Lighthouse Development Program (LDP)
REasons to join
73% of Lighthouse participants have created corporate partnerships
Companies have raised €10m during or immediately after Lighthouse
Program generated 300k media impressions last year
Cumulative program quality score is 9.2, scored by participants
Access to the 40+ Lighthouse alumni companies
Free consultation from fintech attorneys and growth advisors
Personal introductions to investors beyond NFT
All-expense-paid stage time at Slush or Money 20/20 for program finalists
Winner receives a sponsored invitation to Mastercard Start Path pitch day
Lighthouse is a collaboration network that fosters symbiotic growth between banks, fintechs and Mastercard. The program takes place over three workshops that exist to bring partnership projects to life. The partnerships that make the most progress will be invited to continue the program for a fourth workshop, and the company that makes the greatest improvement overall will be declared the program winner.
our selection criteria
You’re a fit if you’re “partnership ready,” working on a relevant product space and have the desire to meet us in Riga, Stockholm, or Helsinki.
Fintechs focused on the following spaces will receive a higher score in the program evaluation.
Security | Authentication, Identity, Fraud
Inclusion | Micro-entrepreneur solutions, Financial inclusion
Efficiency | Banking as a service, Artificial intelligence, Digital enablement
Experience | Merchant solutions, Credit acceptance, IoT, Wearables, AR
Engagement | Data analytics, Loyalty, Rewards
Payments | Cross border, B2B, Regulation
fall 2019 schedule
Applications for the autumn 2019 Lighthouse program are now open. Winner of autumn 2019 Lighthouse program will be announced at Slush - the biggest technology conference in the Nordics. Submit your application before August 12th to be part of Lighthouse program autumn 2019 class!