Extending the reach of our global ecosystem: 4 new partners join the FinTech & CyberSecurity’19 Program

Extending the reach of our global ecosystem: 4 new partners join the FinTech & CyberSecurity’19 Program


The FinTech & CyberSecurity Program is in full force – we’re in week 4 and the startups and scale-ups have been deep-diving into their acceleration journey and getting to know the full extent of the Startupbootcamp ecosystem.

Since Selection Days in September, 4 new partners (Hakrinbank, Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering, Banca Sella and Van Lanschot Kempen) have joined our program’s portfolio of corporate partners.

Michael Dooijes, Co-founder and Managing Director, Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity said:

“We’re extremely excited to be collaborating with these new program partners. By joining forces, I believe we can achieve great things and create an even stronger FinTech ecosystem globally across the different hubs in the various countries, and become the best place for FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech, PensionTech and CyberSecurity startups to build their businesses. We hope that this collaboration will provide many fruitful opportunities for both startups and the corporates.”

Banca Sella

Banca Sella is the commercial bank of Sella Group with a network of almost 300 branches in Italy and operations. Banca Sella is widely recognized for excelling in activities such as private banking, payment systems, e-commerce and digital solutions. The long tradition of Banca Sella is founded on the ability of a constant self renewal and innovation so that to provide customers with a better service and to propose innovative and quality solutions.

Fabrick is an open B2B2C financial ecosystem of competences, technologies and services to banks, companies and fintechs to empower them all to cooperate, create and discover customized financial solutions. Through its API platform and the additional services provided by the ecosystem Fabrick helps to match and cross-fertilize every solution​.​ Fabrick was born in 2018 from the vision of the Sella Group and High-tech entrepreneurs.

“There is a strong synergy between our two realities. Gruppo Sella has been among the Italian front runners in the collaboration with the innovation ecosystem. Partnering with Startupbootcamp can extend the reach of Gruppo Sella beyond the local ecosystem. Looking specifically at Fabrick, Startupbootcamp and Fabrick are both ecosystems that aim to foster connections between corporates and startups; our collaboration can thus strengthen our activities and bring us closer to a wider audience.This partnership can confirm our international positioning. At the same time, by taking part in the next three months of this acceleration program, we hope to enrich our ecosystem with startups that are already part of Startupbootcamp and who may be interested in joining Fabrick.​​” –Paolo Zaccardi, CEO Fabrick

Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering

Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering is a well-known pension fund in the Netherlands (for the Dutch hospitality and catering industry), with around €8 billion euros in assets. Established in 1963 in Zoetermeer, PH & C is now the 4th largest pension fund in the country.

“Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering is a little different from other pension funds. We’re small, so we can move fast and we like to think outside of the box. By partnering with Startupbootcamp we want to learn the methodologies startups use and also play a part in helping them grow their ideas. Our organisation is in a phase of optimisation right now and our aim is to harness new ideas and technologies to be future ready. Being a partner in this program enables us to engage with the right startups and partners who like us, are passionate about innovation and want to implement ideas into reality.”  – Sigrid Stoffer, Business Development Manager

Van Lanschot Kempen

Van Lanschot Kempen, a union of two specialised financial boutiques, is the oldest independent financial institution in the Netherlands. The company has a rich history that dates back to 1737 and specializes in managing the assets of wealthy clients, offering private banking, asset management, and merchant banking services.

“Van Lanschot Kempen is developing itself as a future-proof player in wealth management and is focused on finding an answer on possible future disruptions by digitalisation and analytics. By joining Startupbootcamp as a partner, we get the chance to see and assist startups in our field of business. Through this partnership, our people get the chance to connect with the startup ecosystem. At the same time, we can also deliver some hand-on insights, that can be of value, to the innovative entrepreneurs in the program.” – Guido van Aubel, Director Investment Office | Private Banking


Founded in 1936, Hakrinbank is the leading bank in Suriname that offers its customers an integrated package of high-quality financial services. Hakrinbank has an estimated market share of around 25% and is a leading financial institution in the country.

“We joined Startupbootcamp to help us transform more rapidly into a bank who leads in innovation. Through this new partnership, we want to develop sharper goals with regards to our process of digitization and get access to knowledge and experience (such as open API architecture, FinTech approach, mobile)” – Henk-John Guicherit, Senior Manager Commerce

Collaborate to Innovate

Now part of the third cycle of the Startupbootcamp Amsterdam FinTech & CyberSecurity Program, these four financial institutions will be joining our global ecosystem, where they’ll gain access to our startups and have opportunities to collaborate with them: by either working with them as initial customers, becoming key advisors or providing a source of funding.

We’re proud to have them on board and we look forward to seeing these collaborations evolve.