The Gateway to the Italian Fintech Ecosystem

Fintech District is an open ecosystem that wants to represent the Italian fintech community. Created in 2017 by SELLALAB and Copernico, it aims to foster the development of Italian and European fintech companies, and to support the growth of the financial ecosystem of the future.

Fintech District aggregates leading Italian operators and leading technology, media and capital partners for the development of the industry, by promoting collaboration, competition, service interoperability and open innovation.


13 giugno 2018 Di sellalab in News

Our mentorship program begins! Pietro Novelli explains the Strategic Hiring process

During the spring we announced the beta version of our Mentorship program, now that summer is almost here, we can already unveil the first date, the mentor, the theme covered and many reasons why it is necessary to deepen knowledge of it. On the 28th of June, Pietro Novelli, director and Italian Country Manager of Oliver
12 giugno 2018 Di sellalab in News

Fintech and Insurtech Observatory 2018: the first public workshop

For the first time in its three years of existence, the Digital innovation Observatory of Politecnico di Milano decided to leave its premises for one of its appointments and did so by choosing the Fintech District as a partner. Together, the two entities organized the first public workshop of Fintech and Insurtech held last Friday at Copernico Isola
11 giugno 2018 Di sellalab in News

KYC process in theory and in practice

In times of GDPR but also of artificial intelligence and digitization, KYC processes make the difference. During the meeting hosted by Fintech District last week, we deepened together with Assofintech and Enhancers all aspects of the analog-to-digital evolution of the KYC process – legal, technological, economic, practical, … – to end with three Case Histories. Gimme5, buddybank


​Fintech ecosystem needs always more synergies to grow up, especially in Italy where something is moving, but still far away from other European standards. And this is the reason why Fintech District is so excited to welcome Cerved, a Corporate that can bring a big impact on our community with new energies and ideas. And a big opportunity! Do you want to discover more? Join us!

Let’s speak about the status of the art of the Fintech Action Plan of the European Commission! In this event representatives from Consob and the Ministry of Economy and Finance will discuss with players of the Italian FinTech about the benefits for the companies in this sector, how capital markets will co-exist with the banking system and what critical steps may arise in rolling out the Action Plan for the Capital Markets Union.
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The Italian Fintech Ecosystem is still lagging far behind the vast majority of developed countries both in terms of capital invested and general status of the industry (number of Fintech startups established in the country, aggregate revenues generated and international presence). In this context, the Fintech District wants to be a place where all the Italian stakeholders that work within the financial sector can meet and work together to foster the development of the industry and commit their competences for the achievement of a greater systemic competitive advantage.

We believe that banking and financial activities are at a time of great change that, if properly acquired and valued by entrepreneurs, incumbent and regulators, can drive the revolution in the industry and the engine of economic development.


Network & community

Promoting engagement and collaboration between fintech players, corporates, financial institutions and regulators through events and by spreading the latest news of the sector!

Connecting the dots

Supporting business opportunities and market growth within the national ecosystem and through relations with other global Fintech Hubs!


Providing private offices, flexible workspaces and coworking desks in the new financial district of Milan!

We are looking for fintech operators to join the ecosystem!

If you want to contribute to the growth of the ecosystem by joining the community or by providing valuable services related to compliance, financial know-how, technology and growth capital, you are invited to contact us.


The Fintech District is a project promoted jointly by SELLALAB and Copernico aimed at fostering the growth of the Italian Fintech Ecosystem.

Its headquarter is based at Copernico Isola for S32, the dynamic business hub located in the hearth of Milan’s new financial district between Piazza Gae Aulenti and the Garibaldi Railway Station. Not only private offices, coworking or meeting rooms, but also a library, a rooftop garden and a bistro-cafè: designed to offer a new professional experience fostering business opportunities, collaboration, flow of new ideas and network development within an increasingly international context.

NEW ENTRIES is the first Equity Crowdfunding portal specialized in Impact Investing that brings together retail and professional investors with companies that aim to generate a positive social and environmental impact, along with a financial return.
We believe in investors' growing inclination to take extra-financial criteria into account in their investment choices, and we aim to reconcile the needs of ethical investors with the financial needs of social entrepreneurs. proposes an alternative to traditional investments, generally not very transparent with respect to the social and environmental consequences that they imply. By creating your account on its website, retail and professional investors can invest in projects with a social and environmental impact starting from EUR 100!
The goal of is clear: to democratize impact finance
Twitter: @LITAco_


MotusQuo is a p2p lending platform that connects lenders with borrowers cutting out intermediaries, creating a fair market and money for all. It is a highly automated, fast and easy-to-use platform and app, where investors can create a profile and find investment opportunities.
Borrowers access the platform and automatically get a credit-risk rate by the most effective Italian credit bureau CRIF; based on their default risk profile.
MotusQuo has developed an algorithm that matches lenders with borrowers to diversify the risk-default among many counterparts in order to guarantee the cheapest loan for borrowers

Twitter: @MotusQuo


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