OpenUp by BNP Paribas

Building a Revolutionary Tool with BNP Paribas to co-create the Bank of the Future.


BNP Paribas’ Mission   

OpenUp is a program and a digital platform connecting BNP Paribas employees working on innovation or business topics with startups worldwide. 

The mission of the OpenUp Platform is to connect BNP Paribas employees working on innovation with startups worldwide. The OpenUp platform is a groundbreaking approach by a multi-national company to connect with a global startup community on an open transparent digital platform.

In an effort to take an international approach to the platform and to ensure that the platform met the needs of startups. BNP Paribas RD&I team chose to work with Stringcan to build the OpenUp platform because of our international experience and our close relationship with the startup eco-system. 


Stringcan has been much more than a mere provider on the development of the OpenUp program. They have been a true partner that collaborated with us to move the project forward: from support on ideation, the development of the app and platform, management of the BETA testing with startups and employees, and until coordination of the user acquisition campaign - they were amazing throughout the whole process.

Stringcan is flexible and agile, they propose new ideas, new ways, challenge the status quo, and evolve with us. They are always focused on the success of the project. The team is impressive, truly international, and super nice. This was a dream project and Stringcan was key to making it a success.
— Natalie Michel, Head of Innovation – RD&I BNP Paribas


Creating partnerships between startups and BNP Paribas was the goal of the platform.

Stringcan has been the external driving force behind the OpenUp app. We worked closely with the BNP Paribas by ideating, project managing, ALFA testing, BETA testing, launching and moderating the platform. BNP Paribas relied on Stringcan to realize the OpenUp mission.

Today, OpenUp is a live platform on the web, and app (iOS & Android). Hundreds of startups and BNP Paribas employees are active on the platform and are working together to create the bank of the future.

Below you can see a demo of the OpenUp app on stage at the FinTech conference SPEND as Stringcan’s own Jason McDonald present the app alongside BNP Paribas. 

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