Tag: fintech

2019: A fintech year in review!

It’s that time of the year when we look back at our personal and professional accomplishments, and the nice guys from FintechCamp decided to do the same for the fintech & financial services industry. RSVP here to save your front row spot on Wednesday, December 11, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

Join Fintech Camp to review the year alongside some of the most active players in the local fintech community:
– Augustin Dobre (COO of Twispay);
– Adrian Cighi (CEO and co-founder of Pago);
– Mihai Paraschiv (CMO of Symphopay)
The speakers will suggest several events they think were most important in the fintech space over the past year, and tackle them with the speakers & audience.

Event agenda

  • 6.30 PM: Registration
  • 7.00 PM: Welcome note by Fintech Camp
  • 7.10 PM: The fintech year in review
  • 8.30 PM: Wrap-up & Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to 2019: A fintech year in review!

Bucharest, community, fintech, fintech camp, meet-up, meetup, networking, open event, Public Event, tech events, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Crypto-trading

Join this Blockchain Romania meetup, to see what’s the role of trading in the crypto ecosystem. RSVP here to save your front row spot on December 4, starting at 18:30!

About the event

Trading is a perennial hot topic in crypto. Even since the first Bitcoin trade (10000 BTC for 2 pizza) people have been trying to figure out the market mechanisms that are behind any particular coin price. For this edition of our meetup, we’ll try to figure out
– what are the particularities or similarities between crypto markets and other “traditional” currencies and/or commodities?
– are there instruments (such as Technical Analysis) that can give insights into why prices are behaving in a particular way?
– is there anything that affects price except supply and demand?
– are the current price setting environments (i.e. exchanges) transparent enough in order to make the available tools efficient or are there nefarious activities that affect the said prices?

About the speakers

Armi Goldman – trader, behavioral and intelligence business consultant

Sergiu Draganus – founder of several cryptos (and non-crypto related businesses): CryptoCoin.PRO, GeoRanker, Swiss Crypto Exchange ( SRO/VQF regulated Swiss-based cryptocurrency exchange) and co-organizer of Romania Blockchain Summit

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Panel discussions
  • 20:00 – 21:00 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Crypto-trading

Blockchain, Bucharest, community, fintech, meet-up, meetup, networking, open event, panel, Public Event, tech events, techhub bucharest

Open Banking Meetup #4

PSD2 brings some opportunities but also some threats in the financial industry, and our friends from FintechCamp decided to have discussions on this topic with their community. RSVP here to join their 4th meetup where Cătălin Crețu (Visa) and Mihai Brătășanu (FintechOS) will dive in the issue, in a discussion moderated by Cosmin Cosma (FINQ).

About the speakers

Cătălin is a seasoned professional with close to 20 years of experience in the banking and financial industry space. For the past 15 years, he has been involved with VISA Europe, currently serving as General Manager for Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, & Malta.
Mihai has been involved with several companies in financial industry space, including Banca Transilvania, Nextebank, and Deutsche Bank. Currently, he is a Product Owner at FintechOS, shaping digital journeys for banking & wealth management.

Agenda

  • 6.30 PM: Registration
  • 7.00 PM: Welcome note by Fintech Camp
  • 7.10 PM: Panel talk
  • 8.00 PM: Q&A
  • 8.30 PM: Wrap-up & Networking

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance at Open Banking Meetup #4!

Note: the event will be held in Romanian

community, fintech, meet-up, meetup, networking, open event, Public Event, tech events, techhub bucharest

Open Banking Meetup #3

Fintech Camp Bucharest and FINQ are joining forces for a series of events focused around Open Banking. RSVP here to save your front row spot on September 12, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

Since PSD2 and the opportunities (or threats?) it brings have started to become common topics of discussion in the financial industry, we thought these discussions are even better placed in the context of our warm communities.

For their third meetup in the series, Vasile Tamas (Beez) and Mihai Sandu (BCR) will dive in the topic, in a discussion moderated by Cosmin Cosma (FINQ).

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:10 Welcome note by Fintech Camp
  • 19:10 – 20:00 Panel talk
  • 20:00 20:30 Q&A
  • 20:30 – 21:30 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Open Banking Meetup #3. 

community, FINQ, fintech, fintech camp, networking, open banking, panel, Q&A, TechHub, techhub bucharest

September meetup: Privacy in the blockchain era

Our friends from the Blockchain Community are starting this new season of meetups with a discussion about the privacy in the blockchain era. RSVP here to save your front row spot on Wednesday, September 4, starting 18:30!

 

About the event

In this edition of the meetup, we’ll discuss privacy aspects and in particular how Zero Knowledge Proofs (ZKP) can be used to anonymize and/or increase transaction confidentiality in general.
For this meetup, we’ll have as guest Bogdan Batog who will help us understand some of these concepts.
Bogdan is the author of “Scalable Reward Distribution on Ethereum Blockchain” paper presented at DappCon 2018 Berlin. He co-founded Sailo.com in 2014 and previously has worked with various technologies including signal processing, compiler backend optimizations or embedded apps.

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Discussion on privacy in the blockchain era
  • 20:00 21:00 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to June meetup: machine learning, blockchain and big data.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

Blockchain, Bucharest, community, fintech, meet-up, meetup, networking, open event, Public Event, tech events, techhub bucharest

Office Hours with Catalyst – SG EBS External Accelerator Program

SG EBS is looking for innovative startups to join the external accelerator program! Apply now for a 1-to-1 discussion to find out if your company is a good fit on August 29th at TechHub Bucharest.

 

About the session

You will be meeting with the innovation team who acts as an enabler & driver of innovation within the organization, to discuss more about your fit in the Catalyst program. What are we looking for:

  • You have proven knowledge in the area of expertise in 
    • Candidate smart experience – Customized platform to increase the quality of exchange between EBS and the professional community in order to attract more candidates for the company. As the main features, it should include learning opportunities, career recommendations, referral of candidates, all trough gamification.
    • Knowledge hub – Lessons learned information system with complex query options such as semantical, predictive, natural language and network graph view.
    • Smart document processing – Intelligent solution to reduce the time for scanning, recognition, classification of documents and storage of employees digital files
    • Early resignation prediction – A solution for identifying and predicting employee disengagement that could lead to resignations by leveraging sentimental analysis and artificial intelligence
  • You have at least one small product developed within your start-up
  • Your start-up can sustain a full product development (including infrastructure and support model) to be purchased by SG EBS in case of successful MVP within Catalyst Program
  • Your startup is registered as a company in Romania

 

About Catalyst

 

CATALYST start-up accelerator program embodies collaboration and innovation. This platform connects SG EBS (Societe Generale European Business Services) to Romanian start-ups, to harmonize the expertise.

 

How does your start-up benefit from the program?

 

CATALYST is a comprehensive 10-week program wherein the selected start-ups get to work on our theme-based Business challenges with guidance, coaching and mentoring from SG EBS’s experienced subject matter experts on Business areas.

 

With the enriched interaction, remuneration, it’s a good opportunity to test, iterate and scale your product or solution with a real scenario.

 

Based on the demo day outcome at the end of the 10 weeks, potential engagement with Societe Generale for the full solution implementation and long term collaboration could emerge. The MVP belongs to the start-up and if successful, is considered for full application development to be purchased by SG EBS from the start-up.

 

Societe Generale European Business Services was founded in 2011 to be the shared service center for Societe Generale Group and delivers high added value services in various fields of activity for worldwide entities of the Group (finance/ accounting, procurement, human resources and IT). The mission of the innovation team is to act as an enabler & driver of innovation within organization​. Innovation  complements Continuous Improvement and focuses on implementing new technologies and new ways of working ​​in order to enable transformation strategy and solve complex, non-standard business challenges to ensure customer satisfaction.

 

The Schedule

Our guests will be around on Thursday, August 29th, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. There are 4 slots available (30 minutes each) that you can book online here. After the registration, a selection will be made based on best compatibility with the accelerator and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation.

 

To make sure you get the most out of this meeting, we recommend you: 

  • Check out all the details about Catalyst
  • Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in the shortest possible time frame 
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered 

1-on-1 Private Sessions, Bucharest, catalyst, fintech, founders, Investment, networking, Office Hours, Open Hours, Public Event, sgebs, startup, startups, techhub bucharest

Open Banking #2

Fintech Camp Bucharest and FINQ are joining forces for a series of events focused around Open Banking. RSVP here to save your front row spot on June 6, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

Since PSD2 and the opportunities (or threats?) it brings have started to become common topics of discussion in the financial industry, we thought these discussions are even better placed in the context of our warm communities.
For our second meetup in the series, Raluca Micu (National Bank of Romania) and Alexandru Bita (Libra Bank) will dive in the topic, in a discussion moderated by Cosmin Cosma (FINQ).

 

About the speakers

Raluca is the Head of Payments Oversight Division at the National Bank of Romania. She is responsible for, among others, the supervision of the security requirements under the PSD 2 on payment services, such as access to payment accounts, strong customer authentication, common and secure communication, security and operational major incidents, security measures for payment services.
Alexandru is the Head of eBusiness at Libra Bank. He is responsible with the bank’s online business strategy and channel management and has been at the forefront of the bank’s digital presence for more than 15 years.

 

Event agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:10 Welcome note by Fintech Camp
  • 19:10 – 20:00 Panel talk moderated by Cosmin Cosma (FINQ) 
  • 20:00 20:30 Q&A
  • 20:30 – 21:30 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Open Banking #2.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

community, fintech, fintech camp, networking, open banking, open event, psd2, TechHub, techhub bucharest

Startup Weekend Bucharest I Fintech Edition

Be part of Startup Weekend to learn how you can validate your fintech startup idea. Grab your ticket here to save your place on May 10, starting 18:30!

 

What is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 3000 past events in 135 countries around the world.

This is the fifth edition of Startup Weekend Bucharest and the first specialized edition – we are working on Fintech solutions.

 

Who can participate?

Anybody who is interested in Fintech. If you have an idea on how Blockchain, Big Data, AI and other technologies can be used to solve financial sectors issues, come and pitch! Both industry experts and people with less experience, but a lot of enthusiasm can join and form teams around an idea.

 

How does it work?

Participants that have an idea, get 1 minute to pitch. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

 

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

co-founder, community, fintech, Hackathon, idea validation, networking, pitch, Startup Weekend, startups, techhub bucharest

Can you be the founder of the next big fintech startup?

This event is for all professionals in the financial sector with an interest in technology, aspiring entrepreneurs that are looking for opportunities in fintech and founders of fintech startups. RSVP here to confirm your seat for April 17, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

The purpose of this meetup is to help you:

  1. Discover how to come up with great ideas that can change the financial world
  2. See the opportunities that will help you validate your fintech idea and turn it into a startup
  3. Network with like-minded people from the fintech community

 

Event agenda  

  • 18:30 – 19:00 –  Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:40 –  How to come up with fintech startup ideas investors are looking for today Cristian Munteanu Managing Partner at Early Game Ventures

The financial industry is ripe for disruption but not every startup founder comes with a background in banking, payments or trading. However, don’t let this fact be discouraging! Your experience from other industries can bring a fresh perspective to the table.

This year Early Game Ventures led a 650k Euro investment round in Romanian fintech startup SymphoPay, the middleware platform that adds marketing capabilities and analytics to all existing POS devices turning them into actual computers.

  • 19:40 – 20:00 – How can Elevator Lab Bootcamp help you validate and develop you fintech startup ideaVlad Stanilescu Chief Digital Officer at Raiffeisen Bank

Elevator Lab Bootcamp is an educational program aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs understand what it takes to build a fintech startup and how they can turn their fintech startup idea into an MVP. Vlad will address any questions regarding the program.

  • 20:00 – 21:00 – Drinks and networking

 

About our speakers

Cristian Munteanu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Early Game Ventures. He is a tech entrepreneur with a marketing and creative background, a Certified Professional Scrum Master I, a PhocusWright scholar, a skydiver, wingsuit flyer, BASE jumper, Porsche fan, anime lover, Starcraft player.

Vlad Stanilescu is Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Raiffeisen Bank Romania. Vlad is part of digital transformation initiatives in banking and leader in Product Management, IT and Telecom Engineering/Operations and Customer Experience areas. At all times he is looking to generate meaningful improvements and to challenge the status quo.

community, Early Game Ventures, Elevator Lab, fintech, founders, idea validation, networking, open event, Raiffeisen, startups, techhub bucharest

The Fintech Revolution I Fast-Rising Challengers vs Leaders

The meetup is dedicated to bringing everybody interested in Fintech and being inspired by representatives from big financial companies. RSVP here to save your front row spot on April 15, starting 18:30!

 

About the event

All startups aim to be disruptive – to completely change the status quo through technology – and the financial sector has been going through massive changes in the past year. Most financial services are now digitized – the bank clerk seems a job from the past.

In this fast-changing environment, what does it mean to be an established company, with a long tradition versus being a fast-rising startup?

Our speakers will share their experience in the financial and digital sector, as well as insights about Fintech – the theme of this year’s Techstars Startup Weekend Bucharest I Fintech Edition.

 

Event agenda

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to The Fintech Revolution I Fast-Rising Challengers vs Leaders.

 

TechSociety

This event is hosted through TechSociety, an initiative that aims to grow the local tech community stronger by providing free event space, as well as logistical and communication support, to all people that organize free tech-related events.

Thinking about organizing a meetup or an event for the tech community out there? Join TechSociety, and we’ll help you out! All you have to do is submit the registration form available on our website, and we’ll get back to you to set all the details straight!

 

community, fintech, founders, networking, open event, Startup Weekend, startups, TechHub, techhub bucharest

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