An event that offers up to $500,000 in prizes to financial-focused startups has finished running in New York and in Singapore and is accepting applications now for Belfast. That event will run on June 14. 

The Innotribe Startup Challenge is a global competition that introduces startups working in FinTech and Financial Services to investors and SWIFT’s community of 9700+ financial institutions and corporations. Startups apply online for feedback, exposure, the opportunity to pitch to qualified investors & customers at regional events and at Innotribe@Sibos, as well as a share of $500,000 in prizes. There’s no cost to startups (or attendees) to participate, except their travel. So far this year, judges have selected 29 semi-finalists from hundreds of applicants to the Innotribe Challenge Showcases in NYC & Singapore. Applications for the last regional semi-final event of 2012 (in Belfast on June 14th) are due by May 21st on http://www.innotribestartup.com.

Here is an event summary from Singapore.

A list of the presenting finalist startups: