Finance Montréal announces the contest themes of the FinTech Montréal 2013
A finance and information technology hub: 1 day, 5 contests, $50,000in prizes
MONTREAL, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Finance Montréal, Québec's financial
cluster, today announced the theme of each contest of the FinTech Montréal
2013 Conference, to be held at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal on Thursday,
May 16,2013. It also opened the entry period, which will extend until
"Finance Montréal is proud to launch contests promoting the development of
software applications in the financial field among corporate developers and
university students," said Eric Lemieux, Chief Executive Officer of Finance
The FinTech Montréal 2013 Contest, Relève universitaire category, which is
sponsored by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, invites university
students to submit a software application under the theme of the practical
demonstration of the extraction and use of the value of unstructured and
structured data in financial models.
The FinTech Montréal 2013 Contest, Développeurs corporatifs category,
encourages entrants to submit a software application in the financial field
from among the following software application categories:
-- The first category, sponsored by CGI, invites entrants to
submit a software application related to payment hubs or mobile
banking, or business intelligence applied on social media
information coming from customer relationship management.
-- The second category, sponsored by Jitneytrade, asks entrants to
submit a software application related to automated algorithmic
trading strategy on Canadian equity able to outperform at least
one of the following benchmarks: volume-weighted average price,
time-weighted average price, implementation shortfall.
-- The third category, sponsored by the Institut de la finance
structurée et des instruments dérivés de Montréal (IFSID),
encourages entrants to submit a software application related to
The contests' official rules are available at
How to register
To enter the FinTech Montréal 2013 contests, you must complete the on-line
registration form available at http://www.fintechmontreal.com/en/concours.php,
making sure to include your contact information and a description, in no more
than 3,000 characters, of the software application that you wish to present.
The registration form must be submitted before the end of the entry period, or
February 28, 2013.
Steps of the contest
From the end of the entry period until March 15,2013, the jury members will
evaluate all candidate files and select a maximum of ten candidates per
category for the semi-final. From March 15 to April 15, 2013, the ten
semi-finalists for each category will have to provide any supporting documents
deemed useful in the evaluation of their software application. The jury
members will then have until April 22,2013 to evaluate the software
applications and the supporting documents of each semi-finalist, in order to
determine the five candidates per category who will advance to the final. The
five finalists per category will have to submit, prior to May 5, 2013, a video
presentation explaining and/or demonstrating the innovativeness, usefulness
and marketing potential of their software application. On May 6, each finalist
will have to present his/her software application to the jury members. Each
finalist will be given a maximum of 20minutes to make his/her presentation.
The names of the winners for each contest category will be announced at the
prize-giving ceremony to be held as part of the FinTech Montréal 2013
Conference on May 16,2013. Each winner will receive a prize of $10,000. Also
during this ceremony, the winner of the FinTech Montréal 2013 Contest,
Découverte category, will be announced and granted a prize of $10,000. The
Découverte prize is awarded to the finalist who submitted the highest-scoring
software application for innovativeness, all contests combined, but who did
not win a prize in the FinTech Montréal 2013 contests.
Under the honorary presidency of Henri-Paul Rousseau, the Forum
FinTechMontréal 2013 Conference is proud to count among its sponsors other
major players in the finance and information technology sectors, namely, the
Autorité des marchés financiers, Croesus Financial, Desjardins Group,
Finlogik, Fondaction, Heenan Blaikie, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inovestor,
Investissement Québec, Laurentian Bank, Maple Fund Services, Montréal
Exchange, National Bank, and Power Financial Corporation.
More information on the FinTech Montréal 2013 Conference is available at
www.fintechmontreal.ca. Follow Fintech Montréal 2013 on Twitter, @FinTechMTL,
or on our FinTech Montreal Conference Facebook page and LinkedIn group.
About Finance Montréal, Québec's financial cluster
Finance Montréal was created in November2010 by the financial services
industry, at the invitation of the Government of Québec. Finance Montréal's
members include banks and financial corporations, government bodies (the
Government of Québec, the City of Montréal, the Communauté métropolitaine
de Montréal, and the AMF-Québec's financial market regulator and
supervisor), and universities. Finance Montréal fosters initiatives in the
field of human resources and derivatives in order to strengthen the financial
sector and achieve greater international competitiveness.
To learn more about Finance Montréal-Quebec's financial cluster, visit
their website athttp://www.grappefinancemontreal.com/en/, write
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Manuela Steis, Assistant to the
Chief Executive Officer, at 514-287-1477, ext. 323.
For questions about the FinTech 2013 Conference, write
email@example.com, or call one of the following members of our
Organizing Committee: Laurent Terrasse 514-871-3534 or Stéphanie Alison
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