As we strive to build bridges between Frankfurt and other FinTech ecosystems globally, TechQuartier is proud to be joining a new program initiated by our partners at Fintech District (Milano, Italy). Alongside 9 other major European hubs, the EU Fintech Discovery Program is now live and taking applications!

The list of partners, which represents over 1,500 FinTechs in total, includes :

”This is true, tangible cross-border collaboration. European hubs combining their respective strengths and networks to facilitate the modernisation of an industry” said Hugo Paquin, Head of Marketing at TechQuartier. ”The fact that revenue-sharing was made a key feature of the Program will help make this initiative sustainable, and we’re very excited to take part.”

What is the EU Fintech Discover Program?

The goal is to allow corporate players, especially financial institutions, to visit ecosystems and meet startups and FinTech hubs from across Europe. In a nutshell, large companies can use this vehicle to:

  • to learn and be exposed to the FinTech excellence of Europe;
  • to learn about other hubs, ecosystems and FinTech initiatives and meet them physically;
  • to educate their teams, stakeholders, customers and decision-makers on the potential of FinTech for their organisations;
  • to boost the international connection of startups and scale-ups that develop FinTech solutions

Thanks to the European Fintech Discovery Program, you can choose your sector of interest and meet the most exciting FinTech companies in Europe in our headquarter and in the other participating hubs among those belonging to the program.

How does it work?

Together with TechQuartier, a ‘delegation’ from your organisation (perhaps a group of experts, or a specific business unit or innovation team) visits TQ and learns about the local FinTech ecosystem and meets with local startups and scaleups (approximately 5 to 8).

As the name of this Program indicates it, you will then visit 3 additional hubs spread across Europe where, again, 5 to 8 startups will welcome you, pitch their business to you, and take part in individual meetings. By the end of the program, you will have met 20+ startups and scale-ups, all active in the fields of AI, cybersecurity, RegTech, InsurTech and, of course, FinTech.

You will also get a full recap report with key takeaways. A typical day would look like the following :

10.30-10.50 Welcome Coffee and Speech
10.50-11.10 Presentation of the Local Fintech Ecosystem
11.10-12.30 Startup Pitches
12.30-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-16.00 Private Meetings
16.00-16.30 Closing Coffee

Interested? Simply get in touch with Hugo Paquin, Head of Marketing & Communications, for further info. (paquin@techquartier.com)