Partnership program – MKB Fintechlab

Fintechlab Partnership Program

At Fintechlab one of the main ways we nurture innovation is by working with leading fintechs through our flagship startup program. Focused on early validation in the form of proof-of-concept partnerships, we support our teams by providing ideation workshops and pitching opportunities to MKB Bank, access to a pool of test users for testing and validation, and dedicated project management and mentorship to keep projects on track.

We believe in combining our resources and dreams with those who are similarly motivated to delight customers.

If you have a great idea that could revolutionize the banking system and bring value to MKB, we want to hear from you!


APPLY NOW

Fintechlab Partnership Program

At Fintechlab one of the main ways we nurture innovation is by working with leading fintechs through our flagship startup program. Focused on early validation in the form of proof-of-concept partnerships, we support our teams by providing ideation workshops and pitching opportunities to MKB Bank, access to a pool of test users for testing and validation, and dedicated project management and mentorship to keep projects on track.

We believe in combining our resources and dreams with those who are similarly motivated to delight customers.

If you have a great idea that could revolutionize the banking system and bring value to MKB, we want to hear from you!


APPLY NOW

What we offer

Biz dev

We get you in the door to the right department from day 1

Ideation

Facilitated workshops with stakeholders from MKB Bank

Validation

Help with recruiting and scheduling bank customers and colleagues for user testing

Mentoring

Weekly sessions with dedicated mentors to help you stay on track

Long-term cooperation

Possibility to pitch in front of the management after and make a deal with MKB Bank

Who we’re looking for

Startups and scaleups who have products and services that create value for MKB Bank and the financial sector

Established companies that want to enhance their value propositions with Open Banking elements

Brilliant ideas with a clear value proposition for a defined target customer

Dedicated teams with a balance of skills (business and tech)

Customer centric mindset, open to iteration

Ability to develop and test prototypes based on commonly agreed value propositions

Willingness to relocate to Budapest for the program

What makes us different

We are first movers - we were the first fintech accelerator and first API Sandbox in the Hungarian market. We work with the best and brightest, not just within Hungary but beyond. We partner with all the key stakeholders in the ecosystem, from leading fintech startups (Transferwise, Revolut) to big corporates (Microsoft, KPMG, Google) to venture capitalists to regulators.

Backed by MKB Bank, we focus on digital transformation through customer centric design and we have an open door policy for new ideas, collaboration, co-creation and partnership.

We offer a 12 week long cooperation to develop ideas with stakeholders, build prototypes and validate it with customers with a chance of a signed partnership with MKB Bank. Instead of a cookie cutter approach we are keen to develop new products and services combining the best of both worlds.

How it works

Instead of once a year, our call is now open all year long.
We review applications on a rolling basis so apply now so we can get started as soon as possible!

1

Apply

Fill out our application form.
Be sure to include a concise 1-pager and product demo video that brings your solution to life.
2

Interview

Within 2 weeks, someone from Fintechlab will be in touch to schedule an interview
to get to know each other better.
3

Onboarding

Teams that are accepted will be invited for an onboarding week of meetings and
workshops to set up the scope of the partnership pilot.
The next onboarding week will be in February 2020.
4

Execution

12 weeks of intense development and customer validation!
5

Pitch to MKB management

Teams who make it through the 12 weeks of prototyping and user testing will be
invited to pitch their validated concepts to a panel of MKB top management
for a chance to receive funding for a larger-scale rollout of the concept.


Check out our Partners page for a full list of our investor and corporate partners,
our Mentors page for a sample of our expert mentor pool, our Portfolio page for testimonials
from our startups, and our Investment page for more information about funding opportunities.

Questions?

Drop us a line