Lighthouse Development Program (LDP)

First off, why join the Lighthouse Development Program?

  • Winner receives invitation to Mastercard Start Path pitch day

  • All finalists have a chance to present on stage at Slush or Money 20/20

  • Participation is 100% free and does not take equity

  • One on one meetings with Mastercard, NFT Ventures, leading banks, legal experts, and startup advisors

  • Opportunities for partnerships and funding

  • Access to ongoing support from Mastercard and NFT Ventures

  • Chance to collaborate with other leading fintech companies

  • Learn from industry experts through hands on workshops

  • Become part of the Lighthouse alumni network


What exactly is LDP and how does it work?

We work with startups to help them tackle key issues that they're facing. To do this we put experts together with the companies in our program through a series of one day workshops. We take time between each workshop so that the takeaways can be implemented into the company’s daily operations. In order to fast track their growth, each company is assigned a direct point of contact to help them gain access to the resources that they need and help with introductions to industry players. The companies that make the most progress will be invited to continue with more workshops, and the company that makes the greatest improvement overall will be declared the program winner. 

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Who are we looking for?

There will be workhops held in Tallinn, Copenhagen, and Oslo in the first half of 2019 and Stockholm, Helsinki, and Riga in 2nd half 2019. We are looking for companies from Nordic and Baltic countries operating in or looking to add services in the topics surrounding finance and payments.

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When will all of this take place?

Applications for the autumn 2019 Lighthouse program are now open. The first workshop will be in each city and the last two taken place in Stockholm. Winner of autumn 2019 Lighthouse program will be announced at Slush - the biggest startup event in the Nordics. Submit your application before August 12th to be part of Lighthouse program autumn 2019 class!

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