FIN/SUM 2018 & REG/SUM Pitch Run Application Form
Instructions for FIN/SUM & REG/SUM (Fintech Summit, FIN/SUM) Pitch Run

FIN/SUM will run from Sept. 25 to 28, with the cooperation of the Nikkei, Japan’s Financial Services Agency. From remittance・settlement to asset management, Fintech is making financial services more accessible and convenient. Moreover, with the advent of core technologies such as the blockchain, Fintech has transcended the boundaries of finance and is now transforming our business and lifestyles. Fintech is also expanding availability of financial services to the poorest segments of developing nations where access to financial institutions is challenging. At FIN/SUM, we will explore the current state of Fintech and Regtech, and its ideal future form. The discussion will include financial workers from various nations, representatives of large banks and institutions, founders of start-up companies, and industry experts.

FIN/SUM is planning a pitch event called the “Pitch Run”, where we will feature start-up companies involved in broader senses of Fintech. Participants will receive support, exposure, and potential partnership opportunities with major companies.Our goal is to contribute in promoting Open Innovation in the Japanese economy. We are looking forward to your application.

# Guidelines for Applicants
Date of Event: September 25-18th
Place:  Marunouchi Building Hall(Marunouchi Tokyo, Japan)
Application period: June 27 - August 31
(Note)The selection will be held in order in which the applications are received. We will close applications when the number of applicants reaches the quota.
Screening Results: Applicants that passed the screening process will be informed by the September 10th.

# Who Should Apply
Those who work in FinTech in general.

The leader (founders・general managers etc.) must give a presentation.
Products and services must be ready enough to be demonstrated.

# How to Apply
Please fill out this form.

# Screening Process
The first screening will be through written applications. Interviews will be held as needed. There will be a time for question period during the category preliminary and in the final selection.

# Evaluation Points(suggested)
1. Novelty/uniqueness in its product/service
2. Marketability of business/Scalability in the future
3. How well it was presented/How well the presentation was structured

# Fees
Application/screenings are FREE (participate the whole event at free of charge).
Flight and accommodation will be arranged for 1 individual by Nikkei Inc.

# Other Benefits
Invitations for the Welcome Party, After Party etc.
Participate all FIN/SUM programs for free.
Posted articles in the Nikkei group’s printed media.
Interviews, coverage from outer media sources.
Networking with sponsor firms.

# Contact
Nikkei Inc.
FIN/SUM Office Director of Pitch Run

Email address *
Company *
Name of representative *
Country *
Select the category of your services *
Description of services offered *
Please upload your pitch deck *
FYI: don't worry, this does not have to be the final version that you will pitch on stage if invited to FIN/SUM. (PDF, PPT, and Keynote formats are accepted)
Describe your market, competitive advantages and traction so far *
The launch date for the services *
(Optional) Cumulative fundraising amount
(Optional) Major stockholders
(Optional) Awards received
(Optional) Record of past media coverage
(Optional) Selling point of services/company (competitive advantages, number of users, business alliances, experience of management teams etc.)
(Optional) Who introduced?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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