The Bootcamp as it happened
Week 1: October 23, 2017, LHoFT, Luxembourg
The first week of the Fincluders Bootcamp 2017 was hosted by the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT). Over 5 days of intensive workshops and mentoring sessions the startups discussed and evaluated their value propositions, customer discovery, market mappings and investability according to Village Capital’s thorough peer review format.
While digging deep into their own businesses the startups also got valuable advice from industry experts and were able to hone their presentation skills in one on one sessions with the mentors from tech, financial institution and investor backgrounds.
Fincluders Partners Forum: October 26, 2017, European Convention Center, Luxembourg
During the first week of the Bootcamp key Partner Lending Institutions from the EFSE and the SANAD Fund were invited to Luxembourg to explore the strategic importance of fintech for their own operations and for the emerging markets they are active in. As part of this day the participating institutions had the chance to interact directly with the Fincluders startups to explore how the startups’ innovative solutions could help them better serve their end customers.
The sessions proved extremely useful for the startups to interact directly with financial institutions and for the insitutions to witness the developing innovation on offer.
Week 2: October 30, 2017, TechQuartier, Frankfurt am Main
For the second week of the Fincluders Bootcamp 2017 the participating startups travelled to Frankfurt am Main, where the Bootcamp was hosted by TechQuartier. After resting over the weekend the week started again with intensive workshops and mentoring, focusing on fund raising, exit strategies and legal topics as well as business model mapping.
The mentors and experts attending in Frankfurt came from large banks, advisory firms and other corporates as well as legal experts and established fintech and tech companies.
Two intensive and fully packed weeks came to an end all too quickly. The deep learning and connections have helped all the startups take the next steps towards long term success and to push the access to finance frontier.