FintechFlow podcast

FintechFlow podcast

By Linda Sallai
This is a show on fintech in the CEE region and beyond.

Welcome to Fintech Flow, where we deep dive into the depth and complexity of successful start-ups, explore the ways to new capital and draw in the points of views from the incumbents.

From Budapest Hungary, Linda Sallai will explore the odd angles, sit down with bright Fintech minds and bridge together the gap in mind-set between the legacy players and today’s innovators.

We will learn from each other, learn with each other, link up and connect through our common passion for easier, better and cheaper solutions,

We’ll seek for user c
360 View on Corporate Innovation at the Biggest Hungarian Bank, OTP
How to bring innovation in a big  financial institution is always a difficult issue. Nowdays if we talk about corporate innovation we have to think about the activity conducted inside the organization and beyond its borders as well.     On today's episode of FintechFlow we will dive into the world of corporate innovation searching for the way how it could be most successful, discuss the Dos,the  DONTs, the WHYs, the HOWs and even trying to define success.     My guest today is András Fischer, head of  Innovation at OTP Bank. He is the manager of OTP LAB, which is OTP Bank’s innovation hub, where expert colleagues, startups, businesses based on innovative technology and educational institutions are working together on developing the banking products and services of the future.   Thank you very much for listening! If you enjoyed the show, please give us a review! Next time I return to my homefield talking about insurtech with one of the most promising insurtech startups in Europe, who happens to be a startup OTP has also selected in their startup program. Until then stay tuned and follow the flow!  #fintech #corporateinnovation #openinnovation #finovation #otplab #fintechflow #followtheflow #podcast  
May 15, 2019
Blockchain Over the Hype
In today's episode of FintechFlow we will look into real blockchain usecases and we will try to imagine the impact these and other blockchain solutions can have to our lives.We will also take an international overview and understand how blockchain can help underdeveloped countries and how some not so democratic countries reverse blockchain's original purpose. We will also discuss where the EU stands in all this.
May 1, 2019
How to Accelerate Your Startup
This is a special episode, which was recorded as a panel discussion about accelerator and incubator programs at Startup Safari Bp. I am happy to welcome my guests with whom we are guaranteed to get around all the corners,  as they collectively are representing the Big 4s,the startup scene and  the banking sector: Daniel Bognár, manager at PWC. Balázs Faluvégi CEO and co-founder of Blueopes. János Pereczes, managing director of MKB Fintechlab. fintechfl
April 18, 2019
The Blockchainsmokers at Startup Safari
This episode was held as a panel discussion at Startup Safari Budapest 2019. We discussed a lot of topics about cryptocurrencies and non-crypto related blockchain solutions. I had 3 experts on the field as my guests today: Barnabas Debreczeni (Shinrai), Gergely Gabler (MNB) and Daniel Szegő (DLT architecht).
April 17, 2019
Azonnali fizetés egyszerűen - Neked
2019. július 1-jétől 7/24-ben 5 mp-en belül valósulnak meg a fizetések. Ráadásul a mobiltelefonszám, e-mail cím, vagy adószám megadásával tudunk pénzt küldeni. Mindez komoly lehetőségeket rejt magában a bankok, szolgáltatási szektor és a lakosság számára is. Ezekről a lehetőségekről, és az új rendszerre való felkészülésről beszélgetünk Németh Mónikával, a FinTech Group társalapítójával.
April 8, 2019
The outside in method – the ingredients for successful open innovation with János Pereczes
Over the last decade organizations increasingly source innovation beyond their borders and search for new ideas outside their walls. With Janos Pereczes, Managing Director of MKB Fintechlab I dive into the world of open innovation to understand why it is a great concept, what could it bring to a corporation and how should a company approach it.
March 27, 2019
The return of the Fintech Jedi - Balázs Vinnai interview
I am thrilled to have a real fintech heavyweight as my guest. I’m joined by no other than Balázs Vinnai, the main character in one of the most inspiring Hungarian start-up stories. We talk about IND, Misys, Finastra, W.UP, Codecool, BNL Growth, startups, entrepreneurship, mentoring, investing, acquisition,success,failure,sports,foundation and much more.
March 20, 2019
The Finovate Story ft. Best of Show winners Dorsum and W.UP
In this episode of FintechFlow we will take you to Finovate. We will discuss what is the sectret souce to win Best of Show, as I have 2 presenters of the Hungarian winning teams by my side. Remco Veenenberg (W.UP) and Greg Csorba (Dorsum).
March 6, 2019
Do not go global, start global - Brokerchooser's international journey
We again dive into international business development, but this time from a B2C point of view. My guests are the founders of Brokerchooser: Tibor Bedő, CEO and Gergely Korpos CPO. Brokerchooser helps independent investors to find the online broker best suiting their needs. Brokerchooser stands out from many startups in the Hungarian landscape in the sense of going global since the very beginning and having a B2C business model.
February 27, 2019
It takes two to tango (in the fintech world as well)
We explore how startups can take their B2B business abroad.   We analyze the best strategy, and discuss when, where and with whom to go global.    My guest is Barnabás Málnay, who has decades of experience helping startups develop their business abroad as business developer at EIT Digital. Dave McClure – 500 Startups Elad Gil: High Growth Handbook  Clayton Christensen: The innovator's dilemma
February 20, 2019
How to disrupt your disruptors? - Erste George Labs interview with Boris Marte
There are many forms of corporate innovation, and many ways to do that, but as Alan Kay put it: "The best way to predict the future is to reinvent it." And that is what Erste Group is doing in its George Labs trying to make banking simple, intelligent and personal again. Join me and Boris Marte, head of Erste George Labs to discuss how a big financial institution from the 20th century, that serves 17 million clients is reinventing itself.
February 13, 2019
The legal point of view – Cristina Reichman interview
Thanks to Fintech Camp Hungary and the Beyond Banking Budapest for the first time on the show I had the opportunity to talk to someone working as a lawyer in the fintech field. This means a different approach and point of view and it was exciting to hear that. Join me and you can learn how someone who is a partner at a legal firm sees PSD2 or the need of regulating big tech companies.
February 6, 2019
Hungary's Best Incubator: CEU Innovations Lab
I welcome the first female guest on FintechFlow, Andrea Kozma, director of the CEU iLab, which was voted Hungary's best incubator at the Central European Startup Awards.   We try and give you a 360 view of this special world where academia meets business. Explore with how startups can exploit the students, the researchers and the alumni of the university and in the meantime support it by lecturing or opening up their entrepreneurship journey for academic research.
January 30, 2019
Fintech-Corporate Collaboration – How to Get Better with Daniel Collado-Ruiz, CEO of Nestholma
Linda discussed strategies, tips, skills to develop in order establish a successful startup-financial institution cooperation. With Daniel Collado-Ruiz, CEO of Nestholma we analyzed both sides of the story, so we looked at how fintech startups and how corporates should and should not think, act and communicate with each other.
January 23, 2019
Luxembourg House of Fintech (LHoFT) Ft. Alex Panican
Linda talked with Alex Panican who is head of partnerships and ecosystem at the Luxembourg House of Fintech. Luxembourg is a country, where the Finance Minister launches the House of Fintech, the regulator is quite open for innovation, they have regulated crypto exchange platforms and they start teaching kids coding at the age of six. Alex shared me all this and much more. Special thanks to Hajnalka Bessenyei&Fintech Camp Hungary&Beyond Banking Bp!
January 16, 2019
Israel's fintech ecosystem - Equitech interview
Linda talked with Tal Sharon and Nir Netzer from Equitech. Equitech is an Israeli consultancy firm providing innovation scouting services to financial institutions and business development services to FinTech and Cyber Security ventures. They're also leading FinTech-Aviv community, one of the world's largest FinTech communities, consists of 6,000 members.
January 9, 2019
Chatbot startup meets Japan's tech mogul at Techstars accelerator - Talk-A-Bot interview
Linda talked with Akos Deliaga, one of the co-founders at Talk-A-Bot, a Hungarian chat-bot provider start-up. Akos talked about why is it a great strategy to embed your chatbots into superapplications.  Talk-A-Bot was one of the 10 start-ups that could participate in Techstars accelerator program powered by Rakuten. Akos talked about the program.  Akos revealed what is the goal with their recently announced 2M Euro investment and he talked about the interesting business strategy they choose.
January 4, 2019
Revolut - The seal team six of the financial sector
Linda talked with Andrius Biceika head of business development at Revolut. Revolut was founded in 2015,  now (2018 Dec) they have more than 3M customers worldwide.  Andrius walked me through Revolut's world beyond banking. We talked about new product developments at Revolut, but also went deeper to understand the secret sauce behind Revolut's success and to discuss the role of neobanks/challenger banks in today's financial world.  Special thanks to Hajni Bessenyei and Fintech Camp.
December 30, 2018
Why ESG investing is a win-win
Linda is talking  with Balazs Faluvegi, who is one of the co-founders of Blueopes. Blueopes is a Hungarian wealth tech start-up, that is combining robo advising with ESG investing/social responsible investing.  Balázs talks about what is the reason why people choose ESG investing and he reveals why social responsible investing is a great financial decision besides being a nice and sustainalbe thought.  He also talks about the world's biggest fintech competition, the BBVA Open Talent Competition.
December 22, 2018
Happy Hacking at Junction X Budapest
In this episode FintechFlow, I smashed things up a bit and instead of having an interview I prepared a report about Junction X Budapest. Junction is Europe's biggest hackathon and the guys from Tech Embassy brought it to Budapest . Over 200 hackers were competing from 40 countries in an astonishing atmosphere. I hope you enjoyed the show. Don't forget to subscribe o you never miss and episode, and follow FintechFlow on Twitter or Facebook.  If you really loved it, please leave us a review.
December 13, 2018
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