5 best practices on collaboration by banks, insurance companies & startups

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We talk with a lot of interesting people every day (definitely one of the best perks of the job!). We learn every day from these smart people and their experiences and thought why not share all that with you. Cue our new monthly webinar series. The first six episodes focus on collaboration and specifically piloting…. Read more »

29 startup finalists – who will join the OTP Bank accelerator? Selection bootcamp starts now!

Posted by & filed under Accelerator, Banking, Fintech.

Some of the most exciting times of my work are the accelerator periods. It is thrilling to work with the great minds in startups and the partner bank. So much happens every week and I am always amazed when looking back at what really went on. The accelerators are real adventures! And as we work… Read more »

The future of corporate venture capital? Here’s what the pros think

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The startup event of the year, Slush, was last week and that meant it was also time for our official Slush side event: Corporate Venture Capital. Together with Helsinki Business Hub, Mawsonia and Global Corporate Venturing we got together the brightest of the CVCs from all over the world. And thanks to the great speakers and… Read more »

Insurance is about to be disrupted. Here’s why.

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This is a guest post from one of our mentors, Petri Ekman. Petri is an experienced executive with a broad and in-depth experience in financing, financial and insurance products and risk management strategies for corporate clients.  Change Started Later than in Many Other Industries During my 12 years in insurance, I used to hear numerous… Read more »

Taviq signs a deal with Nordea and that’s amazing news for Nordea’s customers!

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It’s time for more deals and more pilots! Taviq from our second Nordea accelerator has just signed a pilot agreement with Nordea Private Banking, going live now. And that’s awesome news for Taviq and Nordea, but even better for Nordea’s customers! In Private Banking and wealth management, too many clients drop off during the first… Read more »

Global Fintech Accelerator: first look into the participating banks

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It has been a hard to keep our lips zipped with all these exciting news, but now we can finally give the first peek into the Global Fintech Accelerator – the first ever fintech accelerator done on such a global stage! We couldn’t be more excited to introduce new bank partners in the program.  … Read more »

The future of banking: what innovators should focus on?

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What will the future of banking look like? Just what the innovators will make it be. Advances in technology, regulatory changes, new entrants to the market… In the past couple of years, banking has gone through big changes and more is to come. They keep saying the ‘future has never been as uncertain as now’… Read more »