Good question

Good question

The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) has teamed up with SuperCharger, a fintech accelerator in Asia with offices in Hong Kong and Malaysia, to help its students learning with CFTE.

UK-based CFTE cites SuperCharger’s accelerator programmes – which offer a B2B sales focus, closing 14 commercial proofs of concept (PoCs) in 12 weeks for its second cohort. It also points to SuperCharger’s alumni, which cumulatively have raised over $370 million to date.

CFTE’s co-founder, Tram Anh Nguyen, says it has a “philosophy of learning by doing” and so it is “important that our learners gain first-hand experience of innovation happening in finance [and] the partnership with SuperCharger will make this a reality”.

Janos Barberis, founder of SuperCharger, adds: “So far we have trained over 200 people, however, together with CFTE we can impact thousands of people across Asia.”

Edtech’s era

CFTE was unveiled earlier this year with a mission to “support finance professionals to adapt to a rapidly changing industry”. The founders describe it as an “edtech platform” that combines online modules with in-class learning.

As reported in August, CFTE was looking to expand to Asia with plans to set up its first international hub in Singapore. The newly launched organisation says it “has been working closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to formalise plans to expand CFTE’s education initiative to ASEAN”.