In the spotlight: Finnest supports

In 2014, Finnest started with their debt and mezzanine capital products and gave SME/”Mittelstand” companies access to alternative financing. So far, they have helped SMEs from Austria and Germany in over 70 campaigns. During the current pandemic, Finnest adapted its products and services to offer solid SMEs fast financial help: e.g. Finnest has adjusted their […]

Fintech Stories: Finnest

What do you do when there is a huge demand, a huge market, but no opportunity? Exactly. You create it. Joerg Bartussek, Lawyer, Digitalization Pioneer, and Co-Founder of Finnest held a captivating Fin-Ted Talk at the FinTech Austria MeetUp about the making of the largest crowdinvesting ever done in Europe. First, let’s go back a […]

Materials from the #ftwv19

Meet. Connect. Innovate. This year’s FinTechWeekVienna has ranged from applications of AI in finance,  blockchain in real estate, the element of nudging in financial literacy, the future of (crypto-) payment solutions, to AMLD5, and heated discussions about the harmonization of the European legislative landscape for faster  & easier scaling. While the world is being disrupted by tech, the […]

Special Event: Reverse Pitching and Speeddating | Corporate meets StartUp

Dusan Todorovic, Program Manager for aws Connect, is talking about the importance of collaboration and the magic of networking for business success. More than 20 years ago Austria Wirtschaftsservice was a pioneer in introducing start-ups and investors by launching i2 Business Angels. For more than 3 years aws Industry-Startup.Net has been bringing startups and corporates […]

Is Financial Literacy enough?

The one who knows how to handle one’s money, knows how to handle one’s future… is that how the saying goes? Living in the 21st century with all the (marketing & fake news) noise, infoxication (information overload), (real estate) price strikes et al. is challenging enough… now, the question is… is financial literacy enough? Or […]

Real Estate World – 4 everyone?

Anyone should be able to afford a piece of Real Estate. How is this possible in a society where the middle class is shrinking year after year and buying your dream home, even when you make an average income, seems to remain exactly what it is…a dream? There might be a cure to this madness… […]

ING: “Wir sehen Fintechs als Partner, nicht als Konkurrenz”

Doppelinterview: Im Exklusivgespräch mit dem brutkasten gaben Olivier Guillaumond, Global Head of Fintechs bei ING, und Gerald Resch, Generalsekretär des österreichischen Bankenverbandes, spannende Einblicke in die Zusammenarbeit von Fintechs und Banken. Herr Guillaumond, Sie haben einen Doktortitel in Astrophysik und einen MBA in Finance. Wie passt das zusammen? Guillaumond: Ich wollte mich damals noch nicht entscheiden, denn […]

FinTechWeek Vienna 2018

7 days, 11 venues, 13 events – last year’s FinTechWeek in a nutshell. It covered a Hackathon, FMA Regulatory explanations, Blockchain’s history and legal aspects, and a deep-dive into Austria’s FinTech ecosystem by our own leading FinTechs and attracted more than 1000 FinTech Enthusiasts from Austria, Western & CEE, and even New York! Both female and male  international top-notch leaders […]