China FinMaker Competition
China FinMaker Competition is a pioneering FinTech competition in China focusing on cutting-edge technologies and their applications in the financial services industry. The event gathers major stakeholders from the Chinese FinTech scene – financial institutions, tech companies, VCs, research institutes and government officials. China FinMaker Competition aims to discover innovative Chinese and international FinTech start-ups, facilitate business opportunities and investment into FinTech space, in order to power the digital transformation of the financial services industry.
Initiated in 2017, three cities in China – Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu have launched the China FinMaker Competition. The competitions achieved impressive success. Previous events saw over 200 participating projects, 50+ jury members from top-tier VCs, tech companies, and financial institutions, and 30+ event partners.
China FinMaker Competition
Hangzhou | March 25~26, 2018
The next China FinMaker Competition will take place in Hangzhou, one of the major FinTech, economic, innovations hubs in China. This time, it will be a Grand Competition - all winners of the previous events in 2017 will take part to compete with the new teams for the grand prizes. What’s more, there will be a special segment for international FinTech. In total, 10 international startups from around the world will be invited to pitch and have the chance to win a RMB 200,000 cash prize.
The Hangzhou China FinMaker Competition is hosted by the Municipal Government of Hangzhou in collaboration with a wide range of private sector and media partners.
Application & Selection Criteria
The jury panel of China FinMaker Competition consists of top FinTech experts coming both from China and overseas. In total there are 16-20 members, who are carefully selected to represent comprehensive expertise in finance, technology and venture capital investments.
A well-recognized FinTech leader in China. He is currently the Chairman of Hande Finmaker. He is a former President of WeBank (the first online only bank in China owned by Tencent) and an Executive VP of China CITIC Bank. He also served as a senior executive at People’s Bank of China, EXIM Bank of China and China Merchants Bank.
Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology; Director of the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA), University of Birmingham. IEEE Fellow. Former President of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.
President of the China Zhongguancun Private Equity and Venture Capital Association - a network of renowned private equity investment companies. Partner of HFL Capital, a VC fund that invests in high-growth tech companies.