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Santander InnoVentures

DISTRIBUTED LEDGER CHALLENGE

Location:

AWS Pop-up Loft

350 West Broadway, New York City


Time:

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

2:00pm-5:00pm EST

Please join us for the Santander InnoVentures Distributed Ledger Challenge where five of the most innovative companies in financial technology will compete for a $15,000 cash prize and the opportunity to partner with Santander. A panel of financial technology executives and venture capitalists will determine the winner at an exclusive event in New York City.

TradeBlock

NEW YORK

Ripple

LONDON

Santander InnoVentures

LONDON

Elliptic

LONDON

Mariano Belinky

Peter Smith

Some of the foremost experts in the Distributed Ledger space will help determine the winner of the Santander InnoVentures Challenge. 

James Smith

JUDGES ANNOUNCED

Blockchain

NEW YORK

Pascal Bouvier

Juan Jimenez Zaballos

Santander

MADRID

Julio Faura

Chris Larsen

Santander

LONDON

Greg Schvey

Santander InnoVentures

LONDON

Saif Ahmed

Matthew Commons

Michael Smolenski

Flavien Charlon

Winner will be announced during the live event to be held in New York City on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 starting at 2pm to 5pm EST.

FINALISTS REVEALED

Out of hundreds of applications, five startups have been selected for the final round of the Santander InnoVentures Challenge. These highly innovative companies are competing to take home the $15,000 cash prize, title and perks of the winning spot.

Naol Duga 

Gregory Simon

Santander InnoVentures, the $100m corporate venture capital fund of Santander Group, produced a report with Oliver Wyman and Anthemis Group, that estimated the potential savings from the application of distributed ledger available to the finance industry were some $15-20bn. Opportunities lie in segments like trade finance, mortgage processing, securities settlement and processing, amongst many other areas.


For inspiration read the report here.

Join in the transformation of the banking and finance industries

About Santander InnoVentures DL Challenge

The winning startup will receive a $15,000 award, to be used to help fund you during your journey to seek a full capital raise via Onevest’s 1000 Angels community of startup investors. In addition to the prize, the winner will be given access to Santander InnoVentures’ business and technology experts to help them validate and develop their proposition. 

Investor Exposure

Access to experts

The winning startup will receive a $15,000 award

Access to Santander InnoVentures technology experts and distribution channels

Help

Access to the selective network of 1000 Angels

Help from Santander's experts in validating and developing your business

$15K Prize

PERKS FOR THE WINNERS

1000 Angels is the world's largest digital-first, invitation-only investor network that allows members to build a venture portfolio free of management fees, carried interest, or large capital commitments.

Formation

Onevest has created an ecosystem of products that support founders and investors in building successful ventures from the formation to the financing stage. Onevest provides technology products to connect founders, investors, advisors and influencers in the entrepreneurship community seamlessly and easily.

CoFoundersLab is the leading matchmaking service for founders connecting them with other cofounders, advisors, and interns.

ABOUT ONEVEST

Financing

"Distributed ledger technologies will create huge value for customers, banks and entrepreneurs who create new businesses around it. The Challenge will spark and accelerate that process for fintech startups."

MARIANO BELINKY

Santander InnoVentures Managing Director