STPI’s Finglobe Will Raise Startups In Fintech & Banking

Software Technology Parks of India launches 24th Centre of Entrepreneurship in Gandhinagar

K Rajaraman, Chairperson, International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) inaugurated the CoE for the startups in the presence of Mona K Khandhar, Principal Secretary, Department of Science & Technology

FinTech BizNews Service   

Mumbai, March 12, 2024: Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, on Monday launched its 24th Center of Entrepreneurship (CoE) - "FinGlobe," dedicated to fostering innovation and growth in the financial technology sector, at STPI-Gandhinagar, GIFT City. Shri K Rajaraman, Chairperson, International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) inaugurated the CoE and its maiden Open Challenge Program (OCP) for the startups amidst the presence of Ms Mona K Khandhar, Principal Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Gujarat and other dignitaries.

The FinGlobe CoE, which has been set up in association with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat, aims to serve as a catalyst for the development and proliferation of cutting-edge technologies within the financial services domain. By providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, expert mentorship, and a collaborative ecosystem, FinGlobe CoE seeks to empower startups, entrepreneurs, and established players to ideate, innovate, and scale their solutions in the FinTech, TechFin, Banking Industry and allied domains. The CoE provides 50 Plug-n-Play incubation seats.

Five MoUs were exchanged by STPINext Initiatives with its CoE partners i.e., (n)Code Solutions (IT Division of GNFC Limited); Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE), a Technology Business Incubator at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad; Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar; GVFL Limited and TiE- Ahmedabad.

“If we look at the economic reforms that have happened in the last 25 years, the most important reform is the tax reform. This helped in improving the health of the Indian financial system and financial sector at large. Financial institutions are all healthier because of this reform. All of them have become more prudential when it comes to managing their finances. All these enabled us to build the financial ecosystem, building trust globally. In every sector, we have to have global-scale companies and technology platforms can help to achieve that. We at IFSCA are building such regulations so that foreign investors don’t face any issues when they land in India. With this FinGlobe CoE, startups will build solutions for the rest of the world. We are happy to support and facilitate this CoE,” said Shri K Rajaraman during the launch of the event.

“The launch of this CoE is an important journey towards making Gujarat a Fintech hub. All these efforts will deepen the ecosystem of FinTech further. We have also planned a hackathon and start onboarding the startups. We have a long association with STPI. The disruption in IT sector continues with the emergence of artificial intelligence and we are working to leverage this technology,” said Ms Mona K Khandhar.

On the occasion, DG STPI Shri Arvind Kumar conveyed his message, “STPI is actively engaged in promoting IT/ITeS industry & startups in the state of Gujarat through its two centres in Gandhinagar and Surat. Both centres are driving digital transformation, fostering job creation, and contributing to Gujarat's emergence as a prominent IT destination in times to come. Now, seeing the potential of FinTech domain in the state, STPI is expanding its footprint by establishing its 24th CoE in the FinTech domain at GIFT-City in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Gujarat. This FinTech CoE will provide the requisite support like state-of-the-art incubation infrastructure, Sandbox Environment, Industry APIs, Payment Gateways, mentoring, industry & market connect to the startups.”

The CoE was established so that by investing in technology and paying attention to changing trends, startups can penetrate new areas of the financial system and change the competitive landscape. It will provide a platform for startups as well as potential investors to innovate new products and services with the latest trends.

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