The MaRS Discovery District has formed a new strategic partnership with Interac and Acxsys, the organizations behind Interac, Canada’s leading payment brand.
Interac is joining MaRS’ Financial Technology (“FinTech”) cluster to connect with leading startups developing next-generation technology in emerging payments, peer-to-peer transactions, alternative lending and crypto-currencies.
As part of MaRS FinTech, Interac will work with MaRS’ growing community of financial technology entrepreneurs and collaborate with them on new technologies in emerging payments and transactions.
MaRS, home to Canada’s first dedicated FinTech cluster, offers high-growth financial technology startups a sophisticated and comprehensive set of resources, as well as access to extensive capital, customer and partner networks. This partnership supports MaRS FinTech entrepreneurs by offering a range of opportunities, including product feedback, sales opportunities and business advisory.
Interac’s partnership follows a distinguished group of financial services and technology companies to join the cluster. Earlier this year, CIBC, PayPal, Moneris and UGO partnered with MaRS. MaRS is also collaborating with Startupbootcamp FinTech, a program led by the UK-based accelerator to help FinTech ventures expand globally.
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