We became an official partner to the Wise Guys Fintech 3 accelerator programme hosted by ROCKIT and supported by other partners such as Swedbank and Google Developers Launchpad.

Mentorship, investments, offices and other perks for startups

International startups accepted to the programme will have access to high level mentors from these companies, as well as potential pilots and other perks. The acceleration programme will run from October 2019 to February 2020 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Selected startups will receive up to EUR 50,000 initial investment with follow-on possibility, modern office space and an intense mentorship-driven programme.

Comments Sorainen partner Augustas Klezys: “We are truly excited to partner with the Wise Guys Fintech 3 accelerator programme and work with the most promising fintech startups. In recent years a significant number of fintech companies have launched their activities in the Baltics and Belarus. Having worked with many of them from the very beginning we gathered valuable know-how which this programme offers an excellent opportunity to share. I strongly believe that this initiative will further boost the fintech ecosystem in the region.”

Advising on regulatory, licensing and other matters

On top of mentoring during Regulatory Week, our Fintech sector team will also provide initial support in the Fintech business model, regulatory and corporate matters. Partners Augustas Klezys and Mantas Petkevičius with senior associates Laura Matukaitytė and Vytautas Sabalys will devote their energy to mentoring the startups and ensuring that their business models meet all legal requirements.

Apply for the programme or join the events

The plan is to select up to 12 startups for the programme. Over 100 startup applications have already been received and the deadline for applications is 11 September. Startups can apply online at: https://startupwiseguys.com/fintech/

Additionally, regular events will be open to the ecosystem and organised together with the ROCKIT – SWG + ROCKIT Masterclass. The first is happening already before the programme starts on September 10 with a guest speaker and Wise Guys Fintech mentor Remco Veenenberg on the topic “How to brand to banks?”.