Apply for the 11th edition of the Open Talent Program by BBVA

Express your interest for the

Open Talent Program by BBVA

Application for BBVA Open Talent Program 2019 has been closed.

Areas of Interest

Payments Ecosystems

FinTech for Companies

Digital Authentication

KYC for Businesses


Risk Management

Financial Inclusion

Consumer Lending


AI for Internal Processes

Asset Management

Alternative Scoring






Internet of Things

Fraud Prevention


Funding for corporations & much more!

Selection Criteria

Startups incorporated from January 1, 2016, onwards

Startups that have not received an investment of more than 2 million euros

Startups that have a demo or beta prototype for their products / solutions.

FinTech or FinTech Related Startups

Dates to remember


May 23 – July 8

Endeavor & OI Teams Evaluation

May 20 – July 15

Announcement of Finalists (Global)

September 16

Final Events (Country Winners)


Announcement of Finalists (Countries)

August 12

Winner Selection for Open Summit

October 23 – 24








Out of all the startups participating, three finalists will be chosen to compete for the grand prize, i.e., 100,000 euros investment.

Global Winner

There will also be 9 national prizes for (Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Turkey, Uruguay, USA) which will be given out to one startup from each country). Several finalists will be chosen for each country, and one of those finalists will be declared the national winner of that country. 

National Prizes

 For startups that are focused on bringing the benefits of digitization to the financing of the fight against climate change.

Sustainability Special Award

The National Winner, Global winner & the finalists for global winner, and the Sustainability Special Award Winner will have access to:

Online acceleration program and support from BBVA mentor for 4 weeks.

Three days of mentoring with BBVA experts in Madrid.

BBVA Open Talent is the world’s biggest FinTech startup competition. It is our way of finding the most innovative technology solutions and driving them forward, working together to shine a light on emerging projects capable of transforming the financial sector. It is a form of open collaboration that allows us to continue creating opportunities for today’s talent and that of the future.

About BBVA Open Talent

In 10 editions, the BBVA Open Innovation initiative has become a global benchmark thanks to more than 6000 startups from over 90 different countries that have taken part, not to mention the prizes upwards of €1.65 million that have been awarded.

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