For this year’s e-Payments Challenge, Worldline is taking the event to a new level. 25 Fintech startups have been pre-selected to join the Challenge this year and will have the opportunity to partner with Worldline to scale their business, pitch their solutions to Worldline’s clients and establish important business relationships.
16 challenges have been set for the participating Fintechs – each submitted and organised by a Worldline client, amongst them Erste Group and Accor. The challenges are:
- Easy payments for B2B
- Digital identity
- In-store ultrasound biometric authentication
- In-store ultrasound mobile payment
- Open banking: corporate data
- Bank balance breakdown
- Try now, buy later
- Bike sharing
- Recurring payments
- Request to pay
- Instant payment notifications
- Account splitting credit card transactions
- In-store instant cards issuing in app
- Gamification in payments
- Self-selected-PIN > Multi-PIN
Participating Fintechs will have 48 hours to create digital payments solutions based on the challenges they select and are able to benefit from Worldline’s assets and expertise such as APIs including e-commerce, WL Trusted Authentication, Xs2A TPP, next generation terminals, WL Tap 2 Use, and merchant portal; Offerings such as WL Merchant Wallet, mobile payments, issuing services, acquiring services and data analytics; and Expertise including research and development (R&D), blockchain, AI, bots, and regulations (PSD2 and GDPR). Experts from the participating clients and partners are contributing with their technical insight as well in order to co-create the best solution for their challenge.
The winning team may experience joint go-to-market with Worldline, build potential projects with the client who submitted the challenge and join Worldline at global events such as the Mobile World Congress, Sibos, National Retail Federation (NRF) in New York City, and many more.