Mobile and Telecom-driven financial services for the “unbanked” are fast becoming the norm in emerging markets, but have yet to reach scale in Europe.
However, we see several factors coming together that could change the game:
the rise of young and mobile millennials as well as a tech-savvy older generation in Western Europe
a young, “underbanked” Central & Eastern Europe
a slew of recent deals (see chart) and
the EU Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) legislation coming into effect by January 2018.
An invitation-only initiative run in collaboration with respective sector experts, FTF On Tour | FinTech meets Telecom, is the first to bring together FinTech startups with investors, telecoms and financial institutions looking to tap into these emerging opportunities in Europe.
Fifteen startups with the most compelling propositions in this space will be selected to present to an invitation-only audience of leading investors, telecoms and financial institutions on 23rd Mar. 2016 at the Airport Club, Frankfurt Airport.
Panel discussions with those at the forefront of this space will highlight the potential opportunities, challenges, the learnings so far and what to expect in the next 6-18 months.
Startup applications and nominations are open: request your application form at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: #FTFTelecom)
Sponsoring opportunities: please contact email@example.com or Tel: +49 69-274015-856
09:30 Event Registration
10:30 Welcome Address
10:40 FinTech meets Telecom: Startup & Deal Landscape
11:00 Startup Pitches I
12:00 Panel Discussion: PSD2, FinTechs, Telecoms, APIs...- What Can European Banks Pull Off?
Dr. Jörg Sandrock- Partner, PwC Strategy&
Paul Morgenthaler- CommerzVentures (Commerzbank Group)
Martijn de Jong- CMO / CDO India & VP Digital Asia, Aegon
(further panelists tba)
12:45 Networking Buffet
13:30 Startup Pitches II
14:30 Coffee Break
15:30 Startup Pitches III
16:00 Panel Discussion: The Telecoms' Dilemma- to B(ank) or not to B(ank)?
Clemens Grond- Sr. Product Manager Innovation, Telefonica
Indrek Neivelt- Co-Founder & CEO, PocoPay
Martin Navratil- CEO & Chairman, Telenor banka
Selma Ribica- Director, Lebara Financial Services
16:45 Closing Remarks & Networking Drinks
PRESENTING STARTUPS (status 10.02.17.)
Cardlay: Issue, load & manage payment cards for enterprise
Lenderwize: First CrowdLending platform for Telcos. “Telco Crowd Investor” cretaes a new asset class to invest in.
Loqr: Replace insecure authentication methods with our continuous state-of-the-art Dynamic Authentication as a Service.
niiio: Move beyond commodity services with mobile ready-to-use robo-advisory software and apps.
Oraclize: Turn your digital ID into a banking platform- the data carrier for decentralized apps.
PocoPay: a beautiful banking account for people that are always on-the-go. Easy to open, fun and secure to use.
pOw (Pay+Now): Your money everywhere- even without a bank account, and only with a mobile number and/or a Facebook profile.
SEPAexpress / b4payments: white label solution to process Direct Debits faster and more cost effective- turn SEPA DirectDebits into a true alternative to credit cards!
Sympho We leverage MNO data to match customers with financial products and services most appropriate to their immediate needs and situation
Tango Interconnects e-commerce, m-wallets etc. to cash consumers and traditional cash collection points (such as post offices, banks, payment agents).
PARTICIPANTS (status 10.2.17.)
Lebara Financial Services
Lufthansa Miles & More
SEPAexpress / b4payments
Telia Finance AB