To support the growth of the fintech sector across Atlantic Canada, Atlantic Fintech and Fintech Cadence announce today that fintech companies across the region can access the complete range of training and services provided to startups through the Fintech Hub platform. This collaboration brings together two key organizations that are working on the development of the fintech ecosystem focusing on ensuring a healthy fintech pipeline.
The Fintech Hub is a rolling-intake (no-fee no-equity) program for early-stage fintech startups that provides access to workshops, peer networking, coaching hours, and service provider credits. Fintech Cadence established the Fintech Hub to bring underserved entrepreneurs the relevant support when they need it. Participants will be able to choose which opportunities fit their goals, and will have one-on-one support from the Hub Lead to help them align their engagement with their growth goals.
“Over the past three years we have been tracking the growth of fintech in the region and working with entrepreneurs from idea stage through to scaling. The regulatory requirements and specialized business models of fintech provide unique challenges and opportunities for startups in this sector that, through this partnership with Fintech Cadence, we are now able to support at a broader scale”, says Alicia Roisman Ismach, Head of Fintech at Atlantic Fintech. “We are excited to continue the growth of our partnership with Fintech Cadence that has been focused on helping to create a better financial system for all Canadians.”
“This partnership further showcases the importance of collaboration in different regions to establish a thriving fintech ecosystem across Canada. We all are aware of the challenges of building a fintech, with Fintech Cadence and Atlantic Fintech coming together to provide services to early-stage fintechs, we aim to decrease these exact challenges. Additionally, providing the Hub services to the startups in the Atlantic provinces ensures that all regions are developing at the same rate and have access to the same services.” says Layial El-Hadi, Executive Director of Fintech Cadence.
Companies participating in the Fintech Hub program become part of a fintech-focused community that will assist them with gaining industry knowledge, connections, expertise, and talent. Atlantic Canadian companies interested in learning more about the program can contact Jonathan Dunnett at [email protected]. Both organisations will also be hosting an information webinar session on February 9th at 12pm EST, click here to register. For more details on the program, please see here.
This program has been made possible through financial support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
About Fintech Cadence
Fintech Cadence is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving early-stage fintech companies from across Canada through their many programs and events. Their mission is to build fintech products that create value for Canadians by developing future fintech leaders. Their work is informed by a three-tier mandate of educating fintech talent, supporting startups, and fostering collaboration amongst Canada’s fintech ecosystem of financial institutions, VCs, incubators and accelerators, and universities.
About Atlantic Fintech
With a well-connected global network of founders and experts, and strategic partnerships with global fintech hubs and accelerators, Atlantic Fintech is committed to increasing industry knowledge, significantly shortening the learning curve, and increasing visibility for fintech companies, leadership and innovations in the region. Through its programs and activities, Atlantic Fintech provides their members access to global opportunities and capital, and supports as they build, grow and scale their fintech companies.