Fintech, in broad terms, is the application of modern technologies to render financial services cheaper, more convenient and available to everyone. Founded in 2016, Czech Fintech Association aims to support fintech ecosystem, shape the regulatory environment and, thereby, promote the adoption of cashless and frictionless solutions.

The Association curates (i) networking events, chairs (ii) expert working groups and has the ambition to be a (iii) single point of contact for innovators, investors, regulators, policy makers and commercial partners in the Czech fintech environment.

Maria Staszkiewicz, Chairwoman of the Board & CEO

She has spent last ten years on managing positions in non-profit organizations. Before joining the association, she worked at the Aspen Institute Central Europe and the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU. She is member of the Editorial Board of Bankovnictví, a banking monthly. Maria is also involved in Blockchain Republic, a research institute focused on DLT.



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Matěj Vácha

Partner at PELIKÁN KROFTA KOHOUTEK, Attorneys at law, where he leads a group focused on public sector and public law. Besides, he provides legal services to digital technology companies. Matěj is also actively engaged in the dialogue between business and the public sphere in the area of legislation and regulation.


Michal Kratochvíl

CEO of BudgetBakers, which offers a global mobile app, Wallet, helping monitor family spendings. Michal is also the co-owner of StartupYard, a Czech accelerator for Central and Eastern European startups.


Michal Šmída

The founder & CEO of Twisto.cz. Together with his team he designs new financial services that make everday payments easier. Michal founded Twisto three years ago after spending 11 years in the US, Russia and England. Before Twisto, he worked four years at Barclays Capital in London.


Matěj Novák

Founder and CEO EasyChange Group, the company was established in 2010. EasyChange offers cross border money transfers for everyone, especially via europlatba.cz. H has over 12 years experience in finance business, of which he worked 9 years for London's companies. He is also involved in expert projects especially relating to financial regulations.