Standard Chartered: SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Reloaded

Standard Chartered Bank and SuperCharger organise a 12-week innovation programme aimed at helping fintech companies grow their footprint in Asia. Asset Manager Fidelity is now a main partner too.

The selection panel is looking for start-ups for supply chain and trade finance, wealth management, distributed ledger technologies, artificial intelligence, and mobile and cloud technology, according to a press release on Monday.

The first round of SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator was launched in January 2016. Success stories include the $71 million in capital investment that MicroCred secured for its expansion in China and the development of their internet finance strategy.

Roadshows Throughout Asia

Funding Societies’ $7.5 million raised from Sequoia Capital to build a P2P lending platform, the partnership between Amareos and Thomson Reuters to combine technology and data to facilitate clients’ investment decisions on a financial application; and the partnership formed between MicroCred and Gatecoin, an early stage start-up, allowing Gatecoin to scale uü beyond Asia into Africa.

Throughout September and October 2016, roadshows will be conducted in a number of key cities in Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Bangalore and Kuala Lumpur.

A New Main Partner

The programme will commence on 9 January and conclude in April 2017 with a Demo Day in Hong Kong. Applications are now open until 20 October 2016 at

In addition to Standard Chartered’s sponsorship, this year’s SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator 2.0 is also supported by asset and fund manager Fidelity International, a Main Partner in the programme.

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