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March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LHoFT webinar – Accelerated Startup & SME Covid-19 support measures


This first info session with spokespeople from the Ministry of Economy and BCEE introduces you to the latest governmental and banking measures in support of our Fintech community impacted by Covid-19. 

Learn about already implemented and expected support schemes and ask your questions during a live Q&A on Wed, March 25th at 12h00. Those aids have either been developed by the entities individually or in conjunction with ADEM.


  • 12h00 – 12h10: Opening words on the current Covid-19 crisis by Nasir Zubairi, CEO of the LHoFT
  • 12h10 – 12h25: “Governmental support schemes for Startups and SMEs” with Frederic Becker, Fintech Advisor and Lead R&D Researcher at the Ministry of Economy
  • 12h25 – 12h40: “Accelerated support measures for Startups and SMEs ” with Jean-Luc Bermes, Head of SME Financing and Lead Coordinator of the EIF InnovFin Guarantee at the BCEE
  • 12h40 – 1h00: “ Live Q&A” (Please prepare your questions during the presentations and post them in the chat bracket during the Live Q&A)


Meet our contributors:

Frederic Becker is fintech advisor at the Ministry of the Economy. As such, he is in charge of the development of R&D activities in Luxembourg’s leading financial center. Prior to this, Frederic was taking care of the development of the fintech ecosystem at Luxembourg for Finance. Since the Covid-19 breakout, Frederic researches its economic impact on SMEs and advises on support measures and implementations.

Jean-Luc Bermes is Head of SME and Real Estate Financing at BCEE since 2014. He is also Business Angel investing since 2017. Among his different roles at BCEE, he is in charge of adopting the EIF InnovFin Guarantee Framework and is actively involved in the set-up and implementation of the BCEE Covid-19 support measures.

We are also inviting you to already download the “LUXEMBOURG COVID-19 SUPPORT FOR SMEs GUIDE” to get immediate information on what has been done so far, on the link below.

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