By Bob GourleyI’ve mentioned before how incredibly proud I am to be on the board of Centripetal Networks, provider of the Rule Gate high performance packet filter/network device and comprehensive solutions like Clean Internet service.
Something we have been unable to publicly talk about till now is work that Centripetal has been doing with the FinTech Innovation Lab. FinTech is a virtuous collaboration of NYC area financial firms, Accenture and the Partnership Fund for NYC. FinTech has a reputation for a very good selection process and a fantastic method of accelerating the right technologies into the financial sector. Centripetal’s work with FinTech will help the industry make quick use of capabilities like the Rule Gate and Clean Internet service.
For more see the FinTech public release below from FinTech news
Entrepreneurs Showcase Cutting-Edge Financial Technology Solutions at New York’s 2013 FinTech Innovation Lab “Demo Day”
Innovations Demonstrated at Third Annual Event Include Mobile, Cyber-Security and Advanced Business-Intelligence Solutions
Lab’s Goal of Job Creation and Expansion of FinTech Industry in New York City Continues to be Achieved
A select group of innovative technology companies demonstrated their products and services to dozens of top executives in financial services, venture capital and technology today at the third annual FinTech Innovation Lab “Demo Day” in New York. The Lab is a program for entrepreneurs currently developing innovative technologies targeted to the financial services sector, particularly in the areas of data analytics, technology infrastructure, payments, and security.
The goal of the Lab — established in 2010 by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City — is to enhance New York’s role as a leading hub for technology innovation in a variety of sectors, including the financial-services industry; to spur job creation in New York; and to give entrepreneurs an accelerated path to growing their business within financial services. This year’s Demo Day was held at the Credit Suisse headquarters in Manhattan.
The graduates from this year’s Lab — Centripetal Networks, Dashlane, Inktank, Narrative Science, OpenFin and ScrollMotion, — were selected to participate from among more than 100 early- and growth-stage companies that applied. The six companies, chosen in March by the chief technology officers and other senior technology executives from leading financial services institutions, have spent the last 12 weeks receiving product feedback and mentorship from executives at the world’s biggest banks, leading technology entrepreneurs and venture capital firms.
The 2013 FinTech Innovation Lab graduates are:
Centripetal Networks — which has created a highly scalable and advanced cyber security solution, including a network-based security appliance and other applications and services. The company partners with leading university research centers, network scientists, mathematicians and government agencies to build the underlying components and algorithms.
Dashlane — whose self-named Dashlane product is a secure digital wallet and password manager for nearly every device.