What’s Up

Read up on all the latest happenings in the Lighthouse Development Program

 
 
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slush event- finding fintech

Every year Slush brings over 20,000 people to Helsinki in the midst of the harsh winter climate to celebrate the newest innovations in tech. This year at Slush, fintech was highlighted more than ever before and our team was enthused to host the first ever Slush official side-event focused on finance- FINDING FINTECH.


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lightouse finalists announced

The first series of workshops in the Lighthouse Development Program have concluded; a total of 15 startups, went through 6 workshops, in 3 cities, that brought together over 100 participants to explore opportunities for collaborative innovation.


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HIGHLIGHTING NORDIC AND BALTIC FINTECH

As a way to celebrate the progress of the participating companies, we hosted open afterwork events following the second workshops. To offer more insight into what is happening in Nordic and Baltic fintech Susanne Hannestad presented her recently published 2018 Fintech Disruptor’s Report.


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AND WE'RE OFF!

Coming into week 37 was a mixture of pure excitement and nervousness— like that feeling before the first day of a new school year. In June, we announced Lighthouse at Money 20/20, during the summer we spoke with hundreds of amazing startups, and September 10 marked the beginning of our program with a class of 15 exciting Fintech’s.


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INTRODUCING THE LIGHTHOUSE CLASS OF 2018

Mastercard  and NFT Ventures today announced the final 15 participants that will take part in the Lighthouse Development Program 2018. The collaboration between Mastercard and NFT Ventures was created with the purpose of finding and helping develop the next-generation of fintech in the Nordic and Baltic region. Participating companies will receive tailored support and advice adapted to their unique innovations through a series of hands on workshops.


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NORDIC AND BALTIC MEETUP AMSTERDAM

On June 5th Mastercard and NFT Ventures hosted a meetup following the events at Money 20/20 in Amsterdam. Fintech companies, banks, and regulators gathered at the beautiful TQ coworking space to discuss trends in Nordic and Baltic Fintech.


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It's Official...

Mastercard and NFT Ventures have started working together to explore how to make a bigger impact on the Nordic and Baltic Fintech communities. After scanning the market and seeing what others were doing, we began to see a noticeable void.