Cambodia’s first Startup Weekend FinTech

Over the last year, Startup Weekend has held numerous editions in Phnom Penh focusing on various topics including Design Thinking, Women Entrepreneurship and Education.

This year, from 3 – 5 February, yet another Startup Weekend will be held at the brand new TRYBE space, this time focusing on FinTech.

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with dreams of developing a startup that could leave a mark on Cambodia’s finance sector, then this event could just be the first step to leaving your legacy!

As with every Startup Weekend, the event will take place across an intense 54-hour period where teams will work tirelessly to propose, develop, prototype and pitch their FinTech solutions to a panel of esteemed judges.

The event starts on Friday night where participants will individually pitch their own ideas for the FinTech industry. From there, the most viable concepts will be selected to be worked on for the next two days, with teams being formed as well.

For Saturday and Sunday, each team will also receive advice from experienced coaches and mentors to develop a business plan and design their prototypes. These mentors include Sophorth Khuon, the CEO and Co-founder of Morakot Technology, Celia Boyd, the founder of SHE Investments, James Wilson, a business development manager who has started numerous business around the world and Maneth Pol, a business trainer.

Eventually, each team will pitch their ideas to Glenn Miller, a consultant for the banking and finance industries and Mike Gartner, the COO of the Sabay Digital Corporation.

In Cambodia, the FinTech scene is known to be one of the fastest growing scenes in terms of interest as well as the capacity that people have in developing FinTech startups. One of the trailblazers in this aspect is BanhJi, an accounting software for small & medium enterprises.

The FinTech scene itself is a wide spectrum. It includes services like money lending, transfer, capital raising, accounting, investing, asset management, payment, and cyber security.

Here at Geeks in Cambodia, we are confident that the Kingdom is overflowing with innovative FinTech solutions that could not only impact Cambodia’s finance landscape but potentially, the landscape of the region and beyond.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for Startup Weekend FinTech here and be on your way to achieving your entrepreneurial dreams.