Applications have opened for the second edition of the NadiFin Fintech Acceleration programme in Luxembourg, until 21 February 2020.
Powered by venture capital fund MiddleGame Ventures, the NadiFin Fintech Accelerator programme is aimed at early-stage fintech startups creating unique solutions across the global financial services market. This effort is supported by ecosystem partners the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT), Enterprise Ireland, the B.P.F.I. and Huckeltree.
The NadiFin will bring together post-seed through pre-series B stage fintech companies to learn and engage through a unique curriculum and a series of workshops led by experienced fintech VCs including one of the programme's co-creators, Pascal Bouvier, Managing Partner at MiddleGame Ventures.
Pascal Bouvier commented: “We are delighted to build on the success of the 2019 programme and welcome the second NadiFin cohort. I have always been fascinated with what the next generation accelerator looks like. We believe that NadiFin is an evolution for accelerator programmes. First, it is investor-led and incumbent driven. Second, the peer-to-peer focus (learning, ranking) of the programme is ideal for a startup team to fully digest and implement the curriculum. I look forward to interacting with every startup selected as I will be one of the facilitators for each workshop".
Indeed, twelve of the most promising fintech companies from around the world will convene at NadiFin over two five-day workshops beginning in Dublin (week of 30 March 2020) at Huckeltree Dublin and concluding in Luxembourg (week of 11 May 2020) at the Luxembourg House of FinTech (LHoFT) during the ICT Spring Europe. Like last year, the programme will focus exclusively on cutting-edge gintechs that use Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and other "deeptech" tools to create seamless solutions and businesses for the financial services market and who are preparing to raise their series A to B round.
Each workshop will take place over five days during which specific modules will be taught, including sessions where mentors, sponsors and ecosystem actors will interact with the cohort, supplemented by networking opportunities.
Rupert Schneider, Co-Founder and CEO of Gardenia Technologies, a graduate of NadiFin 2019, noted that the programme provided "very valuable perspectives on my business; the opportunity to meet some fantastic entrepreneurs and great mentors; potential future clients and partners; and an investment from very credible investors".
NadiFin features a bespoke curriculum built to prepare entrepreneurs for scaling their businesses for profitable growth. The programme has been built from the ground up with experienced investor knowledge from MiddleGame Ventures, supplemented by key learnings from previous participants, in tandem with input from financial services partners. The curriculum integrates mentors, speakers, investors, and peers to help the selected cohort grow to the next level across all of their key strategic vectors. The NadiFin Fintech Accelerator programme thus engages a broad network of investors and strategic partners to facilitate real-world progress outside the classroom.
In this context, the cohort will compete in a trademarked peer-voting startup accelerator curriculum (powered by Village Capital) leading to a €100,000 investment from MiddleGame Ventures.
Fintechs that are preparing to raise their series A or B round can now apply to the programme online at www.nadifin.com by completing the application process before 21 February 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee composed of MiddleGame Ventures (MGV), advisory board members, sponsors and select mentors.