B-Hive Joins Forces with Fintech District for Milan Roadshow

On May 17, B-Hive joined forces with Fintech District to host its first joint matchmaking event featuring 10 pitching companies that are active in the digital payments space. Fintech District is an open ecosystem that wants to represent the Italian fintech community. Created in 2017 by SELLALAB and Copernico, it aims to foster the development of Italian and European fintech companies, and to support the growth of the financial ecosystem of the future.

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The jampacked afternoon agenda kickstarted with a warm welcome by Marco Scappa, the Head of Fintech District, followed by a brief introduction into Doing Business in Italy by Chiara Ratzenberger, representative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic. Frank Carruet, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, also highlighted the strengths of Belgium as a business hub for the Italian companies in attendance. Our CEO Wim De Waele closed the introductions by emphasizing the importance of international collaboration as the key to the growth of startups and scale-ups.
 

Meet the Pitching Companies

  Conio  is the B2B-2C Bitcoin Wallet, provided with a new generation security system, especially tailored to the needs of Institutional Operators. Conio's innovative 3-Levels safety approach allows a distributed responsibility scheme for Bitcoin custody. The same approach will be applied to the new multi- currency wallet, now in development.

Conio is the B2B-2C Bitcoin Wallet, provided with a new generation security system, especially tailored to the needs of Institutional Operators. Conio's innovative 3-Levels safety approach allows a distributed responsibility scheme for Bitcoin custody. The same approach will be applied to the new multi- currency wallet, now in development.

 Digiteal IT is a FinTech company recognized by The Belgian National Bank that develops an e-invoing and payment application called Digiteal. It is a European e-Invoicing *2C bill presentment platform that enables customers to get all their digital bills in one place in order to manage and pay them more easily. Scan2Pay is an electronic mobile payment method based on a standard european QR code used by Digiteal.(http://www.scan2pay.info).

Digiteal IT is a FinTech company recognized by The Belgian National Bank that develops an e-invoing and payment application called Digiteal. It is a European e-Invoicing *2C bill presentment platform that enables customers to get all their digital bills in one place in order to manage and pay them more easily. Scan2Pay is an electronic mobile payment method based on a standard european QR code used by Digiteal.(http://www.scan2pay.info).

  Domec  is a collaborative fintech company active in innovative payments and digital customer engagement arena. The company developed Domec ToolsTM, a proprietary (Saas) platform through which it's possible to provide a series of value-added services to the partners in order to boost their digital transformation and open innovation.

Domec is a collaborative fintech company active in innovative payments and digital customer engagement arena. The company developed Domec ToolsTM, a proprietary (Saas) platform through which it's possible to provide a series of value-added services to the partners in order to boost their digital transformation and open innovation.

  GuardSquare  is the global reference in mobile application protection. We develop premium software for the protection of mobile applications against reverse engineering and hacking. Our products are used across the world in a broad range of industries, from financial services, e-commerce and the public sector to telecommunication, gaming and media. GuardSquare is based in Leuven (Belgium) and San Francisco (USA).

GuardSquare is the global reference in mobile application protection. We develop premium software for the protection of mobile applications against reverse engineering and hacking. Our products are used across the world in a broad range of industries, from financial services, e-commerce and the public sector to telecommunication, gaming and media. GuardSquare is based in Leuven (Belgium) and San Francisco (USA).

  GrowishPay  is the leading Italian collective payment startup. We offer e-wallet based payment layer solutions for group payments, omni channel gift registry, social payments, cash back and loyalty, via API and SaaS, to sharing economy, retail, e-commerce, travel, schools, financial institutions allowing an easy, fast, hassle-free open banking integration.

GrowishPay is the leading Italian collective payment startup. We offer e-wallet based payment layer solutions for group payments, omni channel gift registry, social payments, cash back and loyalty, via API and SaaS, to sharing economy, retail, e-commerce, travel, schools, financial institutions allowing an easy, fast, hassle-free open banking integration.

  HYPE  is the first Italian “challenger bank” initiative launched in 2015 with the purpose to simplify everyday money management via smartphone. Innovation made by HYPE concurred in the growth of a market that gets more and more promising and defined the standards of design, communication, technology and client-company relationship management. These standars have now been adopted by Italian and foreign competitors.

HYPE is the first Italian “challenger bank” initiative launched in 2015 with the purpose to simplify everyday money management via smartphone. Innovation made by HYPE concurred in the growth of a market that gets more and more promising and defined the standards of design, communication, technology and client-company relationship management. These standars have now been adopted by Italian and foreign competitors.

  IntellectEU  has 10+ years of hands-on financial integration experience and 150+ implemented integration projects with various back-office systems, financial networks and ERPs. IntellectEU is launching a new product for integrating blockchain networks within the existing customer environment.

IntellectEU has 10+ years of hands-on financial integration experience and 150+ implemented integration projects with various back-office systems, financial networks and ERPs. IntellectEU is launching a new product for integrating blockchain networks within the existing customer environment.

  Satispay  is a new payment network allowing people to send money from a smartphone app that is both simple and secure. Independent from any specific bank or credit/debit card network, Satispay has managed to provide its service while lowering the high commissions that are typical of the electronic payment sector. With Satispay you can top-up phone credit, pay in affiliated stores (online and offline) and exchange money with your friends.

Satispay is a new payment network allowing people to send money from a smartphone app that is both simple and secure. Independent from any specific bank or credit/debit card network, Satispay has managed to provide its service while lowering the high commissions that are typical of the electronic payment sector. With Satispay you can top-up phone credit, pay in affiliated stores (online and offline) and exchange money with your friends.

  SlimPay , specialist in Subscription Payments, offers a Smart Recurring Payments platform that allows companies of all sizes to reduce churn and get paid faster with Direct Debit. SlimPay handles SEPA Direct Debit in 34 countries in Europe. On top of recurring payment processing, SlimPay provides a state-of-the-art intelligent screening algorithm to prevent fraud and lower risk for merchants, as well as credit card processing and electronic signature service.

SlimPay, specialist in Subscription Payments, offers a Smart Recurring Payments platform that allows companies of all sizes to reduce churn and get paid faster with Direct Debit. SlimPay handles SEPA Direct Debit in 34 countries in Europe. On top of recurring payment processing, SlimPay provides a state-of-the-art intelligent screening algorithm to prevent fraud and lower risk for merchants, as well as credit card processing and electronic signature service.

  ZMS-k International  has been founded in 2003 in order to internationally promote and commercialize the software solutions developed by ZMS Info (www.zmsinfo.hr). We offer you years of experience in implementing wide spectrum of electronic fund transfer solutions and dedication to create high-quality products such as PowerZaC. PowerZaC is a real-time transaction processing system that joins exceptional customization capability & modularity with high throughput and reliability.

ZMS-k International has been founded in 2003 in order to internationally promote and commercialize the software solutions developed by ZMS Info (www.zmsinfo.hr). We offer you years of experience in implementing wide spectrum of electronic fund transfer solutions and dedication to create high-quality products such as PowerZaC. PowerZaC is a real-time transaction processing system that joins exceptional customization capability & modularity with high throughput and reliability.

The Commitment to Continuous Collaboration

As B-Hive shares the same vision with Fintech District in extending growth opportunities for its network via international collaboration, the event concluded with a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between B-Hive and Fintech District to deliver on this commitment with concrete initiatives. The signatures represent a dozen of ways to collaborate for mutual benefits of both growing ecosystems.

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Needless to say, the successful matchmaking event held last week definitely marked the start of a fruitful collaboration between both ecosystems which we believe is key to strengthening Europe’s position as a global player in finance.