Swedbank co-creation space powered by Swedbank, located on the 5th floor of Swedbank headquarters in Riga, is home to innovative projects and ideas taking live form beyond the digital collaboration opportunities provided by the bank.
Swedbank co-creation space is a place where the bank opens its doors to innovative ideas, enterprising people and new technologies, becoming a bridge that connects them with experience and access to international markets.
The aims of Swedbank co-creation space are to actively help industry start-ups grow, as well as gain valuable contacts, knowledge and practical support. It is a co-working and event space that supports the development of both new ideas and the entire industry, especially within the field of financial technologies.
It has hosted two fintech accelerators managed by our partners Startup Wise Guys and is home to 15+ companies and community partners actively working on innovative solutions.
Swedbank co-creation space is home to many different events, including SeedTalks - a monthly meetup series aiming to bring together the forces of the Baltic finance, technology and startup communities. Once a month, anyone interested in technology, startups and banking is invited to join us and dig deeper into specific topics related to innovations.
We also open the space for various events hosted by other companies and community partners. Information about upcoming events can be found on the Swedbank Latvia Facebook page. To inquire about the possibility to host an event at the Swedbank co-creation space, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swedbank co-creation space, an innovation space powered by Swedbank, aims to actively support early and seed stage start-up teams, facilitating the development of new, potentially groundbreaking ideas and the entire startup ecosystem.
For start-ups that pass the selection process, Swedbank offers an opportunity to use Swedbank co-creation space as a work space for business development for free, as well as to take advantage of the additional amenities and benefits offered by the Swedbank co-creation space and Swedbank.
Swedbank co-creation space offers an opportunity to use the space as a work environment for early stage technology start-ups, mainly before the first major fundraising, and for small teams. Priority is given to new fintech start-ups, and secondary to companies from other related sectors.
At the moment all spaces are filled, but you can submit the application form and we will get in touch with you if your company matches the above profile and any spaces open up at Swedbank co-creation space.
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Stage of funding
Series A, B or C
Markets & Clients
Today, Swedbank co-creation space is home to 15+ companies and community partners. Click on the logos below to visit their websites.
For inquiries regarding Swedbank co-creation space e-mail us to email@example.com. To catch up with the latest events in Swedbank co-creation space, follow the Swedbank Latvia Facebook page.
The finance industry in Latvia in general, and it’s capital Riga in particular, has been traditionally strong. Financial services have consistently ranked among the leading service export areas in the Baltic region, in large parts benefitting from Riga as the trading bridge between European, Nordic and CIS economies.
A skilled and ambitious talent pool, advantageous geographic location and high-tech digital infrastructure has facilitated the recent meteoric rise of the IT sector. As the nascent IT industry is merging with strong roots in finance, the current innovation trends act as a catalyst for growth and innovation. Fintech is the strongest startup segment in Latvia, with a wide scope of players starting from crypto hardware giants to small payments services.
For the first-ever Latvian fintech report, Swedbank Latvia partnered with the Latvian Startup association for an in-depth survey of active companies in Latvia, with the aim to take the temperature of the current fintech landscape. Survey respondents represent 40% of all currently active fintech startups registered in Latvia, offering a deeper view into the current trends of the fintech ecosystem.
Active fintech companies registered in Latvia
Startups with an international team
Are looking to hire within the next year
Companies have a female in the executive team
Doing Business 2020
connectivity and digital infrastructure
eGovernment Benchmark in Europe
direct routes from Riga Airport
fastest internet speed in the world
mobile data usage in the world
growth of employed specialists in IT sector
of 25-34 year olds know at least 2 languages
of students are international
Latvia has been steadily growing as an emerging startup hub. With a population under 2 million people, the country has not only supported the growth of local startups with flexible regulations and business infrastructure, but increasingly positioned itself as the headquarters for many international startups looking for the best launchpad.
With all the necessary preconditions to serve as a springboard for high-tech IT companies, Latvia can boast a digital-first approach to government services, competitive digital infrastructure and an ambitious, talented and multilingual workforce making it easier for founders based in Riga to build strong international teams with a global outlook from day one.
For more information regarding Swedbank co-creation space or Latvian Fintech Report 2020 e-mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org. To catch up with the latest events in Swedbank co-creation space, follow the Swedbank Latvia Facebook page.
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