Barclays’ Rise startup space set to open in Vilnius
UK’s Barclays bank is set to launch Rise Vilnius – a 550 sq. m size startup partnering space in the downtown of Lithuanian capital in July.
“Rise is a community of fintech companies that grow and create together with Barclays. We see it as an opportunity to embrace and to discover innovation that disrupts our business models. It is also an opportunity to implement these ideas faster whilst bearing in mind how they can be adapted by Barclays or other companies. Think of an early stage startup – finding first clients is of tremendous importance to it, and so we can be their first customer and a partner at the same time given our experience,” said Mariano Andrade Gonzalez, the Head of Barclays’ Global HR Service Centre in Vilnius.
He also stated that startups will not be pulled into a corporate environment, but will concentrate on creativity, collaboration and scaling instead. Mr Gonzalez also believes that Lithuania is too small for a Lithuanian-only fintech startup incubator, so he expects to see young creatives from region, including Poland, Ukraine and Belarus, at the Rise centre. In addition to fintech, Rise would like to see HR or gaming startups at the premises.
The Barclays’ startup space is set to launch at the Vilniaus Vartai business centre. It will host more than 50 working spaces and a conference hall.
Today, the Mayor of the capital Remigijus Šimašius presented to investors the key works to be implemented in the city in the next four years, the programme for attracting investment, and rejoiced over the achievements of Vilnius. Members of the Investors’ Forum, an independent... ❯❯❯
Norway’s Yara International, one of the world’s largest providers of fertilizers and crop nutrition solutions, has just announced plans to open a logistics-focused European Business Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. The centre is going to occupy a unique place in the company structure, with no... ❯❯❯
Convious, an IT company from the Netherlands developing data-driven e-commerce solutions, has just announced opening its R&D centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. The company has plans to build a team that will be responsible for developing the company’s platform that employs AI to provide users... ❯❯❯
This July 15th to 22nd, hundreds of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and crypto pioneers will arrive at the Vilnius Grand Resort, Lithuania for seven days of workshops, case studies, and panel discussions on the future of blockchain.
They will arrive for The Pillar #Unconference, that is an... ❯❯❯
US-based e-logistics company Carggo has announced about the moving of its software development center to Vilnius. The company has plans to increase its staff by recruiting another 65 local professionals. According to Carggo, it chose Lithuania as an R&D hub due to the country’s IT talent,... ❯❯❯
Vilnius has been chosen as the first nearshore consulting hub of UK-based financial markets consultancy Catalyst Development Ltd (hereinafter ‘Catalyst’). The plans are to hire around 30 staff over the next three years, including highly skilled business analysts and consultants.