NEXTFinTech – The Bridge to Inclusive Finance

Book the date in your calendar. We bring you the first Demo Day in Romania dedicated to fintech startups.

 We’re inviting you to our NEXTFinTech – The Bridge to Inclusive Finance event, online, on February 24, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (UTC+2).

Once again, we facilitate the access of startups to investors and investments, supporting the local ecosystem.

After three months of mentoring sessions, the 11 selected startups are prepared to meet our amazing guests and specialized early-stage & deeptech investors during the DEMO DAY.

They’ll pitch their products and present their achievements after three months of bootcamps, mentoring, training & matchmakings in front of an international & local jury of investors.

The moderator of the event is Thomas Ohr, Editor and CEO of EU-Startups.

๐–๐ž’๐ซ๐ž ๐›๐ซ๐จ๐š๐๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐‡๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง

Register here and book your spot >>>


14:00 – Welcome: Thomas Ohr, Editor and CEO, EU-Startups
14:10 – Opening remarks: Markus Aschendorf, Chairman, EFSE DF

14:15 – Keynote speech: Building Unicorns in SEE , Teodor Blidฤƒruศ™, Co-founder and CEO, FintechOS

14:30 – Pitch Session 1: 22Trust Venture / Leaseman / ZoomReport / Investory / TimedFX

15:00 – Panel 1: Co-creation of the Fintech Ecosystem: Driving Inclusive Finance with representatives of:

โ€ข Bogdan Mihai, Deputy Director, National Bank of Romania
โ€ข Papuna Lezhava, Deputy Governor and a Member of the Board, National Bank of Georgia
โ€ข Tanja Jakimova, Senior Advisor in Financial Stability, National Bank of North Macedonia
โ€ข Nika Kurdiani, Deputy CEO, TBC Bank Georgia
โ€ข Mihaela Nฤƒdฤƒsan, Deputy CEO, IR&FI and Markets, Banca Transilvania, Romania
โ€ข Olimpiu Balaศ™, Owner, TechVentures Bank, Romania

Moderator: Rฤƒzvan Enache, Project Manager, Future Banking

16:00 – Pitch Session 2: Alphablock / KidsFinance / Monett / ENSO Business / Optimrent / Finpathic

16:45 – Panel 2: Experts Insights: Winning the Investorsโ€™ Heart with:

โ€ข Ashot Arzumanyan, Co-founder and Partner, Smartgate VC, Armenia
โ€ข Aylin Lim, Finance Director, Technolera, Turkey
โ€ข Dan Oros, Head of Marketing, Google & YouTube, Romania
โ€ข Cosmin Cosma, President, Romanian Fintech Association
โ€ข Cristian Dascฤƒlu, Partner, GapMinder VC, Romania
Moderator: Thomas Ohr, Editor and CEO, EU-Startups

17:30 – Thank you Note & Closing Remarks


๐™’๐™๐™ฎ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ:

 ๐™ฐ๐š๐™ด ๐šˆ๐™พ๐š„ ๐™ฐ ๐š‚๐šƒ๐™ฐ๐š๐šƒ๐š„๐™ฟ?

โ€ข You’ll have access to our #NEXTFinTech program and meet your peers;
โ€ข You’ll have access to all the investors invited;
โ€ข You’ll get insights about pitches and learn about raising investment

๐™ฐ๐š๐™ด ๐šˆ๐™พ๐š„ ๐™ฐ๐™ฝ ๐™ธ๐™ฝ๐š…๐™ด๐š‚๐šƒ๐™พ๐š?

โ€ข You’ll meet new teams and founders with promising products;
โ€ข You’ll get to see the progress they made after three months of acceleration;
โ€ข You’ll have the chance to analyze the opportunity to invest;

๐™ณ๐™พ ๐šˆ๐™พ๐š„ ๐š๐™ด๐™ฟ๐š๐™ด๐š‚๐™ด๐™ฝ๐šƒ ๐™ฐ ๐™ฒ๐™พ๐š๐™ฟ๐™พ๐š๐™ฐ๐šƒ๐™ธ๐™พ๐™ฝ?

โ€ข Youโ€™ll get inspired to boost innovation in your corporation;
โ€ขYouโ€™ll get motivated to become an advisor for startups and maybe join the one, that you love most, as an advisor or founder;
โ€ข Keeping close to the startup ecosystem offers you a source of inspiration on being more agile and think outside the box;

๐™ฐ๐š๐™ด ๐šˆ๐™พ๐š„ ๐™ฐ ๐š‚๐šƒ๐™ฐ๐š๐šƒ๐š„๐™ฟ๐š‚ ๐™ฒ๐™พ๐™ผ๐™ผ๐š„๐™ฝ๐™ธ๐šƒ๐šˆ ๐™ฟ๐™ป๐™ฐ๐šˆ๐™ด๐š?

โ€ข Youโ€™ll be updated with Techcelerator programs and benefits;
โ€ข Youโ€™ll have an accelerator partner where to orientated the startups we are working with;
โ€ข Weโ€™ll show the international startup community that we are many, smart, and stronger together;

๐™ฐ๐š๐™ด ๐šˆ๐™พ๐š„ ๐™ฐ ๐š†๐™ฐ๐™ฝ๐™ฝ๐™ฐ๐™ฑ๐™ด ๐š‚๐šƒ๐™ฐ๐š๐šƒ๐š„๐™ฟ ๐™ต๐™พ๐š„๐™ฝ๐™ณ๐™ด๐š?

โ€ข You’ll learn how to pitch and how to impress an audience;
โ€ข Youโ€™ll get hints on how to prepare to raise from a VC;
โ€ข You’ll get to know some amazing guests and listen to their insights;
โ€ข You’ll meet the founders and learn about new high-tech products;
โ€ข You’ll find out more about our future programs;
โ€ข The online networking is good, we promise!


AGENDA โ€ฆ is in progress and we promise high quality. Stay tuned!


EFSE, Google for Startups, GapMinder VC, Seedblink, TechAngels, RoFintech, Freshworks, Stripe, Hubspot, British Embassy


๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ #NEXTFinTech ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ

The acceleration program takes place online until the end of January 2021 and includes four intensive mentoring modules: sales & matchmaking with financial institutions in the region, product marketing, transition strategies to the international market, and investment readiness.

The 11 startups will also be able to access Google Cloud credits, Stripe credits, HubSpot accounts for startups, software products from Freshworks, etc., with a total package value of over 150,000 euros.

They’ll also be introduced to investor partners GapMinder VC, TechAngels, SeedBlink and have the chance to access a round of financing up to 200,000 euros.

Come and meet them:

โ€ข ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐•๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž โ€“ B2B product dedicated to retail banks that allows them to offer dynamic prices, using AI technology in their lending activities;

โ€ข ๐€๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ก๐š๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ introduces the Alphabot, a smart chatbot application that helps capital market investors implement investment strategies with a passive level of risk, but with active levels of performance;

โ€ข ๐„๐๐’๐Ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌโ€“ a web platform that redefines the way companies connect and interact with their suppliers;

โ€ข ๐…๐ข๐ง๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐œ โ€“ digital financial advisor which analyzes the userโ€™s financial data, by using an extended financial database, and suggests the optimal investment portfolio;

โ€ข ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐“๐จ๐ฒ ๐…๐š๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ uses game-based learning to help children understand finance;

โ€ข ๐Š๐ข๐๐ฌ๐…๐ข๐ง๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž is a product for parents and children that promotes financial education and comes with an associated prepaid card for children;

โ€ข ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ง โ€“ the platform for renting and managing the available commercial spaces;

โ€ข ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐‘๐ž๐ง๐ญ -the first platform for real estate owners and tenants that aims to automate the processes involved in property management;

โ€ข ๐’๐’๐ˆ๐… ๐†๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ๐‘๐ˆ๐๐† โ€“ solution for easy financial control of investments in pension funds;

โ€ข ๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐๐…๐ฑ โ€“ a platform that offers the best exchange rates for companies that use several currencies in their business, thus helping them to minimize foreign exchange losses;

โ€ข ๐™๐จ๐จ๐ฆ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ โ€“ a platform that provides users with integrated, geographically located public data and helps them analyze local socio-demographic and economic environments for business decisions.