• NewFinance October FinTech Meetup - Future of Invoicing + MKB FintechLab

    Hi Everyone, Welcome to our FinTech October Meetup. This monthly session is focused on new solutions in the field of invoicing, personal networking, showcasing, with a special presentation of an opportunity to join and cooperate with bank-backed financial innovation lab - MKB FintechLab. Please join us to catch up with the latest developments in the scene. The session will also provide opportunities for everyone to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on; please ping an Organiser if you'd like your project listed on the event listing here, otherwise please feel free to just turn up and tell us what you're doing. Agenda Please be aware that the agenda is updated on a regular basis 6:00pm - Doors open Refreshments and Networking Opportunities 6:30pm - Session starts -> Welcome address Peter Erjavec (https://www.linkedin.com/in/petererjavec/), NewFinance Slovenia Chapter Organiser, Legal Advisor. -> Presentations 1. Domen Uršič (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ursicdomen), CMO at Hive Terminal (https://www.hiveterminal.com), a blockchain based invoice financing platform, which you can use to instantly unlock your working capital. 2. Boštjan Pišler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pisler/), CEO at Studio404, which developed an invoicing solution called Space Invoices (https://spaceinvoices.com), an invoicing API that helps developers focus on building software instead of dealing with financial calculations and invoicing legislation. 3. Zoltán Borbás (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoltanborbas/), Investment Manager at MKB FintechLab and Erzsébet Vizaknai (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erzsebetvizaknai/), Community Manager at MKB FintechLab (https://fintechlab.hu), a leading Budapest-based banking innovation lab and startup investor founded by MKB Bank. Through their flagship accelerator program they support early stage fintech startups. Each year they host selected startups from the Central and Eastern Europe in a 12-week intensive program. They will tell you more about the opportunities for fintech startups who join their program. -> Show & Tell Delegates are invited to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on in the FinTech scene. 7:30pm - Closing Shout-outs, communications, feedback and thanks Further Networking Opportunities 8:30pm Session ends Thank you to the sponsors of this event: MKB FintechLab (https://fintechlab.hu) Cheers The NewFinance Team

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  • NewFinance April Meetup - Startup Cafe - Polara & Sofitto

    Svetovna Kavarna Sputnik

    Please note that the event will be held in Slovenian. Hi Everyone, Please join us for our April FinTech Meetup. After successful December event we are again joining forces with Startup Cafe and bringing you an interesting discussion on the topic of the use of blockchain in fintech. Europe has become the center of fintech startups, which is being also widely used by blockchain enthusiasts. The financial industry will be the first to be thoroughly shaken by blockchain startups. The Slovenian entrepreneurs are following the trend. This is why we invited two interesting speakers to tell us more about that. 7:45am - Doors open Networking Opportunities 8:00am - Session starts -> Welcome address Žiga Perović (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zigaperovic/), NewFinance Slovenia Chapter Organiser, Legal Advisor at ICONOMI (https://www.iconomi.net) Iztok Hočevar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/iztokhocevar/), Startup Cafe (http://startupcafe.si) Organiser, Communications Advisor at Cofound.it (https://cofound.it) -> Discussion Boštjan Pišler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pisler/), CEO of Polara (https://www.polara.io) - enabling decentralized invoice authentication. Lan Filipič (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lan-filipic-670420ba/), COO at Sofitto (https://sofitto.com/) - merging Blockchain technology into conventional banking card products through the development of the ‘Sofitto card’. Boštjan and Lan will discuss: - What are the biggest challenges of fintech blockchain startups? - Is ICO really the best way to fund a fintech blockchain startup today? - Is Slovenia truly a promised land for blockchain startups? 8:45am - Closing Shout-outs, questions, feedback and thanks Further Networking Opportunities 9:30am Session ends Cheers Žiga

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  • NewFinance March FinTech Meetup - Open Mic Night

    Hi Everyone, Welcome to our FinTech Open Mic Night. This monthly session is focused on personal networking and showcasing, so please join us to catch up with the latest developments in the scene. The session will also provide opportunities for everyone to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on; please ping an Organiser if you'd like your project listed on the event listing here, otherwise please feel free to just turn up and tell us what you're doing. Agenda Please be aware that the agenda is updated on a regular basis 6:00pm - Doors open Refreshments and Networking Opportunities 7:00pm - Session starts -> Welcome address Žiga Perović (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zigaperovic/), NewFinance Slovenia Chapter Organiser, Legal Advisor at ICONOMI (https://www.iconomi.net). Lightning Pitches 1. Georges Al Medawar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/almedawar/), Director of Strategic Development at AuditChain (https://www.auditchain.com), world's first decentralized continuous audit and reporting protocol ecosystem for enterprise. 2. Tilen Šarlah (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tilen-šarlah/), Co-Founder at Tradershub (https://www.tradershub.io), the first all-in-one Crypto Trading Platform. 3. Simon Sovič (https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonsovic/), Business Development & PR at CHERR.IO (https://www.cherr.io), a global donation platform with blockchain-powered ecosystem. 4. Klemen Rupnik (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rupniklemen/), Co-Founder at OceanPool, inclusive early stage fundraising platform (https://www.oceanpool.io). 5. Blaž Bregar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazb/), Co-Founder at 0xBASE, first mobile dApp infrastructure for the devices of today and the token economies of tomorrow (http://0xbase.com). 6. Martin Mikeln (https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-mikeln-6781ab6a/), Co-Founder and CEO at Eventum (https://eventum.network), the world's first decentralized platform where the truth is sourced from the crowd and then automatically turned into a real-time API. 7. Mitja Vezovišek (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitjavezovisek/), CEO at MoneyRebel, platform providing entrance to crypto, powered by marketplace of advisors (https://moneyrebel.io). -> Show & Tell Delegates are invited to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on in the FinTech scene. 8:00pm - Closing Shout-outs, communications, feedback and thanks Further Networking Opportunities 9:00pm Session ends Thank you to the sponsors of this event: Eventum (https://eventum.network), the world's first decentralized platform where the truth is sourced from the crowd and then automatically turned into a real-time API, and CHERR.IO (https://www.cherr.io), a global donation platform with blockchain-powered ecosystem. Cheers The NewFinance Team

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  • NewFinance February FinTech Meetup - globalID

    Hi Everyone, This time we are hosting a startup from San Francisco, called globalID. They are developing the next-gen identity platform that enables portable, private, and secure identity. We will be joined by Mitja Simcic, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at globalID. Mr. Simcic will present identity platform globaliD as well as talk about the new blockchain that is currently under development and uses globaliD as an identity provider. globaliD also has a development team based in Slovenia so if you are a developer interested in identity/crypto space you shouldn't miss this one as they are looking for reinforcements. Agenda Please be aware that the talk will be in Slovenian and that the agenda is updated on a regular basis. 6:00pm - Doors open Refreshments and Networking Opportunities 7:00pm - Session starts -> Welcome address Žiga Perović (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zigaperovic), NewFinance Slovenia Chapter Organiser, Legal Advisor at ICONOMI -> Presentation of globalID Mitja Simčič is a 20+ year veteran in industry with experience in driving cross company engineering initiatives (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitjasimcic/). He was involved in projects as ROIDNA, Qloud.io, and Kupi. He deals with implementing the right solutions to solve business problems that are sustainable, scalable and cost-effective. globalID is a company creating a global ID ecosystem with true portability, including portable identity, wallet, message box, and permissions. Benefits of the solution, among others, include the reduction of friction for users, hacking and different compliance factors, and fraud risk. The solution is global, but tailored to local jurisdiction. More Information Find out more about globalID at https://www.globalid.net -> Show & Tell Delegates are invited to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on in the FinTech scene 8:00pm - Closing Shout-outs, communications, feedback and thanks Further Networking Opportunities 9:00pm Session ends Cheers The NewFinance Team

  • NewFinance December Meetup - Startup Cafe

    Svetovna Kavarna Sputnik

    Please note that the event will be held in Slovenian. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Hi Everyone, Please join us for our December FinTech Meetup. This time we are joining forces with Startup Cafe and bringing you an interesting discussion on the topic of FinTechs vs. Banks. Will traditional banks and financial institutions be replaced by the likes of N26 and Revolut? May we forget about stocks and stock companies because of various new ways of financing and organization? Startups emerging in the field of financial technology (FinTechs) are challenging the dominant position of the established players so far. At the same time, financial institutions globally are increasing their investment into FinTech. Agenda Please be aware that the agenda is updated on a regular basis 7:45am - Doors open Networking Opportunities 8:00am - Session starts -> Welcome address Žiga Perović (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zigaperovic/), NewFinance Slovenia Chapter Organiser, Legal Advisor at ICONOMI (https://www.iconomi.net) Iztok Hočevar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/iztokhocevar/), Startup Cafe (http://startupcafe.si) Organiser, Communications Advisor at Cofound.it (https://cofound.it) -> Discussion Ervin Uršič Kovač (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ervinu/), COO of ICONOMI (https://www.iconomi.net) - Digital Assets Management Platform Marko Rant (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marko-rant-5546b941/), CEO and Co-founder of Invoice Exchange (https://www.borzaterjatev.si) 8:45am - Closing Shout-outs, questions, feedback and thanks Further Networking Opportunities 9:30am Session ends Cheers Žiga

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  • NewFinance October FinTech Meetup - PSD2 and GDPR

    Hi Everyone, Please join us for our October FinTech Open Mic Night. This month we're looking at regulatory changes that will have a great effect on FinTech in the near future. First half of 2018 will bring two major new pieces of regulation - the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect from January and May respectively. Although they seem unconnected, these two initiatives do share some common aims and may change the area of banking and finance. The session will also provide opportunities for everyone to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on; please ping an Organiser if you'd like your project listed on the event listing here, otherwise please feel free to just turn up and tell us what you're doing. Agenda Please be aware that the agenda is updated on a regular basis 6:00pm - Doors open Refreshments and Networking Opportunities 6:30pm - Session starts -> Welcome address Žiga Perović (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zigaperovic/), NewFinance Slovenia Chapter Organiser, Legal Advisor at Iconomi (https://www.iconomi.net). -> Sponsor messages Jasna Plantan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasna-plantan-a88755a/), CEO at Hekovnik (http://hekovnik.com/) -> Pitches Miha Urek (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mihaurek/), CEO at https://360finance.guru , application for providing 360 degrees financial evaluation -> Presentations Kaja Batagelj (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaja-batagelj-882509b4/), Legal Advisor at UniCredit Bank Slovenia (https://www.unicreditbank.si) - Payment Services Directive 2 and "third party providers" Matija Urankar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/matija-urankar-819155b4/), Attorney Trainee, and Katarina Mervič (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katarina-mervic-929b2025/), Attorney-at-Law at Law Firm Miro Senica and Attorneys (http://www.senica.si) - General Data Protection Regulation and its effects on FinTech -> Show & Tell Delegates are invited to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on in the FinTech scene. 8:00pm - Closing Shout-outs, communications, feedback and thanks Further Networking Opportunities 9:00pm Session ends Cheers Eddie

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  • NewFinance July FinTech Open Mic Night - ICOs

    N.B. Our apologies but this event is Sold Out as we have a limited number of places at the venue. Please join us at one of our future events ------------------------------------------------------------------ Hi Everyone, Please join us for our July FinTech Open Mic Night. This month we're looking at Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a subject that has received a lot of attention lately. While cryptocurrencies and blockchain in general are revolutionizing the world of finance, Slovenia is becoming a hotspot for ICOs, which represent a faster, cheaper and more efficient way of funding startups and projects. At this session we will host pitches of blockchain-related startups and a panel discussion on ICOs and their impact on finance. The session will also provide opportunities for everyone to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on; please ping an Organiser if you'd like your project listed on the event listing here, otherwise please feel free to just turn up and tell us what you're doing Agenda Please be aware that the agenda is updated on a regular basis 6:00pm - Doors open Refreshments and Networking Opportunities 6:30pm - Session starts -> Welcome address Žiga Perović (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zigaperovic/), NewFinance Slovenia Chapter Organiser, Associate at Karanovic & Nikolic (https://www.karanovic-nikolic.com/), a leading regional law firm. Works with international and domestic clients in the field of banking & finance and corporate law. -> Sponsor messages Jasna Plantan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasna-plantan-a88755a/), CEO at Hekovnik (http://hekovnik.com/) -> Presentations Boštjan Pišler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pisler/), Studio 404 (https://docsend.com/view/2pnmvhf), developer of Crypto (https://www.facebook.com/CryptoTheBot/), a Messenger bot for providing cryptocurrency information. -> Panel discussion - ICOs and their impact on finance Jan Isaković (https://www.linkedin.com/in/janisakovic/), Co-founder at Cofound.it (https://cofound.it/en/) Primož Kordež (https://www.linkedin.com/in/primoz-kordez-frm-9878b463/), Advisor at Iconomi (https://www.iconomi.net/) Gregor Koželj (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregor-ko%C5%BEelj-19075434/), CEO at X8 Currency (https://x8currency.com/) Gregor Novak (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregor-novak-520b72142/), CEO & Co-founder at SunContract (https://suncontract.org/) Vladimir Milošević (https://www.linkedin.com/in/vladom/), CEO & Co-founder at Conda Crowdinvesting Slovenia (https://www.conda.si/sl/home-slovenia/) -> Show & Tell Delegates are invited to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on in the FinTech scene. 8:00pm - Closing Shout-outs, communications, feedback and thanks Further Networking Opportunities 9:00pm Session ends Cheers Eddie Thank you to our Partners: Hekovnik (http://hekovnik.com/)Startup School is the link between institutional / university knowledge and the global market. By providing accelerated programs for startups and growth companies, we add the business component into the mix to bridge the gap between knowledge and realities of the market.

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  • NewFinance Inaugural FinTech Open Mic Night

    Hi Everyone, Please join us for our Inaugural monthly FinTech Open Mic Night. In this session we'd like to introduce the NewFinance group to the Ljubljana FinTech scene, and to explain more about our global vision and how we see Ljubljana FinTech developing as a global player. The session will also provide opportunities for everyone to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on; please ping an Organiser if you'd like your project listed on the event listing here, otherwise please feel free to just turn up and tells us what you're doing Agenda Please be aware that the agenda is updated on a regular basis 7:00pm - Doors open Refreshments and Networking Opportunities 7:30pm - Session starts -> Welcome address Žiga Perović (https://www.meetup.com/NewFinanceSlovenia/members/222823782/), NewFinance Slovenia Chapter Organiser, Junior Associate at Karanovic & Nikolic (https://www.karanovic-nikolic.com/), a leading regional law firm. Works with international and domestic clients in the field of banking & finance and corporate law. -> Sponsor messages Jasna Plantan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasna-plantan-a88755a/), CEO at Hekovnik (http://hekovnik.com/) -> Keynotes Eddie George (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/eddiegeorge), Founder & CEO, NewFinance Eddie will explain the history of NewFinance and it's mission and objectives, and also the international perspective. He will also canvass the group for areas of interest that the group would like to cover in future sessions -> Presentations Lan Filipič (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lan-filipic-670420ba/), CFA, is a Senior Manager in Deloitte consulting in Slovenia (https://www2.deloitte.com/si/sl.html). His main area of work is with financial institutions, where he covered various topics in the areas of business unit on strategy, technology and operational excellence. He has experience with large clients in Slovenia, Central Europe and beyond. Recently has worked with start-ups in developing joint go-to-market propositions in the areas of interledger-based P2P funds transfers and crowdsourcing. Lan is a member of the Board of CFA Society Slovenia (https://www.cfasociety.org/slovenia/Pages/CFA.aspx). Simon Steinman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-steinman-02ab603/), Head of Payment Services at Hal mBills (http://www.mbills.si/), the first FinTech company to receive an e-money licence from the Central Bank of Slovenia -> Show & Tell Delegates are invited to tell the group a little about what they're interested in and what they're working on in the FinTech scene 8:30pm - Closing Shout-outs, communications, feedback and thanks Further Networking Opportunities 9:00pm Session ends Cheers Eddie Thank you to our Partners: Hekovnik (http://hekovnik.com/)Startup School is the link between institutional / university knowledge and the global market. By providing accelerated programs for startups and growth companies, we add the business component into the mix to bridge the gap between knowledge and realities of the market.

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