Our Compliance Navigator program returns for a second edition to help startups active in the financial industry understand German banking regulations and become fully compliant. 

This is your chance to meet experts from the Financial Sector who specialize in topics including Payment Services, Data Protection, AML and Payment Fraud. This program is specifically tailored for startups who want to grow a business in Germany, but are confused about banking compliance regulations.

Applications are closed

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Fast track your business!

Compliance Navigator is a 1.5-day program specifically tailored to startups in the financial industry who want to get to market quickly, and for this need to get direct access to experts in banking, as well as, payment, auditing and technology. Developed with PwC, Atos and equensWorldline, the program aims to strengthening the understanding between banks and startups, directly focusing on the compliance and regulatory issues they respectively face when doing business with one another.

“TechQuartier is a platform for start-ups in Frankfurt Rhein-Main that facilitates collaboration with startup-ups, corporates and investors. A good understanding of regulatory requirements is key for young companies to be well prepared for interactions with new partners. The Compliance Navigator program trains start-ups in relevant requirements and helps to identify and close areas for action.”

– Marc Billeb – Partner Financial Services PwC

“The ‘Compliance Navigator’ program designed together with equensWorldline, TechQuartier and our partner PwC is a fantastic new acceleration program which aims to support FinTechs navigate European banking compliancy and regulatory standards when working with large financial institutions, in order to accelerate the time-to-market of their new services and products.”

Olaf Badstübner, Global Director, Head Risk & Compliance, Global Financial Services, Atos

Why apply?

Our Compliance Navigator will offer you advice from experienced financial experts in a peer-to-peer setting. Following the program, as a startup, you will have the option to sign up for a one-on-one session with PwC and/or Atos. The goal is to provide concrete and actionable takeaways that help your business grow in Germany and be fully compliant.

What is it?

It’s a customized program that takes place over 1.5 days.

, as a participating startup (limited to 15), you will select from a pool of topics to explore and that will help you overcome your compliance challenges.

Second, these “hot topics”  will be demystified through several workshops over 1.5 days. (Our first edition was held over three days, but we have streamlined the event into shorter, more customized content.)

Sample Agenda

Wednesday,17 June

12:00 – 12:30

Opening words by Techquartier, presenting the program and the participants;  startups and presenters.

13:30 – 14:15
Introductory Session 1

Big Picture & Regulatory Landscape.

14:30 – 17:30
In-Depth Experts Session 1

Sessions are led by industry experts and are tailored to tackle top regulatory issues by  combining theory and hands on approach.

17:45 – 18:45
Introductory Session 2

Being Compliant as a service provider.


An opportunity for the program participants (startups and presenters) to drink, dine and most importantly get better acquainted with each other.

Thursday,18 June

9:30 – 10:00
Light Breakfast

10:00 – 12:30
In-Depth Experts Session 2

13:30 – 16:30
In-Depth Experts Session 3

16:45 – 17:15
One-on-One Sessions

17:15 – 18:00
Closing & Feedback

Possible topics include:

Data Protection

Fraud Prevention

(AML & Payment Fraud)

Cyber Security


Cloud Solutions


Are you the right fit?

  • You are focused on the Financial Services Sector
  • You are a product/service provider to the financial industry
  • You already have a commercialized product/service and revenues
  • You are actively looking to partner or sell to large financial institutions
  • You have questions or are currently facing compliance challenges and confusion
  • Member of TQ? If not, apply here.

How it works

Applications are closed

Startups Accepted

15 May, 2020
After you are notified of being accepted into the program, you will have the chance to now vote on topics to be covered.

Program Dates

17 - 18 June, 2020


After the program ends, you can schedule a session with PwC and/or Atos for one-on-one advice to help you prep for your next move.