The Program

Are you an early-stage business with an innovative idea? An established company with a fresh take on financial services? Or an IT entrepreneur with industry-changing IP? The FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific has been developed to help you refine and test your proposition with the support of the world’s leading financial firms.

Fast track your concept and convert it into a strong, commercially viable proposition that has been tried and tested in one of the most demanding industries.

As one of the successful applicants you’ll benefit from:

  • Mentoring from the industry’s leading firms and senior financial services executives.
  • Insider knowledge and direct feedback from your target user groups.
  • Strategy development and pitch coaching from senior Accenture executives.
  • Workshops and panel discussions on topics such as procurement, regulation and industry trends.
  • PR opportunities to raise your profile.
  • A workspace in Hong Kong Cyberport for three employees throughout the program.
  • Special accommodation rates offered by J Plus Hotel

Of course, the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of the program. So it’s essential your management can commit to the following dates:


6 July, 2017 - start-ups are notified if they have been shortlisted for selection, and are invited to present at Interview Day

13-14 July, 2017 - shortlisted start-ups will participate in an in-person or video conference interview with the senior executives of the Lab’s participating financial institutions

24 July, 2017 - the selected start-ups to join the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific 2017 program are notified and announced

During the program

To get the most out of the experience, your core management team will need to be fully involved in the 12-week program.

We understand that in special circumstances this may not be possible and there’s some flexibility however, this must be disclosed at interview day. As an absolute minimum, your core management team will need to attend the following:

  • 21 August, 2017: FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific Welcome drinks and networking event
  • 28 August to 15 September, 2017: to attend initial introductions to participating financial institutions, Speed dating sessions services firms and program planning
  • 23-24 October, 2017: FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific Assessment: Review Day
  • 9 November, 2017: The FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific Investor Day