After an application process that took almost four months, 13 fintech startups were selected to participate in PwC Startup Collider acceleration program that started this Monday. PwC will offer extensive support in the form of mentorships, workshops and networking.
“PwC Startup Collider provides significant help for startups and supports innovation in the CEE region. The solutions developed by some of these startups will be implemented within PwC, while other startups will acquire new customers thanks to our global network,” said Jolanta Kokosińska, partner at PwC Poland.
The first edition of this acceleration program is focused on fintech startups. They will participate in two different programs basing on their development level. Eight startups that are at the prototype stage will take part in “Bootcamp” – a three-month-long series of workshops. The rest, being already at the growth stage, will be able to find partners and investors within the “Fast Track” program.
Every startup that participates in this acceleration program will cooperate with two mentors – one not associated with PwC and one PwC expert. After the three-month-long workshop period is over, PwC will support startups with their launch on the market during the next six to nine months.
Startups selected for the „Bootcamp” program:
- Xchanger – a multi-broker currency exchange platform that compares the total cost of the transaction, including current exchange rates and additional costs such as fees to the operator or transfer costs. (We wrote more about them here.)
- Cognitum – Smart Information Management platform. It is a high-end, scalable and enterprise-ready solution for data acquisition, storage, searching and processing.
- Claims Control – connects clients, insurers, brokers, loss adjusters and other claim handling process participants in a single chain.
- Blueopes – an automatized wealth and personal financial management service that uses artificial intelligence to custom-tailor the portfolios to user’s needs.
- Talk Bank – the first digital bank that integrates with A.I. of Facebook, Viber or Siri and requires no app installation. The company plans to create an ecosystem that will also offer financial consulting and concierge services.
- finAPI – a smart API for banks that allows to create new digital ecosystems connecting banks and fintech startups.
- Autenti – a platform for approving documents and signing contracts online that changes the traditional B2B and B2C transactions into e-commerce and significantly shortens the transaction time.
- Jumbster – an app that allows drivers to save on fuel by choosing the best offers available. Data collected by the app can be used by car producers, car insurance companies and oil companies.
Startups selected for the “Fast Track” program:
- Noa Tech – allows small and medium-sized companies operating in the retail market to limit the costs of cash handling in stores, as well as reduce the risk associated with the transport of cash and fraud.
- Cyber Productivity – an automated online accounting for micro, small and medium-sized businesses.
- Dotmetrics – an audience measurement system. This company collects big data regarding website users in real time.
- Transparent Data – an agile technology company that delivers current, reliable and comprehensive data to help companies manage risk and strengthen their overall decision-making ability.
- Coinfirm – a blockchain AML risk and compliance platform that provides and easy to use solution with valuable structured data that puts entities on the safe side in terms of regulatory and fraud risk.