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11th FinTech Forum | 21st Nov. 2019


11th FinTech Forum | 21st Nov. 2019

FinTech Forum - launched 2013 in Frankfurt am Main - is the first and largest hub for FinTech in Continental Europe, with a network of 12000+. Our 18+ events have brought together 285+ startups on stage in front of 1100+ investors and financial institutions. Alumni have gone on to raise $310mn+ in funding and resulted in exits worth $300mn+ as of end-2017.

The 11th FinTech Forum seeks to identify innovators, disruptors and "hidden champions" in the financial services sector, and bring them together with investors and financial institutions.


10:00 - 10:30 Event Registration

10:30 - 10:40 Welcome Note: Frank Schwab, Co-Founder, FinTech Forum

10:40 - 10:50 FinTech Deal Highlights: Samarth Shekhar, Co-Founder, FinTech Forum

10:50 - 12:00 Startup Pitches I

12:00 - 12:30 Guest Speakers: TBA  

12:30 - 13:30 Buffet & Networking

13:30 - 14:30 Startup Pitches II

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee & Networking

15:00 - 15:20 Guest Speakers: TBA

15:20 - 16:00 Panel Discussion

16:00+           Networking Drinks


Highlights from the 10th FinTech Forum

(Completed: 22nd Nov. 2018)

The 10th FinTech Forum - also our 5th Anniversary Edition since the first event on 22nd Nov. 2013 - seeks to identify innovators, disruptors and "hidden champions" in the financial services sector, and bring them together with investors and financial institutions.


10:00 - 10:30 Event Registration

10:30 - 10:40 Welcome Note: Frank Schwab, Co-Founder, FinTech Forum

10:40 - 10:50 FinTech Deal Highlights: Samarth Shekhar, Co-Founder, FinTech Forum

10:50 - 12:10 Startup Pitches I

AAZZUR advinda BITA CCEX CrowdDesk DACEBOOK finbc Imburse Payments 

12:10 - 12:30 Keynote: Thorsten Terweiden, InvestHK

12:30 - 12:45 Essential lessons from Germany's first FinTech: Laurens Mauquoi, Smava

12:45 - 13:45 Buffet & Networking

13:45 - 14:00 Financial Services innovation by Be TSE: Dirk Fuchs, Be Think, Solve, Execute

14:00 - 14:10 Creating a loyalty platform with financial services: Bernd Wendln, Miles & More

14:10 - 15:20 Startup Pitches II

ForexFix Fractal Blockchain GrowneyJUNIUS CapitalNeon Banking RYSKEX XTECH 

15:20 - 15:35 Coffee Break

15:35 - 16:05 Panel Discussion: German FinTech, Outside Backers- Fast Forward 2023

Andreas Thümmler, Acxit Capital PartnersDr. Christian Nagel, Earlybird Venture Capital Hans de Back, Finch Capital Kerstin Eichmann, Innogy Innovation HubPaul Morgenthaler, CommerzVenturesModerators: Frank Schwab & Michael Mellinghoff

16:05 - 16:20 Fireside chat: Nektarios Liolios- 5 years accelerating FinTech globally (with Michael Mellinghoff)

16:20 - 16:30 FinTech Forum Retro- 5 Years in 10 Minutes: Samarth Shekhar

16:30+ Networking Drinks

Presenting Startups "in a Tweet"

AAZZUR is an intelligent account aggregator with a functionality layer, where customers connect their accounts thanks to PSD2 and OpenBanking, tailored to international customers. They have acquired live Alpha customers already, and were part of the TechStars Berlin program (2018).

advinda is disrupting how the Alternative Investment industry raises institutional capital- a simple CRM solution combined with proprietary investor intelligence on more than $68 trillion AUM in the cloud.

BITA, is "the S&P of crypto indices"- the first professional index and data provider in the digital asset space to develop, calculate and disseminate real-time indexes and proprietary datafeeds covering the digital asset universe.

CCEX Cloud Commodities Exchange enables Cloud Computing Resources e.g. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc. to be traded similar to traditional commodities such as crude oil, gas, electricity, etc. via already existing exchanges

CrowdDesk offers "full-service Fundrasing-as-a-Service: digitised and standardised issuing and investment processes for SMEs, startups or public agencies who need to raise capital through the crowd". Cooperation with GLS Bank on Europe’s first crowd-investing platform of a bank.

DACEBOOK- Digital Asset Class Exchange Book (TM) enables institutional investors to onboard, trade and process Digital Asset Class (DAC) products with enterprise grade vendor data and smart technology solutions.

finbc is the P2P receivables exchange and financing platform for SME on the blockchain, enabling international invoicing and payments- both regular or cryptocurrency- right out of the ERP system.

ForexFix offers easy and fast hedging against currency fluctuations for small and medium businesses who are doing business internationally and have costs or revenues in foreign currencies. Our service is easy to use and less expensive.

Fractal Blockchain offers on-boarding and payment software for Token Launches (ICOs) - a multidisciplinary, international endeavour- with a focus on compliance and usability.

Growney is a digital Investment Advice company with a transparent, cost- effective and simple product for retail customers in Germany. They recently signed a cooperation with Signal Iduna, and receives high ratings from the independent non-profit consumer website FinanzTip.de.

Imburse Payments is "the first end-to-end platform to solve customer value challenges at transaction level using AI/ML to optimise the offer/transaction technology combination". With 3 committed PoCs, they have won "Best Pitch" at Swiss Fintech event and accepted to the Plug n Play Europe Batch 0 (Insurtech).

Neon Banking is Switzerland’s 1st independent #mobile bank–free banking, offering simple, mobile and free everyday banking – free current account linked with Debit MasterCard and variety of third party products. They recently announced a cooperation with Hypothekarbank Lenzburg.

RYSKEX is the next level of RISK EXchange, offering a hedging platform for insurance risks embedded in a B2B ecosystem. It brings together risk management units and institutional investors via a blockchain-based P2P approach supported by AI and an own token.

XTECH is a German cryptocurrency exchange, enabling access to the hottest coins in the cryptocurrency ecosystem to both professional and amateur traders.

is building the first fully regulated index replication mechanism for ETF crypto investing based in Germany.

Participating Companies


Acxit Corporate Finance

advinda Investor Cloud


BDK Bank

Be Think, Solve, Execute

Bita Data

Börsen Zeitung

CCEX Cloud Commodities Exchange

City Eschborn



DC Placement Advisors


Earlybird Venture Capital


Finch Capital

First Momentum Ventures


Fractal Blockchain


Hasso Plattner Institute

HighTech Gründerfonds

Helaba Digital

Heussen Law

Imburse Payments

Innogy Innovation Hub


KfW Capital

Lufthansa AirPlus

Miles & More


Neon Banking



Specific Group


Wüstenrot Bank

XAnge Venture Capital


yabeo Management

+ several Business Angels

Previous Events

9th FinTech Forum: Frankfurt, Sep. 2017

8th FinTech Forum in Tweets: Frankfurt, Nov. 2016

7th FinTech Forum in Tweets: Frankfurt, Apr. 2016

FinTech Forum On Tour | UK FinTech meets Germany: Frankfurt, Mar. 2018 

FinTech Forum On Tour | InvestTech: London, Apr. 2017

FinTech Forum On Tour | FinTech meets Telecom: Frankfurt, Mar. 2017

FinTech Forum On Tour | FinTech meets Travel: Neu-Isenburg / Frankfurt, Sep. 2016

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