Ontario Centres of Excellence will soon be able to provide free access to critical data and resources for qualifying fintech SMEs and start-ups throughout Ontario as part of its new partnership with FinTech Sandbox, a Boston-based non-profit.
This new partnership is a unique opportunity that, once operational, will give the growing fintech ecosystem in Ontario access to data, networks, platforms and events that will help accelerate economic growth and support the creation of high-quality jobs in the province.
About FinTech Sandbox
FinTech Sandbox promotes financial technology innovation globally by providing free access to critical data and resources for fintech entrepreneurs and start-ups, including those located at incubators and accelerators.
This partnership between OCE and FinTech Sandbox will see 32 industry-leading partners making their services available in Ontario. These organizations include Thomson Reuters, Amazon Web Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Factset, Morningstar, Yodlee, and Associated Press, to name a few. The Sandbox is backed by great financial institutions and technology companies, including Fidelity Investments, F-Prime Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Intel, Goodwin Procter, State Street and others.
This will include access to:
- Data feeds for development and a streamlined licensing process
- Computer infrastructure and Platform as a System (PaaS)
- Network (financial firms, investors, data/API providers)
- Community events
For more information on the OCE-FinTech Sandbox partnership, please contact Peter McFadzean, Manager, Partnerships, OCE, at 416.861.1092 ext. 1019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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