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Open Banking Startup Partnership Program - OP Developer


Collaborate with OP Financial Group!

Join OP's Open Banking Startup Partnership Program. We are looking for startups who have developed and deployed innovative Fintech products or services and that already have traction in the market. We want to collaborate with you and co-create groundbreaking solutions that can be brought directly to Finnish markets.


We are looking for startups from areas of:

Personal Finance Management

Solutions for enabling and empowering customers to manage finances and wealth, invest, manage loans, subscribe to insurance services


New payment service providers (PISPs) which allow payment initiation from payer’s bank account directly to an e-merchant, or other beneficiary

Solutions for SMBs

Services that help small and mid size businesses integrate easier with banks, provide access and visibility to payer’s account

The Program

The Program is a 4-month intensive period for collaboration, including three boot camp weeks in Finland with mentoring sessions, networking events and having fun.

The Program’s kick-off is a 4-day long Innovation Challenge that ends in a pitching day. The winning startups will be invited to the Open Banking Startup Partnership Program starting in March 2018, where each startup can get a grant up to 50 000€ and the possibility to launch a product together with OP to the Finnish market. The grants will be invoiced by the startup to OP Financial group.



Within the program you’ll get access to:

  • Awesome mentors, including startup experts, industry advisers, key executives at OP Financial Group and our business partners
  • Hands-on business development and commercialization team dedicated to working with you
  • An inspiring office space where you can work side by side with other smart and talented founders and people at OP Lab who are developing our new growth businesses with and like start-ups.
  • Our customers. We have over 4 million customers who use our services on a daily or a weekly basis
  • Grants up to 50 000€ to compensate your effort. Actual sums will be agreed based on time and materials.
Apply here