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AccuWeather Partners with FinTech Sandbox to Foster Innovation in Financial Technology and Services

AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing weather media and business company in the world, today announced a partnership with FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit organization that promotes innovation in the financial sector.

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Early-Stage Financial Technology Firms to Benefit from TransUnion and FinTech Sandbox Partnership

FinTech Sandbox today announced it has entered into a partnership with TransUnion to help early-stage financial technology firms launch in the marketplace. As part of the partnership, TransUnion’s Startup Credit Kit will enable startups to test business model concepts and refine their go-to-market strategies.

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Sageworks Joins FinTech Sandbox as Data Partner Promoting Innovation in Financial Technology and Services

FinTech Sandbox announced today that Sageworks, which offers lending, credit risk, and portfolio risk solutions to banks and credit unions, will make banking and indices data available to early-stage financial technology startups selected by the Sandbox. This data will be used in the development and testing of cutting-edge innovations.

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Franklin Templeton Investments Joins FinTech Sandbox as Sponsor to Promote Innovation in Financial Technology

FinTech Sandbox today announced that Franklin Templeton Investments, a leading global asset management firm, has signed on as a sponsor of the Boston-based nonprofit organization.

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FinMason to Provide Investment Analytics Data to FinTech Sandbox Participants

 FinMason, a Boston-based FinTech and investment analytics firm, is partnering with FinTech Sandbox, a non-profit accelerator that makes financial data and infrastructure provided by its partners available for free to FinTech start-ups. FinTech Sandbox participants will utilize FinMason's enterprise solution, FinRiverTM, a set of flexible and lightning-fast investment analytics APIs with access to more than 700 analytical data types, including risk and performance metrics, aggregate factor exposures, scenario analyses and stress testing.

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Ontario Centres of Excellence and Fintech Sandbox Announce New Partnership

Today Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Boston-based FinTech Sandbox, signed an historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate and expand the FinTech Sandbox model into Canada, starting in Ontario.

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Data Simply Becomes First FinTech Sandbox Alumnus to Return as a Data Partner

FinTech Sandbox announced today that Data Simply will join leading firms – including Moody’s Analytics, Thomson Reuters, and Yodlee – in providing data to innovative startups selected by the Boston-based nonprofit organization.

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Moody’s Analytics Joins FinTech Sandbox as Data Partner to Promote Financial Services Innovation

FinTech Sandbox today announced that Moody’s Analytics will join it as a Data Partner to make financial data available to FinTech startups selected by the Boston-based nonprofit.

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FinTech Sandbox Announces Demo Day 3.0, Reveals Lineup of Presenters

FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that provides FinTech startups free access to financial data and infrastructure to accelerate development, today announced a series of events highlighting the innovative FinTech solutions Sandbox participants have built. Demo Day 3.0, with presentations from US- and UK-based startups, will take place at the Hatch Fenway in Boston on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. A private Fundraising Symposium and Sandbox Alumni reception follow on November 2.

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FinTech Sandbox Adds State Street to List of Sponsors to Promote Financial Services Innovation

FinTech Sandbox today announced that State Street will join leading firms – including Fidelity Investments, F-Prime Capital, Thomson Reuters, Silicon Valley Bank, Amazon Web Services, Intel, SIX Financial Information, Goodwin Procter, and .406 Ventures – as a sponsor of the Boston-based nonprofit organization.

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TradeItTM Joins Non-Profit FinTech Sandbox to Promote Financial Services Innovation

FinTech Sandbox startups looking to test new retail trading capabilities or demonstrate their ability to seamlessly integrate with retail brokerage accounts will now have access to TradeIt’s APIs and SDKs. These tools connect popular financial mobile apps with retail brokerage accounts and each other.

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Exchange Data International Joins FinTech Sandbox as Newest Data Partner

FinTech Sandbox today announced that Exchange Data International (EDI) will make securities data available to Sandbox residents, helping to facilitate innovation in financial technology.

Remarked EDI CEO Jonathan Bloch, “We are very excited to partner with FinTech Sandbox as we strongly believe that the future of the financial sector will be determined by the new FinTech companies. Exchange Data International is happy to facilitate their birth and success.”

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FinTech Sandbox Executive Director Jean Donnelly Joins FWB Advisory Board

We are excited to welcome Jean Donnelly to the Founders Workbench Advisory Board. Jean is the executive director of FinTech Sandbox, a non-profit that provides streamlined access to a broad range of financial data – enabling entrepreneurs to develop and test their applications faster, more cost-efficiently and to higher quality standards. FinTech Sandbox has assisted more than 40 FinTech startups in Boston, NYC, San Francisco, London and Chicago in gaining access to premium data sets from more than 24 data providers. 

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Broadridge Adds Derivatives Clearing to its Global Post Trade Management Solution

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) today announced that it has broadened its Global Post Trade Management (GPTM) solution, adding exchange-traded derivatives functionality through the acquisition of Dojima LLC.

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Analysis from Empire Startups’ Fintech Event in NY Earlier this Week

Earlier this week on Tuesday, New York-based Empire Startups closed the Nasdaq by ringing the closing bell, and the next morning they hosted a fintech conference at Webster Hall and Finance Magnates reported live from the event.

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| WatersTechnology
Opening Cross: Digging for Gold in the Data Sandbox

In the data world, a sandbox represents pretty much that same philosophy—call it experimentation through plug-and-play—with organizations creating environments designed to nurture innovation, where developers have access to everything they need to create next-generation data services, from easily accessible datasets to connectivity and hosting, all generally at preferential rates or entirely free of charge.

Then there are also initiatives like the aptly-named FinTech Sandbox or New York Fintech Innovation Lab, which offer a formal program of subsidized services and structured mentoring by experienced fintech executives. For example, web services data provider Xignite is providing APIs for accessing market data free of charge to nine FinTech Sandbox participant startups, three of which demonstrated solutions leveraging Xignite’s data at last week’s FinTech Sandbox Demo Day.

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| Xconomy
As Equity Crowdfunding Debuts in U.S., Will More Regulations Follow?

Ready or not, equity crowdfunding is coming to the U.S. this spring.

The funding mechanism allows companies to sell shares of their firms to the general public (not just accredited investors) through online portals. The practice has already gained traction in places like the U.K. in recent years, but it has taken a while to arrive in the U.S., as regulators carefully weighed oversight rules.

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| Business Wire
Markit and FinTech Sandbox partner to provide boost to FinTech startups

Markit (Nasdaq:MRKT), a leading global provider of financial information services, today announced a new data agreement with FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps FinTech startups access data and build great products.

Markit will provide startups participating in FinTech Sandbox’s program with access to certain of its industry leading fixed income pricing and reference data, as well as its index, securities finance, equity volatility and exchange-traded products (ETP) data. Click here to see our Data Partner page on the FinTech Sandbox web site.

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| Crowdfund Insider
Fintech Sandbox: Celebrates One Year Anniversary

FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps FinTech startups access data and build great products, today announced a series of celebrations marking its one-year anniversary. The biannual FinTech Sandbox Demo Day will be held on March 24, 2016 at Fidelity Investments headquarters. Sandbox sponsors, data partners, residents, investors, members of the media, industry analysts, academics and FinTech professionals will convene in Boston for this unique occasion.

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FinTech Sandbox Produces Boston’s Largest FinTech Gathering to Celebrate Its One-Year Anniversary

FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps FinTech startups access data and build great products, today announced a series of celebrations marking its one-year anniversary.  The biannual FinTech Sandbox Demo Day will be held on March 24, 2016 at Fidelity Investments headquarters.  Sandbox sponsors, data partners, residents, investors, members of the media, industry analysts, academics and FinTech professionals will convene in Boston for this unique occasion.  

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