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8th Edition | 2016
The winners for BBVA Open Talent are here
Winners LatAm
Winner Europe
Winners US
Finalists 2015

Save the dates

This year’s edition is promising!

Finalist selection
Regional Finals
Immersion & Interaction Program

What is Open Talent?

At BBVA we are dedicated to innovation within the financial ecosystem and everything surrounding it. For more than eight years now we have been learning next to entrepreneurs and we intend to continue, given our fascination for discovering and boosting talent. Together we can learn a lot, get on board and we will work together to keep transforming the banking world. Submit your innovative proposal, whatever you have built to change the industry, and BBVA will try its best to support you in everything you need.

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What are we looking for?

We are a bank. That is no secret, and also the reason why we want to foster innovation in the banking ecosystem as well as in the world of finance.


  • Projects must be operative or at least in beta version.
  • Startups no older than January 1st 2012.
  • Earned less than €1.5M in revenue last year
  • Raised less than €2.5M in funding.

Special Awards

This year’s edition will also offer two Special Awards: Financial inclusion and Wired Money Special Award. Both winners will benefit from the BBVA Open Talent 2016 Immersion and Interaction Program.

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Financial Inclusion
Only one of all the submitted projects will be chosen as the best financial digital solution for SMEs or end-costumers with low incomes.

Wired Money Special Award
All early birds (projects submitted before May 2) get the chance of being selected to represent their projects at Wired Money event.

Regional finals

The international jury will choose between all the submissions to determine who will be the finalists for each region. The three final events will be held on September in London, Mexico and New York. The finalists will not only compete to become one of the winners, but will get the chance of working on their projects together with BBVA experts.

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6 winners: two champions for each of the three regions: Europe, Latin America and USA & Rest of the World.



Immersion & Interaction

The winners will enjoy a non-consecutive two-week program in México City and Madrid. In said program they will be able to get to know and engage with the entrepreneurial ecosystem and BBVA executives, with the goal of making their business grow.

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