15 startups will be selected to go through to the Semi-final on 9 May 2016
Details: Applications for the FinTech Lion Awards opened on 17 March, marking the start of Luxembourg’s search for outstanding FinTech startups with a Luxembourg connection.
Developed as a partnership between Digital Lëtzebuerg, the ICT Cluster, KPMG Luxembourg, LuxInnovation and Maison Moderne, these national awards aim to bring the best of technology to Europe’s leading financial centre.
The online applications will be open until 17 April, when 15 startups will be selected to go through to the Semi-final on 9 May 2016. At this event, a jury of prominent personalities will whittle this group down to the top 10 startups that will go through to the final round and compete for three major awards: FinTech Start-up of the Year, FinTech Entrepreneur of the Year and Best Pitch. The winners will be announced at the Grand Final and Awards Ceremony, which will take place on 21 June 2016, at the KPMG Plage, with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Ministers Pierre Gramegna in attendance.
€50,000 in prize money for FinTech Startup of the Year
The FinTech Lion Awards startups will be competing for prizes designed to help them grow and develop their company in Luxembourg. There will be a top prize of €50,000, and four months of hosting at the Technoport for the FinTech Start-up of the Year. A trip to Silicon Valley and a one-year membership of the KPMG Hub for Entrepreneurship (the Khube) are also amongst the prizes for the winners of the FinTech Entrepreneur of the Year and Best Pitch awards respectively.
First FinTech Lion Awards judges to be revealed
Several jury members have already accepted a place on the jury of the FinTech Lion Awards. The organisers approached a select group of prominent entrepreneurs, investors and other personalities, all committed to helping firms take off in Luxembourg. The jury members will be tasked with assessing the nominated startups’ applications and pitches. Many of the jury members will appear live on stage to challenge the startups during the Semi-final (9 May) and Grand Final Awards Ceremony (21 June). The final jury will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The organisers are united in their aim of supporting FinTech entrepreneurs in Luxembourg.
Venue: KPMG Luxembourg
Organiser: Digital Lëtzebuerg, the ICT Cluster, KPMG Luxembourg, LuxInnovation and Maison Moderne
Phone: +352 22 51 51 2903