Slush is right around the corner and it’s about time we start revealing all the things we have planned for this year! In November 2017, OP Lab brought the famous Fintech Insider Live podcast by 11FS to Finland for the first time – and what we witnessed was a one-of-a-kind beach party of nearly 500 people in the middle of Finnish kaamos.

This year, we’ll bring it up a notch. Or a few.


Fintech Insider Live! at Slush 2018

Tuesday 4.12.2018 at 18.00-00.00 @ Pasilan Veturitallit

OP Lab, together with Visa, Holvi and LVS Brokers, is bringing the Fintech Insider Live podcast under the northern sky once again during Slush 2018. This year we’ll celebrate the European Fintech community at a historic location right near Slush main venue, at the old Pasila locomotive halls.

During the evening, we will …

– hear from interesting industry professionals in an episode of 11FS’s famous Fintech Insider Live! podcast

– get to know some of the most exciting Fintech startups in Europe in Visa’s Everywhere Initiative finals,

– get a first-hand experience of innovation in Fintech, as your face will be the only available payment method in all our venue bars,

– and naturally, enjoy a laid back but quality packed evening with fellow industry professionals!



17.45-18.30 Transportation from Slush to the event venue available

18.00 Doors open – Pivo Face Payment bar open & tasty Finnish treats

19.15 Stage programme begins: Fintech Insider Live!

20.15 Break

20.30 Stage programme continues: Visa Everywhere Europe initiative – finals

21.30 Stage programme ends – Rollomatik DJ group begins

23.00-23.10 Train from Pasila Locomotive Halls to Helsinki main railway station

00.00 Event ends


Want to be a part of the fun? The event is invite-only, but lucky for you, we’ve got a few openings available. Just fill in an application through the Slush platform!

And if you still need convincing, just take a look at last year’s beach party from this video.


11FS’s Fintech Insider is the #1 business podcast for FinTech innovators. In this year’s event, we will hear a live episode of the Fintech Insider podcast, hosted by Jason Bates, David M. Brear and Sarah Kocianski. More guests will be revealed soon!

Pivo Face Payment Bars are a one-time bar concept created by OP Lab. In our venue bars, you will get to test face recognition payments in practice – instead of the traditional payment methods in events, you will need none as your face will be the only thing you need to bring. Cool, huh? On top of face-enabled payments, an additional luxury to the evening will be brought to you by Helsinki Distilling Company. The exquisite (liquid) treats will be served by HDCO, and spiced up with flavours of China Moutai.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world leader within digital payments. Visa enables innovation by giving players in the payments space access to Visa’s vast global network and capabilities, thereby making great ideas scalable, secure and interoperable. The Nordic and Baltics are among Visa’s most prioritized markets for innovation partnerships. We’re now in the beginning of a long-term commitment to the region’s FinTech sector with the ambition to become a trusted innovation partner.

Holvi is banking for Makers and Doers. Founded in 2011 and based in Helsinki, Finland, Holvi is the world’s premier digital banking service for freelancers and entrepreneurs. Combining powerful money management tools with an easy-to-use business current account, Holvi offers an innovative banking experience that actually helps you run your business.
Holvi was built by entrepreneurs who understand the unique challenges of starting a small business. Using the latest innovations in financial technology (FinTech), Holvi has created an all-in-one banking service that streamlines the most complicated and time-consuming financial processes. It’s digital banking that gives entrepreneurs back their time.

LVS Brokers is a fintech company that has developed an AI-based brokering technology platform and provides brokering services in the financial industry, e.g. to banks, lenders and insurance companies. The company has brokered over € worth of loan applications in Finland alone and is opening new markets in the following months.

Rollomatik, also known as DJ’s Hesh and Eaves, will be responsible for keeping the mood up throughout the whole evening. Originating from the Arctic Circle, Rollomatik is all about breaking the ice on the dancefloors and bringing a breath of fresh air to the clubs.

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