With three representatives in the programme, Romania is the second largest national participant at the event, behind only Israel.

In London they will present before an audience of investors and corporate partners including Augmentum,

Beringea, Eight Roads and Stripe. The event is hosted by Rise London, the fintech hub created by Barclays.

The pitch day follows an extensive online programme covering themes such as financial regulation, corporate partnerships, innovation and the practical steps needed when bringing your startup to Britain. Supporters and contributors to UK Fintech Bootcamp 2022 included Stripe, Barclays, Chase, Citibank, Finastra, GoSolo, Kingsley Napley, Mastercard, Microsoft, NatWest Group, NayaOne, Orrick, Plum, Wilson Sonsini and 10x Banking.

Following the pitch day, the three Romanian fintechs will stay on in London for further discussions and partner meetings including with Citi Innovation Labs, Stripe and Level39, the fintech community at Sir George Iacobescu’s Canary Wharf.

To end their visit Fagura, iFactor and Prime Dash will be amongst the guests at an exclusive reception hosted by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom.

Global Tech Connect (GTC) is the alliance of UK-based bilateral startup programmes. It’s Founding Partners are Advantage Austria; the British Croatian Chamber of Commerce; La FrenchTech; UK Israel Tech Hub; TechItalia; r10ventures (Romania); Innosuisse (Switzerland) and Hackquarters (Turkey). Business Finland and de:hub (Germany) have also since joined.

GTC provides tailored market knowledge and access programmes for high-potential companies ready to scale to the UK. It’s two previous Bootcamps have focussed on cleantech and cybersecurity. Its 2023 programme themes will be announced shortly.