Finance Montréal announces the contest themes of the FinTech Montréal 2013 Conference

Finance Montréal announces the contest themes of the FinTech Montréal 2013 
Conference 
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 
February 28,2013. 
"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 
Montréal. 
Contest themes 
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
        derivatives.

The contests' official rules are available at 
http://www.fintechmontreal.com/en/concours.php.

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.

Prize-giving ceremony

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.

Other sponsors

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 
tomanuela.steis@cfimontreal.com, or call Manuela Steis, Assistant to the 
Chief Executive Officer, at  514-287-1477, ext. 323.

For questions about the FinTech 2013 Conference, write 
tosaberthiaume@m-x.ca, or call one of the following members of our 
Organizing Committee:  Laurent Terrasse 514-871-3534 or Stéphanie Alison 
Berthiaume  514-787-6515.

SOURCE: Finance Montréal

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