Slovenia was once again present at global tech fair ICT Spring 2017 with its own stand, organised by the Luxembourg-Slovenian Business Club (LSBC).
The story of Slovenian Fintech started in 2001, when Moneta started operating by using GSM technology to enable users to use their mobile phones as mobile wallets to pay for services.
Later, Slovenia emerged as a CEE Bitcoin hub thanks to many start-ups providing platforms for Bitcoin transactions and trading. Slovenia also hosted the first Central and Eastern Europe Bitcoin Conference in 2013.
Comtrade Digital Services with over 25 years of hands-on experience in numerous projects has been attending ICT Spring for the second time. They introduced a new solution Banking Chatbot, which has been developed together with one of the leading SEE financial groups. It is operating on one of the world's leading messaging apps, Viber and enables users to manage their finance within instant messaging platforms.
Netis and Silver Bullet Risk were representing Slovenian innovative and vibrant FinTech community; Netis specialises in crypto-currency and blockchain technology development, consulting, mining and implementation of new applications based on this breakthrough technology while Silver Bullet Risk enables users to have a comprehensive overview of all risks within their organisation.
Slovenian companies seized the opportunity to present themselves at the ICT Spring 2017. Igor Zgonc, CEO, Silver Bullet Risk commented: “Financial industry is, beside governance and energy sector, one of our target industries. At ICT Spring we got a number of promising contacts of clients and partners, which has been our primary goal. The next steps are follow-up and expansion our business to this promising country”.
According to CEE FinTech report by Deloitte Central Europe there is a strong potential in the entire CEE market. New entrants have a chance to succeed in providing innovative solutions to either the financial sector itself or directly to end-users.
ICT Spring had 5000+ attendees, 72+ countries, 500+ companies and 100+ speakers.