find business opportunities and synergies to deploy their technologies and capabilities into the organization and reach new target markets. Indeed, BBVA is present in more than 30 countries and has a broad portfolio of more than 71 millions customers in the world. This immersion week also gives SnapSwap the opportunity to connect with key players in the banking sector and reach potential partners to develop new added-value services that will better serve customers worldwide.
As the winner of the “Identity” category, SnapSwap participates as a finalist in the grand final of BBVA Open Talent 2017 on October 19. SnapSwap competes against the winners of each category of the program - Artificial Intelligence, FinTech for Companies, Regional and Global Trends - at BBVA Open Summit held in Madrid from October 18 to 20.
The startups compete for the title of FinTech of the year and winner of BBVA Open Talent 2017. The finals will be held during a three-day conference, which is the first edition of BBVA’s Open Innovation event connecting BBVA experts, investors, and startups to promote innovation in collaboration. The conference focuses on subjects related to innovation, user/customer experience, data, and design.
The winning startups are also invited to take part in a week of immersion with senior executives of the bank at BBVA Group headquarters in Madrid. In addition to time spent networking and collaborating with BBVA executives, one finalist will win 50,000 euros.
SnapSwap showcases its customer Digital Onboarding solution at Insurtech Rising, one of the biggest Europe’s event focused on InsurTech, held in London from 16 to 18 October.
The InsurTech conference focuses on the latest and future trends shaping the insurance industry, from blockchain to artificial intelligence innovations and business solutions. This event attracts more than 700 attendees, including insurance’s digital leaders, more than 300 C-level insurance executives, and more than 100 investors from across Europe and beyond.
This year, 70 Insurtech are presenting their solution at the event. SnapSwap makes a live demonstration of its fully automated customer onboarding / KYC solution in front of insurers and investors. Join us on the demo day, October 17th at 3.pm at the Business Design Center, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH. SnapSwap booth will also be open during October 17th, so do not hesitate to come to meet us!
SnapSwap is flying to Japan as it was selected to participate in the Pitch Run competition, as part of Japan’s Fintech Summit Week. The pitch competition is divided into four sessions and categories : Settlement & Remittance, Asset management & Fund raising, Insurance & Other businesses, Virtual currency & Blockchain. Snapswap will compete in the last category to present its client onboarding solution, Digital Onboarding.
The Fintech Summit Week is hosted by the Nikkei, Japan’s Financial Services Agency and Fintech Association of Japan and aims to encourage technological innovation. The event will feature a wide variety of programs related to FinTech. The discussion will include financial workers from various nations, representatives of large banks and institutions, founders of start-up companies, and industry experts. The event will take place at Marunouchi Building in Tokyo from September 19 to 22.
On August 31, SnapSwap presented Digital Onboarding at the #PitchDay in Mexico. The pitching session was organized by BBVA Bancomer and 23 selected startups from 8 different countries presented their solution during this pitching session. SnapSwap is one of the startups selected by the jury composed of the members of the Management Committee of BBVA Bancomer, led by its vice-president and General Director, Eduardo Osuna. SnapSwap will set up a pilot project with Mexico’s leading bank in the coming months.
SnapSwap takes part in TechStars program in Paris, starting on September 11. TechStars is a US-based venture capital firm and one of the best accelerator programs in the world with an impressive track record of more than 1000 accelerated companies that have raised over $4.8 billion in investments. SnapSwap is the first ever startup from Luxembourg selected among 755 applicants from 64 countries to participate in this 13-week program.
By joining this program, SnapSwap has access to TechStars ecosystem including corporate partners, founders, investors, and will receive hands-on guidance and support through mentoring and coaching sessions. The program is supported by a consortium of French corporate partners (Air Liquide, FDJ, Groupama, Renault Group, RCI bank services and Total) that are looking for new opportunities, partnerships and into the future of their own organizations.
This year, Techstars Paris has selected 10 startups as finalists and will focus on the categories of Artificial Intelligence, Data & Machine learning, Bots and Chatbots, B2C & B2B Apps and services, SaaS, Blockchain and Cybersecurity, IoT and Connected Hardware, Energy, Smart city and Transportation. Each startup will present its solution in front of VCs on the Demo Day planned on December 6.
SnapSwap is pitching its Digital Onboarding solution at “Walk-the-Plank” for Pirate Summit in Cologne on 6 September. Snapswap is one of the 80 startups selected to this pitch competition, and the only one from Luxembourg. This event is a great opportunity for the company to get more visibility and to meet potential investors and clients. The pitch prize is a fully-paid-trip to the startup capitals of the world: London and San Francisco, with pre-scheduled VC-meetings. For the Bay Area following investors are already announced: Accel Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), General Catalyst, Happiness Ventures and Mighty Capital.
The annual Pirate Summit conference is Europe’s largest conference for startups in the digital industry, investors and corporate executives. This year, the conference will welcome more than 1,200 visitors from more than 30 countries in Cologne on 6-7 September to interact with entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups and successful companies.