Growth Alliance - FinTech

FinTech startups meet banks and financial insiders in a content-packed week in Frankfurt

A unique five-day micro-accelerator program that acts as a platform for collaboration opportunities with the aim to create win-win synergies among young and established companies.

Corporate Partners you will meet and connect with during the program :

Growth Alliance FinTech – What’s the deal?

The concept behind the Alliance is to bring together a variety of forward-thinking financial institutions along with promising FinTechs and make their worlds collide. In one week, startups and banks learn from one another, understand their respective pain points, review business models and processes, challenge the status quo, explore collaboration opportunities and eventually, discover what they can bring each other hopefully build win-win solutions.

Kick-off your business!


During a jam-packed week, innovation-focused corporates get the opportunity to work with agile tech startups and enter into a whole new realm of ideas and concepts. With collaboration at its core, Growth Alliance goes beyond the simple meet-and-greet model into a one-on-one engagement model that builds valuable relationships.


  • Direct contact with key corporate executives
  • Education on how to scale your startups
  • Actionable insights & new ideas
  • Networking with other industry experts and startups

One Week – One Stop

Investors Ecosystem & Landscape

Market Research, Metrics & KPIs

Startup Valuation & Negotiation Skills

Legal Issues & Due Diligence

Management, Leadership, HR & Team

Pitching, Storytelling

1-on-1 with financial industry insiders & investment experts

Expand your network & get valuable fittable contacts

Are you the right fit?

  • You are working on a B2B solution that reinvents the financial industry
  • You already have a functional prototype and/or early customers
  • You are geared for growth and want to scale your business through corporate cooperation

What will the program focus on?

Technology focus

  • Artificial Intelligence

Industry focus areas

  • Payment solutions
  • Risk Management
  • Process Automation
  • Authentification & Fraud detection
  • Predictive solutions
  • Beyond Banking

How it works

Application Closing

October 28

Selection Day

October 29

Growth Alliance FinTech Program

November 26, 27 & 28


Applications are open, so you can apply right away by clicing the link below. The deadline is October 28.

After the application deadline, we’ll invite you for a Skype-interview, we’ll provide you with feedback within 2-3 days after the application deadline.

You commit to following the full program meaning you need to reserve all program dates in your calendar. Each day, the CEO/founder of your startup should be able to attend, of course you can bring along 1-2 teammates onsite at TQ.

Time commitment – Over the program, you should expect to put in about 4 days in Frankfurt (3-day workshop)

Feel free to email program manager Melanie Borst at for any remaining questions.

Tick all the boxes? Great!
Apply now!

The Selection Committee will review the applications submitted and will create a shortlist. Applicants will be contacted for an invitation for the Selection Day.

Landing Pad

FastTrack on how to make it in Frankfurt

Is Frankfurt the right place to get your startup to the top? This is a unique opportunity to discover Germany's FinTech hub and Frankfurt's way of doing business – and it will happen in a matter of one week, not months!

View the webinar!

What‘s in it for you?


Doers making things happen – We help ideas spread faster, accelerate your market entry and increase scaling effects.


A turnkey package to grow globally – connect your cutting-edge solutions to multinational banks, investors and industry leaders.


Meet the challenges of our global world by using the experience gained through Landing Pad to expand successfully into new markets.

One week full of opportunities & interaction

On-the-ground insights and deep dive into Frankfurt’s ecosystem

Hands-on strategy for your internationalization ambitions

Direct channels to relevant markets, investors, and industry experts

Time saved: the right action at the right time means success faster

Frankfurt in a nutshell

The #1 destination for global FinTechs

  • 200 International Banks
  • 8,000 Financial Services Companies
  • 100 FinTechs
  • 1,000,000 $ CVC Investment
  • 90% of Banks Works Together with FinTechs
  • 200,000 Students & High Potentials
  • 21 Top-Notch Universities & Business Schools
  • 58 Research Institutions
  • Headquarter of European Central Bank
  • Headquarter of German Stock Exchange
  • Headquarter of German Central Bank
  • Headquarter of Bafin

Direct access to TQ's one-of-a-kind platform

Are you the right fit?

The #1 destination for global FinTechs

  • Vision:
    You have clear objectives and strive to achieve them.
  • Scalability:
    You are able to deliver your product or service to 100 or one million customers.
  • Traction:
    You already have achieved several of the following key milestones: proof-of-concept, existing sales and customers, funding, investors, and partners.
  • Differentiation:
    Your product or service transform its market and you have a clear value propostiion and vision for growth.

How it works


Selected fast-growing incorporated startups under 8 years old, eager to understand the German market and make first business connections.


Submit your pitch deck and tell us why you want to join Landing Pad.


Your week in Frankfurt:
Oct. 30 – Nov. 2
Application will close on Sept. 21

And Beyond?

Soft landing services for a smooth set up in Frankfurt and a one yr TQ Community Membership for free.

Get ready for the ride.
It‘ll be an exciting one.
Apply now!

Selection Process:

The Selection Committee will review the applications and will create a shortlist to set up interviews for the final selections.

Submit your pitch deck & motivation.

Still have questions? Drop us a line!

or check out the following webinar!