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The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce is a private organization that supports the city’s entrepreneurs and start-ups dreams. We strive to achieve legal certainty for businesses, to strengthen business environments and to take care of entrepreneurs.

Our Chamber is the partner to make entrepreneurial dreams come true, in order to make sustainable businesses and to achieve a prosperous city along with its Region, filled with more and better companies.

Website – ccb.org.co

European Women Payments Network (EWPN) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to building a community for women in cards, fintech & payments in Europe. As the first and only Pan-European community for women, EWPN strives to create more opportunities for women and minorities, as well as being a champion for a more diverse and inclusive industry for all.

EWPN provides a platform that inspires, empowers and mentors women in payments to help them realise their full individual potential and position themselves for greater personal success while continuing to learn and contribute to the payments and fintech industries. We offer an opportunity to the women to listen to renowned and upcoming female payments experts and role models who are leaders in the field; female pioneers and innovators in the payments industry and female leaders who are paving the way to success for women across all sectors.

Website – ewpn.eu

Historically, Latin America united by culture, language and people, has been the engine of development for each and every one of the countries that are part of it.

Spain initially proposed, in March 2019, to Mexico, Colombia and Central America and the Caribbean, the formation of a Fintech IberoAmérica alliance, which was officially presented on June 6, 2017 at the FinTech Forum of Montevideo. Spain will initially have the presidency and Fintech IberoAmérica’s headquarters would be located in Mexico City.

The Alliance is Currently formed by 13 associations, representing 19 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Central America, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Spain, Portugal and Venezuela.

Website – fintechiberoamerica.com

Fintech Mundi helps high potential financial technology companies to develop their ideas, commercialise their products and grow their businesses internationally. The company has unparalleled expertise in global financial technologies, and works with international partners and experienced mentors within fintech.

As a trusted industry network, it has a proven track record for scaling and launching companies in global markets and provides a unique ecosystem for global fintech growth. The company also convenes a bi-annual Financial Inclusion Summit to showcase Nordic fintech companies providing concrete solutions for emerging markets in South-East Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Website – fintechmundi.com

WAIFC facilitates cooperation between financial centers, exchange of best practices and communication with the general public.

It is important to have the planet surrounded by a network of financial centers propagating best financial practices and bringing financial functionalities and services as near as possible to the end-user in a context that respects cultural and operational diversity. This mission should work in a compatible framework of rules.

Cross-fertilizations should be useful to leverage collective and individual efficiency. It is just, then in this context that some level of competition will be exercised.

The WAIFC aims to organize this cross-fertilization process and to facilitate cooperation, exchange of best practices and communication about how the financial industry in between the corporate and investor world contribute directly to growth conditions.

Website – waifc.finance

Insight Partners

We are a not-for-profit association that promotes the development of FinTech and InsurTech technologies and companies in Portugal. We are an eclectic association with diverse associates and stakeholders. We attract national resources and potential to promote the FinTech and InsurTech sectors, improving the companies’ competitive position. Our mission includes four sets of concrete activities: knowledge, networking, influencing and promotion

Website – afip.pt

Africa Fintech Network (AFN) is a platform that unites Africa fintech leaders, organizations and stakeholders through their country associations to exchange information and ideas, and promote and support the creation of innovative technologies and deployment across and beyond Africa. The network also serves as a platform for advocacy and coordinated regulatory interactions.

Africa Fintech Network is made up of self-regulating National Fintech Associations in each African country. It is designed to coordinate fintech activities through multispectral collaboration, engagements and partnerships among African fintech hubs and National Fintech Associations. The National Fintech Associations will constitute the core membership of the Network while strategic partners are also enlisted for participation.

Website – africafintechnetwork.com

African Women in FinTech & Payments (AWFP) is a network for women in Cards, Payments, Banking and FinTech in Africa whose main objective is to bring women together through shared collaboration, networking events and workshops.

Our events are fintech focused sessions to learn about issues and trends, network with peers and celebrate women’s achievements from across the ecosystem.

We offer an opportunity for women to connect with renowned and upcoming female experts and role models who are leaders in the field; female pioneers and innovators in the fintech industry and female leaders who are paving the way to success for women.

Website – awfp.tech

Bahrain FinTech Bay is dedicated to enabling, fostering and building a complete FinTech ecosystem, bringing together around 100 public agencies, financial and professional institutions, private businesses, technology companies, international associations and FinTechs in a neutral platform. Bahrain FinTech Bay aims to be a catalyst to drive the local and regional FinTech ecosystem.

We champion some of the region’s most cutting-edge FinTech companies and promising entrepreneurs. Our co-working space is home to a vibrant FinTech ecosystem, strategically located to be the ideal platform for your operations and regional headquarters. In its first year of operations, Bahrain FinTech Bay was recognized as one of the two most advanced FinTech ecosystems in the MENA region by S&P.

Website – bahrainfintechbay.com

Cenfri is an independent, not-for-profit think tank, based in Cape Town, South Africa, with a global geographic scope, having worked across 35 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia since 2008.

Cenfri’s purpose is to empower people to solve problems that matter – to create ideas and solutions that have lasting impact. Its vision is a world where all people can live their financial and digital lives optimally, thereby unlocking growth, development and welfare in their lives and in economies. As recognised thought leaders and opinion-shapers on economic inclusion in a digital Africa, Cenfri generates and shares deep insights, and empowers key stakeholders to apply those insights to catalyse systems-level change for long-term development impact.

Website – cenfri.org

Colombia Fintech is the Colombia’s Fintech companies association, created in December 2016, with the common goal of creating a dynamic ecosystem for the development of Fintech businesses in this country.

Today it has more than 180 associated companies and affiliates, and the support of important entities of the financial sector and the national government. In just three years, it has established itself as the representative guild of the technology and financial innovation industry in Colombia and one of the most active Fintech communities in Latin America.

Website – colombiafintech.co

Egyptian FinTech Association is a nonprofit and nonpolitical organization incorporated in Egypt and a member of the Global Fintech Hubs Federation. We are a cross-industry initiative, intended to be a platform designed to facilitate collaboration between all market participants and stakeholders in the FinTech ecosystem.

It will enable members to engage with multiple stakeholders to find solutions to issues facing the industry. The Association aims at developing the financial technology (“Fintech”) industry in Egypt and to be a forum for the exchange of ideas, dissemination of information and collaboration by and between various stakeholders in the Egyptian financial technology services industry and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Website – fintechegypt.org

The Financial Technology Service Providers Association (FITSPA) is an independent, nonprofit, membership-based organization. It represents Uganda’s local Fintech community and global Fintech institutions operating in the country. The Association was formed on 14th July 2017 in partnership with the Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) project.

Our Mission – To help create a conducive environment that stimulates innovation in Uganda’s financial services sector.

Our Vision – To act as a catalyst in the development of Uganda’s financial services industry that accelerates inclusive socio-economic growth towards attaining the desired middle income status.

FITSPA aims to support Uganda’s bid to become a leading Fintech destination by increasing access to affordable financial services through ICT and promoting financial inclusion.

Website – fitspa.ug

Findec is Sweden’s Hub for Fintechs, with a purpose to boost Sweden’s financial technology ecosystem through network, knowledge and collaboration.

Website – findec.co

FinTech Australia is a member-driven organisation that is building an ecosystem of Australian Fintechs to advance the global economy and culture. It aims to build a strong community, foster connections while supporting innovation and regulation that members require. Above all else, FinTech Australia exists to be the voice of the Australian fintech community.

FinTech Australia collaborates with stakeholders to create the best possible regulatory environment, and by fostering an ecosystem of supportive partners and networks so fintech companies can thrive and grow in Australia. It is also an active driver of policy development in the emerging fintech space.

Website – fintechaustralia.org.au

FinteChile is the national association that represents and promotes the growth of the fintech industry in Chile. To enable the development of Chile’s fintech ecosystem, we focus on four pillars: public policy and regulation; education, development and attraction of talent; inward investment and capital raising; and promoting the use of fintech business services.

In addition to fintechs, we also welcome companies that want to work with us to contribute to the strengthening of the industry in Chile through their products or services.

At FinteChile our focus is to continue our work across these four pillars to boost Chile’s fintech industry toward our goal of becoming Latin America’s Fintech Hub.

Website – fintechile.org

The Fintech Cluster is a community of Fintech and Fintech-related companies and other parties in Iceland. Its members range from banks and insurance companies to universities and startups. The Fintech Cluster organizes events, trips, helps with networking in addition to operating an innovation centre in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Website – fjartaekniklasinn.is

The New Zealand Financial Innovation and Technology Association (FinTechNZ) is an industry working group established in February 2017, whose key purpose is to actively contribute to the prosperity of New Zealand through financial innovation.

FinTechNZ was established to provide a collaborative voice, create connections, increase knowledge, support international growth, and influence policy. FinTechNZ brings together a diverse range of innovators from across the industry to actively shape and drive the FinTech revolution.

Website – fintechnz.org.nz

Fintech Scotland has been established by the Scottish Government, the financial services sector and University of Edinburgh to ensure that Scotland seizes the fintech opportunity and achieves critical mass in the sector by encouraging financial innovation, collaboration and inclusion as part of the country’s broader digital economy objectives.

FinTech Scotland acts as a strategic enabler focused on developing the Scottish fintech community and leveraging the potential economic (i.e. productivity, business creation) and social (i.e. access to financial products and employment) benefits arising from becoming a leading global centre focused on data driven fintech innovation.

Website – fintechscotland.com

Fintech Week Tel Aviv brings together players from a host of global fintech hotspots to look at the synergies, deliberate, network, share ideas and look at ways to work together, all under the Tel Aviv sun.

With front row access to the Israeli ecosystem and key global players and exposure to the very latest ideas, innovations and developments in fintech, it’s an opportunity to position your business to stay ahead of the curve, meet the success stories of tomorrow and learn about the trends and disruptions that will dictate the future shape of the industry.

Website – fintechweektelaviv.com

Global Growth Hub designs and operates accelerators and international landing pads and provides venture development services to incubators, investment groups, corporations and governments around the world.

We’ve created programmes for promising entrepreneurs in 30 countries, and support their continued growth via a network of over 20 seed and venture funds. We provide personalised assistance to each company with whom we work, helping them design powerful growth strategies and connecting them with new markets partners and funders.

Website – globalgrowthhub.co.uk

Fintech Farm is your trusted partner in digital finance innovation.

We offer insights, matchmaking services, events & training, consulting and innovation programs and serve both startups and corporates. We are the bridge between the new and the old, the unknown and the known.

Operating from Finland, we serve companies within Finland, companies coming to Finland, and also companies looking to scale outside of Finland.

We offer customized services, annual memberships and individual events. We maintain the Finnish Fintech Landscape mapping and an extensive database that covers over 170+ Finnish Fintech companies.

Website – helsinkifintech.fi

The MENA Fintech Association shapes the future of financial services in MENA
EDUCATION – we play a key role in driving positive change in the financial services industry through thematic committees aimed at challenging the status quo
EMPOWERING INNOVATION – we create an environment that encourages and enables real collaboration between stakeholders: Regulators, Corporate, Consumers, Technology vendors, Entrepreneurs, Academia and Investors
COLLABORATION – we create an environment that encourages and enables real collaboration between stakeholders: Regulators, Corporate, Consumers, Technology vendors, Entrepreneurs, Academia and Investors
ADVOCATION – Promote MENA’s key industry initiatives through creating cross border bridges with international fintech communities for the exchange of local and global expertise

Website – mena-fintech.org

Real empowerment. We are the first Ibero-American women’s network in fintech. The initiative represents by more than 15 countries and is committed to promote the collaboration, development and participation of women, in fintech.

We strengthen initiatives that contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with special emphasis on: quality of education, gender equality, reduction of inequalities and the development and execution of partnerships to achieve the objectives.

Website – mujeresenfintech.net

NCE Finance Innovation is the national Norwegian fintech cluster. The clusters’ mission is to empower a thriving Norwegian Fintech Ecosystem which consists of banks, insurance and tech companies as well as investors, startups, academia and research institutions.

Finance Innovation is a non-profit association and fintech innovation cluster that aims to drive innovation, growth and value creation to our cluster members by providing enabling infrastructure, strengthening the ecosystem, and facilitating collaboration. The cluster also works to foster entrepreneurship and innovation through our incubator which launched in 2019.

Website – financeinnovation.no

The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a non-profit financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners, and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada.

Community-based and inclusive, NCFA is engaged with stakeholders that help incubate projects and investment in tech-enabled fintech companies at the forefront of transforming financial markets, products and services that improve efficiencies, reduce costs and streamline data, processes and experiences.

Website – ncfacanada.org

Open banking is the dawn of a transition from traditional banking and financial services, to becoming the heart of an emerging cross-sectoral data-driven ecosystem. Early signs of new business models around the world, and potential revenue streams for banking and other B2C organisations, are both exciting and revolutionary.

Open Banking World Congress is the unmissable, global annual event in open finance, where we create an environment to help achieve positive change and realise the value of a better, open future. Empowering insight. Delivering opportunity. Connecting all.

Attend, live stream, view on demand or follow-us for daily industry news.

Website – openbankingworldcongress.com

TalentintheCloud is a specialist FinTech Executive Search firm operating across EMEA with deep roots in Africa. The company is on a mission to improve diversity by offering its clients unprecedented access to the most diverse talent pool.

TalentintheCloud has close links with the European Women in Payments Network (EWPN), African Women in FinTech & Payments (AWFP) and the African FinTech Network (AFN) with their CEO, Darren Franks, playing an active role in driving diversity and equality across emerging markets. 

Website – talentinthecloud.io

Located in the heart of Frankfurt, TechQuartier provides access to a valuable network of startups, corporates, investors and talents.

We represent a large community of forward-thinking professionals eager to learn and connect. With our numerous programs and events, TQ’s mission is to provide innovators with the tools and resources they need to change the world.

Website – techquartier.com

Tokyo FinTech is a community-driven non-profit organization with 3,000+ members focused on advancing the financial services industry in Japan. Tokyo FinTech’s mission is to:

Inform: Educate about FinTech, blockchain and crypto in Tokyo through events and other resources
Inspire: Provide connectivity to a community of like-minded individuals, enable networking and the development of commercial opportunities
Innovate: Drive innovation in Japan through disruptive business models and decentralization

Created in 2017 as a meetup group, and incorporated as a non-profit organization in Japan in 2018, by the end of 2019 Tokyo FinTech has hosted over 60 events with more than 130 speakers.

Website – tokyofintech.com

The Transparency Task Force is built on the core beliefs that:

– the Financial Services industry as a whole is profoundly important to the well-being of society

– there is a strong correlation between transparency, truthfulness and trustworthiness

– the financial services industry as a whole has a moral, ethical and professional duty to behave transparently

– people who are aware of opacity is having an adverse effect on the consumer should act on that knowledge and do something about it – they should “stand up rather than stand by”

– small groups of right-minded and collaboratively-minded people who are united by a common cause can drive positive change

Website – transparencytaskforce.org

The Ukrainian Association of Fintech and Innovation Companies (UAFIC) is a not-for-profit organization that builds and develops the FinTech ecosystem and increases the level of financial inclusion. UAFIC is the lodestone of the FinTech industry in Ukraine. It is a dot connector between state institutions, classic players, start-ups, investors and community.

UAFIC is also an organizer of the biggest local market events such as UAFIN.TECH and Digital Lending. Above all else, UAFIC is an ambassador and the gateway to the Ukrainian FinTech scene.

Website – fintechua.org

Tech Partner

StartupBlink is a global startup ecosystem map and research center with tens of thousands of registered startups, coworking spaces, and accelerators. We work together with global data partners as CrunchBase and SimilarWeb. Among our ecosystem partners are dozens of Government organizations, Municipalities and Economic Development Corporations.

StartupBlink is ranking the startup ecosystems in more than 1,000 cities and 100 countries. Our reports are read by tens of thousands of decision makers and featured in hundreds of publications. StartupBlink also supports more than 90 local Meetup chapters with over 50,000 members.

Website – startupblink.com

Data Partners

Crunchbase is the leading platform for professionals to discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and pursue new opportunities.

Over 55 million professionals—including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and salespeople—trust Crunchbase to inform their business decisions. And companies all over the world rely on us to power their applications, making over a billion calls to our API each year.

Website – crunchbase.com

SEMrush is a trusted data provider whose data on website traffic, search and PPC volume, brand mentions, and digital trends are used by more than 4,000,000 marketing professionals around the world. With 30+ tools and data for 190 countries and regions,

SEMrush platform brings its users opportunities to reveal competitors’ marketing strategies, evaluate businesses’ and partners’ potential and provide market insights with just a few clicks. With SEMrush you can track, analyze and coordinate all aspects of a digital marketing strategy including SEO, PPC, SMM, Content Marketing, Competitor Analysis, and Market Research.

Website – semrush.com

Community Partners

First launched in March 2019, the Financial Inclusion Summit offers a platform to international stakeholders from governments and the public sector, financial institutions and fintech innovators to deepen understanding of financial health, identify funding gaps for reducing exclusion, explore opportunities for private-public sector partnerships to tackle it, highlight targeted Nordic fintech innovations addressing unbanked customers, and devise policy recommendations for Government, multilateral agencies and the public sector.

Website – financial-inclusion.com

RAK International SME Fair, 14 – 16 November 2019, is devoted to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, providing a precious platform for small businesses to market their businesses and interact with prominent business leaders and representatives from a number of local and international companies.

Website – raksmefair.ae