Episode 39: Ecosystem Zoom In: Netherlands

Join our host Francesca Aliverti, in a visit back to her “business home” in this new installment of BBE’s Ecosystem Zoom In. Once the Business Development Director of Holland FinTech, Francesca worked and stimulated the Dutch ecosystem together with the major key figures of the FinTech Ecosystem in the Netherlands. No surprises here, Don Ginsel, is one of the guests for this episode. Don is guilty of influencing trends and pushing the ecosystem forward by founding Holland FinTech, which counts with over 500 company members in the Dutch and european space, from the biggest corporate giants in the financial services sector, to emerging solutions in fintech.
Also in this episode, Elizabeth Kleinveld – investor, fintech expert and ecosystem builder, who links various parties in the value chain from startups and scale-ups to regulators, investors and large corporates. Elizabeth spent twenty years working in the tech and banking sectors in the Netherlands and joined Startupbootcamp’s Fintech & Cybersecurity Accelerator in 2016. She is responsible for the Corporate Partners (Banks, Insurers, Pension Funds, Consultants, Systems Integrators etc.). In this role, she helps them scout and work with startups promising startups. CFA! The FinTech & Cybersecurity Program is currently open for applications until September 14th (link below).

Some useful links mentioned throughout the episode:
Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam Applications (deadline: September 14th): https://bit.ly/SBCFinTechCyber
XFW – Amsterdam FinTech Week (September 21st – September 25th): https://xfw.amsterdam/
SBC’s FinTech & Cybersecurity Demo Day (September 21st, Amsterdam): request your invite to Sophie (Operations Manager) 
Holland FinTech Website: https://hollandfintech.com/
Holland FinTech’s Global Fintech Newsletter: https://bit.ly/HFTGlobalFinTechNewsletter
State of the Dutch FinTech Market 2020: https://bit.ly/DutchFinTechMarket

Author, Co-Founder of FTS Group, BBE Executive Producer
About the Author
Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT - where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTSGroup.eu) - a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded Timepledge.org a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of "The FinTech Revolution" and "Talents & Rebels" and is fluent in 5 languages. Twitter:https://twitter.com/matteorizzi Website: https://matteorizzi.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matteorizziofficial Linkedln:https://www.linkedin.com/in/matteorizzi/ Provoke: https://provoke.fm/author/matteo/