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PwC launches fintech initiative ‘Startup Collider' targeting Central and Eastern European startups
Leading professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) kicked off its initiative “Startup Collider” on Monday, 09 January 2017.
The program aims to nurture and promote the Central and Eastern European startups. Presented by PwC CEE, the 3-month accelerator program will provide the startups with a unique opportunity to share a workspace with PwC specialists in the same field.
"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.
According to Impact, 13 fintech startups have been selected for the program. The first cohort of the accelerator will focus on startups with solutions applicable to the financial sector, where they will have the opportunity to take a part in the three-month bootcamp.
Eight startups that are at the prototype stage will take part in “Bootcamp”, while the remaining, which are at the growth stage, will be able to find partners and investors within the “Fast Track” program.
The startups selected for the Bootcamp program include Xchanger, Cognitum, Claims Control, Blueopes, Talk Bank, finAPI, Autenti, and Jumbster. The ones selected for Fast Track program are Noa Tech, Cyber Productivity, Dotmetrics, Transparent Data, and Coinfirm.