Applications are now open through February 21 for the NadiFin Fintech Acceleration program powered by venture capital fund MiddleGame Ventures. The effort is supported by ecosystem partners the LHoFT concluding in Luxembourg (week of May 11) during the ICT Spring Europe event and at the LHoFT (Luxembourg House of Financial Technology), Enterprise Ireland, the B.P.F.I. and Huckeltree. NadiFin brings together post-seed through pre-series B stage fintech companies to learn and engage through a unique curriculum and a series of workshops led by experienced fintech VCs including Pascal Bouvier of MiddleGame Ventures.

Pascal Bouvier, Managing Partner, MiddleGame Ventures announced, “We are delighted to build on the success of the 2019 program and welcome the second NadiFin cohort. I have always been fascinated with what the next generation accelerator looks like. We believe that NadiFin is an evolution for accelerator programs. First, it is investor-led and incumbent driven. Second, the peer-to-peer focus (learning, ranking) of the program is ideal for a startup team to fully digest and implement the curriculum. I look forward to interacting with every startup selected as I will be one of the facilitators for each workshop.”

Up to 12 promising fintech companies from around the world will convene at NadiFin over two, five-day workshops beginning in Dublin (week of March 30) taking place at Huckeltree Dublin and concluding in Luxembourg (week of May 11) at ICT Spring Europe event and the LHoFT (Luxembourg House of FinTech). The program focuses exclusively on cutting-edge fintechs that use Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and other ‘deeptech’ tools to create seamless solutions and businesses for the financial services market and are preparing to raise their series A or B round.

Rupert Schneider, Co-Founder and CEO of Gardenia Technologies, a graduate of NadiFin 2019, noted that the program provided “very valuable perspectives on my business; the opportunity to meet some fantastic entrepreneurs and great mentors; potential future clients and partners; and an investment from very credible investors".

NadiFin features a bespoke curriculum built to prepare entrepreneurs for scaling their businesses for profitable growth. The program is uniquely built from the ground up with experienced investor knowledge from MiddleGame Ventures, supplemented by key learnings from previous participants, in tandem with input from financial services partners.

“The NadiFin program gave our team great insights from the best minds in the fintech industry and helped us refine aspects of our business model that have subsequently had a meaningful impact on our company’s performance,” said John Byrne, CEO of Irish regtech company Corlytics, a participant in the 2019 program.

The curriculum integrates mentors, speakers, investors, and peers to help the selected cohort grow to the next level across all of their key strategic vectors (e.g., value proposition, team, business model mapping, fund-raising). The NadiFin Fintech Accelerator Program engages a broad network of investors and strategic partners to facilitate real-world progress outside the classroom. The cohort will compete in a trademarked peer-voting startup accelerator curriculum (powered by Village Capital) leading to a €100,000 investment from MiddleGame Ventures.

Each workshop will take place over five days during which specific modules will be taught, including sessions where mentors, sponsors and ecosystem actors will interact with the cohort, supplemented by networking opportunities (dinner, cocktail hours) where the broader ecosystem in the respective host cities and across Europe will be able to interact. The first workshop takes place during the week of March 30 in Dublin, with the concluding week in Luxembourg (week of May 11) during the ICT Spring Europe event and at the LHoFT (Luxembourg House of Financial Technology

 

How to apply

Fintechs that are preparing to raise their series A or B round can now apply to the NadiFin Fintech Acceleration Program by going to www.nadifin.com and completing the application process before February 21, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee composed of MiddleGame Ventures (MGV), advisory board members, sponsors and select mentors.

 

Press release by NadiFin


Publié le 21 janvier 2020