SIBS PayForward: Meet the 25 Top Fintech Startups

Fintech startups

A couple of weeks ago we started evaluating all the applications we had for SIBSPayForward, the first fintech accelerator in Portugal that we’re organizing in partnership with SIBS, one of Europe’s leading fintech companies.

We had more than 100 applications, from 31 different countries, and we were seriously impressed with the potential of these fintech startups. In the end, it was a pretty tough call.

The evaluation process involved SIBS Management Team, as well as Beta-i’s team. We had hundreds of Skype Calls with the founders of these fintech startups (Fábio Coelho, the Program Director of SIBSPayForward, actually lived for 2 weeks without ever taking his headphones off), and we finally came down to the top 25 that will join us for the Bootcamp.

After this, we’ll get to choose the top 10 startups that will join us for the accelerator.

Curious? Here are the top 25 startups that will be tested to the limit at our Bootcamp:


Area: Mobile Payments


Area: Cards Dematerialisation


Area: Robot Financial Advisory


Area: Mobile wallets


Area: Blockchain Technology


Area: Tokenisation

Fraud Dynamics

Area: Fraud detection and contention solutions

Polygon Innovation

Area: Client Authentication Mechanisms


Area: Loyalty Programs


Area: Mobile wallets

Area: Credit Scoring


Area: Robotic Process Automation

Papaya POS

Area: In-app payments/integration


Area: Client-Merchant Profitability


Area: Client behavioral analysis


Area: Fraud detection and contention solutions

Pagita S.R.L.

Area: Events


Area: Investment Tracking

Orange Bird

Area: Money transfers

SnapSwap International

Area: Money transfers


Area: Blockchain Technology


Area: Instant payments and its reachability


Area: Blockchain technology


Area: Client Authentication Mechanisms e.g. Biometrics


Area: Credit Scoring


From the 3rd of April until the 7th of April these startups will prove their value at our Bootcamp. Stay tuned to find out who will get to the top 10 🙂


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