I’m excited to share the news that MaRS FinTech venture Bluzelle is the first company to establish operations in Singapore following our announcement of the MaRS-Singapore fintech partnership last year.

The MaRS Singapore Hub is a new co-working space that will enable high-growth fintech startups from Canada to expand and scale their businesses to Southeast Asia by leveraging venture capital, institutional and government connections via The Singapore Consortium.

Vancouver-based Bluzelle, which builds blockchain and Ripple-based software solutions, will officially open its Singapore office at the Hub on February 1 and will offer a series of blockchain workshops for financial institutions jointly with The Singapore FinTech Consortium beginning in February 2016.

This partnership and initiative are significant steps toward strengthening the bridge and cross-border collaborations between the fintech ecosystems in Singapore and Canada, as well as toward fostering fintech innovation and entrepreneurship between the countries.

Adam Nanjee

Adam was the head of MaRS' financial technology (FinTech) cluster. See more…