Dublin, Ireland, 2 May 2019
Verge.Capital is a finalist for the New Venture Competition, one of the three categories featured within the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge program. The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge at the NYU Stern School of Business is one of the largest and most innovative accelerator programs and startup competitions in the world and the premier platform for identifying, nurturing and showcasing entrepreneurial talent within NYU.
The competition started with more than 240 teams, and now we’re down to 14 finalists through a rigorous process of multiple pitch rounds to judging panels of esteemed business leaders and academics.
“This is a huge accomplishment for Verge.Capital. Our efforts towards broader financial inclusion, by changing the way individuals are assessed in Europe are recognized in the heart of the financial markets, New York. It is a huge win for us” commented Verge.Capital’s co-Founder, Yiannis Giokas.
During this process Verge.Capital refined its business model and got exposed to numerous investors via a venture showcase fair organized by NYU.
There are five finalists competing at the New Venture category. Bonus story is that in 2009 Pinterest was in the finalists in the same category of the same competition (paywall)!
Register here: Join and vote for us at our final presentations! There is an Audience Choice Award! Then stick around to celebrate the winners!
Verge.Capital will be a pan-European credit scoring provider, and will enable individuals and financial institutions to universally assess affordability and creditworthiness of individuals by utilizing machine learning on top of open banking APIs. For more information visit https://verge.capital
NYU Stern $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge
The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge is hosted annually by the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs and it is one of the largest and most innovative accelerator programs and startup competitions in the world. It is an 8-month program involving more than 750 students, alumni, faculty and researchers from 16 schools across NYU’s global campuses, all of whom compete for a total of $300,000 in cash prizes and pro bono startup services. For more information visit https://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-stern/about/departments-centers-initiatives/centers/innovation-labs/entrepreneurship/programs/300k