Could fintechs be the solution for financial inclusion? RSVP here to save your spot for September 18 starting 18:30!
About the event
Join us to discuss how untapped markets can be reached and how newcomers and innovators can begin to think way early in the development of their digital products a model that will benefit people currently with limited or no access to financial services.
During the evening we will have 3 fintech startups present how they are improving the way people learn to be more financially conscious, how students can access higher education without the need to worry about money and how we can run our house better when living together with other people.
About the speakers
Gonzalo is the CEO at OpSeeker. He studied Financial Economics (graduating with a Double Major and Magna Cum Laude), did a Master in Management at ESCP and worked as a trader on Wall Street. After a brief experience in UBS London, he realised that he was not made for the corporate world and that he needed to change the way the Financial System was treating the average investor. After he met the right people he founded OpSeeker!
Lino is the Co-founder and COO at Quotanda. Lino’s prior experience included work with the Coca-Cola Company in a Strategic Project Unit. At Coke, Lino managed key projects for the improvement of the Cold Business Unit in Spain and Portugal in the bottling companies. During his engineering degree, Lino worked in Iberdrola S.A. in the Environmental, Innovation & R&D Management Unit. His prior experience includes Sustainable Development research at the National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan.
Melania is a Product Engineer at âcasă. In 2014, Melania co-founded a startup in the fashion industry. Even though it failed, Melania won the award for Most Influential Woman Founder at the final stage of the Central European Startup Awards 2015. In 2015, she also won the prestigious Anita Borg scholarship from Google for excellency in technology and leadership. In 2016, she was accepted for an internship at Google Zurich, in the Youtube team. Since 2015, Melania leads Lean in Cluj, the only active Lean In circle in Romania, dedicated to encourage women in their professional endeavours.
About the startups
OpSeeker is the first financial coach that uses Behavioral Economics and AI in order to prepare young individuals to have money for a lifetime. The problem is clear: if we do not start investing for the long-term our society will experience a social and economic crisis as it has never seen before. Millennials can be the first generation with a worse life than their parents if we do not start changing their mentality in regards to money management. OpSeeker serves as an auto-correct for the brain, it works on those cognitive errors and emotional biases that we all have in order to prevent us to make the mistakes that we are wired to make due to our human nature. This way we can have a way better financial life without much effort!
Quontanda is a white-label lending as a service (LaaS) platform that enables organizations (schools, lenders, foundations, and government agencies) globally to quickly launch and efficiently manage student financing programs to make education more affordable. The company has multiple international awards, including Metlife Inclusion Plus Award and the European Commission (SME Instrument). Quotanda has been invested by Startupbootcamp and Access Ventures (a social impact venture fund in the US).
âcasă aims to build foundational technology that runs the home, so the world can live better, together. They put bills, people and payments into one place: a unified, frictionless and deeply integrated platform that will bring the home into the digital age. Setting up takes less than 4 minutes and with âcasă each person directly pays their share of the bills, so no one needs to front all the cash. Ultimately, we will create the ability to ‘log-in’ and ‘log-out’ of any home, anywhere in the world. With a single click.