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FinTechVisor Race to the Top  
7 March 2019

Gain Visibility & Credibility, Meet Financial 
Institutions, Grow your Business!  

Our aim is to uncover the most exciting FinTech  
innovations, and connect start-ups to new mentoring
and partnership opportunities

Check the winners

Submission Process

Following the recent launch of the FinTechVisor portal, an innovative platform designed to bring FinTechs and Financial Institutions together to collaborate, Efma & Capgemini are thrilled to announce the inaugural FinTechVisor Race to the Top 2019. 




10 December 2018 - 
1 February 2019

Call for entries

2 February -  
11 February

Nominees’ selection
by Efma & Capgemini

12 February - 
28 February

Online voting

7 March

Online event

2 April - 3 April

Winner's presentation at Bank + Fintech event

Register now to Bank + Fintech Event!


Submission Process

All start-ups serving financial institutions are encouraged to:

  • Create your company profile, apply in up to 2 activities and post your solution(s)
  • Record a short video pitching your start-up - its market relevance, innovation, and business potential

Want to know more? Check our FAQ

FinTech Activities

Voting process


1 - 11 February

The shortlist of 10 nominees (one per activity) will be selected by an offline committee from Efma & Capgemini.

Voting criteria:

  • Universality
  • Originality
  • Impact
  • Gut feel


12 February

Voting will be accessible for all FinTechVisor visitors which includes Financial Institutions (Efma members 
& Capgemini clients) and FinTech companies. 

Online voting will determine the top three finalists and constitute 25% of the weight to determine the winner.


7 March

The top 3 finalists will pitch their solution during an online webinar, with a panel of financial institutions and industry influencers selecting the overall winner. Their votes will account for the remaining 75%. 

What will you win?

1 Day mentorship with Capgemini 
Exclusive presentation at Efma's
Bank + FinTech event

  • Exhibition stand at Efma’s ‘Bank + Fintech’ event on 2-3 April 2019
  • Promotional opportunities at key industry events
  • Meet the major financial institutions involved in the judging panel


Top 10 nominees will receive: 

Online event schedule

2:00 - 2:15 pm CET
Welcome speech & introduction by Efma and Capgemini

- How Efma and Capgemini joined forces to create a new FinTech ecosystem
- Background to Race to the Top – reasons why, submission phase, voting process
- Presentation of Top 10 and Top 3 nominees
- Our panel of judges

2:15 - 2:50 pm CET
Top 3 FinTech finalists pitch their solution: who deserves to win?

- 5-minute FinTech pitch followed by 3-minute question session with questions from our expert judges
- Online voting by expert judges via an interactive system

2:50 - 3:20 pm CET
Panel discussion : What is the future of effective collaboration between FS corporates and FinTech start-ups?

- How to move from open innovation to effective innovation
- How to move from PoC (proof of concept) to MVP (minimum viable product)? 
- Are start-ups or scale-ups the right partners for effective collaboration? Why?
- What are the key elements you want your partner to have in order to do business?
- Why are we getting so little industrialization of the innovation? How to change it?
- Golden rules for successful collaboration

3:20 - 3:25 pm CET
Race to the Top winner – announcement
3:25 pm CET
Closing speech – FinTechVisor and next steps