N3XTCODER Impact Studio

The FinTech 4 Impact Challenge

With our FinTech 4 Impact Challenge, we support entrepreneurs and startups aiming to change the world for the better through financial technology.

Financial services are at the heart of our global economy, and the sector has experienced a remarkable transformation in recent years fuelled by digital innovations.

It is vital to look at those developments and achievements through a social lens and develop ways to utilise them to create meaningful social impact, particularly in such demanding times.

The goal of our FinTech 4 Impact Challenge is to support purpose-driven FinTech entrepreneurs and startups to build their products and grow their businesses by providing them with tailored hands-on support and a diverse ecosystem of financial services and impact stakeholders.

The Challenge in 2020

After the first successful round of the FinTech 4 Impact Challenge in 2019, which has accelerated several startups, we will focus on connecting the most promising impact-focused FinTech startups with the German banking sector to explore collaboration opportunities and advance sustainable and responsible finance practices.

This year's focus topics:

  • Responsible Banking & Payments
  • Social Impact Investments & Lending
  • Support of Local Economies and Businesses
  • Responsible Consumption
  • Data for Good

1. Summer of Sustainable FinTech Meetup Series

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Meet 9 of the most promising impact-driven FinTech startups from Europe. Watch them pitching their products to several of the leading banks in Germany and Visa Europe. Join the Summer of Sustainable FinTech Meetup Series to stay updated on new innovations that tackle today’s pressing social and ecological issues.

By the end of our Meetup Series, 3 of the 9 startups will be invited to our FinTech 4 Impact ProductHack on September 4th.

To stay updated on all N3XTCODER Meetups, join our Meetup Community.

2. ProductHack

The selected startups will participate at the FinTech 4 Impact ProductHack, teaming up with top digital professionals, the social impact & tech communities, and experts from Visa and some of the leading German banks. Together, we join forces to explore potential business and product collaborations that will help them grow, create impact at scale fast, and build a sustainable future.

Shape the future of sustainable FinTech in Europe - Join the ProductHack as a digital expert:

3. N3XTCODER Implementation Support

One jury composed of leading FinTech experts will select one outstanding collaboration concept developed during the ProductHack. N3XTCODER Impact Studio will support them in implementing their idea and developing their business further.

For Startups and Entrepreneurs

You are ...

  • a FinTech founder aiming at creating a positive social and environmental impact
  • keen to connect with a like-minded community, top talent, investors and potential business partners
  • interested in collaborating with Visa and some of the leading banks in Germany

Then we would love to hear from you!

Apply now!

Benefits for Social Entrepreneurs

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Get your startup on the map of Visa and some of the leading German banks

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Present your startup at a virtual MeetUp to a wide audience including top tech talents, investors and representatives of large German banks

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Participate in a hackathon aiming at developing collaboration concepts between your startup, Visa and the banks

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Hackathon winners get 3 months of N3XTCODER Impact Studio support to facilitate the implementation of the collaboration concepts developed during the hackathon

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Become part of the N3XTCODER and Spielfeld community

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Access to significant & diverse impact community incl. tech talent, industry experts and volunteers

Why Founders work with us:

At the N3XTCODER Impact Studio our mission is to enable tech-driven, social impact founders to build successful, scalable, and socially responsible businesses.

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“… we were surrounded by passionate experts and worked over an extended period of time on various topics such as UX, business model refinement and software engineering. We really enjoyed the process of working with N3XTCODER and the results speak for themselves.”

Ina Budde, Co-Founder - Circular Fashion

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“Working with N3XTCODER was extremely helpful for us; we were able to address and solve a product design problem we had been struggling with for a long time. This enabled us to run a pilot project with a large corporate that really brought our company to the next level.”

Nathan Williams, Founder and CEO - Minespider

N3XTCODER Impact Studio

We provide founders with an environment where they can access all the resources they need to get their businesses off the ground.

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We look for committed Founders and brilliant ideas that have the potential to create social impact at scale.

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We employ a tailored and hands-on approach targeted at solving each business’s individual challenges.

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Together we build products and businesses ready to scale with a clear strategy to maximise social impact.

Spielfeld Digital Hub

Spielfeld Digital Hub is a platform for corporate innovation. As a joint venture between Roland Berger and Visa Inc., Spielfeld enables leading corporations across industries to explore and execute digital opportunities. In an agile work environment, it facilitates new working methods and supports organizations in cultural change. Within the 3000 square metres space in Berlin-Kreuzberg, innovators, makers, domain experts, and corporates are working side-by-side to build new digital products, services, or business models. The hub offers innovative programs, infrastructure, networks, and communities to curate the transformation. Spielfeld produces and hosts high profile and community events to proactively moderate discussions about the future.