Latvia has proved to be extremely active in terms of fintech startups and disruption of banking, and we are glad to see that Rietumu Challenge is already becoming a launchpad for fintech startups that wish to grow and expand. From our perspective, the event was very useful - the most valuable of part was the mentors, with whom we discussed many operational as well as strategic questions.

Because Rietumu Challenge has already become an established brand in Baltic fintech community, in the future we would ideally like to see it develop as also an alumni platform for ex-participants to share knowledge and resources to help grow the local fintech scene. One example would be to organise quarterly Challenge alumni/mentor meetups to share the development progress and exchange contacts and experience.

-- Rolands Mesters, Nordigen

General sponsor Rietumu is the leading bank of Latvia with local private capital, specialising in corporate banking and affluent individuals.

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