Copenhagen and Milan united by fintech

Copenhagen FinTech is the Danish cluster organization for Fintech, Finance and IT. Copenhagen FinTech is one of the international hubs we collaborate with to enhance the Italian fintech ecosystem and to strengthen the European one, to attract capital in Italy and support the startups of our community in their internationalization.

Copenhagen FinTech was founded in 2009 and has developed different projects, research and educational programs within areas such as high-performance computing, IT security, future of money and payments, processes and digitization and fintech.

After the signing of the MoU between Copenhagen Fintech and Fintech District, we asked Simon Schou, Chief Innovation Officer of this hub, to tell us about their activities and expectations.

What is Copenhagen Fintech ’s mission? What are your key values?

Copenhagen FinTech is a nonprofit organization in Copenhagen working to boost its fintech ecosystem centred there. We aim to be the world’s most inclusive and expansive financial ecosystem by connecting FinTech startups and financial institutions with superior research and consumer needs – and scaling the resulting solutions internationally

What activities do you offer for fintech startups?

Coworking facilities, Incubation Programs, Investor connect programs, Partner matchmaking, Acceleration programs, Global scaling programs.

What do you expect from the MoU with the Fintech District?

The strengthening of the “bridge” between Italy and Denmark – meaning to make it easier for Danish Fintech Startups to explore possibilities in Italy and for Italian Fintech Startups to explore these possibilities in Denmark

How do you consider the Italian fintech ecosystem? Are there any types of fintech startups that are of particular interest to you?

We don’t have that overview at the moment – we have banks and insurance partners looking for talented solutions in every segment of fintech and at the same time, we have startups looking for Italian partners/Clients in every segment.

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Author: Fintech District

5 March 2019



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