Winners of the fourth Regional Final of The UBS Future of Finance Challenge announced

ZURICH, 16-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, UBS announced the winners of the fourth Regional Final of The UBS Future of Finance Challenge held in Zurich. This competition aims to identify innovative and potentially disruptive technological ideas and solutions to support the transformation of the banking industry. The three winners below have been chosen from a short list of 15 Regional Finalists by a panel of UBS business and technology leaders as well as external experts. These participants were carefully selected from more than 600 submissions from 52 countries.

BIOWATCH
www.biowatch.ch

embotech
www.embotech.com

Wayerz
www.wayerz.com

These three Regional Winners will participate in the Global Final taking place on 10th December in Zurich. Each of the Regional Finalists was taken through an intensive two-day process, which included a day of coaching from UBS experts and business partners to help them further refine their submissions and to prepare their final pitch presentations. The following day the Regional Finalists had to pitch their ideas to the panel of judges. They faced detailed questioning from the judges, before the final decisions were made. The UBS Future of Finance challenge has been delivered in collaboration with several of the leading Fintech crowd-working and accelerator spaces including Level39, JFDI.Asia, NUS Enterprise @ BLK71 and the innovation agency, 100%Open.

Rewards for the regional and global finalists include cash prizes and acceleration opportunities worth over USD 300,000, as well as over 300 hours of dedicated coaching and mentoring from UBS experts and business partners.

Check out our website to find out who the winners of the other Regional Finals are as they are announced: www.ubs.com/innovate

“I thank all the participants of this global challenge and congratulate the Regional Final winners. We are delighted with the response we have seen from the global Fintech community. The depth and quality of the submissions underline how vibrant the Fintech sector is today.”

Lukas Gähwiler, President UBS Switzerland and regional judge panel member

UBS Group AG

 

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SOURCE: UBS

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