Start-up accelerator programme to be launched

15-10-26 15:35 | About Nordea | Digital banking

Over 170 startups worldwide applied for a start-up accelerator programme organised by Nordea and Nestholma. In November, the 10 startups selected so far will begin working on Nordea's premises in Vallila, Helsinki. 

The purpose of the programme is to let start-up companies innovate new digital services for customers.

- We were delighted to receive applications from many interesting Fintech companies from all over the world, including India and the US. We have now chosen the 10 startups with which we will start a three-month cooperation, says Christian Bornfeld, head of Nordea's Digital Banking.

A new kind of campus

In addition to being given a working space, each startup chosen for the programme will be assigned a mentor from Nordea for the project's duration and experts from all over Nordea will be at the startups' disposal. Nordea's cooperation partner in the project is Nestholma, which will also finance the participating startups.

A new type of innovative working space awaits the startups in Vallila. 

- We'll join the accelerator to challenge ourselves. It's essential for us to enter an environment where we'll face continuous challenges from customers and investors alike in everything we do, says Jouko Salonen, who is launching a startup company called Nordledger within the accelerator. 

Nordledger is building a financing service which will become part of the supply chains that provide finance or need working capital financing. 

Still possible to get selected for the accelerator

It is still possible to get selected for the accelerator in Slush Ultrahack, which will be organised at the beginning of November in Helsinki. Ultrahack is a massive event where a large number of coders develop solutions for challenges put forward by prominent companies and public corporations and compete for admittance to the international Slush corporate event, where they will have the chance to present their products to international investors. The event is part of the Slush Hacks concept.

The companies selected so far are: B2B Pay (GER), Feelingstream (EST), Nordigen (LAT), NurtUp (FI), Palkkaus.fi (FI), PayPeanuts (GER), Polycoin (ISR), RealSource (FI), Nordledger (FI) and Wone (FI).

Read more about the accelerator programme 

Read more news

Showing 5 of 593 results

Blog: Open Banking for Dummies - what you've been too afraid to ask about

About Nordea Digital banking The Digital Hub

Open banking and core platforms explained.

Let our expert bloggers help you stay on top of your finances

About Nordea Markets and investments Newsroom - Private economy Digital banking

Explore our blogs about private-economy issues and investments in local languages and in English.

Casper von Koskull

CEO Casper von Koskull comments on the second-quarter 2019 result

About Nordea

Nordea's CEO Casper von Koskull on the result for the second quarter of 2019.

Working on diversity and inclusion – every day, all year round

About Nordea

Nordea strives to be a work place where diversity and inclusion are key.

Showing 5 of 593 results