Apart from sharing the European Commission’s vision on making cybersecurity a top priority, we at B-Hive also believe in the power of cross-industry collaboration. That is why we are bringing together key partners in our network to contribute their expertise and knowledge on cybersecurity through our CyberHive program.
Building a strong international digital finance ecosystem is one of our ambitions at B-Hive. As we continue to expand worldwide, we have a full week planned to mark the official launch of our US Hub in New York next week.
On 28 September, B-Hive had the opportunity to be part of the European Banking Summit. The theme of this year’s edition was focused on ‘Building a New Future’ – putting the spotlight on fintech and regulation as two massive forces that need to evolve in parallel for financial innovation to flourish.
Held on September 27, the European Fintech Awards & Conference was a full-day event packed with forward-looking keynotes and exciting pitch battles for the top three companies in each of the nine categories: Alternative Finance, Blockchain, Challenger Banks, Financial Inclusion, Innovative Banking Software, InsurTech, Payments & Transfers, PFM Robo Advisory and Risk, Intelligence & Security. Four of our members – Connective, SettleMint, Doccle and Cybersprint – bested 600+ other startup nominees and battled it out at the finals. Aimed at promoting the European fintech ecosystem, B-Hive was excited to be a main partner of the event.
On September 21, B-Hive welcomed entrepreneurs, lawyers and technical developers for its monthly Fin & Tonic. Focused on ICO & Cryptocurrencies, the event offered a perfect platform for the B-Hive community to discuss the potential of initial coin offerings as the future of fundraising.
How does paying for a salad bring you any closer to earning more money? Micro-investment companies such as Limitless and Clink do the trick, by applying a percentage of your expenses in ‘low-risk portfolios.' Investing while spending: now we’re talking millennial.