Fintech Junction is coming to Europe

Fintech Junction is coming to Europe

LogSentinel and Payhawk featured at one of the leading global conferences in fintech

FinTech Junction Conference has become a leading conference on technology and innovation in the financial industry. Aster several successful years in Tel Aviv, Israel, this year, for the first time, FinTech Junction is coming to Europe.

The event is taking place at STATION, Berlin on 11-12 December 2019.

LogSentinel, a Visa Innovation Program Company, was selected among the finalists in the startup competition. Bozhidar Bozhanov, Co-Founder and CEO of LogSentinel, pitched on stage in front of fintech industry luminaries, investors and potential clients.

Hristo Borisov, Co-Founder and CEO of another Visa Innovation Program company, was among the panelists in the Future of AI panel. Payhawk was also presented with a demo booth at the startup boulevard during the event.

Photos: Fintech Junction

Visa Innovation Startups showcased at Vienna Fintech Week

Visa Innovation Startups showcased at Vienna Fintech Week’s Fintechmatters

FINTECHMATTERS is Vienna Fintech Week’s flagship event. It brings together innovators in the financial services industry like financial institutions, investors, decision-makers and multiplicators of the European FinTech Ecosystems.

In 2019’s edition five Visa Innovation Startups were invited to attend the event; two of them were showcased on stage. A4E, Cashwave, Notolytix, LogSentinel and Payhawk met on site senior executives from Visa and it’s global network partners. They had the chance to exchanged valuable ideas about fintech landscape in Europe and its evolution.

Payhawk and LogSentinel presented their innovative fintech solutions to a large audience of investors, fintech experts, banks and community partners.

Photos: Fintechmatters

Fintech Spotlight: AML Compliance and the Fight Against Financial Crime

Fintech Spotlight: AML Compliance and the Fight Against Financial Crime

The digital-first nature of today’s financial and banking services and the exponential growth of fintech companies, requires a shift in the compliance culture from top-down driven to a new mindset spread within the whole organization.

Eleven is teaming up with the European Compliance Center, Raiffeisenbank and the Bulgarian Fintech Association to bring you the Fintech Spotlight meetup, powered by the Visa Innovation Program, on the topic of “AML compliance and the fight against financial crime”.

The event will introduce the types of financial crimes inherent to the fintech industry with the focus on AML/CTF risks. You will have the answers to important questions like:

  • How should fintech stay compliant?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities?
  • How high is the compliance threshold?

We have an excellent lineup of speakers who will cover the specificities of KYC and onboarding process, sanction screening and transaction monitoring. Examples of crime typologies will be given. We will discuss RegTech solutions for real-time analysis of anomalous transactions.

All of these with the aim is to contemplate on the fintech and banks compliance standard.

Date: 11th of September

Time: 18:00 to 20:30

Place: The Visa Innovation Hub, Campus X, 31 Alexander Malinov Blvd., Building 1, Ground Floor


18:00 -18.30 – Opening remarks by the European Compliance Center

18:30 -19:10 – Keynote “Fintech, KYC and Onboarding Process, Sanction Screening and Transaction Monitoring. ” – Dr. Diana Tlupova

19:10 – 19:20 – Wine Break

19:20 – 20.00 – Discussion “Past, Present and Future of Fintech & RegTech Compliance” – Radomir Dukov (Raiffeisenbank), Svetoslav Dimitrov (Bulgarian Fintech Association), Ivan Stefanov (Notolytix), moderator – Elina Karpacheva (European Compliance Center)

20.00 – 20.30 – Networking

More about the participants:

Dr. Diana Tlupova

Dr Diana Tlupova spent around 14 years working in the UK in various roles from Univetsity lecturer to advisor at UK Parliament. Her most significant role included being a Policy Advisor at Financial Conduct Authority, where she was developing rules and regulations for consumer credit markets. After relocating to Sofia, Bulgaria in 2018, Diana took on a role as a Vice-President for Financial Crime Compliance at a leading international financial institution. Most recently, she was offered an exciting opportunity to lead an AML team at a fast growing Fintech company. Diana speaks English, Russian, Bulgarian and Circassian languages.

Svetoslav Dimitrov

Svetoslav Dimitrov is co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of Bulgarian Fintech Association. He was previously Managing Partner of one of the biggest Bulgarian Law Offices – Penkov, Markov & Partners, and has an extensive experience as litigator, especially in the area of IT, TMT and FinTech. He is currently one of the partners at Innimmo and the Paynetics group

Elina Karpacheva, PhD

Elina Karpacheva, PhD is a lawyer and academic researcher. She is the founder of the European Compliance Center – an international network of compliance experts in the CEE region and the first NGO in Bulgaria with a specific focus on corporate compliance. Elina is Bulgarian Editor in Chief of the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe.

Ivan Stefanov

Throughout the years, Ivan has lead a team of over 20 fraud prevention specialists as part of the management team in Moneybookers (later renamed to Skrill an now Paysafe Group), later becoming VP Risk Management Strategy & Innovation for the whole group. He also held a position as a lead of the Consumer Fraud and Payments department at the ecommerce giant Groupon in Switzerland

He has been part of NOTO (Notolytix) since inception and is a key contributor to the core product functionalities and features. Ivan’s current role includes benchmarking the NOTO solution against market competitors and overseeing the company development and innovation strategy.

Since the beginning of the year, Ivan also joined a newly emerged industry as SVP Risk Management for

Radomir Dukov

Radomir Dukov, CFE has more than 12 years experience in the banking sector. During the 11 years spent in Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) EAD he has changed 8 positions in the corporate structure of the bank which widened his expertise in Compliance, building the process of fraud, managing operational and credit risks. Currently as a Head of Compliance Department at Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria and Head of Fraud Risk Management in Bulgaria, he is responsible for AML, Fraud, FATCA/CRS, Internal Control System and Capital Market Compliance. Together with his team he helps the Bank to be compliant with the AML regulations, to fight fraud more effectively: assessing fraud risk, providing enterprise improvement recommendations, increasing Fraud/Compliance awareness/prevention and best practices.

The news about the event are spread through the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe.

Meet us at Financial Forum Innovations | June 12th


It looks fintech topics dominate June’s event calendar both globally and locally.

Financial Forum Innovations 2019 edition focuses on the digital transformation of the banking industry with very broad agenda and top lineup speakers and panelists.

Ivo Vassilev from Reloyalty – a fintech startup that turns every bank card in Europe into a personalized loyalty card via Open Banking / PSD2 – will share the startup’s perspective about incumbents – upstarts relationship in the panel Innovation manager.BG Club.

Interested? If you run a fintech company, ping us to secure a pass and let’s meet there.

Pictures: Financial Forum Innovations 

Bulgarian Fintechs on the Ride to Tel Aviv, the Capital of the Startup Nation

Bulgarian Fintechs on the Ride to Tel Aviv, the Capital of the Startup Nation

Tomer Foltyn Photography |

Bulgarian Fintechs on the Ride to Tel Aviv, the Capital of the Startup Nation

FinTech Junction is Israel’s largest and leading conference on technology and innovation in the financial industry. This year the conference will cover the latest and hottest trends shaping the future of financial services, including cryptocurrencies & ICOs, open banking, mobile banking, regulation, cybersecurity, AI, P2P platforms, and more.

Being an ardent supporter of the fintech industry and its growth, Visa is among the main sponsors of the event with Shahar Friedman, Head of Visa Innovation Studio Tel-Aviv, Visa, featured among the speakers. You may also want to hear Jeremy Light, VP of EU Strategic Accounts, Ripple, Shahar Matorin, Israel Country Manager, Startup Grind and all other inspiring speakers listed here.

Eleven will invite some bright Bulgarian fintech companies to go there with us and enjoy one truly innovative journey

This opportunity is courtesy of Visa Innovation Program.

Pictures: Tomer Foltyn

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Meet Us at Visa Startup Zone on Webit

Meet Us at Visa Startup Zone on Webit

Next week we are at Visa Startup Zone at Webit. Come around and pitch us your fintech solution!

Sweets, handshakes and charms are guaranteed, but we know that your startup needs are far beyond that…

Eleven’s Senior team will be at Visa Startup Zone next Week at Webit (May 14th – 15th) to spread further some light around the Visa Innovation Program and why it is not just a fancy innovation accessory.

Reaching the right decision makers.. Navigating enterprise politics…. Fighting corporate warriors … Winning partners… Sounds familiar?

Pick up your 3 top challenges and let’s chat.

Already interested in what you have heard – apply here!

About Visa Innovation Program

Visa Innovation Program leverages startups’ brightest ideas, enhancing the traditional financial services offering for end consumers and businesses. It is a door-opener which provides faster market access, shortened sales enterprise cycle and a ton of fintech industry knowledge.