Catapult: Kickstarter is a Fintech acceleration programme for early-stage Fintechs.

The programme is aimed at helping early-stage, innovative, Fintech entrepreneurs to develop their business models. Participants will receive guidance on how to build their business, identify and manage risk, develop a realistic business plan and practical tactics for customer acquisition and growth. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and learn from industry leaders, investors and key fintech stakeholders. On the final day, the entrepreneurs will pitch their project to an elite group of judges, to be awarded €50.000 in subsidies.

Expert interactive sessions on business building, such as marketing, customer acquisition, operations, growth and scale. The Business Model Canvas will be used to understand and adapt your business to a new market.
Enjoy working alongside the other programme participants, sharing stories, helping each other, developing relationships and building a lifelong support network.
Meet and speak with a multitude of mentors and business professionals from the extensive Luxembourg startup and financial services ecosystem who can advise and guide you in your startup journey.
The opportunity to become one of the five laureates of the programme that will receive 50,000 EUR in subsidy from the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy based on fulfillment of eligibility criteria.
Networking events, making new friends, and a generous amount of laughing.

Kickstarter – 2022

November 28th to December 2nd

virtual presence

December 5th to December 9th

in person, in Luxembourg



Catapult: Kickstarter is a two week acceleration programme, open to fintech startups from across the globe that are aiming to evolve financial services; be it by providing tools to traditional financial services companies to digitalise their businesses (B2B) or by providing new and improved services direct to customers (B2C).


10 Fintech companies will be selected for each Catapult: Kickstarter programme. B2B Fintech companies with solutions in Regtech, Wealthtech, Insurtech and Cybersecurity using Blockchain, AI and Big Data technologies are of particular interest to the Luxembourg financial services ecosystem.


The first week of the bootcamp will be held virtually and the second week will take place physically in Luxembourg, at the LHoFT premises.


The 2022 Fall edition of Catapult: Kickstarter is a 2-week programme. The inaugural session of the programme will be on Monday November 28th, and it will close with the final pitch on Friday December 9th.


Catapult: Kickstarter is structured around classroom tutorials, experts talks, customer discovery, challenges, one-to-one meetings, pitching sessions, mentorship sessions and networking events.

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If you’re interested in being a mentor or a sponsor for the programme, please get in touch with us : [email protected]

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