FIN/SUM 2021

Fintech as a Service,
in search for a platform for digitalized society

MARCH 16-18 2021 Marunouchi Bldg.

  • Produced by
  • Financial Services Agency
What’s new
FIN/SUM 2021 Startup Pitch entry starts
FIN/SUM 2021 to be held in Marunouchi, Tokyo from March 16-18!
Ticket sales scheduled for end of January, 2021. Stay tuned.
Future Unicorn

PITCH COMPETITIONLooking for ambitous participants

Top-notch fintech, regtech startups compete in a pitch contest. About 50 entrants will be selected from applying startups, whose ideas will be introduced in Nikkei’s flagship morning paper as a virtual pitch contest. Three companies will be selected by readers’ votes. Separately, 5 more companies will be selected by document evaluation by a panel of judges including venture capitals. A total of 8 companies will compete in the final event for top slot. The winner will be awarded a prize.
The total prize money is 1 million yen, and there are plans to set up a "corporate award" by the sponsoring company.

The total prize money
1 million yen
There are plans to set up a "corporate award" by the sponsoring company.
Terms and Condition of Application
・Applicants must have FinTech and Regtech as their business areas.*
・Applicants’ capital (including capital reserve) must be less than 1 billion yen.
・Applicants must be less than 10 years from the establishment of the company.
・Applicants must not be subsidiaries of large companies.
・Representative of applicants can pitch at the event venue (March 16-18).
Applications deadline
January 31, 2021
How to apply
Please register from the "Entry" button below and fill up the necessary items, business plan and introduction video (video is optional).
FIN/SUM Secretariat

*Business areas are as follow; Digitalization of finance, Payment platforms, Lending, Investment, asset management, Digital currency& crypto asset, Business support, Data governance, Insurance (insurtech) and Regtech.


FIN/SUM is a conference on fintech, co-hosted by Nikkei, Inc. and the Financial Services Agency, and one of the largest of its kind in Japan. Since it was launched in 2016, it has been widely recognized as a platform where leaders from financial and other businesses, governments, academia and startups engage in active debate about financial policy and fintech’s potentials and collaborate for the creation of new business opportunities.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, our economy and society are met with the need to review our conventional customs and common sense to build a new normal. FIN/SUM will seek to contribute to solving various social issues and developing the global economy by furthering our networking developed so far.

(Sept 3-6, 2019)

The last FIN/SUM was held in Marunouchi, Tokyo, with the theme of " In search of new sources of growth". Over a four-day period, about 80 sessions and more than 200 speakers gave lectures, panel discussions, and startup pitches. Not only Deputy Prime Minister Aso and Commissioner of Financial Services Agency Endo, but also BOJ Governor Kuroda took the stage for the first time. During the event President Kitao of SBI Holdings, said in his speech that SBI "will realize the fourth megabank with regional financial institutions" for the first time. Please watch the video for a digest of the event.

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FIN/SUM Spin-off

On NIKKEI XSUM Channel in YouTube, anyone can watch the event videos of the Nikkei SUM series, including FIN/SUM. Please watch the latest updates of "BG2C FIN / SUM BB" held in August 2020 which was a spin-off event of FIN/SUM specially focused on blockchain and its future, and "AI/SUM&TRAN/SUM with CEATEC" held in October 2020 under the theme of artificial intelligence (AI) and mobility. Please watch and subscribe to our channel.

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FIN/SUM2021:Fintech Summit
March 16(Tue)-18(Thu) 2021
Marubiru Hall (7th floor, Marunouchi Building)
Marubiru Conference Square (8th floor, Marunouchi Building )
Speeches, symposiums, workshops, pitch runs, etc.
NIKKEI, Financial Services Agency
Marunouchi Building



SBI Holdings, Inc.


EY Japan CO., LTD.


Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd.



Media Partner

Special Sponsor


Measures to prevent coronavirus infection

The upcoming event will adopt a hybrid style combining on-site and online sessions, to cope with the risks related to COVID-19 infection.
We ask visitors, speakers and panelists taking measures to prevent infection such as wearing a mask, washing hands and gargle, and also consider cough etiquette.
We also ask for cooperation with procedures below..
・Hand sanitizers will be made available;
・All staffers will wear face masks;
・Body temperatures will be checked at entry on visitors and participants;
・Tables and other furniture that many may touch will be sanitized regularly;
・Air will be ventilated as frequently as possible;