These awards aim to unearth outstanding FinTech startups and offer them a gateway into the European market through the Luxembourg financial center*.
Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, these high-level awards aim to bring the best of technology to Europe’s leading financial center. Only the top 10 FinTech startups will be selected to pitch during the Grand Final, before an audience of financial professionals. We have assembled a jury composed of prominent entrepreneurs, investors, and other personalities, all committed to helping firms take off in Luxembourg.
*Please note that to win the prize of €50,000 and the Technoport hosting your company must be incorporated in Luxembourg (or be so within 12 months of winning).
15 March - 17 April 2016FinTech startups submit an application for the awards, telling us about their brilliant and innovative businesses.
Selection and notification
17 April - 30 April 2016A panel of international experts will select the top 15 FinTech companies from all the applicants. The top 15 are invited to pitch at the semi-final of the FinTech Awards.
9 May 2016Each semi-finalist will have three minutes to pitch their solution and convince the jury that they should be selected as a top 10 finalist.
21 June 2016 @KPMG PlageThe Grand Final will be held at the KPMG Plage, surrounded by sand, fun and sun. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna will present the award winners with their prizes.
The KPMG Hub for Entrepreneurship is a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs, based in Luxembourg and launched in June 2015,
aiming at supporting innovative companies to run, fund and grow their businesses throughout Europe.
Thanks to a wide range of members, including some of the major Financial Institutions, Large Corporates, Investors and Corporate Partners, the KPMG Hub for Entrepreneurship provides a complete ecosystem to foster innovation from Luxembourg.
Maison Moderne is the leading independent media company in Luxembourg. A publisher of magazines since 1994.
Specialising in the creation and distribution of print content and quality live events, Maison Moderne generates turnover of 9 million euros per year. Its activities include a publishing house, a communication agency specialised in content marketing, a sales agency and a business club.
Maison Moderne’s leading media brands include magazines Paperjam, Delano and Archiduc, the dining and food guide Explorator, as well as Flydoscope, the in-flight magazine published for airline company Luxair, City Mag, the official magazine published by the Ville de Luxembourg, Merkur, the magazine published by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, and hex, the magazine published for the Nordstad.
The Luxembourg ICT Cluster brings together various actors in the field of ICT in Luxembourg with the goal of fostering new and
sustainable business opportunities through collaborative research, development and innovation projects. It aims at optimising the
uptake of ICT as an enabling technology for various sectors and the further development of the existing ICT sector in Luxembourg
by encouraging networking and collaboration between the private and public sectors.
The cluster provides specific support activities and services to its members and offers a platform for networking, collaboration and exchange of experience.
Operating at the heart of Luxembourg’s innovation system, Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research,
is a key partner for anyone looking to engage into innovative activities in Luxembourg – from founders, entrepreneurs and
researchers to foreign enterprises and investors.
Luxinnovation acts as a facilitator for businesses that are seeking national or European funding, planning to launch an innovative activity, looking for technological expertise or aiming to upgrade their innovation management capabilities.
The Luxembourg Government initiative 'Digital Lëtzebuerg' aims at strengthening and consolidating in the long term the country's position in the ICT field.
The guiding principle behind the initiative is to diversify the economy and develop Luxembourg as a 'smart nation' — a modern, open, highly connected nation ready
to cope with a digital society, to the benefit of the citizens and all of the socio-economic sectors.
Horizontal by design, it is piloted by three ministers with the systematic focus of bringing together public and private stakeholders.
The specific current working groups cover:
Our main goal at Technoport® is to help and support individuals to validate and bridge their ideas to success by providing tailored-made services, access to networks and a professional business environment through three main platforms: