13 Apr Bringing Nine Top Dutch FinTech Startups to New York
On the 6th till 9th of April, Holland FinTech was bringing nine top Dutch FinTech startups to the StartupDelta FinTech Bootcamp New York. This program was organised by Holland FinTech in cooperation with Dutch Basecamp and Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York and in partnership with VentureOut NY.
The nine top Dutch FinTech startups are:
The Netherlands has been known for centuries as a reliable trade nation with the city of Amsterdam being credited as the birthplace of stock market. With its thriving FinTech community and building on its strengths and strategy position towards continental Europe, the Netherlands is a key hub in a global financial innovation.
This program was aimed to promote and introduce Dutch financial technologies community to the leaders in the NY financial services sector and influencers technology investors. Other than that, by making and growing connections with local leading startups, Fortune 500 executives and industry throughout leaders in New York. The nine top Dutch startups had to pitch in front of American investors in the financial services sector.
It was a full -four days- program. All the participants arrived on Sunday, 5th of April and welcomed by VentureOut NY. On Monday VentureOut NY started the orientation and we received a lot of insights from New York FinTech panel and Startup sales school. Dave O’Donovan of FinTech Innovation Lab and Gianluca Galletto of NYCEDC gave valuable insights to all participants. Mazy Dar of Open FinTech shared his experience on working with banks, as workshop about demand generation by Lauren Morgenstern, and deep dive into B2B sales by Matt Lopez from Skaledcom.
And so the program continued for nine Dutch FinTech startups to prepare their pitch and one-to-one pitch mentoring.
The second day of the program, we headed to Empire Startups FinTech conference. Two of nine Dutch FinTech startups were on the panel discussion. Jeroen Volk of Invoice Sharing was in the panel discussion on API’s. It was a really nice disucssion from the FinTech side as well as traditional. The last panel was discussion about security. Eric Schreiber and David Beckett of Quiver were giving a great demo at the final of FinTech conference. They showed the audience on how their features could help you to protect your data without any boundaries and in the easiest way.
On the third day of the program, we had a expert panel discussing challenges faced by foreign tech companies as they tackle US expansion. The issues covered to include VC & term sheet issues, immigration, tax strategy, hiring and more. The partners included were BMK and Cohn Reznick.
After that, we had investor meetings with partnership fund of NYC’s; Bain Capital and Firstmark Capital. In the evening, we had a chance to atttend private Angel Investor event, which was a good opportunity to meet some angel investors such as, New York Angels, HBS Angels, Golden Seeds, 37 Angels, Empire Angels, and more.
In the evening, nine top Dutch FinTech Startups had to pitch in 2 minutes in front of all the leaders in the NY financial services sector and influencers technology investors.
The last day, we visited top financial services firm such as Nasdaq, CBInsights, Capco, Betterment and Rabobank New York office as our final event.
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