Fintech: The ‘Perfect Storm’ Brewing in the Market

 

Fintech, or “financial technology”, is taking the world by storm with disruptive solutions that advance IT infrastructure and change consumer behaviour. But it has actually been around for a long time, longer than you would think. Forbes pinpoints its beginning a few decades ago, in the 1950s, but the New York Times goes even further – a century further to be more exact. They place the invention of the first fintech device way back to 1865. Yes, you read that right. One thing is clear though, it’s a sector that has been evolving constantly ever since.

Meet the 50 tech startups that will attend How to Web Startup Spotlight 2016

50 outstanding tech startups from 11 European countries have been selected to attend How to Web Startup Spotlight 2016 and today we proudly get them introduced to you. The finalists develop products in fintech, gaming & entertainment, cybersecurity, SaaS, health, media and advertising, travel, education, HR, developer tools, e-commerce or retail and their applications stood out due to the market validation and traction they already have, the scalability of their products, the team fit, their experience, and more!

Startup Spotlight: SiloMeter

“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.” At least that’s what Thomas Jefferson believed. Even though the essence of his belief is still true today, we’re taking this discussion further, to a more technical level. And who better to lead with than Bill Gates, who has committed more than $2 billion to agricultural development efforts through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He advocates smart farming and finding ways to increase the quality and quantity of agricultural yielding through technology. “I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty”, says Gates.

Check out the agenda of How to Web Conference 2016

Tens of amazing speakers will take the stage this November at How to Web Conference to share valuable business insights and startup growth strategies with the tech community. With the conference approaching fast, we proudly present you today the agenda of the conference. Don’t miss the chance to join 200+ startup founders & 1000+ attendees for 2 days of networking and inspiring talks on startup culture, innovation, working with big companies & more. Book your Early Bird ticket by October 24th!

Startup Spotlight: TypingDNA

 

Biometrics, as defined by Techtarget.com, is “the measurement and statistical analysis of people’s physical and behavioural characteristics.” Biometric systems are used to identify a person’s identity through ways such as iris scan, voice recognition, palm prints, fingerprints, facial recognition, and DNA. They record information about a user and capture an image or recording of a specific trait. They then store that information as a code or graph for future use and, when employed, they compare the information at hand to the stored version and this either accepts or rejects authentication.

Things to pay attention to when working on your application for an accelerator program (and for How to Web Startup Spotlight)

 

Being part of an accelerator program is a great starting point for any early stage startup founder looking to close deals and get the business to the next level. However, getting into such a program is no easy task to do and your application is a deal maker (or breaker for the record). If you are working on your accelerator application or simply doing those final tweaks on your How to Web Startup Spotlight application (the deadline is September 25th, by the way), then you read on!

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