In the past 5 years, we’ve seen a boom in startups from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) developing solutions in the fintech industry. Their products allow businesses and individuals to manage their finances more easily and efficiently and aim to achieve global impact. According to a report from McKinsey, more than 20 startups are being founded every year on average in the CEE region. However, the adoption of digital finances still has a long way to go in CEE. And with AI, blockchain, and other technologies taking the world by storm, we’re eager to see what will be the effects on the financial industry.
On June 29 and June 30, 2023, experts from the CEE region will share their points on what’s to come in the fintech world. In Oradea, startup founders, central bank governors, corporate leaders and executives, VCs, and other key stakeholders will explore answers to the burning fintech questions. The event will be a gathering point for including leading global financial institutions, cutting-edge technology providers, and innovative startups focused on disrupting traditional financial services. Among the speakers will be representatives of the Romanian National Bank, Croatia National Bank, Hungarian National Bank, Bulgarian National Bank, Visa, Google, Ripple, and over 30 commercial banks.
Dedicated to helping build the future of finance, the Unchain Fintech Festival will feature a startup competition for the most promising growth-stage companies in Central and Eastern Europe. Admissions are open until May 25th, 2023, for fintech startups in these verticals to apply – financial infrastructure, insurance, regulatory compliance, payments & wallets, personal finance, investments & wealth management, lending & crowdfunding, crypto & blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity & fraud detection. They’ll have the opportunity to meet with potential investors, mentors, and accelerator program representatives. 30 hand-picked startups will present their ideas live on stage in front of the jury of some of CEE’s most successful investors including Elevator Venture, Depo Ventures, Credo Ventures, Fil Rouge Capital, Uniqa Ventures, Day One Capital, and many others.
Innovation meets regulation
One of the key themes of the festival is the intersection of innovation and regulation, which has become a critical issue as fintech companies disrupt traditional financial services. The festival will also explore the evolution of banks into the digital age, and the impact this has on the industry as a whole. With digital journeys becoming increasingly important, attendees can expect to hear from experts on how to leverage technology to provide a seamless and personalized customer experience.
Next-level payments will also be a hot topic at the festival, as the industry continues to shift toward contactless and mobile payments. From open banking to open finance, attendees will gain insights into the latest developments in this area and how fintech companies are driving change.
Additionally, the festival will explore how AI is shaping the future of finance and how fintech is expanding beyond traditional banking services. Other topics include the role of digital currencies, as well as blockchain in creating new business models.
A vibrant startup scene
The Unchain Fintech Festival offers a unique opportunity for attendees to witness some of the most promising fintech startups from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) pitch their innovative solutions to potential investors. This startup stage provides entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their products and services, while also networking with VCs to potentially secure investment and accelerate business growth.
Attendees can expect to see a diverse range of fintech solutions, including new business models and emerging technologies. The pitches will offer valuable insights into how these startups are driving innovation and changing the fintech landscape. The startup stage promises to be an exciting and engaging part of the festival, providing a glimpse into the future of finance and the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in the industry.
The pillars of building a fintech solution
The Unchain Fintech Festival is dedicated to providing attendees with a deep dive into the technologies and use cases that build a solid foundation for the fintech industry. The festival is bringing together experts and doers to explore cutting-edge topics that are shaping the future of finance.
Throughout the event, attendees can expect to learn about user experience and how to create new financial experiences that meet the needs of today’s consumers. In addition, experts will explore corporate treasury transformation, digital identity technology, and the importance of APIs in the future of finance. Cloud banking opportunities and use cases will also be a key focus of the stage, providing attendees with valuable insights into this rapidly evolving area of fintech.
As we approach the Unchain Fintech Festival in June 2023, it’s an exciting time for those interested in the future of finance. With innovation and regulation at the forefront of discussions, attendees can gain valuable insights into how the fintech industry is evolving and how emerging technologies are transforming traditional financial services.
Mark your calendars for June 29 and June 30, 2023, and connect with like-minded individuals to build the future of fintech.