According to country manager Manuel Olivares, in the nearly 20 years that the group has been in Chile, BBVA has been an important actor in the country’s development process. “Not only have we financed important government construction projects, not only do we employ nearly 5,000 people, but we have also worked side by side to improve access to banking services."
BBVA Open Talent has consolidated its position as a global leader of fintech competitions, with startups competing from 77 different countries in this year's edition.
More than one hundred people gathered in the BBVA Innovation Center in Madrid –which had been transformed into a university campus– to listen to the experiences of Fintech University, a conference analyzing the fintech revolution .
‘Complex products which have relied on face-to-face sales - that’s where we’re going to see the next fintech innovation,’ said Jay Reinemann, Managing Partner of Propel Venture Partners and one of the guests discussing the state of European fintech at a breakfast this morning kicking off this year’s WIRED Money at the British Museum in London.
The biggest names in fintech gather at MoneyConf’s Madrid event Transferwise, Number26, Atom, Taulia, Dwolla, Carto DB or Earnest were joined by with fund and bank representatives that attend these events looking for potential business prospects. There we learnt about five common mistakes startups should avoid when approaching a possible investor.
BBVA’s Innovation Center in Madrid is holding its first Fintech University today, an event that will bring together the top technology and finance gurus and discuss the sector’s latest trends.