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Finconecta, A Miami-Based Company, Selected at Milan’s Endeavor International Selection Panel

Endeavor Miami announced today that Finconecta is now the 22nd active Endeavor Miami company, after being selected at Endeavor Global’s 80th International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Milan, Italy from June 27-29th. The company was founded in 2016 by Jorge Ruiz and Mauricio Lorenzetti.

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Cofundadores de FinConecta seleccionados como emprendedores de Endeavor

MIAMI (29 de junio de 2018) - FinConecta se enorgullece al poder anunciar que a partir de ahora será la compañía número 22 de Endeavor Miami, tras haber sido seleccionados en el 80º Panel Internacional de Selección (ISP) de Endeavour, celebrado en Milán, Italia, del 27 al 29 de junio.

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FinConecta’s co-founders selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs

MIAMI (June 29, 2018)​ - FinConecta is proud to announce that is now the 22nd Endeavor Miami company, after being selected at Endeavor’s Global 80th International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Milan, Italy from June 27-29th.

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Endeavor Selects 40 Entrepreneurs from 15 Countries at the 80th International Selection Panel in Milan

MIAMI (June 29, 2018)​ - FinConecta is proud to announce that is now the 22nd Endeavor Miami company, after being selected at Endeavor’s Global 80th International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Milan, Italy from June 27-29th.

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Above & Beyond Is Now FINCONECTA!

We are changing our company name to FINCONECTA, and as a valued member of our ecosystem we wanted you to know about it first!We are proud to announce that we are adopting a new brand identity to elevate our vision, mission and commitment to fostering innovation and technological advancement in the financial industry. Moving forward, we will operate under the name FINCONECTA.

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Finconecta Integration of Banco Delta and Infobip is Live

FINCONECTA’s technological integration between Banco Delta and Infobip through API platform, 4wrd, goes live, improving communications with customers via multiple digital channels.

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Miami fintech launches new digital transformation simulation game for bankers

Above and Beyond Tech (a&b), launches ACELERA: the first digital transformation simulation game for bankers to teach executives how to embrace disruption

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IFC Lanza Herramienta Para Promoción Internacional de Fintechs de América Latina

IFC, miembro del Grupo del Banco Mundial, lanzó un nuevo proyecto para impulsar el desarrollo de las Fintechs que están operando en América Latina y el Caribe. El programa establecerá un catálogo digital de las Fintechs de la región que servirá como una plataforma para dar a conocer a nivel global el trabajo de estas empresas a inversionistas y potenciales aliados.

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Dutch programme to boost bank-fintech collaboration in Africa

The Dutch development bank FMO has come together with fintech firm Above & Beyond to launch an innovation programme that aims to stimulate collaboration between banks and fintech firms and accelerate financial inclusion in Africa.

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Matching fintech companies with African financial institutions

FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing countries.

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FinTech : FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion

FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook share via e-mail 0 09/20/2017 | 04:43am EDT FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, together with Miami based Fintech and digital transformation strategists above & beyond (a&b), today launch "FinForward", a marketplace where Fintech companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Mobile Money Providers (MMPs) in Africa are matched. After matching, they enter a testing environment where the banks and Fintechs can test and integrate new financial technology solutions in a safe and secure manner.

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Applications open for FinForward Financial Inclusion Platform

FMO, the Dutch development bank, is joining forces with above & beyond to offer FinForward, a platform for financial inclusion in Africa. FinForward matches fintech companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Mobile Money Providers (MMPs). The platform provides a testing environment in which participating banks and Fintechs can test and integrate new financial technology solutions in a safe and secure manner.

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FMO and a&b launch FinForward platform

FMO and US-based fintech above & beyond (a&b) have launched FinForward, a new platform designed to match fintechs with financial institutions and mobile money providers in Africa. The objective of the new platform is to accelerate the digitization of the financial industry in Africa.

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FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion

The objective of the new platform is to accelerate the digitization of the financial industry in Africa by supporting innovation of the core business with digital solutions. The matching and integration tool will make global Fintech companies accessible and top-of-mind to African financial institutions in order to help them to reduce costs, innovate, add services, tap into new revenue streams and work towards open banking platforms.

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Matching Fintech companies with African financial institutions

a marketplace to help fintech companies, mobile money providers and financial institutions in Africa find clients for their solutions and broaden their horizons.

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FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion

FMO together with Miami based Fintech and digital transformation strategists above & beyond (a&b), launched “ FinForward”, a marketplace where Fintech companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Mobile Money Providers (MMPs) in Africa are matched.

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Connect to inclusive Fintech. FMO launches FinForward.

FMO and its partner Above and Beyond would like to cordially invite you to the launch of FinForward, our flagship innovation, acceleration and discovery Fintech program.

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FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion

The Hague, 18 September 2017 – FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, together with Miami based Fintech and digital transformation strategists above & beyond (a&b), today launch “ FinForward”, a marketplace where Fintech companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Mobile Money Providers (MMPs) in Africa are matched.

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Disrupción en la industria financiera en América Latina

Si repasamos la lista de negocios disruptivos de las últimas décadas, encontraremos nombres como Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, Google, etc., y veremos que la mayoría de estas empresas no está brindando nuevos servicios o productos. Estas están ofreciendo lo que ya existía en el mercado pero de una manera innovadora.

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Unlocking the data treasure chest hidden in your inbox

Share this I am fascinated by debt: the advance of cash today against the mere promise of payment in the future. A promise that depends crucially on trust and knowing who the borrower is. For that, financial institutions rely mainly on credit bureaus. But not every country has a perfectly functioning credit bureau, in which case access to credit suffers.

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Financial institutions provide customer service fueled by artificial intelligence

And that’s what Mensajea offers, with a twist. Mensajea is an Ecuadorian startup selected to integrate to Finconecta―a 10-month pilot program in partnership with a&b, that MIF/IDB is partially financing.

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Artificial Intelligence to stop online fraud

I wrote some days ago about one of the selected FinTechs that will integrate to Finconecta―a 10-month pilot program in partnership with a&b, that FOMIN/IDB is partially financing. I wrote about the US$21.84 billion losses (in 2015) due to credit and debit card fraud worldwide.

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Comienza a operar el Primer Ecosistema de Interconexión para Fintech

“La tecnología es tan veloz que ninguna institución financiera puede estar al día todo el tiempo. Si tus soluciones no son relevantes, los clientes te cambian por otro.” Así de claro es Jorge Ruiz, CEO de Above and Beyond, quien recientemente estuvo en La Paz para presentar el programa FINCONECTA a ejecutivos del sector financiero y de tecnología.

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The irresistible rise of Latin America's fintechs

Growing numbers of fintechs are popping up across Latin America, attracting the attention of both consumers and regulators. Silvia Pavoni assesses the consequences for the region’s traditional lenders.

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Financial transactions at your fingertips

I recently heard a podcast (HBR IdeaCast) where Jerry Seinfeld shared his insights into innovation. One of his comments stuck with me: “it’s very important to know what you don’t like. It’s good to have an idea, but a big part, I find, of a lot of innovation starts with someone saying: ‘you know what I am really sick of?’ That’s where innovation begins.”

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FINCONECTA PROGRAM WELCOMES YOUR APPLICATIONS

FINCONECTA is dedicated to create the first interconnected ecosystem between financial institutions (FIs) that care about innovation and FinTechs that are changing the world.

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BID anuncia programa de integración entre compañías tecnológicas e instituciones financieras

En el marco del Congreso Mundial de Telefonía Móvil 2017, el Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN) del BID anunció la creación de FINCONECTA, un programa que integra soluciones entre compañías de tecnología (FinTech) e instituciones financieras (IF).

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​​​​​​FINCONECTA: Building bridges between financial institutions and FinTech

In the framework of the collaboration, WSBI hosted a webinar on 12 June in which members from the Latina America and Caribbean Regional Group (GRULAC) and FinTechs – mostly from Europe – participated. Representatives from FINCONECTA will also participate as speakers at this year´s GRULAC Annual Assembly in Lima, and possibly WSBI will also be present at the programme`s results announcement in Buenos Aires.

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Universidad del Pacífico y el BID promoverán empresas tecnológicas

Con la llegada de las fintech, empresas que ofrecen servicios financieros desde una plataforma digital, muchas empresas han decidido apostar por el desarrollo del ecosistema fintech en el Perú

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El BID creará programa para ecosistema entre entidades financieras y Fintech

De acuerdo con la entidad, este programa “incluye un proceso de conexión, fusión y aceleración entre Fintechs e instituciones financieras con el propósito de que puedan colaborar e impulsar un crecimiento responsable en la industria financiera. Este programa en el que se estima la participación de 500 Fintechs”

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Emprende UP presented the Finconecta program in Peru

​​Universidad del Pacífico Center for Entrepreneurship, Emprende UP, presented the IDB program that promotes the development of the Fintech ecosystem in Peru.

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Universidad del Pacífico y el BID promoverán a las fintech

Redacción EC 10.04.2017 / 06:19 pm Con la llegada de las fintech, empresas que brindan servicios financieros desde una plataforma digital, muchas empresas han decidido apostar por el desarrollo del ecosistema fintech en el Perú.

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Lanzan Plataforma de Integración de Soluciones para los Mercados Financieros

En el marco del reciente Congreso Mundial de Telefonía Móvil, realizado en Barcelona, se acaba de lanzar FINCONECTA, un programa de alcance global cuyo objetivo es impulsar el crecimiento responsable de la industria.

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Clifford Chance to be the strategic partner of a new IDB Fintech initiative

FINCONECTA is a 10-month project that aims to promote financial inclusion by connecting Latin American and Caribbean financial institutions with established and emerging financial services technology providers

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Nace plataforma de integración de soluciones para mercados financieros

En el marco del reciente Congreso Mundial de Telefonía Móvil, realizado en Barcelona, se acaba de lanzar Finconecta, un programa de alcance global cuyo objetivo es impulsar el crecimiento responsable de la industria.

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Banco Interamericano creará ecosistema de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina

Bajo la coordinación de Above & Beyond, Finconecta incluye un proceso de conexión, fusión y aceleración entre FinTechs e instituciones financieras con el propósito de que puedan colaborar e impulsar un crecimiento responsable en la industria financiera.

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Banco Interamericano creará ecosistema de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina

Finconecta, un programa dedicado a crear el primer ecosistema interconectado de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina y el Caribe entre instituciones financieras y compañías de tecnología financiera (FinTech).

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Banco Interamericano creará ecosistema de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina

El Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (Fomin) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, BID, anunció la creación de Finconecta, un programa dedicado a crear el primer ecosistema interconectado de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina y el Caribe entre instituciones financieras y compañías de tecnología financiera (FinTech)

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FOMIN anuncia primer programa de integración entre compañías tecnológicas e instituciones fiinancieras

En el marco del Congreso Mundial de Telefonía Móvil 2017, el Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN) del BID anunció la creación de FINCONECTA,un programa que integra soluciones entre compañías de tecnología (FinTech) e instituciones financieras (IF).

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Finconecta arranca su programa que integra Fintech e instituciones financieras

El Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN) del BID anunció la creación de Finconecta, un programa que integra soluciones entre compañías de tecnología (FinTech) e instituciones financieras (IF).

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Universidad del Pacífico de Perú trabajará con programa Finconecta

... una plataforma colaborativa en la que se espera desarrollar soluciones tecnológicas entre instituciones financieras y compañías que ofrecen servicios financieros basados en la tecnología (FinTech).

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Fintech y bancos de la región podrán conectarse en "Finconecta"

El programa Finconecta busca impulsar un ecosistema de colaboración e integración entre los bancos y las fintech de la región de Latinoamérica y El Caribe. Actualmente estas integraciones podrían tomar meses

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Seminario en línea | FINCONECTA: Construyendo puentes entre instituciones financieras y FinTechs

El Portal de Microfinanzas organizó el seminario en línea “FINCONECTA: Construyendo puentes entre instituciones financieras y FinTechs”.

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WSBI & Finconecta Webinar

With FINCONECTA, FinTechs around the globe are able to take part in shaping and promoting a responsible growth of the financial services industry. Also, FinTechs have the opportunity to access innovative solutions among ecosystem participants.

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Inter-American Development Bank launches Finconecta ecosystem

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Florida-based fintech firm Above & Beyond (A&B) have unveiled “Finconecta”, a ten-month programme which integrates fintechs and financial institutions (FI) in an interconnected ecosystem.

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FINCONECTA: Building Bridges Between Financial Institutions and Fintechs

The main goal of FINCONECTA is to incentivize rapid prototyping, collaboration, and interoperability amongst the participants of this new interconnected ecosystem of solutions in order to foster exponential growth of the financial industry in LAC. Forward is powered by Above & Beyond, an organization that works via strategy consulting, technology solutions, and investment to close this industry synapse between fintechs and financial institutions.

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FINCONECTA: Building bridges between Financial Institutions and Fintechs

With the intent of providing a viable solution to this issue, the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) announced last Monday the creation of FINCONECTA, a program that will integrate solutions between financial technology companies from all around the world (FinTechs) and financial institutions (FIs) in the LAC region, using a single streamlined platform (called “Forward”)

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MIF announces first integration program between FINTECHS and Financial Institutions

In the context of the 2017 World Mobile Congress, the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) announced the creation of FINCONECTA, a program that integrates solutions between technology companies (FinTechs) and financial institutions (FIs).

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