A 10-Day FinTech Startup Bootcamp

August 23 – September 2, 2023

It’s not a bootcamp if it’s not intense.

The MIT Entrepreneurship & FinTech Integrator is

a FinTech adventure that will catapult your skillsets!

MEFTI is a FinTech venture-building bootcamp for MIT and Hong Kong students who are ready to make industry impact. Students from MIT and universities in Hong Kong will form teams, tackle real-world industry challenges, and build a FinTech venture pitch with a viable business model. In this intensive experience, you will:

  • Learn about emerging trends across different FinTech sectors
  • Gain insights on how the financial services industry has been transformed

  • Understand how frontier technologies, including distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence, are redefining business processes and changing the future of 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 from the Greater Bay Area (China)
  • Immerse in a comprehensive entrepreneurship program and build a viable business plan and prototype to present your FinTech idea to a panel of judges and audience

We cover program expenses, but don’t let that be the reason you apply — this is not edu-tourism. MEFTI is a life-changing experience. Join us if you are ready to unleash your inner FinTech entrepreneur!

MEFTI is proudly supported by:


Application Timeline

MIT Students

  • Applications open: Feb 20, 2023
  • Application deadline: March 17, 2023 (rolling basis)
  • Info-session: Feb 23, 2023 at 9 PM EST (Watch Zoom recording here)
  • Interviews: March – April (online)
  • Acceptance notifications: Accepted students must confirm their attendance within 48 hours.
  • MIT Cohort finalized: End of March 2023
  • MIT Orientation: April 18, 2023 on campus

Hong Kong Students

  • Applications open: Feb 20, 2023
  • Application deadline: April 21, 2023 (rolling basis)
  • Info-session: March 1, 2023 at 12:30 PM HKT (Watch Zoom recording here)
  • Interviews: March – April (online)
  • Acceptance notifications: Accepted students must confirm their attendance within 48 hours.
  • HK Cohort finalized: May 2023
  • HK Orientation: May at MIT HK Innovation Node

Challenge Prompts from MEFTI 2022

1) Prudential – Driving digital adoption and reshaping the digital journey for customers in the insurance industry 
2) Prudential – Identifying opportunities for insurance companies in the Metaverse
3) OpenHIVE – Identifying “Propensity to Buy” for banks through the use of AI and alternative data collaboration

Showcase Day Results

Winner & Audience's Favorite - Z-Lion

Adhya Bansal, Athena Chan, Jesse, Peihan Qian, Zixuan Wang, Henry Wong

Runner-up - Metasurance

Rahul Agarwal, Annie Lui, Siqi Ma, Yalu Pan, Alex Quach, Ken Sou, Jasmine Zeng

Video Highlights from MEFTI 2022

Selected Past Pitches from 2021


Trade Fintech



Dragon Wealth



Cohort Statistics

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