Fintech start-up AAZZUR is one of just eight from 100 selected to join Poland’s Alior Bank’s three-month RBL_START accelerator programme.
AAZZUR is an open banking ecosystem that aggregates accounts and financial services in one application and will join seven other financial start-ups in Warsaw for 15 weeks.
Alior Bank’s start-up accelerator aims to identify and support innovative new banking technologies. It will provide them with an API sandbox and a dedicated testing environment providing PSD2 services, among others.
Poland’s largest insurer, PZU, IBM and the Warsaw Stock Exchange are also participating in RBL_START. The programme will be an opportunity to explore how banks, fintechs and insurers can work together and break new ground by prioritising customer experience over product to improve outcomes.
“We are delighted that AAZZUR has been selected to take part in the Alior start-up accelerator programme in Warsaw. It is an ideal opportunity to further build our ideas and business with some of the best minds in the industry,” said CEO Philipp Buschmann.
Speaking ahead of the accelerator’s launch, Kamila Wincenciak, Alior Bank’s fintech partnerships manager and programme, said: “The objective of the programme is to implement solutions in the bank, which is why recruitment is key to ensuring that the selected projects have a genuine chance of commercialisation within our organisation.
“We want every start-up to get the support it needs so it can efficiently benefit from the programme and have the time for development together with Alior Bank.”
The other start-ups selected to take part in the programme are Spendee, Investsuite, PayPo, Kekemeke, Blockey and Bankzee.