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Episode #19 Fintech for Climate Change, part II

Episode #19 Fintech for Climate Change, part II

November 15, 2019

In the 19th episode Mads Tingsgård, Head of Fintech Intelligence at Copenhagen Fintech, invites Ian Choo, Founder at Ekofolio, to a conversation on how it is possible for fintech companies to make our earth a more livable place. 

Ekofolio focuses on investments in natural assets – forestry - and with a background as adjunct professor in sustainability, Ian will take you through the opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs and businesses to build a better world through passion, treating people the right way and how to ensure that your fintech will truly matter.

Episode #18 Fintech for Climate Change, part I

Episode #18 Fintech for Climate Change, part I

November 1, 2019

In the 18th episode Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO of Copenhagen Fintech talks to Jason Channell, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Citi Global Insights and Karim Jabbar, Co-founder of Solstroem & Industrial PhD Fellow. 

Jason was in Copenhagen for the C40 World Mayors Summit and to share his key-findings in the latest GPS Energy Darwinism report - The Electrifying Path to Net Zero Carbon. Solstroem automates the generation of micro carbon offsets (MCOs) from distributed solar installations in real-time, thus offering a fully-traceable and data-driven offsetting option to businesses and individuals.

In this episode we focus on the role of technology and specifically fintech in accelerating the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals and deliver on the targets by 2030. Listen in and get inspired by Jason and Karim that work every day towards making the world more sustainable and make fintech matter. 

Episode #17 PSD2, Open Banking and beyond

Episode #17 PSD2, Open Banking and beyond

October 18, 2019

14 September 2019 was the final deadline for PSD2 and now what? It is a piece of regulation that affects our everyday lives, both as consumers and as businesses. But have PSD2 delivered on its promise or is it still too early to evaluate the real impact? What will be the next big thing and is Open Banking a technology play or a change of mindset for incumbent banks? 

One thing is for sure, the PSD2 have caused a lot of discussion and worry, but has already given a lot to the industry and has much more to offer, changing banking (and now moving beyond banking) as we know it! Learn from two of the frontrunners in the Nordics, Michael Camphausen, Partner, Camphausen|Co Law Firm and Christian Panton, Co-founder, Nordic API Gateway.

Episode #16 License to Challenge

Episode #16 License to Challenge

October 4, 2019

In our 16th episode we talk to the Danish challenger bank, Lunar Way and what it is fintech aims to challenge with the established industry. Join Oliver, our Head of Startup Growth and Peter Smith, Bank Director at Lunar Way in their discussions about both the transformation on an industry, company and personal level that we’re undergoing from the old to the new.

Episode #15 Understanding Human Sustainability

Episode #15 Understanding Human Sustainability

September 20, 2019

It seems like there’s an epidemic on our hands. More and more founders and tech industry staff are struggling to deal with the pressures of running a startup, leading to self-destructive behaviour. Mental health problems permeate every industry, not just the tech industry, but the statistics seem to indicate that we have a particular problem. Together with Cecilie Willer, Business Psychologist & Coach at TODAY, we dive into what we as a community can do about it.

Episode #14 Decentralized finance matters

Episode #14 Decentralized finance matters

September 6, 2019

In our 14th episode, we dive into one of the hottest movements around: Powered by blockchain and distributed ledger technology, decentralized finance is the name of the game. But just what is a blockchain and a ledger? And how does the application of these technologies impact the world of finance and help us work against financial exclusion? This podcast episode dives into these questions and more. Join Sebastian from Copenhagen Fintech, Søren Peterfrom the Maker Foundation, and Jacob Pouncey from Saxo Bank, as they examine why fintech matters in creating a new world of finance.

Episode #13 Data ethics and digital trust

Episode #13 Data ethics and digital trust

June 7, 2019

In our 13th episode, we talk about the state of data ethics. In the Nordics, and in Denmark especially, a strong movement of user-centric digital trust is taking place, and the digital scene is undergoing rapid transformation. As data and insights grow, new pathways to the consumer and new potential revenue streams are opened for exploration. Join Sebastian, our Head of Alliances, Mads, our Head of Intelligence, and Lars Frelle, Director of the Confederation of Danish Industries, as we explore how digital trust can become a Nordic competitive advantage, and why fintech matters on this journey.

Episode #12 Failure matters

Episode #12 Failure matters

May 17, 2019

In our 12th episode, we talk about the value of perseverance as a founder and how to build a successful business on top of extremely difficult circumstances. Joining Oliver, our Head of Startup Growth we had the founders of Likvido and Nord Investments, Maximilian Frimmer and Anders Hartmann sharing their stories of how they dealt with bankruptcy and losing a bank partner.

Episode #11 A special Celebration Episode: Copenhagen FinTech Lab welcomes fintech startup no. 100!

Episode #11 A special Celebration Episode: Copenhagen FinTech Lab welcomes fintech startup no. 100!

May 3, 2019

In our 11th episode, we celebrate that since we first opened the doors 3 years ago, now have had more than 100 startups working and scaling as residents in the fintech lab in Copenhagen. We have invited the very first talented fintech entrepreneur who moved into the lab to talk about community, coworking, blockchain, Copenhagen and the other big issues in life.

Episode #10: A scaling business needs a scalable leader

Episode #10: A scaling business needs a scalable leader

April 19, 2019

We have made our 10th episode a bit more personal together with Jeppe Rindom, Founder and CEO of the Danish fintech startup Pleo. How do you think about strategy in building a startup? How do you design for building a rapid scaling company? What is the tipping point? When do you go from being involved in everything to being a ‘real’ CEO?