Main Partner and Host
UniCredit is a leading European financial group with an international network spanning 50 markets. With more than 8,600 branches and nearly 149,000 employees serving more than 40 million clients, the Group has commercial banking operations in 17 countries and assets of more than €850 billion.
UniCredit Strategic agenda is focused on growth and innovation to establish a new way of banking, investing resources in the development of leading edge solutions for customers. In this framework the Department of Group Research & Open Innovation develops and prototypes scientific and technological products and is the first promoter of the innovation culture in the Group. Accordingly in 2014 UniCredit launched the FinTech Accelerator in Milan: an acceleration program devoted to the best startups in the field of financial technology, meant to be a new formula to track and boost innovative and complementary services for the Group business.
CheBanca! the FinTech Bank. We started-up first.
CheBanca! is the retail bank of the Mediobanca Group. Born in May 2008, CheBanca! was the first financial institution to enter the Italian market with a multi-channel distribution model that includes website, customer service and innovative branches.
Born as a start-up, CheBanca! made innovation the heart of its strategy and key of its success. Many are the initiatives supporting (FinTech) innovation in Italy.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com
SBT Venture Capital manages a FinTech VC fund investing in the most promising growth stage companies in the financial services industry. We bring a solid experience in the banking industry, an incredible network of financial services companies and related technology vendors. SBT’s main partner and investor is Sberbank, the largest commercial bank in Russia. Current focus is on early-stage growth companies that are generating revenue, in need of financial/intellectual capital and access to the right network in order to rapidly scale. SBT provides more than just finance. We foster growth. For more information, go to www.sbt-vc.com
Apis Partners provides catalyst capital for Financial Services in Growth Markets and aims to have a net positive impact in the communities we invest in. We aim to support growth in the Financial Services industry, which is so fundamentally important to societies and economies and can create an enduring socio-economic impact in Growth Markets. We also believe that now is a better time than ever before to foster reverse innovation – where business models that are conceptualised and scaled in Growth Markets can also find traction and success in developed markets. For more information, go to Apis Partners.
In Collaboration With
ABI Lab is the Banking Research & Innovation Centre founded on the initiative of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) with the aim of creating a network between banks and ICT and energy companies. ABI Lab analyzes, develops and spreads innovation in banking and financial sector by its research activities and by sharing knowledge and competencies on the main issues banks are facing in the fields of organization, technology, security, channels and energy management. For more information, go to ABI Lab.
Financial News, the online daily news service and weekly newspaper, is the leading source of information about the investment banking, fund management and securities industries. Financial News has a simple goal: to provide the best coverage of the global securities industry for senior practitioners and their clients. For more information, go to Financial News.