Ontario Centres of Excellence provides free access to critical data and resources for qualifying fintech SMEs and start-ups throughout Ontario as part of its partnership with FinTech Sandbox, a Boston-based non-profit. Companies with operations in Ontario that have data and/or infrastructure assets as well as Fintech-focused Accelerators may also be eligible to participate.
This partnership is a unique opportunity that gives the thriving 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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