Connecting Berlin’s Fin & Tech Startups with the US Market
BFI Summer BBQ & “Made in Berlin" meets Atlanta
Berlin MEETS USA
Advance Berlin as the leading European Fintech & Tech Hub by supporting and catalyzing the next era of technology-led corporate and startup innovators to scale their business in the USA.
Enter our transatlantic network, and get the support to accelerate your business in the world’s leading Fintech ecosystem.
Berlin is the Leading
fintech hub in the EU
In Berlin, Six out of seven german FINtech unicorns were foundeD
USA is leading in deals and funding vs. $26.5B in europe (2021)
USA has the highest number of new fintech unicorns worldwide (2021)
5 GOOD REASONS
TO JOIN OUR
Get essential information about go-to-market and scaling in the USA
Gain fresh ideas and make your product US-market-ready
Engage with accomplished entrepreneurs on best practices for US expansion
Interact with US investors and build relationships with potential partners
Join our networking events in New York City, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, and Berlin
"The American fintech sector is dynamic and competitive, yet there remains a lot of space to disrupt and innovate, especially where technology can level the playing field. But a copy/paste of a European business model won't cut it; the local context and regulation differ significantly. We've found that cultivating domestic talent, backed by support from the mothership, is a key ingredient. Entering the U.S., while daunting, can be the right next step given the size of the prize."
Marcel Bock, CEO, Raisin US
"I believe cooperations between international markets are crucial for growing startups. The U.S. market is the biggest and most dynamic market for us due to its endless opportunities and synergies. Berlin being the number one hub for fintech in Europe, startups should scale up their business in the U.S. market. Born and raised in Berlin and having lived many years in the U.S. I believe both markets can benefit from each other."
Dr. Shoshana Feingold-Studnik,
Investor at Panthera
Fin-Tech Leaders is a network of the Berlin Finance Initiative, USA supported by Berlin Business Office, USA and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This project was funded as part of the Union's response to the Covid 19 pandemic.
We are committed to facilitating the introduction of Berlin Fin & Tech Startups into the US market. By creating a network for Fin & Tech executives and leaders, our activities aim to enable business cooperation and internationalization between Berlin and US companies and increase the attractiveness of Berlin’s Fin & Tech startup ecosystem in the US.
NETWORK LAUNCH ON JUNE 1, 2022
80 PINE STREET, 24TH FL., NEW YORK, NY 10005
fin-tech leaders network
Fin-Tech Leaders Network Activities
Gain access to essential go-to-market information and events, meet with industry leaders, and network with fellow entrepreneurs and US investors in Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, and New York City.
Fin-Tech Leaders Launch April 2022
Network Now Open to Public
Fin-Tech Leaders Pitch Events 2022
Atlanta, New York City Miami, and Berlin
Fin-Tech Leaders Pitch Events 2023
San Francisco and Berlin
Delegations to the Fin & Tech hotspots 2022/23
Atlanta, New York City, Miami and San Francisco
Market Readiness Workshops, February & April 2023
Focus on Go-to-Market and Innovations,
Fin-Tech Leaders Network Activities
Live Webinars, Q&As, Meetups, Summer BBQ Events
Expansion Playbook (Release: June 2023)
Step-by-Step U.S. Expansion Guide for Berlin's Fin & Techs
Join Our Next Events
BFI Exclusive Finance & Tech BBQ
Thu, June 30, 2022
6:00 PM CEST
Rooftop of RIDE on Watergate House
Falckensteinstraße 49, 10997 Berlin
berlin / atlanta
´´Made in Berlin`` meets Atlanta, GA
Wed, July 6, 2022
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM CEST
Studio 14 @RBB
Masurenallee 20, 14057 Berlin
"Made in Berlin" meets Atlanta (Lunch Edition)
October 28, 2022
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM EDT
@ Metro Atlanta Chamber
Meet leading Berlin FinTech startups and gain insights into the Berlin/Atlanta FinTech ecosystems.
New York City
Fin-Tech Leaders Conference, NYC
November 1, 2022
3:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
@ Deutsche Bank Center 1 Columbus Circle
Get exclusive insights into the German & US FinTech scene, meet leading Berlin FinTech startups and learn about US expansion best practices.
Ready for Takeoff?
Be a part of the first transatlantic network for Berlin’s Fin & Tech ecosystem
Initiator Berlin Finance Initiative
"Excellence in finance and tech is more important than ever. Our BFI Fin-Tech Leaders network is the direct link between EU and US markets."
Head of Berlin Finance Initiative, USA
"The US finance & tech sectors are competitive, but opportunities are plentiful. You can build strong relationships and grow beyond Europe with the right people and products. Our network can help facilitate that!"