This November, a delegation expected to include 20 European FinTech scale-ups (primarily from the Nordic and Baltic region) will visit Manchester and Leeds where they will have the opportunity to understand the wealth of opportunities available across the Northern Powerhouse.
The delegation’s programme is being coordinated by Whitecap Consulting and will connect with the local FinTech and Financial Services economy at two special FinTech North events which will showcase the North West (Manchester, 26th November) and Yorkshire and the North East (Leeds, 26th November).
The visiting FinTechs will have a chance to take part in a ‘reverse pitch’ showcase to up to 150 guests, which will also feature locally based banks, building societies, tech companies and other established financial and FinTech organisations.
The visiting firms will pitch their propositions and the kind of partnerships they are looking to develop to support their growth in the UK FinTech market, while the UK organisations will have the opportunity to outline some fo the challenges and opportunities they are looking for FinTech solutions to help them solve. Previous FinTech missions have proven to be very popular and many of the international FinTechs have subsequently returned to the UK to progress business development opportunities from their visit.
About the FinTech North International FinTech Showcases
- Two events
- Estimated 300 total guests
- 30+ UK company pitches
- 30+ international FinTech pitches
- Multiple networking and introduction opportunities
More information will be published as speakers are confirmed, but the outline agenda for each day will be identical but with different UK speakers from each location:
08.30 – Breakfast & networking
09.15 – Welcome from FinTech North
09.30 – Overview of local financial and FinTech sector
10.00 – UK & international company pitches (12-18 x 8-6 mins)
11.15 – Networking break
11.45 – UK & international pitches (12-18 x 8-6 mins)
13.00 – Lunch, networking, one to one discussions
15.00 – Close
For the latest information on the events please visit these links:
How to get involved – UK organisations:
If you are a UK organisation working in financial services, technology or FinTech and are interested to share your story and challenges to the visiting delegation (and regional audience) then please get in contact.
How to get involved – International FinTechs:
If you are a FinTech based outside the UK but are interested in entering the UK market and would welcome the opportunity to pitch your proposition at these events, please contact your local in-country representatives:
Maren Dolva, Denmark [email protected]
Marita Tennebø, Norway [email protected]
Björn Axelsson, Sweden [email protected]
Emma Peltonen, Finland [email protected]
Tiina-Maria Araja, Estonia, Latvia [email protected]
Gintare Baciuliene, Lithuania [email protected]
Anat Weiss- Ronen, Israel [email protected]
Whitecap was proud to coordinate the previous International FinTech missions which took place in November 2007, November 2018 and February 2019 which were a huge success for everyone involved. With previous international delegates featuring everything from wearable payment technology to kids’ bank accounts, we are excited to see what this next mission will have to offer.
Read about the previous FinTech Missions here: