Next Bank Sydney 2015

Coming to Sydney, March 11

Reinventing Finance

through design, innovation & entrepreneurship

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Next Bank is an independent, open and collaborative community driving change for the better in financial services through design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

WHY are we here?

We want to see banking change for the better, for every person on the planet

HOW do we do it?

We see design, innovation & entrepreneurship as forces of change

WHAT do we create?

We build conferences, communities, content, research, consulting and coaching



Next Bank Europe 2015

February 12, London


Next Bank Sydney 2015

March 11, Sydney


Next Bank Asia 2015

May 27-28, Singapore


Next Bank Meetups

In a town near you

Run the Next Bank chapter in your city.

Here's your chance to lead the Next Bank conversation. Open a Next Bank chapter in your city, run events, meetups, competitions, workshops and training for your industry peers, and connect globally with your fellow Next Bankers. And maybe, with Next Bank, you can change the world!

What we think

Petervan’s Delicacies: Week 23 Feb 2015

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Week-8 of Delicacies: a self-curated weekly list of max 5 articles that i found interesting and worth re-reading. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy! Why big corporations don’t innovate: How IoT becomes your digital data record: About Internet Narcissism: About the CMO as performance artist: The trouble with nowhere and Kevin Kelly: […]

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Why We Don’t Invest…

By | Banks, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, FinTech, funding, growth markets, new technology, StartUps, Venture capital | No Comments

In our work at STB Venture Capital we see hundreds of financial technology (“fintech”) companies. We ask all companies to submit their startup profile through the Gust web site — our submission page is here. Most of the time, we have to reject a proposal because it does not fit our preferred profile – we […]

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"Nobody is changing the conversation like Next Bank. They bring in valuable perspectives from within the industry and unique viewpoints from far beyond."

− JP Nicols, Bank Innovators Council

"Next Bank is where the future of finance is discussed, debated and defined."

− Aman Narain

"More than just an innovation showcase or trade show, Next Bank brings together the brightest minds in and out of the industry to share ideas and provide a vision for next gen banking."

− Jim Marous, The Financial Brand

"Next Bank is a great community of thought leaders, startups, industry players and subject experts that are keen to bring productive change to the financial industry."

− Markus Grnick, Startup Bootcamp Fintech

Start Up Bank Challenge Bali

We’re launching the Startup Bank Challenge in Bali to create a whole new, ethical banking model

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