Elevator Lab Demo Day 2021: Zentity wins the Best Pitch Award
- Covid-19 , Banking
- 14.06.2021 12:40 pm
Elevator Lab, powered by RBI, organized its annual Demo Day on the 10th of June 2021. Unlike the previous events, the Demo Day took place in a digital format due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The event featured the launch of the new digital format of the CEE Fintech Atlas, a website providing information and an overview of the CEE fintech startup scene (cee-fintechatlas.com). The Atlas also features macro-economic data for 19 CEE countries. From the beginning, the goal of the CEE Fintech Atlas was to share RBI's knowledge and expertise on fintech startups as well as technology and digitalization topics with a broader audience. It aims to create more connectivity and synergies between the banking industry and the fintech startup community, while creating an increased awareness of the emerging, innovative, and interesting fintech startups as well as technology solutions. The website will be a constantly updated source of information.
The second part of the event included a showcase of the achievements and efforts of the fintechs and their mentors that participated in the Elevator Lab Partnership Program Tracks in 2020, as well as the Winner of the Regional Elevator Lab Challenge in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia 2020. The finalists that presented their video pitches were:
iFactor - Advanced Analytics and Loyalty Solutions Elevator Lab Program track finalist. Founded in Romania in 2016, iFactor is the first fintech offering an alternative SME lending hybrid marketplace that brings together liquidity-seeking SMEs, banks, and private investors looking for short-term, high yield investments.
Synerise - Advanced Analytics and Loyalty Solutions Elevator Lab Program track finalist. A Polish fintech founded in 2013, working in the field of AI, Big Data, and Advanced Analytics. From its founding to this day, Synerise has attracted many
global corporate customers, and is currently working with some of the biggest retail and financial services companies.
Finlync - Value added Services Elevator Lab Program track finalist. Founded in 2015, FinLync strives to make corporate finance faster and more secure as well as more streamlined and more intuitive. Therefore, it has developed native treasury apps which give corporate treasurers complete and direct control of their data. FinLync's largest clients include Fortune 2000 and Fortune 500 companies.
Zentity - Bank as a Platform Elevator Lab Program track finalist. A fintech headquartered in the Czech Republic, with offices in Slovakia, Hungary, and the USA, focused on providing digital channels. In over ten years of experience in digital technologies, Zentity’s team delivered more than 110 solutions based on their products to companies working across Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa.
IPification - Winner of the Regional Elevator Lab Challenge Raiffeisen Bank Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. IPification offers innovative solutions for mobile client authentication, without credentials, tokens, SMS OTPs, header enrichment, or face scans. Their solution currently has around 550 million mobile users worldwide.
Following the pitches, the audience voted on the best pitch in a poll. The chosen winner of the Best Pitch Award was Zentity.
After the pitches ended and the winner was announced, the participants had the opportunity to “walk around” virtually at the fintech booths, which were hosted by fintech representatives, and network.