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BBVA Open Talent 2017
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Winners LatAm
Winner Europe
Winners US
Finalists 2015

Important dates

of the 8th edition of BBVA Open Talent

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 In 2016 we have continued exploring the world, given our fascination for discovering and boosting talent. We have learnt  a great deal together to keep transforming the banking world. Thanks for getting on board and working with us to keep transforming the financial world. Together with your innovative proposal, we are contributing to changing the industry and from BBVA we want to give your project our full attention.

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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.

2016 Requirements

  • 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

In this eighth edition there were two special awards, the Wired Money and the Financial Inclusion. The two winners of these Special Awards enjoyed the BBVA Open Talent Immersion week and 2016 Interaction Program.

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Financial Inclusion
The Financial Special Award was given to the project that provided solutions to small businesses and non-bancarized clients in the area of digital finance.

Wired Money Special Award
All those projects enrolled in Open Talent 2016 before 2nd May had the opportunity to be invited to the Wired Money event in London, where the winner was announced.

Regional finals

An international jury selected the finalists of each region from all the enrolled projects to compete during September in New York, London and Mexico City. The finalists not only competed to win, during the final they also worked together with BBVA experts in their projects.

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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 enjoyed  two one-week programs in Madrid and Mexico City. They were 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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