Singapore University of Social Sciences

Fintech Innovation Ecosystem

Fintech Innovation Ecosystem (FIN557)


FIN557 Fintech Innovation Ecosystem aims to provide a structured approach in designing, developing and implementing solutions, leveraging on financial technology to address real-world issues. It introduces the structure and design of a fintech ecosystem, the dynamics among its elements, and the roles of various participants in it. It then discusses the Silicon Valley mind-set and examines the basic elements of a fintech start-up with the characteristics of successful enterprises that can scale. Real-world cases are employed for the students to understand the risks and opportunities in fintech business. After the course, students are expected to have gained a good understanding of what it takes to raise a seed round of funding for a fintech start-up.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Fintech innovation ecosystem
  • Developing an idea leveraging on financial technology
  • Product presentation
  • Business case development
  • Customer Validation
  • Scaling the business
  • Preparing the investor pitch
  • Final pitches

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the process to develop an idea into a concept
  • Appraise the mindset to incubate a start-up
  • Formulate a business case for a start-up
  • Appraise the considerations for scaling a start-up
  • Create and execute the process for customer validation
  • Design and deliver a pitch to early stage investors
  • Construct the key elements required in an investor pitch
  • Compose and articulate an effective product presentation
  • Implement entrepreneurial initiatives
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