SWIFT Innotribe

Supporting the FinTech startup ecosystem

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Brussels, Belgium
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northern Africa
Banking, Computer software, Financial services, Insurance

SWIFT Innotribe is about innovation and connecting people, networks and ideas. We bring together global innovators and investors, strategists, and influential decision-makers from leading financial institutions across the globe, providing them early insights into innovations that could disrupt current business models and create new opportunities for new ones. Through the Startup Challenge competition, we bridge the gap between the startup ecosystem and the financial service community.

SWIFT has always been about bringing added-value to its customers in response to a rapidly changing landscape. As an innovative incumbent, particularly in the areas of real-time payments, compliance and correspondent banking, SWIFT has a leading role to play in driving innovation across its community.

This is why Innotribe was launched in 2009. Benefitting from SWIFT’s central role within the financial industry, Innotribe seeks to reinforce the importance of collaboration when it comes to innovation, supporting all actors of the FinTech sphere, including SWIFT, to move forward together.

Punctuated by new partnerships and exciting events in different regions, 2016 has been great year for Innotribe which pivoted the Startup Challenge to support emerging FinTech ecosystems and introduced a brand new initiative in the Innotribe toolbox: the Industry Challenges.

About SWIFT

SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 10,500 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories. SWIFT enables its users to exchange automated, standardised financial information securely and reliably, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating operational inefficiencies. SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest.

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