After the successful 2016 edition, the ING FinTech Village opens its doors today for the second time.It promises once again to be an exciting challenge for a mix of 10 Belgian and international FinTech startups. The selection was made based on criteria such as a solid concept and a dynamic team.

For four months, these start-ups will work, together with their sponsor, on developing a "Proof ofConcept". The results will be demonstrated on 29 June at the Demo Day. In the various masterclasses offered by ING Belgium and its partners, the startups will be challenged to sharpen the focus of their business model and their entrepreneurship. In addition, ING FinTechVillage's coaching programme supports the young businesses selected in growing their companies and preparing their Proof of Concept (POC). 

To this end, the startups will work closely with one or more mentors. ING Belgium continues to invest in innovation. Increasing numbers of startups are working in the area of FinTech and trying to meet the needs of the financial sector. Innovative startups from various domains are also given support by Innovation Bankers. The bank will continue to accompany them beyond the initial phases, by allowing them to use its ecosystem and by putting them in touch with other players who may occupy an important role. 

The ten startups selected are: Beyond Verbal (Israel), Elimity (Belgium), Infinity Mobile (Belgium), Inpher (Switzerland), Maestrano (UK), Minalea (France), Neuroprofiler (France), Nummullarii (Israel), Silverfin (Belgium) and XM (Israel).

By Gabriela Fernández Scala