The second Pitch Your Startup (PYSU) semi-finals of the 2019/2020 season will take place on March 5th 2020 during the first edition of the European Finance Summit. This new event will gather local as well as international financial key players and tackle trendy topics such as payments and sustainable investments, notably. The startup competiton will this time focus on three categories, namely Fintech, Regtech and Insurtech.
The startup competition aims to attract startups from all around the world to Luxembourg and is organized by Farvest since 2018. This year, Pitch Your Startup will for the first time be organized as a yearlong competition to fit in with the agency’s new strategy and the semi-finals of the different categories will take place during the four seasonal events organized by Farvest (Human Capital Europethe European Finance Summit, ICT Spring and Creative Summer). The winners of each category will enter the Grand Finale taking place in September 2020 and the overall winner will be granted 50.000€.
The first session of this season’s Pitch Your Startup competition was organised on November 26th 2019 during the first edition of Human Capital Europe, an international conference focusing on HR and mobility related topics. The semi-final winners of the Humantech and Smart Mobility categories are Hunteed and UPCITI and will both enter the Grand Finale.
Shout out to all Fintech, Regtech & Insurtech startups!
In March, the first edition of the European Finance Summit will host the semi-finals of the following three Pitch Your Startup categories:
FINTECH: any startup whose primary technology aims to help established financial systems improve their operations and/or functionality – or to flat out disrupt them.
REGTECH: any startup whose primary technology aims to help established financial organisations, heavily regulated entities or regulatory actors in their regulatory monitoring, reporting and compliance activities.
INSURTECH: any startup whose primary technology aims to help established insurance companies to improve their operations and/or functionality – or to flat out disrupt the sector.