Mastercard and NFT Ventures have started working together to explore how to make a bigger impact on the Nordic and Baltic Fintech communities. After scanning the market and seeing what others were doing, we began to see a noticeable void. It seemed like there were plenty of nice get togethers where a large company sponsored a meetup and served a few beers, which we thoroughly enjoyed, but were left with a few business cards and a limited amount of meaningful interactions. On the other hand there is no shortage of corporate backed accelerators willing to open their resources up for a small fee of 7-12% equity. But what about those who want to collaborate and make meaningful connections, but can’t uproot their company for 3 months, aren’t ready to give away equity for coaching, or just want to continue those conversations that began at the meetups? The Lighthouse Development Program (LDP) is our best attempt at filling this void. LDP hopes to build relationships with the companies shaking things up. Don’t uproot for 3 months, just keep doing what you are doing. Join LDP and discuss your challenges with industry experts, explore partnership opportunities with Mastercard and learn more about raising the next round with NFT Ventures. Partnerships, funding, it’s all possible, but it should happen organically by putting innovative corporations, investors, and startups in the room together, learning from one another, and exploring the possibilities. We are pretty excited about the Lighthouse Development Program and can’t wait to start working with companies who want to make a big impact. If you are interested explore our website, apply to the program, meet us at Money 20/20, or feel free to contact us with any general inquiries.
The Lighthouse Team