Ready to build the world's next disruptive FinTech startup?

If so, you have come to the right place.

MEFTI – A One-Week-Long FinTech Startup Bootcamp
August 26 – Sept 1, 2018 | Hong Kong | Shenzhen

What you learn about FinTech in Asia will blow you away.

MEFTI is a one-week-long FinTech startup bootcamp for MIT and Hong Kong students who are ready to change the world. Students from MIT and universities in Hong Kong and China form teams, tackle real problems with impact, and build a FinTech startup with a viable and sustainable business model, all in one week.

In this intensive, immersive experience, you will:

  • Learn about emerging trends across different FinTech sectors and get insights on how the financial services industry has been transformed in recent years
  • Understand how frontier technologies, including distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence, are redefining business processes and changing the future of the industries
  • Understand the jurisdictional advantages of Hong Kong as a leading FinTech hub from regulatory, technology and domain perspectives
  • Visit emerging startups and companies and interact with seasoned industry executives in the Pearl River Delta
  • Experience a cashless society in Shenzhen, one of the fastest growing digital economies in the world
  • Immerse in a comprehensive entrepreneurship program and build a viable business plan and proof of concept prototype to present your FinTech idea to a panel of judges and audience

MEFTI is powered by the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, the MIT MISTI China program, and the MIT Innovation Initiative.

Application Timeline for MIT Students – Summer 2018 session

  • Applications for the August 2018 session will open on March 12, 2018.
  • Infosessions will be held at MIT on March 14 and 15 at 6pm. (The March 13 infosession has been moved to the 15th due to the pending snowstorm.)
  • Applications are now closed.
  • Students will be notified of their acceptance status by April 13, 2018
  • Accepted students must confirm their attendance within 48h

Application Timeline for Hong Kong Students – Summer 2018 session

  • Applications for the August 2018 session will open on March 12, 2018.
  • Infosessions TBD.
  • Applications close at 8pm on Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Students will be notified of their acceptance status by April 27, 2018
  • Accepted students must confirm their attendance within 48h

August 2018 Cohort Statistics

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