22 August 2017
visit www.avoka.com

Denmark opens fintech hub

10 November 2016  |  10084 views  |  1 Copenhagen

Denmark is about to open its very own Fintech hub, Copenhagen Fintech, a joint initiative by Financial Services Union Denmark, the City of Copenhagen and the Danish Bankers Association to spur innovation in the Nordic capital.

Billing itself as Scandinavia's first co-working space dedicated to fintech entrepeneurs, the new lab is opening its doors to all-comers at a reception today.

Formally established in September, Copenhagen Fintech was created to build on the foundations already laid by Copenhagen Fintech Innovation & Research (CFIR), which acted as a loose networking association connecting startups with banks, regulators and policy-makers.

The new cluster has appointed Thomas Krogh Jensen as CEO, transferring across from Nordea, where he served as development and digitsation director in the bank's life and pensions business.

“With Thomas, we are getting a visionary and dynamic CEO with the right competences and the drive that is needed to realise Copenhagen FinTech’s ambitions of establishing strong ties between entrepreneurs, the financial sector and the research world,” says Vibeke Rittmann from Financial Services Union Denmark.

Comments: (1)

Elizabeth Lumley
Elizabeth Lumley - Girl, Disrupted - Crayford | 10 November, 2016, 12:15

It was such a great launch, with a packed house of people all routing for FinTech (it felt like London three years ago!) And the Danes know how to do workspaces. #VJealous

Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 thumb ups! (Log in to thumb up)
Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Nykredit invests in Lunar Way; Danish neobank to launch in Sweden and Norway

Nykredit invests in Lunar Way; Danish neobank to launch in Sweden and Norway

18 August 2016  |  5817 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 4 linkedin
Denmark's Nets partners Coinify to explore blockchain tech

Denmark's Nets partners Coinify to explore blockchain tech

25 May 2016  |  6126 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 4 linkedin
Denmark's Dankort cards to go mobile with J/Speedy technology from JCB

Denmark's Dankort cards to go mobile with J/Speedy technology from JCB

19 April 2016  |  6053 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 3 linkedin
Finextra and UKTI to host Nordic-Baltic fintech trade mission

Finextra and UKTI to host Nordic-Baltic fintech trade mission

18 January 2016  |  4966 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 5 linkedin
Finextra, UKTI, LHV Bank and UK-Estonia TechLink to explore fintech collaboration opportunities

Finextra, UKTI, LHV Bank and UK-Estonia TechLink to explore fintech collaboration opportunities

06 November 2015  |  7196 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 3 linkedin
Nordea sets up fintech accelerator

Nordea sets up fintech accelerator

03 July 2015  |  13854 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 15 linkedin
Danish shops to be given right to refuse cash

Danish shops to be given right to refuse cash

07 May 2015  |  22313 views  |  15 comments | 67 tweets | 42 linkedin

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
visit www.niceactimize.comvisit www.dorsum.eudownload the paper now

Who is commenting?

A Finextra member Finextra Member Commented on: Real-time payments in...
A Finextra member Finextra Member Commented on: Barclays uses sensors...

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Mobile contactless spending accelerating in UKMobile contactless spending accelerating i...
11892 views comments | 26 tweets | 23 linkedin
Barclays pairs banking data with third party apps for SmartBusiness DashboardBarclays pairs banking data with third par...
10304 views comments | 22 tweets | 31 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyWhy Is Risk Analytics Important?
9912 views 0 | 5 tweets | 1 linkedin
RBS to bring Silicon Valley to EdinburghRBS to bring Silicon Valley to Edinburgh
9622 views comments | 10 tweets | 8 linkedin
Norwegian banks and startups form fintech clusterNorwegian banks and startups form fintech...
9597 views comments | 19 tweets | 23 linkedin

Featured job

Find your next job