Are you a startup or scaleup re-inventing the FinTech & CyberSecurity industry? Then Startupbootcamp is looking for you. Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is a global startup and scaleup acceleration program with 20+ programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Miami, Mumbai, New York, Rome, Chengdu, Singapore, Mexico City, Cape Town, Barcelona, Melbourne, Hartford, and San Francisco.
On the 3rd of July, Startupbootcamp will host a FastTrack in Milan, at the headquarters of the FIntech District. Waiting for its Italian stage, here we are with 5 Q&A to find out more about this international opportunity.
1) What is a Startupbootcamp FastTrack event? What purpose is it organized for?
The Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity innovation program, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is currently running an International FastTrack Tour to meet most promising startups and scaleups from all over the world. The concept of a FastTrack event is simple: 10 startups and scaleups present their innovative ideas, learn from personalized mentor feedback, as well as connecting and networking with fellow entrepreneurs from the local ecosystem.
2) What kind of ideas or talents are you looking for on July 3rd?
Any startups or scaleups operating in FinTech, CyberSecurity, PensionTech, RegTech, or InsurTech industries are encouraged to join the FastTrack event in Milan. We are also interested in enabling technologies such as Blockchain, Data & Behavioral Analytics, AI/ML, AR/VR, UX, Chatbots, and Biometrics.
3) What idea did you make of the Italian FinTech Ecosystem? What do you expect?
Startupbootcamp aims to innovate the FinTech & CyberSecurity ecosystem by providing the most promising startups and scaleups in the world a top-notch acceleration program based in Amsterdam, powered by partners, which include major global brands such as Amazon, Cisco, Rabobank, ING, ABN-AMRO, ING, NN, Capgemini, and others. We see a lot of promising companies and talent emerging from Italy, and we would like to help them accelerate their growth abroad as well, working closely with our partners, mentors, and investor network globally that we have built.
4) Which startups will participate in the event? How did you choose them?
Around 10 startups and scaleups will present their innovative solutions, learn from personalized mentor feedback, as well as connect and network with fellow entrepreneurs from the local ecosystem. We carefully curate all of them to make sure we have the right fit.
5) What do you think of the Fintech District initiative? What do you expect from our community from your point of view?
It is very important for us to connect to the local fintech ecosystem relevant to our global community to exchange expertise and look at new innovation initiatives. We have seen a lot of startup talent from Italy, and we already have several Italian entrepreneurs amongst our alumni network at Startupbootcamp globally. At the same time, we would be keen to get more of your network to participate in our programs, we’re always looking for relevant partners, and mentors as well.
Startups and scaleups interested in joining the Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity program in Amsterdam starting in February 2019 can apply at this link.
Applications close on 20 August 2018.
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