Ciudad del Saber, IE BSchool and Senacyt are organizing a program for Fintech Startups, this unique experience will take place in Panamá from the 12th to the 19th of June.

With the main goal of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, the three partners have developed this new and pioneering initiative aimed to concentrate all key stakeholders both in Panama and internationally.

The Program includes two different modules:

An intensive Acceleration Program for Fintech Startups. The startups selected for the program will take part of in an acceleration program with experts and mentors from IE Business School. The call for Startups to apply will be opened until the 5th of May 2019, and the acceleration program will take place from the 12th till 18th June.

A great entrepreneurial event open to public where speakers, startups and international investors come together. The event will take place on the 19th June 2019.

Don’t miss this brilliant opportunity to connect with the ecosystem!


The finalists from the FINTECH WORLD CHALLENGE 2019 will be undertaking part of the  Startup Acceleration Program in Ciudad Del Saber, implementing their range and impact through an incubator program designed by IE Business School.

We will identify the 10 best startups as the best solutions in the market  for giving  an approach to the banking products and services to  people excluded to financial services. The main vision of this program is to train and help Startups to enhance their impact  through the main actors of this change – public and private sectors as well as the external funds.  Furthermore, the 3 best startups of this competition will have  the opportunity to work in  Ciudad del Saber, Panamá for at least 3 months  in order to develop their company in the country and test their ideas as an opportunity to expand their  company  in this region.


2000 Millions of People around the world do not have access to a basic transactional account.

Financial exclusion usually affects women, people in poor districts in rural zones and remote zones with little accessibility

In addition more than 200 Million micro-, small – and medium companies lack the adequate funds and investment in order to grow and prosper

The access to basic financial services has been identified as the first step to achieve greater financial inclusion andas essential initiative to reduce poverty


IE University offers a technology-based learning ecosystem for leaders making a difference in the world through innovation, global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset and a Humanities-based approach. IE’s faculty includes more than 500 professors who teach degree and master's programs, doctorates and executive training to students from 131 countries.

Just a few minutes from downtown Panama City, City of Knowledge is strategically located across from the Panama Canal. Some 120 hectares and more than 200 buildings of what was once the Clayton military base are now home to a booming international community established for the purpose of business, academic, scientific, and humanistic collaboration. The objective is human and sustainable development based on knowledge.

SENACYT - Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación from the República de Panamá. It is an autonomous institution whose mission is fostering the Science and Tecnhology as tools for the suistanible development of Panamá.




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