We cannot deny that the US has a LOT of fabulous fintech accelerators and incubators in varying forms throughout the US, including Chicago’s FinTank, Queen City Fintech in Charlotte, TheVenture City in Miami, Envestnet Yodlee’s incubator and dozens more throughout our great country too numerous to mention in this one post. HOWEVER, lest we get complacent and a little self-satisfied, it’s good to note that other countries the globe over are yipping at our heels with their own high level fintech accelerators also, and many are multi-national, and there’s few bigger than Asia’s SuperCharger incubator which is like the Jackie Chan of accelerators with multiple directives and partnerships and news nearly every week. Never get complacent, that’s the moral of this story, when it comes to fintech innovation.
London, 27th September 2017: Delivering on its vision to create a global Fintech ecosystem, the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce a new partnership with SuperCharger, the leading Fintech accelerator in Asia with offices in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
In less than 3 years, SuperCharger has built a complete ecosystem that benefits both regional early-stage Fintech Start-ups and established western companies. Their accelerator programmes distinguish themselves with a strong B2B sales focus, closing 14 commercial PoC in 12 weeks for its second cohort. Cumulatively SuperCharger’s alumni have raised over US$370million to date.
The partnership with SuperCharger is designed to help accelerate the learning curve for students studying with CFTE. By connecting them with the companies driving innovation in finance and exposing them to the fast-growing Fintech ecosystem of Asia, students will gain first-hand experience of how emerging technologies are being leveraged to create new financial products.
On the announcement, CFTE’s Co-founder, Tram Anh Nguyen, commented, “At CFTE, we have a philosophy of learning by doing. Therefore, it is important that our learners gain first-hand experience of innovation happening in finance. The partnership with SuperCharger will make this a reality. The accelerator programmes SuperCharger run attract so many innovative Fintech companies that our students will be exposed to a new world of finance. But what makes this partnership so special is that both sides believe in education as a tool to help train and empower the next generation of finance professionals.”
Janos Barberis, Founder of SuperCharger, said, “Continuous learning and personal mentorship is what has allowed me to build SuperCharger. I have been driven to provide this to our team and 16 companies. The partnership with CFTE is key and will allow us to scale our ambition to further develop Human Capital in FinTech. So far we trained over 200 people, however, together with CFTE we can impact thousands of people across Asia.” In addition, Natalie Wong, Project Manager for SuperCharger’s education projects commented: “For young talents in Finance, actively updating their knowledge by learning about the enormous impact of technology in the industry, will not only showcase to employers pro-activeness and progressiveness that sets them apart as a candidate, but will also present them with viable alternative career paths that many young people in Hong Kong haven’t considered.”