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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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| Finance Magnates
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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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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| PR Web
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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| PR Web
FinTech Sandbox Welcomes Experian as Data Provider

FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps FinTech startups access data and build great products, today announced that Experian, the leading global information services company, will make its business credit data available to Sandbox residents.  By leveraging Experian's business data, residents will be able to further their innovation process to create new services for the financial services industry.  

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FinTech Sandbox Adds The Associated Press as a Data Provider

FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps FinTech startups access data and build great products, today announced a new data sourcing agreement with The Associated Press- the global news company.  The AP will provide FinTech Sandbox residents with access to AP's financial, business and political news archive, as well as AP's breaking news and data feed.   

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| Crowdfund Insider
Forbes Adds Seven FinTech Sandbox Members to Fintech 50 List of 2015

FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps FinTech startups access data and build great products, announced on Thursday that seven of its community members were recently named to the prestigious Forbes FinTech 50 list for 2015. The winners include four Sandbox residents who rely on critical financial data to build and back-test their FinTech

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FinTech Sandbox and CME Group Offer Historical Market Data to Spur Innovation among FinTech Startups

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace and FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation globally in the financial technology sector, today announced a new data agreement. CME Group will provide FinTech Sandbox startups with free access to historical futures and options data to promote technological innovation that will benefit the industry.

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| Finance Magnates
CME in Agreement with FinTech Sandbox for Data Access

The companies that will have free access to these data are the members of FinTech Sandbox, a non-profit organization (NPO) dedicated to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. The access program will run for six months and will include data feeds and APIs from a host of FinTech Sandbox’ partners around the globe, plus cloud services from infrastructure companies that have also partnered with the NPO. FinTech Sandbox counts among its partners Amazon Web Services, Fidelity Investments, Intel, Goodwin Procter, and Thomson Reuters.

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