The NadiFin Acceleration program powered by MiddleGame Ventures and Farvest in partnership with the LHoFT focuses 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 two weeklong 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.
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.
NadiFin 2019's sessions
Luxembourg during ICT Spring with the LHoFT
Dublin at WeWork Labs
NadiFin 2019 program wait list
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meet the team
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.
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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.
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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