investorXconnect brings leaders to think sustainable innovation at TechQuartier

The first edition of the event connected investors to early-stage sustainable FinTechs

Startups, elevator pitches, corporates, sustainable FinTechs, investors and networking. All of that describes the very successful pioneer edition of TechQuartier’s investorXconnect . This event is a new collaboration format, created to address social and environmental demands by connecting relevant stakeholders to push change with the help of technology.

Philipp Kaiser, managing director at Helaba and investor guest at the event said, “Sustainability is an important topic for us. Not only because regulators and the public are demanding respective steps but foremost because we are convinced that intrinsic compliance with ESG values will pay off in the midterm future for all of us, our employees, our clients, our shareholders, the public and hence for Helaba“.

investorXconnect aims to be a platform that helps to close the funding gap within the financial sector for startups that are ecological and social impact-oriented. With it, TQ wants to enable investment opportunities and offer a place for discussion and innovation.

Alexander Doudkin, co-founder and COO of Ecotrek joined another 11 seed and early-stage startups at the TQ’s event space to pitch their business ideas to 40 investors and guests.

“The FinTech startup ecosystem, as well as established financial service providers, can profit extremely from an innovative collaboration between all stakeholders. It was a great idea to attend investorXconnect to dive into the Frankfurt FinTech ecosystem and get useful feedback”, said Doudkin.

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Alexander Doudkin, co-founder and COO of Ecotrek

The event was divided into four parts: started with a keynote about the sustainable FinTech landscape and elevator pitches by participating startups. After that investors and startups had a chance to talk privately in a speed dating format. At the same time the „TechXperts Panel“ was held with corporate partners, selected experts and scaleup founders. And an informal networking session closed the evening at TQ’s Bembel Bar.

“The event had a great mixture of selected participants who were seriously interested in combining business metrics with ESG-values from all different parts of the financial industry. That made it very entertaining and educative too”, commented Philipp Kaiser.

Selma Peters, Innovation Products Manager at TechQuartier and organizer of the event mentioned, “The sustainable FinTech scene is rather small in Germany and is also not bundled in one place. The event made investors and corporates more aware of this industry and its solutions but also enabled us to help to grow the community of sustainable FinTech tighter and make each other aware of opportunities in their networks. At TQ, we can’t wait to see what great things will come out of this and future editions of investorXconnect.”

Disclaimer: TQ respected the max capacity of our space (Waldstadion 50 and Hammermann 35), as well as all hygiene rules under corona regulations. We also live-streamed the event as an option for guests to watch the event from their homes.