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IT’S TIME TO PAY IT FORWARD

30 years ago SIBS started the startup way to turn into one of the World’s top Fintech innovators. For the second year, SIBS reinforces its commitment on startups ecosystem by paying it forward to with an acceleration program designed for startups with business & consumer solutions in Open Baking.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

PRODUCT-WORKING
ESTABLISHED
PRODUCT-TESTING

We met amazing people. We learned a lot from them about the technology, about the market, and about the product. So now we have a great user experience. It was mind-opening.

Denis Kiselev, CEO Snapswap

OUR WAY FORWARD IS OPEN

WE ARE LOOKING FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMER SOLUTIONS IN:

OPEN BANKING API

We’re looking for startups with business & consumer solutions that can take advantage of the development of the platform that is being implemented by SIBS to meet the challenges resulting from a European directive to be applied next year. Through this accelerator, startups will be able to be part of the largest Open Banking ecosystem in Portugal.

No fit with the requirements? Don’t worry, we have also SIBS PAYFORWARD OPENTRACK, a program running in continuous and parallel with the acceleration front so that we can look for and have our door always open for great startups! Just reach out to us:

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APPLICATIONS

Until 15 December 2017

It all starts with your online application. We will select those startups that better fit with the program and that can clearly benefit the most from collaborating with SIBS. We’ll be looking at how solid the business model is, growth potential and scalability, the complementarity of skills within the team, how the product delivers value and how SIBS can provide value. The top 25 startups will move forward.

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BOOTCAMP

26 February – 2 March 2017

The one-week Bootcamp represents a strong and ambitious concept in the literal and inspirational dimension. We will figure out which of the 25 startups selected exceed themselves, enhance their leadership skills and we will test their limits and management skills, to see who’s moving forward with us.

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ACCELERATION

19 March – 25 May 2018

A startup accelerator by SIBS, supported by Beta-i, that’s the best of both worlds: amazing mentoring & program meets the big-money clients, network and industry knowledge. The 10 startups that are going to be part of the accelerator will enjoy 8 weeks of individual coaching & pitch practice, several workshops & mentoring sessions.

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DEMO DAY

25 May 2018

Demo Day is the day you have to present to SIBS the solution your startup has been working during the 2 acceleration months.

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INTEGRATION

June – December 2018

The most promising startups will have the priceless opportunity of integrating SIBS for 6 months and gain access to support services in order to fine-tune the final product.
Incubation at SIBS means way more than having the opportunity of sharing an office space with one of the top fintech companies in the world. It means having SIBS collaborators as your mentors, having access to the organization’s resources and tools.

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SIBS wants to continue to collaborate and support other Fintech.The launch of an innovative accelerator and the first one in payments area to be done in Portugal, allowed us to evolve as an organization, to be even more disruptive in terms of innovation and to develop more e effective collaboration models with this new ecosystem of organizations and entrepreneurs.

Madalena Tomé, CEO at SIBS

MENTORS

Madalena Cascais Tomé

CEO @SIBS

Hugo Araujo

Head of International Business @SIBS

Jorge Correia

Head of Loyalty and Personalization Cards @SIBS

João Costa

Head of Network Management @SIBS

José Azevedo

Head of Client Services @SIBS

Ricardo Chaves

Head of Commercial Management @SIBS

Ricardo Madeira

Head of Systems Development @SIBS

Sérgio Moraes

Head of Business Process Outsourcing @SIBS

Teresa Mesquita

Head of Product Management @SIBS

Valentim Oliveira

Head of Security @SIBS

Tiago Bianchi de Aguiar

Head of Corporate Strategy @SIBS

Maria Antónia Saldanha

Head of Brand & Communication @SIBS

Hélder Neves

Head of Finance and HR @SIBS

Pedro Rocha Vieira

Co-Founder & CEO @Beta-i

Manuel Tânger

Co-Founder & Head of Innovation @Beta-i

Ricardo Marvão

Co-Founder & Chief Education Officer @Beta-i

WHO’S BACKING ME UP?

MAS

Maria Antónia Saldanha

Program Director @SIBS

Thanks to SIBS Innovativeness, more than 300 million users bene t from the most modern, reliable and secure financial services, namely in the payments area.

 

More than three billion transactions are processed by SIBS, which results as one of the largest payment processors in Europe and Africa. Among its most recognized brands are MULTIBANCO, MB NET and MB WAY.

 

With a history of success based on innovation and e efficiency, SIBS remains focused on its growth and development of services that simplify the day-to-day lives of people and organizations.

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Fábio Coelho

Program Director @Beta-i

Based in Lisbon, Beta-i is one of the main entrepreneurship and innovation organizations in Europe. We help new and established businesses grow the startup way, by running acceleration and innovation programs, organizing events, promoting investment and creating great workspaces at our hub.

 

Recognized as one of the world most active startup accelerators and by Wired magazine as “the top incubator in town”, since 2010 we have received 4850+ startup applications to our programs and accelerated over 850 startups, that have raised +60M, having also 14.000+ people attending our events.

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