Continuing the Fintech Wales Story
FinTech Wales has managed to pack quite a bit into the first half of 2021 – in March we hosted an online chat with Ron Kalifa following the publication of the FinTech Strategic Review, and just last month, we launched the FinTech Wales Foundry, an accelerator programme that operates on a no-equity basis.
This means start-ups selected to join the FinTech Wales Foundry do not relinquish a stake in their business at any stage. (There’s still time to submit for the 2021 programme, and the closing date for applications is 7th June 2021.)
To continue our development, we have recruited two new directors to the board of Fintech Wales. We are delighted to announce that Principality’s Head of Strategy, Ben Joakim, and entrepreneur and angel investor, Eamon Tuhami, have been appointed to the FinTech Wales executive committee.
Ben and Eamon bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge of the FinTech sector. Fellow Directors Louise O’Shea, Scott Jones and CEO Sarah Williams-Gardener are delighted to welcome them on board and are extremely confident that these new appointments will strengthen the committee.
As part of the Fintech Wales constitution and to ensure we are always embracing new ideas, we replace a third of our panel every year at our September AGM. This process ensures we continue to build on the foundations laid by our founder Richard Theo, and consistently reflect our commitment to being an open and broad church.
Our mission at FinTech Wales is to establish Wales as a globally recognised hub of Fintech excellence, and this is feeling more and more like a reality each day. We are proud to be part of such an inclusive and supportive FinTech ecosystem that enables FinTechs to establish, flourish, and succeed, thanks to the familiarity of the best talent, skills, and investment to support them.
If you would like to be involved with FinTech Wales or learn more about our work, please contact us today at [email protected].