French Tech Days Stockholm and Copenhagen10th-13th September 2018

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3 days of immersion in the Swedish and Danish Fintech ecosystem 

Apart from being the European Sillicon Valley, Stockholm have seen the growth of several unicors, and in fintech world successes as Klarna, iZettle & Trustly, only to name them… And, with Hammarby Sjöstad as leading Smart City, many startups in mobility, electrical & autonomous cars, energy storage solutions and more niches are growing rapidly. The European market & regulations are changing, and it makes more and more sense for startups, VC’ & corporate companies to look at other European countries, for sourcing, financing and partnering.

From September the 10th to 12th, 2018, Business France & the French Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, with the support of Openers, organise French Tech Days in Stockholm . Swedish & French startups, VCs & corporate companies will meet each other, discuss business opportunities, financing, partnerships, and startups will also have the opportunity to pitch.

We will also visit specific hubs, the startup ecosystem Sup46.

 

Monday sept 10th

STOCKHOLM

18.00 Welcome cocktail / networking & Presentation of the program


Tuesday sept 11th

STOCKHOLM

Morning – STARTUP HUB
• Presentation of the Swedish fintech market, by our partner NFT Ventures, founder Johan Lundberg
• Keynote on the Swedish payment model Swish (6 million users in Swede), by Anna-Lena Wretman, CEO GetSwish AB
• Networking & business meetings: meetings Swedish startups, VCs & corporate companies (Collector Bank, Bonnier Media,…)

Afternoon – SEB VENTURES
• Presentation of SEB Bank, the investment strategy of SEB Ventures & its portfolio, by Kristina Söderberg, Investment Manager.
• Keynote or round-table on the governmental project of e-currency (e-krona), by Riksbanken (Sweden’s Central Bank), Deputy CEO  Cecilia Skingsley
• Networking & business meetings

Evening – Reception & networking @ the residence of the ambassador
of France in Sweden


Wednesday sept 12th

STOCKHOLM 

Morning – iZettle
• Presentation of the unicorn recently acquired by Paypal

Rest of the morning and Afternoon – SUP46
• The day is dedicated to pitchs & individual B2B meetings, organized @ SUP46, leading Swedish start-up incubator
• Round table on Sweden, leading cashless society: Niklas Arvidsson, Associate Professor @ Royal Institute of Technology, Johan Lundberg, founder. NFT Ventures & Elisabeth Thand-Ringqvist, Chairman Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Evening – Return to France or flight to Copenhagen for the Fintech companies that selected this option


COPENHAGEN - (arranged by Business France)
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Day dedicated to pitchs & individual B2B meetings, organized @ Copenhagen Fintech, start-up incubator.

Evening - Return to France

Thursday sept 13th

Partners:

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Smart City Sweden

Smart City Sweden is the national export and investment platform for smart and sustainable city solutions.

The Smart City Sweden head office is located in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm, one of the world’s most famous sustainable city developments. The Smart City Sweden initiative is funded partly by the Swedish Government through the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and the Swedish Energy Agency, and partly by the industry and business promoting networks. It is managed by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, in close collaboration with business promoting networks and organisations, as well as private companies.

 
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NFT Ventures

We invest in the next generation of Financial Technology start-ups

We support entrepreneurs so that they can establish and scale their businesses and maximize growth to become market leaders. We believe that success comes from hard work. To achieve optimal results,
we provide our entrepreneurs with funding, expert guidance, and increased exposure and visibility. 

Our goal is to be the primary partner for next-generation FinTech companies

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Finance Innovation

France’s official innovation Cluster for the financial industry

Founded in 2007 by the French Public Authorities, FINANCE INNOVATION is the unique cluster for innovation in the French financial sector. It has directed concrete actions to accelerate the creation and development of innovative projects devoted to economic, societal and environmental challenges in the service of growth and employment.

With over 500 members (our members are primarily innovative SMEs, bank and insurance corporation but also major universities, research labs, public authorities), FINANCE INNOVATION seeks to address the key barriers and opportunities in the financial ecosystem:
• Promote and support the French Fintech ecosystem locally and internationally, while building bridges with the other Fintech hubs
• Advocate for a democratic and inclusive financial services industry
• Support SMEs of the territory in their search for capital and funding
• Attract greater investment

 
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iZettle

iZettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of giants. Founded in Stockholm in 2010, we revolutionized mobile payments with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today, our commerce platform for small businesses in Europe and Latin America provides tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow your business. We are committed to developing our set of powerful tools to level the playing field for small businesses.