B-Hive is a European collaborative innovation fintech platform that brings together major banks, insurers and market infrastructure players. Together, we work on common innovation challenges and build bridges to the start-up and scale-up community.
We aim to put Brussels on the map as the smart gateway to Europe and leverage on the opportunities offered by the digital transformation for the financial services industry. With our mission of connecting the dots, B-Hive launched a series of roadshows in 2018 to build bridges among key European fintech hubs.
We believe that strengthening collaboration with other hubs is key to the active exchange of knowledge, technology and talent within Europe. It is ultimately what will drive the creation of a strong and engaged European fintech ecosystem, which is key for all actors to be able to compete internationally.
Thanks to the presence of rising fintechs and key local financial institutions in our roadshows, we facilitate matchmaking for startups, scale-ups and financial services players in leading European hubs.
The exchange of knowledge, network and expertise between the communities opens up new doors of expansion and collaboration for the European fintech network at large. Brussels through B-Hive and its roadshows wants to take on this proactive role of linkage between the different European hubs.
Brussels’ title of Capital of Europe and its central location in the European Union gives it legitimacy and an undeniable advantage to achieve this mission. This report highlights the strengths of key European fintech hubs and provides insight into the multiple opportunities that fintechs can tap in these potential areas of expansion.