Fintech insights and networking at first “Rooftop Talks”

20 Jul 2016

Fintech insights and networking at first “Rooftop Talks”The First Million and Beyond: Startup Financing for Fintechs

Titel: Rooftop Talks at FinTech Hub in Frankfurt

The kick-off event of our new series “Rooftop Talks” welcomed more than 100 entrepreneurs, investors and fintech experts in the FinTech Hub of Deutsche Börse.

In a short panel discussion, founder and CEO of savedroid, Dr. Yassin Hankir, and investment manager at Creathor Ventures, Dr. Christian Weiss, discussed their views on topics including funding, entrepreneurship and the future of fintech. The discussion was led by Björn Godenrath, fintech journalist at  Börsen Zeitung.

Yassin Hankir and Christian Weiss agreed that successful funding can only be based on a good relationship between the investor and the entrepreneur. Hankir stressed that direct and honest feedback from the investor can be very helpful. Generally, it would be crucial to be open-minded to constructive criticism by others while still having an own strong product vision.

Christian Weiss observed misguided group dynamic, especially when it comes to fintechs. As an example, he pointed out the increasing number of partnerships between fintech companies and banks. Partnering with a bank has become a “great solution” for fintechs, but in fact entrepreneurs should question this model. Following the panel discussion, our guests enjoyed drinks and bratwursts on our beautiful rooftop terrace with its fantastic views of the Frankfurt skyline­ – a great opportunity to connect to people from various backgrounds.

The idea of the “Rooftop Talks” is to strengthen the Frankfurt fintech and startup community by offering a platform for creativity and growth.

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