Press release, Alicante Spain, June 2, 2020
The Comunitat Valenciana Digital District maintains its firm commitment to the Fintech and Blockchain sector with the online version of the I Bootcamp Blockchain Fintech Accelerator that was postponed in March.
This Virtual Bootcamp is part of The Comunidad Valenciana Digital District’s plan to become an innovation factory that attracts talent and creates new business opportunities.
The Comunidad Valenciana Digital District has transformed the I Bootcamp Blockchain Fintech Accelerator @Alicante into online format including various collaboration days between startups and financial institutions and an online webinar called Distrito Digital Virtual Bootcamp, that will be held on June 12. The best 20 startups of the Fintech and Blockchain sector from 12 countries will be participating in this Virtual Bootcamp, together with financial institutions including Bankia, BBVA, Sanitas, Santander and Sparklab (Nationale Nederlanden Spain).
The I Bootcamp Blockchain Fintech Accelerator @Alicante was postponed last March for security reasons due to Covid-19. The Blockchain and Fintech Accelerator team, managed by the company Nestholma, evaluated for this challenge the projects of more than 3,000 startups from 62 countries, and contacted more than 1,500. For the final phase, a total of 20 companies have been selected.
The 20 startups selected to participate in the Virtual Bootcamp come from countries such as the United Kingdom, Mexico, Sweden, Spain, Poland, Finland, Hungary, Lebanon, Ireland, Estonia, Bulgaria and Greece.
These companies represent the categories of most interest to participating financial institutions: practical blockchain applications for banks and insurers, financial education, smart contracts, well-being and accessibility, tokenization and traceability, international payments and commercial financing.
Aware of the significant growth of the fintech sector, Distrito Digital has made a firm commitment to promote and drive this online program, with the aim of attracting the best talent and supporting the development of the technology business, so that it joins the ambitious innovation ecosystem.
The Distrito Digital Virtual Bootcamp will be held on June 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central European Time Zone). It will start with the opening words after which there will be online pitches from each of the 20 startups.
After the pitches the representatives of the different financial institutions will take part in an interactive fireside chat, analyzing the scope of the activity of each startup, as well as the possibilities of implementation of their respective business models. Finally all the participants will have the opportunity to interact with financial institutions and startups and get to know each other.
Program of the Distrito Digital Virtual Bootcamp
12th June 2020
- 9:00h Opening
- 9:15h Pitches from the startups
- 10:45 Fireside chat with financial institutions
- 11:15h Break + virtual networking
- 11:45h Pitches from financial institutions
- 12:00h-12:30h Closure + Networking