I just attended a digital bank bootcamp in Singapore. It wasn’t much of a bootcamp. For example, I volunteered to play the Sergeant Major’s role and shout at the audience: “stand up, stand up, get your digital gear on and start delivering, you lazy lackadaisical wunch of bankers” … I was told that was not needed however, and that I should be a little gentler. After all, this is Singapore old chap.
So I complied – as a banker, I’m always for compliance – and purely gave my keynote and then listened to the other folks talking. And they were good. One particularly good moment was when Markus Gnirck, Global COO of Startupbootcamp Fintech, talked about the Singaporean Fintech startups.
Startupbootcamp Fintech is run by my good friend Nektarios Liolios, formerly of the SWIFT innotribe, and nurtures new companies from embryos to teenagers. In the Singapore office, they have 11 embryonic companies and five of these were showcased at the digital bank bootcamp (I’m starting to feel for Kinky bootcamp).
Here’s a very short overview of the five that were showcased.