Ernit travelled to Helsinki and accepted the invitation to join OP Financial’s Open Banking Startup Partnership Program.
Last week, we went to Helsinki for OP Financial’s Innovation Challenge phase of their Open Banking Startup Partnership Program. Over 200 startups applied for the program with OP and applications were sent in from all around the world to join the intensive Innovation Challenge Week in Finland.
From all the applications received, 12 startups were invited to Helsinki for the Innovation Challenge Week. After a week of fun activities and pitching, we were among the 3 lucky winners and will proceed to co-operate with OP Financial to spread ERNIT’s mission of financial literacy to Finland.
We are in Helsinki this week for the #opxopenbanking partnership event. It’s a big event with 11 other interesting startups collaborating with Finland’s biggest bank OP Financial * * * #ernit #ernitwashere #pocketmoney #allowance #financialliteracy #financialeducation #financialcapability #fintech #travel #helsinki
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‘No way!’ ‘You Finns are nuts!’ Why on earth would anyone take the plunge if they didn’t have to? Well, it’s not as bad as it sounds. Especially not after you run into the sauna!
Helsinki was beautiful and had good food, and the people we met were lively and very friendly. We met a lot of exciting people during the Innovation Challenge Week and the trip was a lot of fun. It felt like the 4 days we spent there wasn’t enough to truly experience the city. We hope to visit again soon!