NRI Startup India’s vision and mission, through the initiative of EDGE 196, is to inculcate the status of empowering startups from around the globe. This process leads to a global outreach including News, Global Events, Startup Challenges and Stories. Following their motto and passion, EDGE 196 provides with a platform titled “Global Startup Challenge”. A global competition, led by these creative minds, brings forth the Global Ecosystem in your midst. An international platform, EDGE 196 aims to achieve its mission through a forum where intellect and technology meet to create a better life.
Global Startup Challenge 2017: FinTech is an initiative to empower innovations & startups across the globe through the platform EDGE 196. The challenge runs across 26 global clusters (196 countries) where our objective is to identify startups that have the potential to become the next unicorn in the world.
The short-listed startups (3 from each cluster) are invited for an online pitch & the 26 potential startups (one finalist from each cluster) are selected & offered the term sheet and acceleration program run by one of our global partners.
The potential startups will be facilitated and introduced to the most fitting global markets.
The winning startups from each cluster will get an investment of 50,000 USD +*.
One final winner will be chosen from 26 clusters across the globe who will get an investment of 1 Million USD*.
Selected startups will get an opportunity to enter into Acceleration program run by one of our global partners.
The selected 26 startups will be invited to the Grand Finale (Event format will be announced shortly).
The selected startup will have a chance to raise continuity investment through Global Investment Partners.
Evaluation / Screening By The Experts
Online Pitch Session
Grand Finale - To Be Annouced
Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
Banking/Payment on Blockchain
Payment solutions (Mobile & Wallets), Digital wealth management
Check Out, POS software
E-Commernce & ERP
Security and biometrics
Fraud & Authentication
AI, Machine Learning & Robotics
IoT & Big Data
Lending: P2P, Small business, Consumer, Credit & Underwriting
Real Estate: Digital mortgages, Residential/commercial
Supply Chain Financing
Banking on social media
Asset management, Hedge fund, Off shore fund management
Innovation solutions in digital banking, financial services and Insurance (BFSI), Bank partnerships
Global financial inclusion & Financial wellness
Rural FinTech Solutions
Cloud solutions in financial services
Global Investment Partner
global outreach partner
Community Outreach Partners
Startup Eco-system Partners
The jury will select the startups on below parameters.
Problem Solving :
Startups with a simple solution and a powerful impact.
Passionate founders and a team that believes in their vision.
The technology behind the original solution and future scope.
Sustainable startups that have scalable models.
Co-founder, Cluj Startups
Innovation Manager, InnoHub
Chief Operating Officer, Exxus
Managing Director, Inno101
Founder, AI Startup Incubator
Founder, AFROLYNK & Acme Consultancy Oy
Co-Founder, Passion Incubator
Co-Founder, DLT Labs
CEO, LatAm Startups
CEO, GIZS GmbH/Co-Founder, FinTech Forum
Consultant, Blockchain Algeria
Founder, Alastria & Digital Currency Summit
Program Manager, Ventures Platform
FinTech expert, Investor, Coach
Founder and Managing Director, Pears Capital FZE
Vice President Business Development, Venture Garden Group
Founder & CIO, HashChing
Corporate Counsel, EchoVC Partners
Technology Consulting Analyst, Accenture
Project Management & Fintech Expert
Founding Partner, EMU Films
CEO & Co-Founder, Bridg
CEO, Detente Technologies
Blockchain Advisor + ICO acceleration + Venture Capital
Incubation officer, Wennovation Hub
Executive Director, Wennovation Hub
Private Equity Analyst
Chair of Computer Science Department, Pace University
Co-Founder, Fintech Growth Syndicate
Genral Manager & Head Mentor, Launch Academy
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Expert
Founder, Stizzbuzz.com/ Co-Founder, Tec-Hunch
Startups Business Development, AWS & Founder, Paz.Ventures
Director, B-Part Consulting
Co-Founder, FinTech Rockers/ Application manager Digitals...
Partner - Global Director - Fintech Strategy, Autonomous ...
Board Member & Head of Business Development, Raizers
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