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We are looking for business partners to join us in building innovative services to shape the future of Open Banking!

OP is the largest financial group in Finland, offering banking, insurance and wealth management services to nearly 5 million customers. OP is evolving into a multi-branch services company, with services launching in commerce, living and mobility sectors.

Regulatory changes within Europe are ushering in a new age of banking. With OP Open Banking Collaboration Program, we want to start valuable collaborations with innovative startups, with the aim of launching new services and products to the Finnish market.

OP will offer startups up to 50,000€ in grants, expertise, and streamlined access to the Finnish market of 5M multi-lingual, tech-savy consumers , and requires no equity from participating startups. Participating startups do not have to relocate; work from where you are with the exception of a few funded trips to Helsinki, Finla...
Application period is now open!

We are looking for business partners to join us in building innovative services to shape the future of Open Banking!

OP is the largest financial group in Finland, offering banking, insurance and wealth management services to nearly 5 million customers. OP is evolving into a multi-branch services company, with services launching in commerce, living and mobility sectors.

Regulatory changes within Europe are ushering in a new age of banking. With OP Open Banking Collaboration Program, we want to start valuable collaborations with innovative startups, with the aim of launching new services and products to the Finnish market.

OP will offer startups up to 50,000€ in grants, expertise, and streamlined access to the Finnish market of 5M multi-lingual, tech-savy consumers , and requires no equity from participating startups. Participating startups do not have to relocate; work from where you are with the exception of a few funded trips to Helsinki, Finland, for program-related bootcamps.

We are looking for funded startups, (ideally at least post-seed/series A), which have developed and deployed innovative Open Banking services in the field of:

Personal Finance Management 
- Solutions for enabling and empowering customers to manage finances and wealth, invest, manage loans, subscribe to insurance services

Payments
- New payment service providers (PISPs) which allow payment initiation from payer's bank account directly to an e-merchant, or other beneficiary

Solutions for SMBs
- Services that help small and mid size businesses integrate easier with banks, provide access and visibility to payer's account


The program’s kick-off is a 4-day long Innovation Challenge in March 2017, held in Helsinki, Finland, that ends in a pitching day. The winning startups will be invited to the Open Banking Startup Collaboration Program starting in March 2017, where each startup can be granted up to of 50 000€. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered up to for 2000€ for teams coming from abroad.

Program application 15th of January to February 4th.
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Anton Danielsen
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Anton Danielsen Head of Startup Partnerships at OP Financial
Iida Karlstedt
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Iida Karlstedt Partnership Coordinator @ OP Lab
Kristian Luoma
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Kristian Luoma Head of OP Lab
Miia Paavola
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Miia Paavola Startup Collaboration Coordinator @OP
Miikka Niemelä
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Miikka Niemelä Partnership Coordinator @ OP Lab
Philippe Santraine
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Philippe Santraine Consultant @ OP Lab, Venture Architect