This Wednesday 20.01.2015, Fintech Meetup in Frankfurt gathered a record crowd of some 170 startup enthusiast at the co-working premises of Die Zentrale, hosted by Felix Scheffka and Yassin Hankir. Those who could not be there could enjoy it streamed online by Startupradio.de. Ten interesting concepts were presented representing; property developers, incubators, company builders, accelerators, and co-working service provides. All with a common goal, to build Frankfurt's FinTech Startup Ecosystem. Companies presenting were:
After the presentations there was a vote of three different categories. The Accelerator Frankfurt was voted best in offering attractive professional network and services. Accelerator Frankfurt cooperates with the known Israeli accelerator AtoBe from the Azrieli College of Engineering in Jerusalem and advised by several other programs in Tel Aviv among them Startup East.
The discussion was initiated during the tech-ecosystem conference last year October in Frankfurt. It will be very exciting to see what comes out of the meeting next Wednesday on 27th of January at the Goethe University. Tarek Al-Wazir, the minister of Economy and Energy in Hessen has invited chosen companies to present their proposal for a Frankfurt Fintech Startup Ecosystem. Many of the companies that presented this week, among them Accelerator Frankfurt, are going to be there. The key is cooperation between all parties and from this week's meeting we can see that there is a will to cooperate and now we need to find a way to make it happen. Lets make Frankfurt the FinTech Startup Ecosystem of Germany!