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Our team is getting some more brilliant people along! We are excited to welcome Nick, Rudi and Raghu on board!

Quan Dinh -also known as Nick – was part of Nestholma’s intern taskforce already this spring creating mind-blowing 2M reach social media campaigns for our clients and contributing to our marketing strategies. Nick is now working as our Marketing Specialist, taking care of our social media, marketing, sales support, and data analytics!

Rudolf Vogl – Rudi – has been our mentor already for a year now, sharing always so inspiringly his senior & exec. level HR business partnering knowledge and vast experience from both big corporations (banking, retail, pharmaceuticals) and entrepreneurship! He’s an expert in cultural transformation and digital leadership and also strengthens our coaching language capacities in German-speaking countries for future projects!

Raghunath Koduvayur – Raghu – will be supporting the Nestholma team as Coach and Marketing Advisor, bringing in his talent as a global marketing leader, entrepreneur, and investor from startups and Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Nokia, Tieto, and P&G. He also brings into our team knowledge from health tech and is a board member of Finland India Trade Association.

With these new folks and together with Raquel, Daniel and Antti we have a bold vision.

We want to turn challenging times into new business opportunities and give an entrepreneurial boost into the societies.

“We at Nestholma want to challenge the leaders of HR departments, governments, outplacement companies and any other organizations that contribute into social responsibility to rethink the support that we can provide for the massive talent pool of unemployed people. 

Let’s support people towards new beginnings as entrepreneurs and build the future innovations together.” 

Virpi Jalonen, CEO of Nestholma

Contact us to hear more about the Journey to Entrepreneurship – program and stay tuned as our webpage is being renewed too!

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Looking back at 2019’s biggest fintech convention of the year.
Source: @money2020 Twitter

…And it’s a wrap! The European leg of Money 20/20 in Amsterdam was a wild success. The world’s largest marketplace for fintech ideas and innovations grew in maturity. Fintech scaleups seemed to outnumber startups. A sign that the fintech industry is growing and developing.

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“Most big banks have the tools and advantages to push the boundaries of their existing business models. And they’re certainly motivated. What hampers their progress is uncertainty about how best to build on core strengths to create sustainable outcomes.”

McKinsey

Financial institutions know they need to change. They need to keep up with the digital growth. And they need to keep up with the evolving market that startups are disrupting. Their HR departments feel the urgency and know they need to drive the change. But what often remains blurry is what they need to do in reality to make things happen.

Yes, we need to steer this organization into the new direction – but what is the direction? What does the future of financial institutions look like in practise? And what does it require from people to actually get there?

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The way we do transactions (of all sorts) is changing. Technologies such as blockchain and AI have affected the way we do our banking, insurance, legal work, administration, investments, etc.

But I’m preaching to the choir. Many of you who read this are already part of the next wave of fintech. Or they have the new killer insurtech solution. Or you’re using using blockchain to make some current operation obsolete.

Is that you? And most importantly, do you believe in partnerships with the big players in order to become the next big thing?

The you’ll be interested in the blockchain and fintech accelerator

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We have run 26 different collaboration programs in the past. And in many of them, we helped financial institutions run a corporate accelerator. Because of that, I often the get asked if “we are an accelerator”. And no we’re not: we have expertise in that area, but we are far from that.

In fact, because of those moments, I’m starting to hate the word “accelerator” a little.

But there’s an even funnier part. I often realize that people are confused about what accelerators are. So let’s take a step back, and start there.

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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. In each episode we have two guests from startups and one from banks, insurance companies or other corporations, who talk about the different parts of the collaboration journey from the first contact to life after the pilot.

While we are waiting for the next episode (live on the 5th of September), I thought I would gather together some of the learnings from the series. I have to emphasize the word ’some’ as it is impossible to fit everything into one post, and I highly recommend checking out the series here for all of the learnings.

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