Lighthouse Development Program (LDP)

First off, why join the Lighthouse Development Program?

  • Winner receives invitation to Mastercard Start Path pitch day

  • Participation is 100% free and does not take equity

  • Opportunities for partnerships and funding

  • Access to and support of leading payments technology company (Mastercard) and leading Fintech investor (NFT Ventures)

  • Introduction to corporate partners and potential customers

  • Guidance with research, data, and regulation

  • 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‚Äôs 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 such as market research and data, and introductions to industry players and more. 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. 


Who are we looking for?

LDP will begin with workshops in Vilnius, Helsinki, and Stockholm and we are looking for companies from Nordic and Baltic countries operating in the broad realm of Fintech. 


When will all of this take place?

Applications have closed for the 2018 Lighthouse Development Program and workshops will take place from September through November. You can register to be contacted when applications re open in 2019.