Recap: B-Hive and the LHoFT collaborate for a successful first roadshow

The event brought the two countries together, along with seven companies from the B-Hive community for matchmaking with corporate partners, to discuss key topics in the financial services industry and explore potential new business opportunities in Belgium and in Luxembourg.

B-Hive, along with the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT), came together for its first hub roadshow on February 15, as a result of fruitful collaboration between the two organizations.

We were happy to connect both communities through this event and despite the snow, a lot of people came to pitch, network and exchange ideas. We witnessed real collaboration in action!

PwC Luxembourg hosted this great event in their new Experience Center, and it was fascinating to learn more about their BXT - Business, Experience, Technology - philosophy as well. Special thanks to PwC for letting us use their inspiring space!

The culmination of the roadshow was a pitching session focused on highlighting some of the most cutting-edge scale-ups in these spaces today in the fields of regtech, robo-advisory, fund management, big data, AI and blockchain. The pitching companies included: Unified Post, Crosslend, Signicat, Tetrao, Infrachain, Labage, Gambit, LuxTrust, GuardSquare, ume, RiskConcile and Signaturit.

This matchmaking event did not only give financial institutions in Luxembourg and Belgium the opportunity to discover new solutions, but it also brought together major financial services companies, VCs and governmental organizations, such as Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, Isabel,  HP Enterprise, Volta Ventures, Flanders Invest & Trade, and Brussels Invest & Export.

We also learned a lot about the Luxembourg fintech ecosystem - including strengths of the region and financial trends. Thank you for sharing your insights, LHoFT!

Fabian Vandenreydt, Executive Chairman of B-Hive, said: “B-Hive believes in collaboration between hubs in Europe as a way forward for financial services and fintech based on shared objectives and ways in which we can complement one another. We’re happy to see this roadshow function as a way to ‘walk the talk’ in concrete collaboration with the LHoFT.”

Nasir Zubairi, CEO of the LHoFT, said: “This cooperation agreement with B-Hive and the LHoFT Foundation is the confirmation of the strong and trusted relationship between two core fintech hubs across Europe. This roadshow aims to concretely connect B-Hive’s community face-to-face with LHoFT’s community further promoting the fintech industry across Europe for the benefit of the whole industry.”

All in all, we're thrilled to have had the chance to connect these two ecosystems, and we look forward to welcoming the LHoFT to Brussels in the near future!

Interested in our upcoming Roadshow stops?