Upon receiving your application, our program team will review your submission to understand your solution, team, and potential synergies with OTP Bank. If we identify an initial fit between your project and our goals, we will contact you to arrange a video interview. Those selected after the interviews will be invited to a 2-day online Selection Days event, where, besides having plenty of networking opportunities with each other, with us, and with our partners, participants will learn in more detail what OTP’s strategic goals and partnership needs are, will work out the scope and the parameters of a potential collaboration with OTP, and will e-meet their potential OTP sponsors and mentors.
Pilot phase activities
During the 12 weeks of the program, you can fast-track your business growth and reach your biz dev goals by taking advantage of the regular mentoring sessions, bespoke workshops, networking events, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing opportunities that we will organize for you. We plan to welcome program participants in Budapest for the kick-off week depending on the status of the COVID-19 related travel restrictions. The mid-term and final weeks are going to be held online. In exchange for your time and dedication during the onsite weeks, you will get unique access to top-level banking expertise and tailored mentoring with designated OTP mentors. Our goal is to complete a successful PoC or pilot project with each participating startup, and eventually launch and integrate their solutions into OTP Bank’s offering. The program culminates in an in-person Demo Day, showcasing the participants’ achievements to OTP Bank executives, selected investors, and the media.
After the program is completed, you will become part of our alumni community and the cohort companies with the most successful pilots will get admitted to the 6-month rollout phase offering continued project coordination and budget support for the live integration of the tested solutions into the operation of the Group. Our alumni companies are regularly notified about events that can bring further visibility to their business, and about future collaboration opportunities.
We reserve the right to change the dates of the program milestones and to slightly update the program activities in line with the profile of the startups selected for the program.