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.
“In Europe, it is becoming more and more common for banks to acquire startups and Italy is lagging behind. It is a cultural issue. It is not because of the regulations or the bureaucracy, it is the mentality that must change”. According to Nicolo Petrone, Head of Partnership in Europe at Medici, “the Fintech District
If Fintech Innovation is at the heart of two-days of training and information, the Fintech District could only be the Ecosystem partner of the event, attending in person together with its community. It’s exactly like that. This is the “Fintech Innovation by Maker Faire Rome”, on 2 and 3 May in Rome, the free event
Why should Fintech startups look at European Union calls even if there are not any dedicated ones? Where to find interesting opportunities? Let’s discover the opinion of Carmelo Galeano, freelancer consultant specialized in EU and national funds. He wrote projects that won calls for values exceeding one million euros, for Fintechs he sees opportunities even
Fintech District is ecosystem partner of "Fintech Innovation by Maker Faire Rome", an event focused on innovative finance, on 2 and 3 of May. It’s an opportunity to meet the main players, institutions and industry experts and to discuss about the real opportunities offered by digital innovation to financial industry. Read more and sign you up
On the occasion of the first Italian Fintech Festival, we will host the 3rd edition of the EMEA Deloitte Fintech Talks in Copernico Isola for S32. The event is a live streaming between the Deloitte Greenhouse and the Fintech District, during the day we will focus on the impact of open banking from the point of view of Banks, Fintechs and customers.
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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.
Plick is an innovative payment service developed by PayDo to revolutionize the cheque user experience, re-designing and simplifying the relationship between payers and payees.
The service is offered to all the Banks and the Payment Institutions within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), to be easily integrated into their online and Mobile Banking platforms.
Operating through a patented platform, Plick allows user to send irrevocable payments to everyone through a phone number or email address, with no need to have previous knowledge of the payee’s IBAN. Plick is a versatile service suitable for various situations and able to support both retail and business payments.