BBVA Open Talent 2018

The biggest FinTech startup challenge in the world!

Program Details

BBVA Open Talent 2018 looks for the world’s best FinTech startups in three categories:
"FinTech for Future", "FinTech for People" and "FinTech for Business".
In each of the categories 3 finalists (in total 9) will be selected until June 30th and will be invited to pitch at the BBVA Open Summit that takes place Madrid from October 17th-19th.
The 3 category winners will each get 50,000 Euros of price money.

Hard Facts


until May 3rd

Finalists Announcement

June 30th

Winner Selection

October 17th-19th during the BBVA Open Summit in Madrid


"FinTech for Future"
"FinTech for People"
"FinTech for Business"

Prize for 3 winners

50,000 Euros


As part of the tenth anniversary, BBVA will be awarding three prizes:


A prize of €50,000 goes to the solution that shows the most potential for transforming the financial industry in the next ten years.


A prize of €50,000 goes to the solution that has the biggest impact on people financial lives.


A prize of €50,000 goes to the best solution for helping companies to be more efficient, effective, and secure.

The three winning astronauts will take the following awards on their mission:

Total Monetary Prize

€150,000 in prizes.

Assessment by BBVA

All startups will undergo an in-depth assessment by BBVA employees.

Immersion Week

Visit the BBVA offices in Madrid and have meetings with BBVA executives.

Road Show

Networking, access to events, exposure and visibility.

BBVA Open Summit

Potential for meeting investors at different events. Invitation to the BBVA Open Summit closing event.


Startups incorporated from the 1st January 2012, onwards.

Startups with a turnover of up to €3 million in 2017.

FinTech or FinTech-related startups.

Startups that at least have a demo or beta prototype.

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