Bankify at Get in the Ring
Out of over 250 startups, a selection committee consisting of investors and business professionals selected Bankify to battle Etergo, an electric scooter startup, on stage as heavyweights. Intense minutes of battle-pitching, covering Bankify’s team, achievements, business model & market, financials & investment proposition and at last, freestyle, led to Bankify being crowned heavyweight winner of Get in the Ring Netherlands.
In tandem with the joy of winning the live battles, VenturesOne announced on stage to invest 250k in Bankify. Succeeding both achievements, Robeco Asset Management announced that Bankify was selected to further explore how our solutions support the corporate during a pilot.
Three very productive and successful days in Rotterdam also granted Bankify access to the Global Meetup 2019, hosted in Berlin. This three-day entrepreneurial retreat was attended by close to 450 visitors, 300 organizations and almost 150 promising startups who won the Get in the Ring battles in one of the other 100 countries.
Meeting such innovative startups from so many countries and sectors was an eye-opening experience. The first evening’s traditional German dinner at Hofbräu fueled the informal conversations, networking and matchmaking. The next day, Bankify participated in 1-on-1 meetings with startups, corporates and investors during the ‘Future Sessions Fintech’ at Alte Börse. Discussions with EY Global, Rabobank and UBS (among others) were continued during the evening’s dinner at SAGE beach. The last day was packed with an innovation tour and concluded with Get in the Ring’s distinctive battles.
Get in the Ring took Bankify from Finland to the Netherlands on to Germany. For us, participating proved very fruitful, resulting not only in exposure, investment and customer-cases, but also in an expansive network of startups at the forefront of technology.