The clock is ticking for fintech start-ups to take part in the Dublin and Luxembourg-based NadiFin fintech programme, which has a prize fund of $100,000.

The 28 February deadline is fast-approaching for the NadiFin Fintech programme which is aimed at fintech companies raising Series A/B funding.

The prize fund comes from MiddleGame Ventures and the programme takes place in Dublin and Luxembourg and locally where the programme has ecosystem partners Huckletree, the BPFI and Enterprise Ireland.

“The NadiFin programme gave our team great insights from the best minds in the fintech industry and helped us refine aspects of our business model that have subsequently had a meaningful impact on our company’s performance”

NadiFIn integrates mentors, speakers, investors, and peers to help the selected cohort grow to the next level across all of their key strategic vectors, including value proposition, team, business model mapping, fund-raising, etc.

The next generation accelerator

Two men holding a big cheque for $100,000.

From left: Nasir Zubairi, CEO of the LHoFT, Rupert Schneider CEO Gardenia Technologies and winner of NadiFin 2019 program, and Pascal Bouvier from MiddleGame Ventures and NadiFin co-founder.

“I have always been fascinated with what the next generation accelerator looks like,” said Pascal Bouvier, managing partner, MiddleGame Ventures.

“First, it is investor-led and incumbent driven.  Second, the peer-to-peer focus (learning, ranking) of the programme is ideal for a start-up team to fully digest and implement the curriculum.”

The programme engages a broad network of investors and strategic partners to facilitate real-world progress outside the classroom.

The curriculum is delivered in an efficient manner across two separate week-long sessions in Dublin and Luxembourg.

The cohort competes in a trademarked peer-voting start up accelerator curriculum leading to a €100,000 investment from MiddleGame Ventures for the winner.

NadiFin also engages a broad network of investors and strategic partners to facilitate real-world progress outside the classroom. 

John Byrne, CEO of Irish regtech company Corlytics, a participant in the 2019 program said: “The NadiFin programme gave our team great insights from the best minds in the fintech industry and helped us refine aspects of our business model that have subsequently had a meaningful impact on our company’s performance.”

How to apply

Fintechs that are preparing to raise their series A or B round can now apply to the NadiFin Fintech Acceleration Program by going to http://www.nadifin.com/ and completing the application process before 28 February, 2020. 

Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee composed of MiddleGame Ventures (MGV), advisory board members, sponsors and select mentors.

Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 18 February, 2020

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