Out of 51 fintech investments in the Nordics in the past two years, 32 were made in Sweden, while Norway had four (!) investments. It is time for Oslo to step up its game!
Oslo has a high level of digitalization; a population open to using the latest technologies in a trustful and transparent society. We are one of the most cashless societies in the world, with online banking and Internet banks having been here for more than 20 years. This is fertile ground to develop fintech!
Welcome to five days packed with workshops, seminars, meetups and challenges, all to support the growth of the Norwegian fintech ecosystem. Regulators, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, investors, IT companies, mentors and accelerators – let us join forces!
Day 1 starts at Sentralen with an global workshop on «Introduction to Regulatory Technologies», and then our opening “invite-only event” «Regulatory Impact on Financial Innovation -from a Global and Norwegian Perspective», where the objective is to set the agenda for Regulatory Sandbox initiative that could unlock the future potential of Norwegian FinTech innovation. Innovative Finance UK will share their experiences from launching the world’s first Regulatory Sandbox. At 16.00 we are hosting our Opening Reception with Tech Nordic Advocates FinTech Workgroup open for all to attend, and from 18.00 its time for the Speakers & Sponsors dinner at Sentralen Restaurant.
Day 2 is about Open Banking; Opening up for Digital Transition, at Mesh you can join for a breakfast, lunch seminar or evening meetup with one of the most respected FinTech-trainers globally, CEO of Banking Report and co-author of The FinTech Book. Day 3 is time for StartupDay at the FinTechFactory, Norway’s first FinTech accelerator, they are calling all fintech entrepreneurs and early stage startups to meet Financial Institutions and IT companies to share ambitions and needs, and to get mastermind feedback on their startup. In the evening at Mesh, Startup Grind & Drink Entrepreneurs Oslo invites to an exciting FinTech evening featuring Norway’s leading FinTech founders & CEO’s.
Day 4 we are joining the Financial Industry Digitalization Conference, and later in the evening at Oslo Science Park we are organizing FinTech Challenge -looking to support tomorrows startups, todays ideas and concepts becoming a reality. Day 5 starts with an Equity Crowdfunding Workshop, and a then FinTech Investment Workshop, where we will particular look on how to attract global and foreign investments for Norwegian FinTech ventures with relevant case studies, and ending the week with a FinTech AfterWork Party, all Day 5 at Mesh.
#OsloFinTech Week is organized by #OsloFinTech, Oslo Business Region, FinTechFactory and Abelia
Please contact Shaun Thanki at shaun[@]oslofintech.no for any inquiries