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Applications for Money 20/20 Asia Startup Pitch to close on Jan 29

Startups that are looking to showcase their products and network with senior decision-makers in the world of fintech and payments can still apply to the Money 20/20 Asia Startup Pitch initiative until January 29.

Money20/20 Asia is hunting for startups who are shaking up the status quo, pioneering new technologies, building profitable and sustainable companies, and spring boarding low-income and rural communities into the digital economy.

To be eligible, startups must be founded less than three years ago and have raised less than USD 3 million.

Applications will be closed on January 29, 2020, and the 15 shortlisted candidates will be announced on February 12, 2020, followed by pitching for three top slots rated by a line-up of VC judges.

The winner will be chosen at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on the third and final day of the event, namely March 26, 2020. The winner will get a cash prize of SGD 30,000 (USD 22,220), one free ticket to the upcoming Money20/20 Europe show this year, in addition to mentoring with a VC and media interviews.

Key dates:

  • Applications close: 29 January 2020
  • Shortlist announcement: 12 February 2020
  • On-site workshop with investor/business leaders: 24 March 2020
  • First-round pitch: 25 March 2020
  • Final-round main stage pitch: 26 March 2020

“The Startup Pitch programme is a fantastic opportunity for early-stage startups to gain further exposure to potential investors, clients, and talent at a global scale,” said Josh Foreman, founder of Indebted, a startup that wants to disrupt Australia’s debt collection industry. “Particularly for fintechs, there is no better platform than Money20/20 in which to battle test your ideas at a global level.”

Tracey Davies, president of Money 20/20, said this year is particularly exciting with Asia’s booming startup scene and sky-high valuations in China, India and Southeast Asia.

“We encourage any change-makers that can showcase an innovative business model, whether it is challenging thenorm, improving lives or bringing financial services to Asia’s unbanked population, to apply now. The on-stage pitching sessions are always a highly anticipated part of the show, and we look forward to seeing what this year’s applicants bring to the table,” she added.

Founded in 2011, Money20/20 creates destination events where the most innovative people in payments, FinTech and the broader financial services industry connect.

Startup Pitch candidates can apply here.

KrASIA is a media partner. 

 

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