• Fintech Acceleration Program 2019

  • The NadiFin Acceleration program powered by MiddleGame Ventures and Farvest in partnership with the LHoFT focus's exclusively on cutting edge fintech startups that are using AI/ML, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and other “deeptech” tools to create seamless solutions and businesses for the European financial services market.

     

    NadiFin brings together startups from around the globe over two in person sessions in Luxembourg and Dublin, to learn and engage through a unique curriculum to help entrepreneurs scale their businesses for profitable growth. The program is built from the ground up with experienced Venture Capital knowledge in tandem with key financial services partners working on key Proof of Concept challenges.

     

    The NadiFin program engages a broad network of investors and strategic partners to facilitate real-world progress outside the classroom. The cohort will compete in a trademarked peer-voting startup accelerator curriculum (powered by Village Capital) leading to a €100,000 investment from MiddleGame Ventures.

  • powered by

    MiddleGame Ventures is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on early-stage fintech startups. MGV partners have invested approximately $300 million in financial services firms over the past 10 years.​ They invest in fintech startups based out of Europe or North America that are raising their series A or series B rounds.

    Farvest is a marketing and communication agency recognized as a strategic partner by numerous companies and public entities, with more than 2,000 client references. Since 2000, Farvest has created several large summits including ICT Spring and Space Forum. The agency is also the publisher of numerous digital and print media. Over the years, Farvest has acquired a unique know-how in modelling and promoting communities and events, as well as pioneering initiatives in many sectors.

  • ecosystem partners

    The LHoFT Foundation is a public - private sector initiative that drives technology innovation for Luxembourg’s financial services industry, connecting the domestic and international Fintech community.

    Village Capital finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. We build communities around entrepreneurs and their ventures to improve opportunities for growth and success.

  • program

    The NadiFin program curriculum integrates mentors, speakers, investors, and peers to help startups grow to the next level across all of their key strategic vectors (i.e., value proposition, team, business model mapping, fund-raising, etc). Each workshop will take place over 4 days during which various modules will be taught, including sessions where mentors, sponsors and ecosystem actors will interact with startups, supplemented by networking opportunities where startups and the broader ecosystem will be able to interact.

     

    NOTE: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must also have at least one full-time team member; a minimum viable product; and meaningful customer traction or business validation (not necessarily defined as revenue, can also be successful pilot studies, number of users, and/or strategic partnerships) and be able to travel to Luxembourg and Dublin to attend all workshops for the program dates highlighted below.

    Acceleration

    Our programs bring focused on getting you closer to your next round of investment by meeting with top fintech investors accelerating your diligence of investors for your next round.

    Investment

    The cohort competes in a trademarked peer-voting startup accelerator curriculum (powered by Village Capital) leading to a €100,000 investment from MiddleGame Ventures.

    Community

    Join our global community We’ve worked with more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in dozens of countries worldwide. Our global networks means you get access to a wide range of perspectives.

  • how it works

    You’ll spend 9 intensive days with peer entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and potential customers from May to June for two workshops in Luxembourg and Dublin.
     
    Participating companies will be directly connected with potential strategic partners and investors through curated events while also giving and receiving in-depth feedback from your peers.

    May 20th-23rd

    Luxembourg during ICT Spring with the LHoFT

    June 10th-14th

    Dublin at WeWork Labs

  • NadiFin 2020 program wait list

    Please use the form below to register your interest to be updated when our next NadiFin program applications go live.

  • NadiFin 2019 Fintech Cohort

    Want to join the 2020 program ? please click here

  • local sponsors​

  • program partners

  • meet the team

    Kamel Amroune

    Farvest CEO

    Kamel Amroune is CEO of Farvest and ICT Spring co Founder. Focused on Customer Centricity, Content Management, Marketing& Communications and Professional Networking activities, Kamel creates, defines, delivers business enablement solutions such as events, conferences, platforms, applications to make business in Europe. Passionate about ICT, Finance and Startups, Kamel is specialized in developping international business through impactul marketing strategies and promoting promising solutions, ideas and business.

    Pascal Bouvier

    GP MiddleGame VC

    Pascal is the co-founder and managing partner of MiddleGame Ventures. Prior to that he served as Venture Partner with Santander InnoVentures and co-founded the fintech venture arm of Route 66 Ventures. Before becoming a venture capital investor, Pascal was an operator with a variety of startups and high growth small firms in software and software services. Pascal started his career in banking. He learned and practiced commercial banking and merchant banking back in Europe.

    Erica Leclercq

    Farvest COO

    Accomplished executive with a solid 15 years track record in leading international communications, marketing and go-to- market strategies, Erica is Farvest COO in charge of designing and implementing the Agency business strategies, plans and procedures. Prior to joining Farvest, Erica worked as an Account Manager for International ICT companies and as TMT Marketing and Communication lead at EY, focusing on StartUp Program’s implementation and deployment, such as @EYNovation.

    Michael Meyer

    GP MiddleGame VC

    Michael is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Middlegame Ventures. Prior to that, he co-founded Route 66 Ventures, a leading fintech venture firm. Michael also co-founded RegTechLab and is Vice Chair of the International Regtech Association. Prior to these, Michael was CEO of Goal Financial and Goal Structured Solutions. Over his career, Michael has been an investor in multiple asset classes as well as an operator in financial services and non-financial services. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Darden School of Business.

     

    Gene Murphy

    Program M.D.

    Gene is program MD at the Nadifin Acceleration program and recently was E.I.R. at Bank of Ireland's working in the innovation team on programs to support fintech's through incubation programs. He is a Co-Founder Startup Boost a global pre-accelerator program for pre seed startups and works with startup communities, city's and VC funds to increase opportunities for entrepreneurs working closely with them to help them achieve their next step in their companies growth.

    Patrick Pinschmidt

    GP MiddleGame VC

    Patrick is a General Partner with Middlegame Ventures. Prior to joining Middlegame, he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Treasury where he served as the first Executive Director of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. He was tasked with standing up the post-financial crisis entity for regulatory coordination and managed the Council’s activities spanning 15 agencies across the U.S. financial regulatory system. Prior to his government service, Patrick spent a decade as a sell-side financial institutions and capital markets analyst, where he was the lead analyst at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch for the brokers, exchanges, and financial technology sector.

    Nasir Zubairi

    The LHoFT CEO

    Nasir is CEO of The LHoFT - The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology, a public/private sector initiative to drive fintech innovation in Luxembourg. He is also a Non-Executive Board Director of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) S.A and sits on the IMF’s High Level Advisory Group on Finance and Technology. Nasir has worked in Financial Services for 20 years. He spent 13 years working within Capital Markets at RBS, ICAP, HSBC and EBS. He has been immersed in the Fintech and startup sector for the past seven years. As an entrepreneur, Nasir has built multiple Fintech businesses across verticals. He has advised the boards of leading financial institutions, central banks and governments.

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