BBVA Open Talent is a startup competition with the goal of identifying the most innovative projects, support them, look for synergy and implement them. The three concepts that best define the essence of BBVA Open Talent are entrepreneurs, startups and open innovation.
The competition is for entrepreneurs and startups with technological and innovative fintech projects. This is the seventh edition of an international contest aimed for entrepreneurs and startups. BBVA wants to foster innovation in the financial ecosystem, including these topics:
- Mobile banking
- Payments and money transfer
- Consumer Loans
- Alternative loans
- Risk analysis
- Investment management
- Financial inclusion and education
- Fraud management
BBVA Open Talent takes twenty finalists per region and provides them with an opportunity to present to reputable judges. All finalists will spend the day before the competition interacting with key global BBVA executives and decision makers.
During the immersion course, winners will spend a week in Mexico gaining first hand experience with the LATAM market and international scaling. This is paired with a week spent in London, spending more time with venture capitalists and embracing the local startup ecosystem.
Winners will also have the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience in El Celler de Can Roca with the Roca brothers in the heart of their restaurant and in La Masía, their innovation center.
Also, the Special Award for Financial Inclusion of BBVA Open Talent 2015 looks for startups with digital financial solutions for low income customers or small business. The winner will travel to Maputo, Mozambique, to pitch their project at the Global Policy Forum in September 2015 and will also participate in the Immersion and interaction program.
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