Startupbootcamp Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Hans van Daatselaar as the Ambassador for the upcoming FinTech 2020 Program. Hans is currently the Executive Officer of ASP Services, a collaborative forum for superannuation practitioners within the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA).
SBC Program Ambassadors are a specially selected position at Startupbootcamp. These posts are offered to individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for our accelerator programs.
“Hans has been an incredible asset to our FinTech 2019 cohort, and an excellent partner with us on our upcoming 2020 program. During these unprecedented times it’s more important than ever to continue to surround our startup founders with influential and exceptional talent. Having Hans on board gives our founders access to his 30 years of experience in the Australian Financial industry” says Brian Collins, Startupbootcamp Australia’s FinTech Managing Director.
Hans’ experience in the superannuation space gives our startups in the program unprecedented access and advice from one of the leaders in the Australian Financial Community. This experience has also been vital to Startupbootcamp in building out our themes for scouting to ensure opportunities, challenges, and pain points are being met across the industry.
“Australia is facing one of its biggest challenges in managing the impacts of COVID-19. The need for true collaboration and innovation has never been greater and having seen first-hand the fantastic work that Startupbootcamp is doing both in Australia and overseas, I am delighted to be appointed as the Ambassador for the 2020 FinTech program.” Hans recently told us.
Last year, this position was held by Scott Hudson, GM, Market Liaison at Computershare. Scott led the charge for our first FinTech 2019 cohort, introducing founders to his network and providing mentoring and advice to them as they entered and scaled into the Australian market.
“It was a great honour to represent the first FinTech cohort, who consistently blew me away with the strength of their passion and their innovative ideas. Having spent more than a decade with one of Australia’s first fintech’s (Computershare), I know the value these companies can bring to the Australian economy. I wish Hans and the next cohort all the best, and look forward to hearing about the success stories that come out of the program.”
This year’s Startupbootcamp Australia FinTech program kicks off it’s scouting in July, with the program beginning in September of 2020. The program will bring up to 10 startups to rapidly scale into the financial ecosystem here in Melbourne.