Igazgatóhelyettes, MKB Fintechlab
Mary Alcantara is the Deputy Managing Director of MKB Fintechlab, Hungary's first fintech investor and innovation lab owned by MKB Bank. Fintechlab's mission is to transform Budapest into the fintech capital of the CEE region. At Fintechlab, Mary runs a 12-week accelerator program each spring, organizes an annual Fintech Academy, periodic meetups and hackathons, and brokers bank partnerships with startups and scaleups. She is passionate about open innovation, building ecosystems, and helping banks create superior experiences for their customers.
Mary has been a key player in the Hungarian startup ecosystem for the last 7 years. She is a founding partner of tandemLEAP, a business management company with offices in Budapest and New York City. She has consulted and mentored for many of Budapest's leading incubation and accelerator programs, including the Hungarian government's INPUT Program, and is a founding member of the Hungarian Business Angel Network. Mary received a Bachelor's Degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Central European University.