Bristlecone Holdings Hits the Global Stage at the Innotribe Startup Challenge
Out of nearly 370 applicants from around the world, we’ve been selected as one of 60 startups to present our company to hundreds of investors, financial industry executives and members of the media at one of four regional showcases. This selection was based on our company’s ability to “demonstrate extraordinary potential to deliver significant sustaining or disruptive innovation to the global financial industry.”
Our own CEO, Dusty Wunderlich, will be presenting in the South Africa Regional Showcase on May 6th, giving us invaluable exposure in the FinTech space.
“It’s a big accomplishment to be selected as a semi-finalist,” says Dusty, “I’m excited to have this unique opportunity to showcase Bristlecone Holdings on a global stage along with some like-minded FinTech entrepreneurs.”
This fast-paced competition gives contestants just six minutes, plus a four-minute Q & A period, to answer the key question, “How is your company important to the future of the financial industry?”
Before presenting, all competitors will participate in a full-day coaching session to receive feedback from industry experts and perfect their pitch. According to previous winners, this session proved to be extremely significant to their success, even after the competition.
The presentations will be judged by an audience of more than 250 individuals, comprised of venture capitalists, angel investors and bank decision-makers.
After the first round, the 20 selected finalists will move onto the Innotribe Startup Challenge Grand Finale at Sibos, held in Singapore on October 15th.
SWIFT Innotribe is about connecting people, networks and ideas, bringing together global innovators and investors, strategists, and influential decision-makers from leading financial institutions across the globe. The initiative seeks to bridge the gap between today’s brightest startups and innovators and the financial service industry, looking for products and innovations that could disrupt current business models and create opportunities for new ones. Click here to learn more.