T HE F UTURE OF F I NANCE

Idealog - - IDEALOG / KIWIBANK -

Seven ven­tures, three months and a whole lot of great ideas went into the Ki­wibank FinTech Ac­cel­er­a­tor, a 14-week busi­ness growth pro­gramme held ear­lier this year at Welling­ton’s CreativeHQ and pow­ered by startup ac­cel­er­a­tor Light­ning Lab. Co-funded by Ki­wibank and Cal­laghan In­no­va­tion, with sup­port from Xero, MasterCard and Mi­crosoft, the in­cu­ba­tor – the first in the coun­try to fo­cus solely on FinTech – is al­ready pro­duc­ing out­stand­ing re­sults and help­ing build, launch and ex­pand a wide va­ri­ety of prod­ucts.

We in­ter­viewed all the star­tups from 2017’s co­hort to find out what they’ve learned, what’s so great about ac­cel­er­a­tors, and what goes into build­ing a po­ten­tially world­chang­ing FinTech busi­ness in just a few weeks.

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