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Lighthouse Program (LDP)

Reasons to join

  • 75% of Lighthouse participants have created corporate partnerships
  • Companies have raised €30m during or immediately after Lighthouse
  • 370k+ media impressions generated per program
  • Cumulative program quality score is 9.1 scored by participants
  • Access to the 40+ Lighthouse alumni companies
  • Free consultation from fintech attorneys and growth advisors
  • Personal introductions to investors beyond NFT
  • All-expense-paid stage time at Slush or Money 20/20 for program finalists
  • Winner receives a sponsored invitation to Mastercard Start Path pitch day

Program overview

Lighthouse is a collaboration network that fosters symbiotic growth between banks, fintechs and Mastercard. The program takes place over three workshops that exist to bring partnership projects to life. The partnerships that make the most progress will be invited to continue the program for the final event, and the company that makes the greatest improvement overall will be declared the program winner.

2020 Fall edition 

The current situation is causing us to re-double our efforts on making the world a more prosperous and secure place. Now more than ever we need to build community across differences. Lighthouse is stepping up to support the ecosystem and you can be part of it! 

We are currently looking for companies tackling – but not exclusively – the following categories within Fintech:

Financial support

  • Lending, Insurances 

Cyber-security 

  • Authentication, Identity, Fraud

Market intelligence

  • Data Solutions, Risk management, Analysis, Insights 

Payments 

  • Cross border, B2B, Commerce, P2P 

Efficiency 

  • Banking as a service, AI, Blockchain, Digital enablement 

Experience 

  • Merchant solutions, credit acceptance, IoT, Wearables, AR, Mobility

Financial Inclusion

  • Financial Inclusion, Corporate sustainability, Micro entrepreneur

  

OUR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

You’re a fit if you’re “partnership ready” company, working on a relevant product space. To be part of the program, your company should also fit the following criteria: 

Solution

Proof of concept or commercially live product

Fit

Relevant to mastercard or its bank partners

Team

Three or more full time team members

Geo

Nordic or Baltic country, especially in a host city

If you fill in our eligibility criteria, please apply here.

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