May 19, 2015

Calling all entrepreneurs who think they have the next big payments idea

Last year's winning team, from left to right, Thiru Subramaniam, Sham Shamia, Carlos Jo-Loo, Charles Chou,  Juliette Binmoeller, Yuki Cheung (upper), Masayoshi Yoshihara (lower) and Jens Stark

Last year's winning team, from left to right: Thiru Subramaniam, Sham Shamia, Carlos Jo-Loo, Charles Chou, Juliette Binmoeller, Yuki Cheung (upper), Masayoshi Yoshihara (lower) and Jens Stark


Are you interested in finance and innovation? Do you have a payments idea and want to test if it is viable? Do you want to learn from others how to make your idea a reality?

Accelerate Cambridge, in partnership with BNY Mellon, is inviting entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to join the second Cambridge FinTech Start-up Weekend in the United Kingdom on 5-7 June 2015.

This year’s weekend is focused on “The Future of Payments” – one of the biggest sectors in the fintech world and one which presents an incredible opportunity for innovation.

Start-up weekends are a hands-on experience where future business leaders can find out if their start-up ideas are a true prospect.

This three-day event will bring together finance and the fintech community to address challenges in tomorrow’s banking.

Participants will have 54 hours to test their idea, build a team and pitch to a panel of judges.

Day 1 – Pitch! And inspire others
Day 2 – Teams work with mentors to flesh out the idea and build a prototype
Day 3 – Pitch! And persuade the judges

The winning teams will have an opportunity to take their ventures to the next level.

Be part of the future of payments by attending this weekend and exchanging ideas with individuals from across the country. To learn more about the programme and register, click here.

Venue: Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, CB2 1AG
Registration deadline: Monday, 1 June 2015