22 December 2016 | Kyiv | Prague
We are glad to report on the launch of Fintech SCT – the first regular meetup for Fintech entrepreneurs, developers, financial sector representatives, and investors seeking to build the next generation of finance. The inaugural event took place in the beautiful city of Kyiv and spurred a lot of interest from the local Fintech community.
Pavlo Sidelov, CTO and co-founder of SDK.finance was hosting the event in partnership with SCT. Since 2008 SCT has been actively supporting the development of the startup ecosystem in major European cities as well as the USA. Roman Podenezhnyi, CEO of the project said: “Early-stage startups can gain valuable insight and secure vital connections through participation in our meetups. Apart from that, it serves as a platform for angel investors and VCs hunting for hot ideas”. Only for the last year, the initiative hosted 45 events gathering 2000 attendees, with 36 founders presenting their projects.
“We are extremely delighted to partner with SDK.finance, which can share its expertise and valuable knowledge with those who are just starting their journey. Looking back I realize what a great job has been done by “once a regular participant” of one of our meetups. We hope to pave the way for sustainable Fintech development in the CEE region which is definitely an undepleted source of talented and hardworking people. We are planning to host similar Fintech meetups in Prague as well” added Roman.
Pavlo Sidelov was reporting on PSD2 and moderating the panel discussion. 3 projects were shortlisted to showcase their solutions:
- Mo.cash – p2p lending platfrom;
- Touchcard- mobile wallet;
- PayMaxi – Fintech platform.
Pavlo said: “Our goal is to enable Fintech development in the CEE region, where there’s definitely a huge potential in place. Speaking of Ukraine in particular it is a huge source of IT knowledge which can be utilized for the benefit of global Startup & Fintech ecosystems. As we can see there is already a number of young and ambitious entrepreneurs who are ready to turn brilliant ideas into future Fintech unicorns. SDK.finance would be glad to share or rather take away all the “pains” associated with backend development and let entrepreneurs focus solely on customers”.
Join the next Fintech SCT in February 2017 and immerse yourself in a vibrant Fintech environment with Fintech enthusiasts and industry experts.
About SCT: Startup Crash Test is a global initiative aimed at fostering the development of the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship. Today, the Startup Crash Test project is a free international franchise with 9 partner cities. The event unites tech entrepreneurs, industry experts and investors to learn, discuss, discover and collaborate.
SDK.finance has a proven track record of providing financial services companies with the core banking functionality that they need, using its secure, robust, and configurable API platform as a one-stop-shop solution.
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