Launch faster

An operational roadmap towards launching your financial business.

In finance, it can take years to reach your first customer. Think through your launch roadmap across partners, organisation and regulations to build a structured (but probably still painful) path to launch. Get the tools and build the network that will help you win.

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by Wander Rutgers

COO @Lightyear | Former President @Robinhood, @WISE

Start Date
Coming soon
3 weeks
6h / week
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Is this course right for you?

Want to build your Fintech?

Are you looking to build your Fintech company but are finding it hard to navigate the process?

Planning to expand in new markets?

Are you planning to expand internationally but are not sure how to accelerate growth?

Need to drive results in the next 6-12 months?

You've raised funds and now you need to execute your vision but are feeling uneasy?

If that’s you, you’re in the right place!
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Tangible outcomes

By the end, you will have ...

An action plan

During the Bootcamp, you will build a revised strategy for your fintech that will guide your efforts for the next 6-12 months as you bring the company to life

Exclusive tools

You will receive exclusive tools and workbooks that will help you organise your thinking better and improve the clarity of your planning overall

Strong network

By the end, you will have built close connections with a set of ambitious fintech builders like yourself to leverage in the long-term

Action plan

By the end, you will

New knowledge

Throughout the course you’ll be presented new topics and concepts that will help you develop and grow your mindset


You’ll get templates that can help you in different situations e.g. taking notes on an investment or set up your syndicate


Look in your blind spots and get ready for the journey ahead

Before the bootcamp

A lot of doubts, not sure how to get your Fintech company setup for success in the long-term

After the bootcamp

Have an actionable blueprint that will help you prioritize your efforts in the coming 6-12 months

This cohort is limited to 15 people

We want to keep the cohort small so that you can get the most value out of it

I'd love to join

Learn from Wander, who built financial organisations at Lightyear, Robinhood & more

Wander Rutgers

COO @Lightyear | Former President @Robinhood, previously @WISE

  • 10+ years of experience in fintech, leading global teams and getting organisations ready to scale

  • Former President  @Robinhood UK - led the company's expansion in the UK between 2018-2020

  • Served as Executive @WISE between 2014-2017, leading the company's expansion efforts while growing the team

  • Currently COO @Lightyear Financial ($8.4M raised), leading operations, compliance & partner infrastructure to enable scale

"Wander provided the structure we needed to feel in control and navigate a complex financial product launch"

Samantha Rosenberg
Co-Founder & COO @AVione

Stock trading app Robinhood hires former Transferwise executive

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National British daily newspaper

"Wander brings a wealth of expertise in building financial organisations & products and delivers it in a way that’s immediately actionable"

Nicolai Eddy
COO @ NALA / Y Combinator W19

Exclusive: Lightyear hires ex-Robinhood boss as COO

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Learning experience

Why take this course?

Because this is not just another online course. You’ll be part of an exclusive community of outstanding fintech leaders where you’ll learn through practice to grow together.

Learn by doing and practice your skills

By the end, you will have built your own actionable strategy that will guide you in the next 6-12 months

Join small group & 1-1 coaching sessions

You'll get to join small group coaching sessions where you'll be able to ask questions directly to Wander and get feedback

Meet new people and build a strong network

You're not alone. You'll meet other ambitious Fintech leaders from whom you can learn to grow together


3 weeks transformation



In week 0, you will meet Wander, you'll get to learn about his story and learn more about what you're going to get out in this Bootcamp. Get ready to meet your fellows.

Lay the foundations of your 6-12 months strategy: partners & licenses


During this week, you'll start building your fintech while learning how to set up a strong launch infrastructure & get the right authorizations to operate. You will receive the frameworks and workbooks that will help you achieve so.

Set up your org chart & the right product validation


Analyse case studies of successful Fintech companies and dive deep into product & regulatory structuring for your company to learn how to get to market as quickly as possible and master the disciplines to run the company.

Refine your strategy with key tactical advice


Plan out what the hard problems are that you need to overcome and lay out the dependencies as clearly as possible.


What your week could look like

During the week, you’ll experience a combination of live & coaching sessions, tasks and much more that will motivate you to get things done in record time.

This calendar serves only as a broad indication of the timings for this programme, dates and slots can still change

Join the waitlist to secure 1 of the 15 available spots in this cohort

Start Date
Coming soon
3 weeks
6h / week
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