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You are welcome to join the first EBAN E-Xcelerator FinTech Investor Day, organised in cooperation with lux luture lab on 9 June in Luxembourg. Investors will meet: some of the most innovative later-stage Luxembourgish and European FinTech startups with financing needs above € 500 000. Startups will meet: a broad selection of business angels from the EBAN network as well as investors from Luxembourg & the Greater Region, HNWIs, venture capitalists, corporates and regulatory experts. The event will focus on major sub-sectors of the FinTech industry among which: Payment systems, Regulatory, Compliance & security, Fund management and administration, Asset management, Social finance & impact investment, P2P lending, … We innovate by structuring the pitching around main FinTech themes. A panel of specialists will introduce those main themes followed by the pitching of the start-ups (including each time 3-4 start-ups) thus providing VCs, angels and industry leaders with insight and exposure to the most interesting latest developments. The E-Xcelerator FinTech Investor Day Agenda: 10:00 - 11:00 Registration and Coffee 11:00 - 12:00 First round of 4 startups pitching, Panel on industry trends, 12:00 -12:30  Networking break with light lunch 12:30 - 13:30 Second round of 4 startups pitching, Panel on industry trends, 13:30 -14:00  Networking break with snacks 14:00 - 15:00 Third round of 4 startups pitching, Panel on industry trends, 15:00 - 17:00 Networking and one to one meetings Each round will be followed by Q&A Confirmed registrants for this invite-only event will also receive information prior to the event regarding the selected companies that will be pitching and the exact agenda. We look forward to seeing you at this unique opportunity to invest in some of Europe’s best FinTech. To register for the event, please follow the below link: REGISTER HERE If you would like to submit to pitch at the event, please follow the below link and apply by Friday 20 May : STARTUPS APPLY HERE
17 start-ups and 3 minutes 33 seconds to convince : For the second consecutive year, national and international ICT start-ups have been invited by Docler Holding and Luxinnovation to participate in the contest “Pitch Your Start-Up”. The jury has decided that 17 start-ups will compete during ICT Spring Europe 2016 for the prize of €50,000 offered by Docler Holding.  “Pitch Your Start-Up” is a contest for start-ups that are active in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT), a vast sector that attracts entrepreneurs with its wide variety of potential development paths and applications. The interest in the field as well as in the “Pitch Your StartUp” initiative was confirmed by the high number of applications posted online. 86 start-ups thus demonstrated their interest in participating.  The attractiveness of the contest goes well beyond Luxembourg’s borders. While 30 start-up projects originate from the Grand Duchy, the other 56 are from the Greater Region (11 from France, 6 from Belgium and 1 from Germany) as well as from more distant locations (Korea, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Hungary, Israel, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, etc.).  The jury selected 17 of them who will have the opportunity to rise to the next challenge, which is to convince, in 3 minutes and 33 seconds, not only the jury but also the audience and the private investors present at the event.   Who will follow in the footsteps of Wondermags, the happy winner of the 2015 edition? The winner, who will be awarded €50,000 by Docler Holding, will be announced at the gala dinner of ICT Spring Europe 2016.  Discover the 17 selected start-ups and find further information on the 2016 edition on: www.pitchyourstartup.lu.   
Paul Wurth today launches its support programme for innovative and technology-driven companies with its first call for applications to the Paul Wurth InCub challenge.  A technological incubator for start-ups For Paul Wurth, this unprecedented initiative, developed in cooperation with the Luxembourg business incubator Technoport, consists in hosting within Paul Wurth InCub, young companies searching for support in the development and implementation of their entrepreneurial projects. These start-ups can not only benefit from physical space and infrastructure on the premises of Paul Wurth in Luxembourg-Hollerich, but also from their proximity to an experienced player with a long-standing tradition of innovation in order to receive technological support, commercial advice, market feedback or facilitated market access through the international network of the Paul Wurth Group. Call for applications Entrepreneurs are asked to focus applications on one of the five innovation segments: environmental technologies in the metals industry, energy-related technologies and business models, industry 4.0, advanced logistics & sustainable mobility and smart & healthy buildings. Entrepreneurs can find out more information about Paul Wurth InCub and apply online until 13 May. Following two rounds of evaluation, 15 candidates will be invited to present their project pitch in front of an experienced jury. Finally, the most promising projects selected to join Season 1 of the Paul Wurth Incub Challenge will be announced in June 2016. A wide range of partners The Paul Wurth InCub project is moderated by Technoport. Paul Wurth is partnering on the programme with the Luxembourg law firm Elvinger Hoss Prussen, the accountant and consulting firm Muller & Associés and the patent and trademark attorneys Office Freylinger. According to Georges Rassel, CEO of Paul Wurth: “We are very excited to start this inaugural incubation programme. It is a chance for Paul Wurth to identify, support and team up with emerging start-up companies and to mentor innovative technological ideas”. “This exchange among aspiring and experienced innovators will be a win-win situation. It will make us share our innovation expertise gained over decades and it will create the opportunity for Paul Wurth to promote creativity and openness in-house as well,” added Sébastien Wiertz, General Manager of Paul Wurth InCub. - See more at: http://www.siliconluxembourg.lu/launch-of-paul-wurth-incub/#sthash.rkv2MQB9.dpuf
On April, 13th 2016 the Luxembourg Government has announced a 20 M EUR Digital Tech Seed Fund. In collaboration with a group of private investors to develop a seed fund aimed at supporting the financing and development of ICT sector start-ups. The Digital Tech Fund is a support measure for a key component in the path to national economic diversification. Launched at the initiative of the Ministry of the Economy as part of the 'Digital Lëtzbuerg' campaign, it will take shares in promising, innovative enterprises that were created less than seven years ago and which are developing products which preferable already exist in the form of a functional prototype. The fund's main, but not exclusive, focus will be venture capital investments in areas such as cybersecurity, FinTech, Big Data, Digital Health, media as well as next-generation communication networks, digital learning, the 'Internet of Things' and satellite telecommunications and services. Developed based on the principle of an 'evergreen' fund, the Digital Tech Fund will also aim to facilitate the transger of new technologies from public research, particularly the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg, a partnership with which is being finalised with a view to creating a 'spin-off'. Once operational as a private company limited by shares in May 2016, the Digital Tech Fund will be managed by Expon Capital SARL (http://www.exponcapital.com/), chosen for its experience in fund management. 
According to a new paper published by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and Deloitte, “How can FinTech facilitate Fund Distribution”, the surge in FinTech is starting to reshape the financial sector on a global scale with a flourish of new players attracting significant attention from markets, customers and investors. FinTech will be a game-changer in investment management operating models. Luxembourg’s strongly connected industry players are well-positioned to ensure that Luxembourg is in the driving seat for innovation. The study shows that Luxembourg asset servicing firms have a major opportunity to help asset managers and distribution intermediaries to succeed in the change. Successful asset management companies will adapt product management and marketing strategies to the mind set and habits of the new generation of investors, using FinTech to make use of a wide set of available data sources, including external sources such as social media. Client profiling will be supported by data analytics. Key features of online platforms will be education, risk & performance metrics, account management functionalities, wealth reports vs investment goals and market insight. These enhanced digital platforms will stimulate direct-to-consumer (“D2C”) distribution channels in both retail and the institutional investor segments. Luxembourg has very strong investment fund and private banking sectors efficiently working together for the prosperity of investors and the market place. Transfer agents, order management platforms, central administrators and custodians have a major role to play in the Fintech change. Luxembourg players must actively drive the Fintech innovation locally and engage with disrupters, modernizers and enablers in order to be ahead of developments, adapt their operating models with agility and avoid innovation imposed from abroad. Download the report: How can FinTech facilitate Fund Distribution.
The Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg for Finance and the Trade and Investment Office of Luxembourg in Tel Aviv are delighted to invite the FinTech start-ups community of Israel to an exclusive FinTech Roadshow that will take place on 20-21June 2016 in Luxembourg. This Roadshow will present you with a unique opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Luxembourg FinTech ecosystem and all the opportunities to support the expansion of your business and further develop your products & services in the international and business-friendly environment. In the past 3 years, an increasing number of start-ups has been establishing their activities in Luxembourg, choosing it as their European hub. Luxembourg internationally renowned financial center, with over 140 banks, 332 insurance and reinsurance companies, financial infrastructure companies such as the stock exchange and central securities depositories, as well as a world leading funds industry, represents an attractive place for FinTech companies. With regards to ICT infrastructure, Luxembourg offers an ideal environment for development of the innovative financial services technologies. The country is ranked 9th worldwide when it comes to leveraging information and communication technologies for social and economic impact, according to the Global Information Technology Report. The report also ranks Luxembourg number one for international bandwidth and knowledge-intensive jobs, last but not lease a broad range of internationally well-connected private and public incubators and accelerators will help you set up your activities in the Grand-Duchy. If you want to discover more about Luxembourg’s vibrant FinTech & start-up ecosystem and to meet prominent private & public figures of the financial sector join us in June! The Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office of Luxembourg in Tel Aviv is glad to assist you and to give you more details about our upcoming event, please contact Yael Idan at: Yael.idan@gnv-group.com  

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