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BBVA Open Talent 2018

What is BBVA Open Talent?

BBVA Open Talent is launching its tenth edition of the biggest fintech competition in the world, which has already served as a platform for startups from over 80 countries in previous years. We are looking for the most innovative solutions to transform the financial sector and we want you to join us on our quest.

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What are we looking for?

We are looking to innovate, to connect with new initiatives, to find new ways of taking on the future challenges facing the financial sector, and to discover the fintech solutions with the most disruptive potential in the financial services industry. We want to find the best business ideas to revolutionise the way people and companies manage their data and their money.

Insurtech RegTech Payments AI for Internal Processes Consumer Lending AML Asset Management Alternative Scoring Risk Management Cybersecurity PSD2
Financial Inclusion Disruption Proptech Blockchain KYC for Businesses IOT FinTech for Companies Fraud Prevention NPL Funding for Corporations and much more!

Categories & Prizes

In this edition you have up to 25 chances of getting your startup on the road to success thanks to the three Open Talent Awards, the 12 BBVA Fintech Business Awards, and the 10 Country Awards.


Open Talent Awards

As part of the tenth anniversary, we will be awarding three prizes

FINTECH FOR

Future

A prize of €50,000 goes to the solution that shows the most potential for transforming the financial industry in the next ten years.

FINTECH FOR

People

A prize of €50,000 goes to the solution that has the biggest impact on people financial lives.

FINTECH FOR

Business

A prize of €50,000 goes to the best solution for helping companies to be more efficient, effective, and secure.

Fintech Business Awards

BBVA will select the most promising startup in each of these 12 categories

  • Insurtech
  • Financial inclusion
  • Automated Advisory & Financial Health
  • Risk Management
  • Regtech
  • Fintech for Companies
  • Automation of Internal Processes
  • Digital Marketing & Sales
  • New Payments
  • Fintech for Sustainable Finance
  • Asset Management & Weatlh
  • Consumer Finance

Country Awards

Furthermore, the editions held in the 10 countries will have their own local awards


This is what your startup could achieve:

OPEN TALENT AWARDS FINTECH BUSINESS AWARDS COUNTRY AWARDS

Events

We are present in the most important fintech events and, of course, we will let you know about any other gatherings we think you might be interested in. Don’t miss out!

16 -17 OCT

WE WILL BE AT

BBVA Open Summit

In this second edition of BBVA Open Summit, we are connecting the drivers and innovators that are creating the future of the financial industry and inspiring a new generation of leaders.

Madrid, Spain

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Steps to joining BBVA Open Talent

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Registration

The registration period is now over.

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Evaluation

BBVA experts will analyse all participants.

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Shortlisting

BBVA will choose the most disruptive and promising proposals.

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BBVA Open Summit Final.

Startups, BBVA executives, investors, and fintech experts will all come together at this great event to meet the finalists.

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Announcement of winners

You will finally know if you have been chosen as one of the lucky winners!

Prerequisites

Startups incorporated from the 1st January 2012, onwards.
Startups with a turnover of up to €3 million in 2017.
FinTech or FinTech-related startups.
Startups that at least have a demo or beta prototype.

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