Mastercard’s Accelerator Lineup Features Women-Led and Sustainable Startupsby Fintechnews Nordics September 10, 2021
Mastercard has revealed the 15 tech startups that will be joining the fall edition of its Lighthouse FINITIV programme from Sweden, Estonia and Finland.
This fall, the programme kick off in Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn while utilising the benefits of a hybrid setup between physical and digital interactions.
Mastercard launched Lighthouse FINITIV programme to build lasting partnerships with the goal of strengthening the financial ecosystem in the Nordic and Baltic regions.
In 2020, Lighthouse expanded to a second programme, MASSIV, which focuses on scaling impact technology startups globally.
Six of the selected companies are startups that are founded or led by women, which is significant, as the corresponding proportion across the fintech industry is significantly lower.
“We are continuously making improvements to the program and can see how our mission to strengthen the financial ecosystem in the region is succeeding through the many partnerships established.
With each programme we continue to be amazed by the number of high quality companies looking to join”
said Mats Taraldsson, Head of Innovation, Fintech and Impact-Tech Engagement, Mastercard Nordic and Baltic.
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