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BBVA Open Talent 2018

What is BBVA Open Talent?

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… BBVA Open Talent is ready for lift-off. With participants from over 80 countries in previous years, the tenth edition of the biggest FinTech competition in the world is finally here.

The crew that BBVA has tasked with this mission will travel the universe looking for the most innovative solutions affecting the financial sector.

Come aboard and join us on this epic journey to give your startup the boost it needs and see your business skyrocket. What are you waiting for? Apply today!

What are we looking for?

We are on a space exploration mission to discover the FinTech solutions with the most disruptive potential, the ideas capable of improving the way people and companies manage their data and their money. On the occasion of our tenth anniversary, we’re looking to break down barriers. That is why we are setting our sights high and our team of astronauts are ready to explore the trends that will shape the industry in the coming years.

Insurtech RegTech Payments Business Intelligence Trading AI Consumer Journey Asset Management IOT Risk Management Cybersecurity
Financial Inclusion Disruption Blockchain Authentication Big Data Alternative Scoring Fraud Prevention Wealth Management KYC Fintech For Companies Digital Onboarding And much more...


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

Fintech for
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
A prize of €50,000 goes to the solution that has the biggest impact on people financial lives.
Fintech for
A prize of €50,000 goes to the best solution for helping companies to be more efficient, effective, and secure.
The three winning astronauts will take the following awards on their mission:

Total monetary prize

€150,000 in prizes.

Assessment by BBVA

All startups will undergo an in-depth assessment by BBVA employees.

Immersion Week

Visit the BBVA offices in Madrid and have meetings with BBVA executives.

Road Show

Networking, access to events, exposure and visibility.

BBVA Open Summit

Potential for meeting investors at different events. Invitation to the BBVA Open Summit closing event.

Participants’ journey



Fill out the form to become part of this great mission.

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The BBVA crew of experts will analyse all participants.



BBVA will choose the finalist proposals with the most potential to break barriers.


Final BBVA Open Summit

Startups, BBVA executives, investors, and FinTech experts will all come together at this great event to complete the mission.

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Announcement of winners

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

+ 6,000
participating startups
millions awarded in prize money
+ 80
countries involved
+ 700
executives have taken part


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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