Part One: Fin & Tonic - The Battle for Talent in Fintech

Part One: Fin & Tonic - The Battle for Talent in Fintech

While senior leadership from the New York banking scene, forward thinking tech startup founders and curious VCs start filling up the seats of the SparkLabs event venue - where B-Hive and IE are hosting the third Fin & Tonic New York event in its series – I sipped my refreshing gin and tonic and went over the event's promising line-up of keynote and panel speakers: 

Making a footprint on the Belgian-Indian fintech ecosystem

I’ve made a few business trips to India in the past, but this was the first one starting from Melsbroeck Airport, as I was part of the delegation for The State Visit to the Republic of India. While the practical arrangements to accompany our Majesties the King and the Queen of the Belgians gave the trip a special flavor, it was also a great opportunity for B-Hive to participate, thanks to an invitation from Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) and ING.

Ingenico Fireside Chat Brings Together Startup Stories


Last week, B-Hive hosted with Ingenico a fireside chat about the fintech industry and startup culture.

The CEOs of, dFatkto, Sweepatic and Thanksys shared their stories of building their startups, finding product-market-fit, working with larger corporations, agile development and more. Four different stories with one thing in common: passion! 

Meet the participants:

Thibaut De Vylder, Founder & CEO of dFakto
With more than 15 years of experience, dFakto is a company that specialises in sourcing and collating data so that senior managers can more easily identify actionable insights to drive their business forward.

Stijn Vande Casteele, co-founder & CEO of Sweepatic
Sweepatic is a young and ambitious cybersecurity company that delivers innovative solutions and services in the domain of cybersecurity and more specific in everything related to "reconnaissance"

Bertrand Anckaert, co-founder of makes it easy to save time and money for what truly matters. We automate personal finance tasks based on powerful artificial intelligence and an unparalleled digital customer experience.

Jan De Meester, CEO of Thanksys
Thanksys provides the technology to bring the digital revolution to the small and local merchants, lifting the traditional retail model into the new era of 'brick & click', and extending the traditional customer relationship to a true contextual community-centric service. 

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Proximity Shopping & Payment Experience Day

The Proximity Shopping & Payment Experience Day was held on the 16th of June in the B-Hive HUB Brussels. During the event innovative startups and scaleups had a chance to pitch to established financial players and relevant consulting companies. The Experience Day had a positive impact fuelling the networking and further partnerships between the participants.