Bangkok Bank calls for banging fintech start-ups
Bangkok Bank is inviting fintech start-ups from around the world to apply for the second season of its InnoHub from now to 7 October 2018.
Following the launch of its first global accelerator in Thailand last year, the bank and its partner Nest have unveiled a 12-week programme which will run between November 2018 and February 2019.
It will be held at Bangkok Bank and the participants will receive coaching and advice from mentors within the bank, its venture capital arm Bualuang Ventures, and Nest.
Through engagement with the start-ups, the bank says it expects to develop products and services suitable for Thailand and Southeast Asia markets. In some cases, firms will get the chance to raise funding through the bank’s business networks.
Bangkok Bank president Chartsiri Sophonpanich says season two has the theme “Inspiring Change – Unleash the Potential” – to “reflect the bank’s intention to be a digital banking leader”. Along with every other bank and firm.
You can apply for season two here.
As an example of previous success, the bank points to its inaugural programme.
One of the start-ups, FundRadars, joined with Bangkok Bank’s subsidiary BBL Asset Management to offer BF Mobile Application, a new application for investors to track market information and analysis.
Nest operates corporate accelerator programmes, invests in seed to growth-stage startups, and runs an entrepreneurial community called Mettā.
Since 2015, Nest says over 140 start-ups have been accelerated with their corporate partners; including Infiniti, FedEx, DBS, Amex, and various governments.