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Our challenges for 2016

This year, we focused our attention on the following 4 challenges. More information for next year’s edition will follow later this year.

Innovative online or mobile solutions

Simple, easy and secure banking

Personalised customer relationship management and customer empowerment

Efficient processes

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Innovative online or mobile solutions

New service models, new online and mobile technologies, new product concepts… and with them: new opportunities! We are constantly looking for new ways to meet the needs of our customers both today and tomorrow.

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Simple, easy and secure banking

We love to make our customers’ lives easier. And we love to support startups that can help us achieve that goal! Specifically, we are looking for solutions that help create seamless customer experiences (video chats, call, etc.) while improving our smart security and authentication flows. Solutions which can be easily integrated within the customer journey as well as our back-end systems and processes.

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Personalised customer relationship management and customer empowerment

Does your technology enable personalised solutions to empower our customers? We are very interested to see solutions for anything from automated advisory systems to predictive models, compelling interfaces and intelligent dashboards that generate targeted recommendations for customers.

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Efficient processes

We are always looking for ways to further improve our internal operations. So if you think your solutions can help streamline our customer onboarding process (from know your customer to corporate mandate management), compliance processes (e.g., sanction screening) and/or user identity management, this challenge is for you!

Meet the FinTech Village 2016 inhabitants:

Addocted/POM – Belgium

POM works as a personal assistant on your mobile device for all administrative matters. This application makes it possible to receive or scan, pay and archive your paperwork digitally, when & where you feel like it.

Anglr – Belgium

Anglr helps companies increase the productivity of their knowledge workers through automated text processing, search and analysis. Our trademarked technology assists companies in dealing with the digital information overload of their knowledge workers and helps them discovering new business angles out of their unstructured data. Our trademarked technology provides for near real-time and intelligent processing of large amounts of unstructured data.
For more information please visit our demo-site www.newsanglr.com

Contract.fit – Belgium

Contract.fit helps save time and money for what truly matters. We automate finance and admin tasks based on powerful artificial intelligence and an unparalleled digital customer experience. Our first service consists of matchmaking between energy users and providers in record time. Upload your end-of-year invoice for electricity and/or gas on http://contract.fit and be amazed.

Delio - UK

Delio helps financial institutions democratise private investments for their high net worth clients. Delio's technology helps institutions adapt their proposition to meet the needs of today's wealth creators and differentiate their offering in an increasingly commoditised investment management market.

HopOn – Israel

HopOn is a mobile ticketing platform for mass-transportation networks, which uses innovative wireless ticketing that allows seamless and hassle-free payments. Or to keep it simple, with HopOn, mass transit payments where never easier, just take your smartphone with you, and your payments are assured.

IsItYou – Israel

Passwords suck, your face is beautiful. Our face recognition authenticates users easily and efficiently, increasing security and convenience for services users. Simply put, your face is your password and all you need to do is take a selfie. Designed with the strongest security levels in mind, IsItYou brings an innovative solution to the complex authentication challenges of banks, payment systems, and other financial institutions. IsItYou offers the world’s first and only effective anti-spoofing system, making it resilient to fraud attempts using pictures, videos, and even 3D masks.

PayKey - Israel

PayKey – is the world’s first payment keyboard. PayKey’s technology puts banks where their customers are, on all social networks including Facebook’s Messenger, WhatsApp, Twitter etc. With PayKey, customers enjoy the security of the trusted banks within their favourite applications, making everyday banking easier and more efficient than ever before.

What we can offer

Boost your startup and accelerate your Proof of Concept

Vision

Profit from the expertise of a dedicated lead sponsor assigned to each startup. For this we will select a senior leader of the bank that has a keen interest in the solution of your startup and is both enthusiastic as well as available to help guide you towards a successful PoC. The sponsor’s role is crucial. So bear in mind that if we cannot find a suitable candidate, we will not select your startup, even if it is a great one.

Support

Infrastructure

Global network

Community

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Support

Fill any gaps in your expertise with a dedicated group of mentors comprising world-class experts from ING and its partners. Our mentors will provide tailored support in any domain you require from payments to compliance, IT security and more. You will also benefit from interactions with serial fintech entrepreneurs who have gone through the full cycle up to and including IPO/exit.

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Infrastructure

Get access to any infrastructure components you may require, courtesy of FinTech Village partners including API, hosting solutions, user identity management, and many more.

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Global network

Prime your sales by leveraging the global networks of Deloitte, SWIFT/Innotribe and IBM, as well as the full network of the ING Group.

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Community

Take advantage of the Eggsplore fintech ecosystem with many concurrent workshops and events. The collocation is also just 20 min from European Union institutions, SWIFT, Euroclear, etc, and just 2 hours from London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

Who are our mentors

Each startup will be assigned a personalised mentor team. Catch a glimpse of the high-calibre experts we have in store for you!

  • David Dab
    Fabian Vandereydt
    Olivier de Groote
    Guido Vandervorst
    Wim de Waele
    Gregoire de Streel
    Jurgen Engels
    Michel Splint
  • Harold Mechelynch
    Jean Zurstrassen
    Vincent Fosty
    Jo Vouteur
    Chris Verdonck
    Bart Leurs
    Clément Daniel
    Els Verhoyen
  • Erik Van Den Eynden
    Inge Ampe
    Lieven Haesaert
    Lodewijk Bonebakker
    Philip Gusbin
    Rocky Woestenborghs
    Rudy Wouters
    Sebastien D'Hondt
  • Sonja Noben
    Filip Rombouts
    David Rasson
    Steven Demeyer
    Frank Poncelet
    Kevin Johnson
    Peter Vanderauwera
    Bart Becks
  • David Dab
    Fabian Vandereydt
    Olivier de Groote
    Guido Vandervorst
  • Wim de Waele
    Gregoire de Streel
    Jurgen Engels
    Michel Splint
  • Harold Mechelynch
    Jean Zurstrassen
    Vincent Fosty
    Jo Vouteur
  • Chris Verdonck
    Bart Leurs
    Clément Daniel
    Els Verhoyen
  • Erik Van Den Eynden
    Inge Ampe
    Lieven Haesaert
    Lodewijk Bonebakker
  • Philip Gusbin
    Rocky Woestenborghs
    Rudy Wouters
    Sebastien D'Hondt
  • Sonja Noben
    Filip Rombouts
    David Rasson
    Steven Demeyer
  • Frank Poncelet
    Kevin Johnson
    Peter Vanderauwera
    Bart Becks

What is the programme

A 4-month programme followed by a proof of concept upon successful graduation

October 2015 to January 2015

Application

14 Oct 2015 to 6 Dec 2015

Duration

7 weeks


Main outcome

Applications entered in F6S


What you can expect

Details on challenges and programme on this website

Selection

7 Dec 2015 to 31 Jan 2016

Duration

8 weeks


Main outcome

Selection of 7 to 10 startups


What you can expect

Pitch for finalists on 18 Jan 2016

March 2016 to June 2016

Shape/design

Duration

About 1 month


Main outcome

Validated problem and tested hypotheses on solution, markets, business model, etc.


What you can expect

Solid mentorship including a lead mentor from ING or a partner, and regular events such as weekly master classes and bi-weekly demo days.

Iterative build, test, launch

Duration

About 3 months


Main outcome

Clear product roadmap incl. MVP and feature prioritisation. Agile market test of MVP and design of PoC opportunity.


What you can expect

Agile development mentoring and access to relevant ING infrastructure, people and datasets. Feedback collection, roadmap adjustments and next steps assessment.

June 2016

Demo days

Duration

2 days end of june


Main outcome

Private and public demo day events and potential PoC contract.


What you can expect

PoC opportunity for some startups, strong PR during demo days, discussion with financial investors

PoC

Main outcome

Upon successful graduation, launch of PoC


What you can expect

Broad-ranging opportunities on a case-by-case basis.

The ING FinTech Village is an initiative powered by ING Belgium in collaboration with the ING Group and other key partners.

ING Belgium SA/NV provides a comprehensive range of financial products and services for its customers via an equally diverse range of distribution channels. ING Belgium SA/NV employs approximately 9,000 FTE and is a full subsidiary of ING Bank NV, servicing 32 million private, corporate and institutional customer in more than 40 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

ING has a long-standing history of innovation, including the straightforward, customer-centric approach of ING Direct, among many others.

Innovation Studio is ING FinTech Village’s sister accelerator located in Amsterdam and coordinated by the ING Group.

Core Partners

Deloitte
Inno Tribe

Partners

Any questions

Pertinent answers to your frequently asked questions

General overview

What kinds of startups is FinTech Village targeting?
We are looking for technology-driven startups that offer solutions relevant for financial institutions and/or which can help us provide superior financial services to our customers. Target startups are close to the proof of concept stage, with the intention that they can conduct a proof of concept with ING and/or FinTech Village Partners upon successful graduation from the programme. Our particular fields of interest are divided into specific challenges. At the same time, we always love to be surprised. So if you have a truly outstanding project, even if it does not immediately correspond to our current challenges, do not hesitate to apply!
How many companies will be selected?
For this first edition, we will host between 7 and 10 startups. The exact number is less important than qualitative considerations. Our aim is to select great teams with great ideas for whom our programme can make a substantial difference.
Based on which criteria?
We love great founders with ideas that can make a real difference in solving important challenges. The most important criterion for us is your team. To increase your chances of being selected, our best advice is that you build a team with the right mix of experience, skills and mind-set. We also suggest that you make as much progress as possible towards a workable PoC. Finally, we like doers and adaptive learners. Show us what you have actually done, including where you have learned the hard way.

Partners

Application Process

Funding

programme

Logistics and admin

Legal

Partners

Other ING initiatives

Contact us

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De Kleetlaan 5A, 4th floor

1831 Diegem