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Our selection of the best startup and innovation events this August

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In August, the innovation event calendar starts to fill up again after the quietness of July. Kicking off this month’s selection is Fintech Week Silicon Valley from August 1-6, followed by Wonder Women Tech from August 18-20 and, to finish the month, VM World US from August 27-31. Something slightly out of the ordinary coming up towards the end of the month is the French Startup Cup - a regatta of 50 different startups racing each other over three days in La Rochelle. Keep reading to discover more… Read more

Cardif Lab’, a powerful innovation structure to adapt to a changing world!


Today, it is difficult to keep up with all technological progress. Yet it is essential to do so, as it can have the potential to disrupt established businesses like the insurance sector. To stay at the top of innovation, BNP Paribas Cardif, the insurance arm of BNP Paribas, launched the Cardif Lab’ in 2014. Their aim was to familiarize all BNP Paribas partners with two innovative concepts: firstly assessing the impact of digital transformation on their business and secondly, encouraging the launch of innovative projects with these partners. Read more

United Biometrics: the startup with the solution to put an end to banking fraud


United Biometrics is a startup that has the potential to make waves in the cyber security world. Proposing the solution to put an end to banking fraud, their idea is relatively simple. They aim to secure payments and transfers through mobile biometrics and the end game is to become a major player in digital security across all sectors. OpenUp spoke to Christopher Richard and Yves Chemla, Co-Founders of United Biometrics, who told us a little about their brainchild… Read more

Summer in swing with July startup events


After the busyness of the last few months in the tech and startup world, July seems rather quiet. However, that does not stop us from enjoying two major events that are coming to you this July 2017: first of all, London Fintech Week, closely followed by Tech Open Air Berlin. Read more

BNP Paribas Personal Finance’s Digital Lab: a unique place with a strong foothold in the consumer loans business!


To meet clients’ needs, most businesses need to transform themselves and integrate the digital dimension into their value proposition. This reality is nothing new to BNP Paribas Personal Finance, a 100% subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, active in the consumer loans sector since 1953. The company has always granted a significant place to market research and Innovation, relying on powerful business watch bodies like l’Observatoire Cetelem or l’Echangeur. The outcome of their research work is very useful to BNP Paribas Personal Finance but it is not sufficient. To go a step further and test out... Read more