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Oct 12, 2023

Unlocking Fintech's Potential: Introducing Fintech Fast Pass

Empowering fintech's next wave: How the Fintech Fast Pass is redefining growth and collaboration in the financial sector

Unlocking Fintech's Potential: Introducing Fintech Fast Pass

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In the vast sea of over 25,000 fintechs, differentiation and access to pivotal resources often define the trajectory of growth. To break through the noise and stand out is a challenge. Welcome to a new opportunity that seeks to elevate fintech brands and provide them with a unique blend of access, technology, partnerships, and support…meet Fintech Fast Pass.

The Vision Behind Fintech Fast Pass

Powered by IBM Cloud for Financial Services and Machinelab Ventures, Fintech Fast Pass is not just another accelerator or incubator. The idea is to onboard 40 handpicked fintechs from around the world, offering them an unparalleled gateway to success. IBM has been at the forefront of financial services innovation for over a century, partnering with 90 of the world’s top 100 banks, and this initiative is a testament to its commitment to the future of finance.

A Game Changer for Fintech Founders

The core of Fintech Fast Pass revolves around its myriad of benefits tailored exclusively for fintech founders and their teams:

  • Equity & Cost-Free Participation: Program costs are fully covered for the 40+ participating startups and no equity is taken, leaving no financial burden for startups.
  • Direct Access: Skip exhaustive cold calling or emailing and dive straight into meaningful interactions with bank innovation pioneers, decision-makers, and industry thought leaders.
  • Intimate Engagement Platforms: Stand out through invite-only roundtables, be heard in exclusive settings with financial institutions, and take part in our annual un-conference scheduled for April.
  • Broaden Your Brand Presence: From co-marketing to PR to social media, Fintech Fast Pass promises extensive visibility and brand engagement opportunities. Add the Fintech Fast Pass logo to your website and other materials to showcase the partnership.
  • Tech at Your Fingertips: Receive personalized tech support from real humans, including insights from IBM Distinguished Engineers and Master Inventors on cloud computing, AI, automation, and more. Begin building or co-selling with IBM to advance your revenue and offering further. Plus, enjoy up to $120K in IBM Cloud credits.
  • Forge Powerful Partnerships: Get an opportunity to form enterprise partnerships through IBM and its IBM Partner network.
  • Guidance on Compliance and Security: With an ever-evolving landscape of rules, learn from data privacy, safety, security, and compliance practitioners, experts, and counsel..

Why Banks and Partners Should Be Excited

For bank partners, Fintech Fast Pass allows innovation leaders to move away from sifting through thousands of fintech solutions. Receive a curated list of innovative fintechs delivered to their doorstep. Fintech Fast Pass roundtables offer banks, as well as other ecosystem players, direct access to fintechs to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

Invitation to the Advisory Board and Roundtable Series

With top-tier experts like Prakash Pattni, Theodora Lau, Mercedes Tunstall, Dan Roselli, Arun Aggarwal, Helen Yu, and Dr. Melissa Sassi on the Advisory Board, insights and guidance are unmatched. As Dr. Sassi puts it, "building and scaling a fintech is demanding, frustrating at times, often lonely, and puts founding teams in vulnerable positions. We’re here to help your fintech flourish with the collective resources we bring."

Want to see some of the Advisory Board members live and in action? Join us at IBM Z Day on October 18 from 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm where we discuss the 6Ps of Fintech Innovation. It can be found on the Data & AI track after registering. Dr. Melissa Sassi, Fintech Fast Pass Founder, will be joined by international thought leader and industry expert, Helen Yu, as well as Mercedes Tunstall from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Arun Aggarwal from Lloyds Banking Group, and healthcare fintech startup founder Justin Farr-Jones from CreditSCRIPT. Recordings will be available after the event for a limited time. Click here to register. Don’t forget to apply to Fintech Fast Pass via the link below!!

The Future Begins Today

Are you a fintech looking to stand out amongst the sea of fintechs, engage directly with the banking sector, have a group of trusted advisors and champions advising you and advocating for you, all while protecting your client’s sensitive data? Fintech Fast Pass is the ultimate companion in your journey to scale.

Join us. Your advisors and champions are waiting for you to join the next roundtable.

Apply to Fintech Fast Pass to kickstart your journey!

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