The Challenge Fintech for Tomorrow :

Finance is at the heart of ecological transformation and has a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations and contributing to the alignment with the objectives set by the Paris Agreement. The financial sector has the responsibility to transform its practices and redirect flows towards a sustainable and inclusive economy, compatible with the limits of global warming to less than 2°C and, more generally, planetary limits, while ensuring social justice.

The Fintech for Tomorrow Challenge emerged in this context, as a project of the Paris financial centre organized by Finance for Tomorrow. Although Fintechs have experienced strong growth in recent years, those focusing on green finance only represented 8% in 2021 (France Fintech). As entrepreneurs have the ability to offer alternatives to traditional models, they are essential players to support the financial sector transformation.

As a source of partnerships and development opportunities, the Fintech for Tomorrow Challenge aims to strengthen the contribution of Fintech’s to the ecological transition.

  • Fintech for Tomorrow Prize

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    Fintech for Tomorrow Prize

    This prize is aimed at companies building new models transforming the financial sector. The prize aims to address issues related to financial innovation thanks to the expertise of partners at the heart of the French financial ecosystem.

     

    The “Fintech for Tomorrow” prize, which promotes new models for transforming the financial sector, was awarded to ORMEX. This climate tech, which offers a digital marketplace for the voluntary market of agricultural carbon credits, received a prize of €16,000 and will benefit from a one-year incubation at Le Swave as well as mentoring and a Masterclass with Seabird Impact.

  • Fintech for Diversity and Inclusion Prize

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    Fintech for Diversity and Inclusion Prize

    This prize is aimed at companies fostering social inclusion within the financial sector or that come from entrepreneurs from all backgrounds. The prize aims to address issues related to social and territorial inequalities through the support of partners specialised in social and environmental impact issues.

     

    The “Fintech for Diversity and Inclusion” Prize, promoting inclusive financial solutions, was awarded to ToumAI, a Saas software for data collection, measurement and impact analysis in Africa.

  • International potentiel Prize

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    International potentiel Prize

    This prize is aimed at French companies aiming to deploy their solution for the transformation of the financial sector internationally. The prize aims to address issues related international development thanks to the support of partners facilitating the implementation in other ecosystems.

     

    The “International Potential” prize, which aims to support the international deployment of solutions for the transformation of the financial sector, was won by Sweep for Finance. This solution allows financial actors to obtain a complete overview, in real-time, of the emissions of their investments, and thus to collaborate with the companies in their portfolio to reduce their climate footprint. It received a prize of €16,000, a one-month incubation at Station Fintech Montreal and a Mentorship by Techstars Amsterdam.

#FranceAssureurs special mention

For startups building new models transforming the financial sector and applicable to the insurance industry.

• 1 year incubation with Le Swave
• Mentoring by members of France Assureurs
• Opportunity to meet industry experts

Coup de Coeur prize was also awarded by France Assureurs, partner of the Fintech for Tomorrow Challenge, to the ESG management platform, Greenscope, for its solution to support financial players in the deployment of European sustainable regulation.

All Finalists

Exceptional visibility opportunities (Climate Finance Day, ChangeNOW…)
“Fintech for Tomorrow” afterworks
“Special Mention” Mentorships by Jury members
Access to Station F Launch program
Memberships within associations of the Paris financial centre

We are looking for projects...:

All maturity levels: idea, proof of concept, first customers, scale up, fund raising or international expansion

All activities related to the financial sector: insurance, banking, investment, services, non-financial projects that can support the evolution of financial sector practices, etc.

All sectors of the ecological transition: circular economy, renewable energies and energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, preservation of water resources, pollution prevention, just transition, social inclusion, transformation of territories, protection of biodiversity, etc.

All type of innovations: technological innovation (applications and online platforms, data management and artificial intelligence, blockchain, payment systems, internet of things and satellites, etc.) Usage innovation (change of use according to a need) Social innovation (responds to new or poorly satisfied social needs).

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#CFD2022 • Challenge: Fintech For Tomorrow awards

Parallel Session #3 • Fintech Ceremony Awards

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Finance for Tomorrow, together with ADEME, is publishing for the first time in October 2022 the “Panorama of French Sustainable Fintechs” in French