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Competitors come together to support innovative startups in the midst of the corona crisis

This November NCE Finance Innovation officially opened the Fintech Hub at Media City Bergen - a place where startups, investors, tech companies and corporates meet to innovate and create the jobs of the future.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and partial lock-down, the interdisciplinary ecosystem in the Fintech Hub has flourished. Several members of the cluster have joined forces to ensure future growth of new and innovative fintech’s, despite the challenges we all are facing. Among the Fintech Hub’s sponsors are Sparebanken Vest, DNB, Fana Sparebank, Tryg and Frende Forsikring. Academia is also well represented with the University of Bergen and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), who find value in having close ties with the industry.

The Fintech Hub has during Covid-19 seen a massive growth for some of our startups. Horde has within a short time span grown from 1-15 employees and currently holds the Norwegian crowdfunding record (12 mNOK). The Fintech Hub has already witnessed the connection and collaboration between in-house investors and startups. We can clearly see that meeting places such as this provides unique conditions and possibilities for collaboration, innovation, and creation of new jobs, which benefit all of our members across the country.

The cluster is partly funded by Siva, Forskningsrådet and Innovation Norway, and they are quite enthusiastic about the opening of the Fintech Hub as well:

“Innovation Norway is proud and excited about the Fintech Hub opening and the important work the cluster does. In a short time, the fintech cluster has established itself as an important player for Norway. The cluster has grown from being a regional initiative to a national initiative in record time” - Håkon Haugli, CEO at Innovation Norway.

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