EVENT OVERVIEW

2nd Future Frontier Fes by FINOLAB(4F)is scheduled to be held on Feb. 22 to 26, 2021, following the success of 1st event in 2020. “4F” is an annual event for various stakeholders of financial innovation to gather and discuss their future action. As we came to recognize the “Vulnerability” of the entire society because of the COVID 19, we have set the “RESILIENCE” as the main theme of 4F this year to discuss response of financial service using digital technology.

We look forward to your online participation.

Title

4F 2021 -RESILIENCE-

Venue

Online

Date and Time

February 22 7:00PM – 9:00PM, 24,25,26, 2021, 6:00PM – 8:00PM (JST)

Host

FINOLAB Inc.

Co-Host

FINOVATORS

Contents

JFIA Award Ceremony / FINOPITCH / Presentation / Panel Discussion

Language

Day1 and Day4 : English / Day2 and Day3:Japanese

Admission

Free

Channel

YouTube FINOLAB CHANNEL ( https://www.youtube.com/c/finolabchannel )
FINOPITCH Day: 2021-02-22 (Mon) 19:00 JST (Rerun 03;00 JST 18:00 GMT, 13;00 EST)
Award Ceremony: 2021-02-26(Fri)18:00 JST (Rerun 03;00 JST 18:00 GMT, 13;00 EST)

Japan Financial Innovation Award(JFIA)

JFIA is inaugurated this year to promote innovative initiatives in financial area by adopting information technology and share best practices in the industry, and expects to further expand open innovation beyond corporate group and business sector.

JFIA

FINOPITCH 2021

AWARD WINNER

OVERVIEW

FINOPITCH is an international pitch contest presented in English video format, with 4 judging criteria, 1) Impact on Financial Industry, 2) Innovative Business Model, 3) Growth Potential, 4) Global Reach.

FINALIST outside of Japan

FINALIST from Japan

*alphabetical order

JUDGES

Masakazu MASUJIMA
Masakazu MASUJIMA
FINOVATORS Founder & President
The chairman
Tetsuo IIDA
Tetsuo IIDA
FINOVATORS Founder
Hisanori OGAWA
Hisanori OGAWA
FINOVATORS Founder
Makoto SHIBATA
Makoto SHIBATA
FINOVATORS Founder
Mio TAKAOKA
Mio TAKAOKA
FINOVATORS Founder

*The order of the Japanese syllabary after the chairman

APPLICATION

FinTech startups around the world, we are looking forward to your application.

Overall Schedule

Application : by 2021-01-15 (Fri)
Notice of Initial Evaluation : Later in 2021-01
Submission of Video : by 2021-02-05 (Fri)
Finalist Announcement : Middle of 2021-02
FINOPITCH Day : 2021-02-22 (Mon) DAY1 of 4F
Award Ceremony : 2021-02-26(Fri) DAY4 of 4F

Application Requirements

Conditions
  • The applicant needs to be a FinTech startup.
  • The product/service need to be demonstrated.
Founding Date / Service Launch
  • Entry within Japan
    The startup company should be founded within the past 5 years or less and the service should be released within the past 2 years or less. If the service has not yet been released, a demonstration should be ready by end of 2020.
  • Entry from outside of Japan
    The startup company should be founded within the past 7 years or less and the service should be released within the past 3 years or less, with the aspiration to enter Japan market. If the service has not yet been released, a demonstration should be ready by end of 2020.
Additional Requirement
  •  You need to agree to the conditions on our application form.

Pitch Format

By 7 minutes video presentation in English including demonstration of the product / service and presenter.

* Applicants selected from initial evaluation are required to submit video for final presentation by 2021-02-05 (Fri)

Guidelines for Evaluation

Impact | Impact on the Financial Industry
Creativity | Innovativeness of Business Model
Profitability | Business Growth Potential
Scalability | Global Service Potential

Award

Grand Prize / Supporter Awards

All other details are written in the following Entry Form.
And if you need any other information related to the entry of the contest, please make inquiry to us.

Register

KEYNOTE Message

FemTechGlobal, Founder

Ghela Boskovich is Head of Fintech/Regtech Partnerships at Rainmaking, home of Startupbootcamp. She founded FemTechGlobal to bridge the gender gap in fintech and the financial services industry. She was named one of Brummel Magazine’s Inspirational Women Innovators, and included in Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist.

Futurist, Author, Speaker
Founder and Chairman, Moven

Brett King is a futurist, an Amazon bestselling author, an award winning speaker, hosts a globally recognized radio show, the Founder and Executive Chairman of neo-bank Moven, and has spoken on the future in 50 countries in just the last 3 years.

SPEAKER

Crowd Realty, Inc.
CEO

Finatext Holdings Ltd.
CEO

FOLIO Co., Ltd.
CEO

GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd.
Executive Officer
Group Leader, Planning/Business Development

Nudge Inc.
CEO
Fintech Association of Japan
Chairperson

KDDI Corporation
General Manager
5G IoT Services Planning Department
Solution Business Planning Division

au Jibun Bank Corporation
Deputy Head of Innovation Business Division
Deputy Head of System Division

NPO Miratsuku
President

Space Shift Inc.
CEO

Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Deputy General Manager of Claims Management (Strategy Promotion Team Leader )

JAXA
Business Development and Industrial Relations Department
Advisor

FINOLAB Inc.
Head of FINOLAB
Chief Community Officer

*In order of appearance

TIMETABLE

DAY1 | FINOPITCH Day | February 22 7:00PM – 9:00PM (JST)

FINOPITCH2021 / Keynote Message 1

Opening Remarks

Makoto Shibata Head of FINOLAB, Chief Community Officer, FINOLAB Inc.

FINOPITCH2021

FINALIST Startups

Keynote Message 1

Ghela Boskovich Head of Fintech and Regtech Partnerships Rainmaking Innovation

DAY2 | FinTech Transformation Day | February 24 6:00PM – 8:00PM (JST)

Presentation / Panel Discussion to understand changes in financial service

Speech Session

Takeshi Kito CEO, Crowd Realty, Inc.

Speech Session

Ryota Hayashi CEO, Finatext Holdings Ltd.

Speech Session

Shinichiro Kai CEO, FOLIO Co., Ltd.

Speech Session

Hirokuni Onozawa Executive Officer, Group Leader, Planning/Business Development, GMO Aozora Net Bank, Ltd.

Panel Discussion

Takeshi Kito
Ryota Hayashi
Shinichiro Kai
Hirokuni Onozawa
Takashi Okita CEO, Nudge Inc. / Chairperson, Fintech Association of Japan

DAY3 | Future Technology Day | February 25 6:00PM – 8:00PM (JST)

Presentation / Panel Discussion to understand emerging technology and future society

Speech Session

Kazuhiro Noguchi General Manager, 5G IoT Services Planning Department, Solution Business Planning Division, KDDI Corporation

Speech Session

Yoshikazu Takagi Deputy Head of Innovation Business Division, Deputy Head of System Division, au Jibun Bank Corporation

Speech Session

Yuya Nishimura President, NPO Miratsuku

Speech Session

Naruo Kanemoto CEO, Space Shift Inc.

Speech Session

Hidenori Kobayashi Deputy General Manager of Claims Management (Strategy Promotion Team Leader), Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

Panel Discussion

Yuya Nishimura
Naruo Kanemoto
Hidenori Kobayashi
Matsuoka Ichiro
Advisor, JAXA Business Development and Industrial Relations Department
Makoto Shibata

DAY4 | FINOLAB Award Day | February 26 6:00PM – 8:00PM (JST)

JFIA & FINOPITCH Award Ceremony / Keynote Message 2

FINOPITCH2021 Award Ceremony

Keynote Message 2

Brett King Futurist, Author, Speaker / Founder and Chairman, Moven

JFIA2021 Award Ceremony

* In Japan time.
*The plans are subject to change.

MESSAGE

REBOOT(再起動)の意義と「4F」の内容につきまして

みなさま、こんにちは。Head of FINOLABの柴田です。

本来、金融分野におけるイノベーションを象徴するはずであった「FinTech」という言葉の認知度が最近急速に上がったものの、それだけでわかったような気になる一種の思考停止ワードとなりつつあるのも事実です。今回副題に掲げている「REBOOT=再起動」は、そうした状況を打破し、様々な挑戦を行おうとしている皆様に新たな出発点を見出していただきたいという願いをこめて、メインテーマとさせていただきました。

当初は丸ビルホールでの大規模な開催を想定していましたが、最近のコロナウィルス感染拡大対策のため、「4F」は3日間にわたってオンラインで開催させていただきます。イノベーションの重要性を提唱する我々としては、中止や延期ではなく、各種制約のなかで最善をつくすことこそが新しい挑戦につながると考えるに至りました。

初日は、FinTech分野において世界的に有名なChris Skinnerさんをお招きし、技術進歩とともに金融の世界がいかに変化をとげているのか論じていただきます。また、この1年間に世に出た金融領域におけるイノベーティブな商品やサービス、ビジネスモデルや協業モデルを表彰する「Japan Financial Innovation Award( JFIA:ジャパン・フィナンシャル・イノベーション・アワード、以下JFIA)」によって、最新のベストプラクティスを認識していただき、それぞれの分野で「次の一手」を考える参考にしていただきます。

2日目は、金融業務が技術進歩によってどのように変化をとげつつあるのかを、日本銀行の副島さんやLayerXの福島さんなどの有識者に議論いただき、決済や資金調達の未来をイメージすることによって、新しい金融の可能性を考える出発点としていただく予定です。

3日目には、量子コンピュータといった先端技術やスタートアップにフォーカスし、金融の枠にとらわれることなく、未来の世界がどのような姿になるか考える機会としていただきたいと考えています。

閉塞感のある日々が続きますが、「4F」への参加を通じて、将来につながるアクションを考える契機になれば幸いです。

みなさまのオンラインでのご参加、心よりお待ち申し上げます。

TICKET

The event will be held online this year and can be viewed for free.
If you wish to participate, please do so by booking a ticket in advance.

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SUPPORTERS

SPECIAL SUPPORTERS

GOLD SUPPORTERS

SILVER SUPPORTERS

*Order of applications

PARTNERS

*The order of the Japanese syllabary

MOVIE

DAY1:FINOPITCH Day | 4F2021
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DAY2 : FinTech Transformation Day | 4F2021
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DAY3 : Future Technology Day | 4F2021
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DAY4 : FINOLAB Award Day | 4F2021
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MUFG Innovation Partners -SUPPORTER'S Movie- | 4F2021
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MITSUBISHI ESTATE Introducing FINOLAB -SUPPORTER'S Movie- | 4F2021
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MITSUBISHI ESTATE Introducing xTECH -SUPPORTER'S Movie- | 4F2021
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GMO Aozora Net Bank -SUPPORTER'S Movie- | 4F2021
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The Norinchukin Bank -SUPPORTER'S Movie- | 4F2021
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DAY3 : Future Technology Day | 4F2021
DAY4 : FINOLAB Award Day | 4F2021
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MITSUBISHI ESTATE Introducing xTECH -SUPPORTER'S Movie- | 4F2021
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