The Quantum Advantage: Accelerating Fintech Innovation with EY and the AC

Are you ready to be at the forefront of revolutionary change in the fintech and quantum technology landscape?  


Our groundbreaking program, in partnership with EY, is your gateway to accelerate the growth of your fintech startups and collaborate with industry giants to solve some of the most pressing challenges in the sector.  

Accept the Challenge 

In collaboration with EY we’ve identified 3 key priority areas, including:

  • Security, fraud prevention, and authentication: we're seeking projects that fortify security measures and streamline identification processes.
  • Customer service, retention, and sales: we're seeking solutions to enhance customer experience and increase customer loyalty.
  • Automation, UX, and UI: we're seeking projects to automate interfaces, enhance developer experiences, and streamline design processes.
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Collaborate with the AC and EY

The convergence of AI and quantum technologies presents a realm of unprecedented opportunities.  

AI has already revolutionized financial services, enabling personalized recommendations, fraud detection, and risk management with remarkable efficiency. As quantum computing capabilities continue to advance, they offer the potential to solve complex optimization problems and perform lightning-fast computations, unlocking new frontiers in portfolio optimization, algorithmic trading, and risk analysis.  

Embracing and leading the adoption of these transformative technologies is at the core of EY's vision for a people-centered finance sector. 

In collaboration with EY, we’re looking for 6-8 incredible startups from around the world who are ready to collaborate with industry leaders to drive innovation.  

How it works 

Step 1: Apply to solve one of the challenges with your existing product or by adapting your work to address the objectives of the challenge. 

Step 2: We will select the top 6-8 applications to work with our industry-leading team of experts. 

Step 3: Selected companies with engage in 4-week of intensive, virtual programming to create their proof of concept plan. 

Step 4: Showcase your proof of concept plan to senior leaders at EY and Scotiabank as well as representatives from the AC’s investor network.


Are you eligible?

We welcome application from startups around the world.

Founders must be willing and able to travel to Waterloo, ON on June 10th for the in-person demo day (travel expenses are the responsibility of participating startups).

Interested companies should have in-market technologies that directly address the challenge statements or show a clear pathway to adapting/pivoting an existing solution to meet the needs of the challenge statement(s).

Apply Now

Applications for the program are now closed.

Programming will begin in May of 2024 and conclude in the in-person demo day during the week of June 10th, 2024.



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