WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17, 2017

FinTech4Good, a global FinTech and Blockchain acceleration network, formally announced the launch of their new Global Acceleration Program for startups across 8 major cities: Washington DC, Chicago, London, Nairobi, Shanghai, Astana, Singapore, and Tel Aviv.  The acceleration program begins in September 2017 to help the most impactful blockchain startups develop and launch pilots and facilitate market expedition.

“We will start accepting applications beginning in July, 2017. Our goal is to address some of the world’s most difficult problems as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We support bold and transformative blockchain-based solutions, in concert with our Blockchain Acceleration Network partners. FinTech4Good entrepreneurs will be matched with mentors, and provided co-working spaces, funding opportunities, and introductions to local partners in 8 cities across 4 continents “ said Xiaochen Zhang, President of FinTech4Good.  FinTech4Good believes that digital identity is one of the key foundations for blockchain-based solutions in the financial sector and many other industries. For example, the organization is pursuing partnerships with governments in Africa on identity solutions for the education sector.

The K(NO)W Identity Conference was a great first community focused-step, with over 300 organizations attending, from major corporations, startups, media, to NGOs and investors, all focused on challenges and solutions of identity management.  According to Travis Jarae, One World Identity CEO, “Blockchain Acceleration Network is exactly the type of collaboration that we hoped to inspire with the K(NO)W Identity Conference, bringing together innovators from across industries to tackle the identity challenges of the 21st century.”

Partners in the Blockchain Acceleration Network gathered together at the conference and shared a roadmap of the Blockchain Accelerator Program. Our regional launch events will take place at the following dates:

  • The London Acceleration Program: June 16, 2017 in London, UK at the China-UK HiTechnology Festival;
  • The Copenhagen Acceleration Program: June 21, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Age of Sustainable Innovation Summit;
  • China Accelerator Program: July 15, 2017 in Shanghai, China at the LendIt FinTech Summit

Source: FinTech4Good 

Illustration Photo: Startup Asia Jakarta (credits: Motohiko Tokuriki / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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