May
22
May 24

Consensus 2017

  • Marriott Marquis, NYC

Consensus 2017 will feature 100+ speakers and 2,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy.

May
23
6:30 pm18:30

FinTech & RetailTech Panel Debate

  • TBD, NYC

Panel debate on the converging world of finance and technology, the latest innovations and developments, and how new businesses and models are transforming and disrupting the way we manage finance. From the dismantling effect they are having on traditional financial services and institutions to new ways businesses and consumers buy, borrow, trade, insure and invest, cutting-edge businesses in the FinTech landscape have rapidly established a new financial world order with far-reaching consequences, having a profound effect on how we deal with our money.

With expertise, insight, debate, and, being honest, a certain amount of guesswork, this do-not-miss panel will discuss what's happening in FinTech and where it may be heading in the future. From the blockchain phenomenon to InsureTech, to industry innovation, mobile payments, global disruption and the collision of tech with the banks, we will be asking the questions on how all of this affects businesses and consumers, and looking to find the answers.

May
24
May 26

The Payments Canada Summit

  • Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Canada’s premiere payments conference with rapid-fire keynotes, focused break-out sessions, an exhibit hall and more. The Summit is the conference to attend for all things payments.

May
24
5:30 pm17:30

Transformative Tech – FinTech Winners and Losers

  • Arcadian Lofts, Toronto

Technology is driving change in the financial world. Some would say too fast, while others believe it’s not moving fast enough. What tech will be the most transformative? What tech will be the most disruptive? There will be opposing views across the board; Baby boomers vs millennials; convenience vs privacy; traditional structures vs future technologies; geographic borders vs global connectivity. The challenges are real and the opportunities endless.

This no-bulls#!t fintech industry collision brings respected and outspoken individuals from finance, tech and the customers they serve along with forward-thinking visionaries from the worlds of AI, data science, and business. You will leave knowing that those who don’t have the structures to adapt will become irrelevant.

There will be winners and losers. This can’t wait.

May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Betterment's BetterTogether Meetup

  • Betterment, NYC

BetterTogether is Betterment’s Diversity and Inclusion community group. Let’s learn together! We're inviting in the wider tech community to share knowledge, create networking opportunities and solve problems ‘The Betterment Way’.

Please join us at our first BetterTogether meetup, on May 24th, 2017 at 6:00PM EST at Betterment HQ, 61 West 23rd Street.

At our event, we hope to provide you with a better understanding of the day to day realities and culture at Betterment. You’ll have the unique opportunity to solve challenging problems that high-growth companies face on a daily basis, alongside members of the Betterment team. In completing this exercise, you will leave better equipped to collaborate, strategize, and get to a resolution amongst a diverse group of thought leaders.

May
30
1:00 pm13:00

The FinTech Evolution: Banking on the Blockchain

  • Swissnex, SF

Banking on the Blockchain: Since our first FinTech conference in 2015, FinTech has continued to evolve at an astonishing rate. New challenges, big changes, and moonshot possibilities have arisen - and we're gathering FinTech experts together this May to take look at what has been accomplished so far and what's coming next. There is still vast potential for innovation - join us as we discover more with industry leaders and insiders, who will deliver a ground-floor view.

Discussions and topics will focus on the blockchain's role in transforming everything from banks and money to insurance and real estate, as well as alternative financing and global implications of fintech's evolution. 

May
30
5:30 pm17:30

Fintech [Hot topic] InsurTech & Security

  • PARISOMA, SF

Technology spending in the global insurance industry is estimated to be around $189 billion. By 2019, the spending industry is expected to reach $205 billion. There are around 700–800 InsurTech firms globally which are addressing the requirements of the $4.5-trillion insurance industry but the state of InsurTech is at a stage of infancy. http://bit.ly/1T4ARTh 

Cybersecurity has risen to the top of the international priority list in areas ranging from politics to national defense and from smart homes to our global economic system. With new drones, artificial intelligence, social media websites, robots, autonomous cars, smart city infrastructure, and a plethora of Internet of Things (IoT) devices coming onto the market daily, how can we prepare for next-generation cyberattacks? 

May
31
6:00 pm18:00

10 Years Later, Housing Crisis; What've We Learned? Keynote + Movie Screening

  • Clara Lending HQ, SF

You’re invited to join a lively discussion on U.S. housing finance reform and screening of The Big Short, over pizza and drinks on Wednesday, May 24th at 6pm at Clara HQ (222 Sutter).

Jeff Foster, CEO of Clara and former Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Treasury who led housing policy and housing finance reform from 2009-2012 will lead the conversation

Jun
6
Jun 8

Plug and Play Summer Summit

  • Plug and Play Tech Center, Sunnyvale

The summer summit includes Chris Skinner as the keynote speaker along with 20 startup pitches in front of an audience of corporates and VCs.

Promo code: FintechVIP

Jun
7
Jun 8

COMPLY 2017

  • 230-FIFTH, NYC

From keynotes to breakout sessions, see regulators, compliance professionals, marketing executives, leading advertising lawyers and contact center operators from top brands who want to ensure their efforts to reach consumers are compliant.

COMPLY is the only conference focused on the insights that will give you actionable take-aways for mitigating risk, maintaining brand safety and implementing marketing regulations.

Jun
8
3:30 pm15:30

Equities 2017: Forward or Backward – Where Are We Headed?

  • Edison Ballroom, NYC

The US Equities market not only is evolving; it is being completely reshaped. The push to remove conflicts, unbundle research, and analyze execution information has buy-side firms focused on efficiency, while the election of Donald Trump has cast into doubt ideas about global trade, regulation, and the overall direction of the economy that we have held sacrosanct for the past 100 years. How these forces align or collide not only will impact how we do business, but also how we live, invest and trade. Learn how these macro issues will shape the US and global equity markets at TABB Group’s 9th Equity trading event.

Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

The 21st Century Quant: Opportunities in Fintech, Big Data, Machine learning

  • Galvanize, NYC

In this talk, we will discuss the key innovations and discuss the landscape of 6 areas that the financial industry, and in particular, quants are looking into. We will discuss key tools, technologies, opportunities, challenges and the movers and shakers in these areas. This talk is targeted towards quants who are intrigued and fascinated by various developments and would like to learn and adapt to the new realities of the 21st century.

Jun
12
Jun 13

FinDEVr London 2017

  • Tobacco Dock, London

FinDEVr (findevr.com) is the only conference series focused exclusively on the TECHNOLOGY of fintech and the developers, CTOs and other creators of this technology. It showcases the latest tools, technologies, APIs, platforms, case studies and tutorials that developers, software architects, designers, IT executives, and other technologists will use to create the next wave of fintech innovations.

On June 12 & 13, 2017, FinDEVr launches its first international event at the unique and tech-forward Tobacco Dock in London. With an innovative dual-track format spanning two days, FinDEVr London 2017 (london2017.findevr.com) will blend fast-paced content with just the right amount of high-quality networking. Each presenting company will showcase 15-minute, TED-style presentations of their latest innovations in one of two large auditoriums. And over four hours of networking are interspersed throughout the day in an exhibition area.

Register now at london2017.findevr.com/#register!

Jun
12
Jun 14

Digital Banking 2017

  • The Hilton, Austin

Don’t miss top notch speakers covering the pressing industry challenges: Trends and innovations in mobile and tablet banking; cybersecurity, authentication, mobile wallets, mobile payments, wearable computing, account opening, onboarding, user experience, analytics and more.

Jun
13
7:45 am07:45

Blockchain & Digital Currencies

  • Convene Midtown East, NYC

Blockchain technology captured the banking industry's imagination throughout 2015 and 2016, as financial institutions and tech companies seized eagerly on the concept. Defined broadly, a blockchain is a distributed ledger – a "shared source of truth" that is updated automatically, auditable in real time, relies on no single party and cannot be doctored. While it was originally developed as a feature of the digital currency bitcoin, technologists have been exploring a wide range of applications. To many it holds out the promise of huge cost savings and new products and services.

This year the rubber meets the road, as some companies expect to bring their experiments out of the labs and into production. Get up to speed on the current blockchain landscape, the pros and cons of various use cases, the fast-changing regulatory and technological challenges and the latest projects, ideas and developments in this frontier of fintech.

SF FinTech Founder Fireside: Sam Hodges of Funding Circle
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

SF FinTech Founder Fireside: Sam Hodges of Funding Circle

  • Runway, SF

Funding Circle is the world’s leading marketplace exclusively focused on small businesses — more than $3bn has been lent to 25,000 businesses in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. They have raised approximately £300 million of equity capital since 2010. Their current equity investors are Accel Partners, Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, DST Global, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Sands Capital, Temasek and Union Square Ventures.

As Co–Founder and U.S. Managing Director, Sam Hodges is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and day–to–day operation of Funding Circle in the U.S. Under his leadership, the U.S. business has grown exponentially since its foundation in 2012 and has emerged as the world’s largest online marketplace exclusively focused on small business loans. He co–founded the company after seeing how hard it was to get a loan for a small business, a successful gym franchise, he helped build. 

Before co–founding Funding Circle, Sam served as Vice President of Business Development at SecondMarket, the leading marketplace for alternative investments. There, Sam was responsible for corporate and business development and the company’s geographic expansion efforts. Sam was also part of the investment team at Pequot Capital, an $8 billion global fund manager, where he covered investments in financial technology and information services. He started his career as a strategy consultant at Katzenbach Partners, where he advised financial services and technology companies.

Sam currently serves on the boards of two private companies. He received his MBA and MS from Stanford University and graduated, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

Agenda:  

6:30-7:00pm Registration & Networking

7:00-8:00pm Fireside Chat

8:00-8:30pm Networking

Jun
22
8:00 am08:00

Real Estate FinTech & Lending Conference

  • Radisson Hotel Martinique, NYC

Our all star list of speakers and panelists will be covering the latest trends & innovation in technology for the Real Estate, FinTech, Banking, Mortgage & Lending industry. We have put together an incredible team from the brightest companies around the USA that are leading the way in how real estate and lending gets done in today's wired (and un-wired) world. Experts and entrepreneurs will talk about everything from how the consumer searches online for their new home; how companies now look for commercial realestate; how brokers are using technology and CRM; how lenders are keeping track of their investments and much much more. 
 

And of course you will be able to network with the experts and ask any questions that you need answered in order to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. 

Jun
26
Jun 28

Future of Fintech

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC

We'll cover the ongoing pace of disruption and funding in finance and what that means for incumbents, consumers, and the future of financial services more broadly across major trends like AI, blockchain, insurance tech, robo advising, and more.

Toronto Empire FinTech Conference 2017
Jun
27
8:00 am08:00

Toronto Empire FinTech Conference 2017

  • Great Hall, Toronto

FULL-DAY CONFERENCES THAT SHOWCASE THE BEST AND MOST DISRUPTIVE FINTECH ENTREPRENEURS & INDUSTRY LEADERS

Join us for the inaugural Toronto Empire Startups FinTech Conference on June 27, 2017! 

- Industry leaders will discuss investment trends and industry changes while sharing their persional stories of success(and failure) as entrepreneurs.

- FinTech venture investors and startup founders will have the opportunity to participate in essential networking

- The audience will hear product updates from some of the top FinTech startups who will take to the main stage to offer demo highlights of their latest and greatest

Aug
18
8:00 am08:00

#FinTechTO

  • Arcadian Court, Toronto

#FinTechTO is the 3rd Annual National FinTech Conference in Canada held by the Digital Finance Institute. Join us for an engaging day of learning about FinTech and Financial Innovation in Canada.


May
19
8:30 am08:30

Big Data Finance 2017

  • NYU Center for Data Science, NYC

Each year Big Data Finance provides government, academia and finance professionals with unforgettable exchanges of ideas which help unlock limitless creativity and innovation.

Big Data Finance events draw 200-300 industry executives, quants and technologists. Past participants included the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Two Sigma Investments, Millennium Partners, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mercer LP and JP Morgan and other players in the Wall Street and Fintech. Speakers are business leaders and academics which have made significant contributions to Big Data in finance.

May
18
6:00 pm18:00

FinTech - Bitcoin - Global Startup Hackathon

  • Pivotal Labs, SF

Join the Global Innovation Hackathon Series organized by Silicon Valley-based OneTraction where we expect over five hundred global attendees. Our Hackathon is open to anyone who is seeking to launch or join a startup. You will enjoy this chance to mingle and network with potential co-founders, partners, corporate clients, investors and industry experts.

May SF FinTech Meetup: Crowdfunding
May
17
6:30 pm18:30

May SF FinTech Meetup: Crowdfunding

  • Runway, SF

What do you need to know about crowdfunding? This panel will take a look at the evolving crowdfunding landscape, including challenges and opportunities driven by regulation. The panel will discuss alternative fundraising as a business and also as a tool for entrepreneurs.

Featuring:

- Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO of RealtyShares  
A leader in real estate crowdfunding,  RealtyShares enables investors to purchase shares in private real estate investments for as little as $5000.

- Michael Hughes, Senior Director of Equity Crowdfunding at Indiegogo
Indiegogo's mission is to empower people to unite around ideas that matter to them and together make those ideas come to life. With the help of our Indiegogo community, we’re redefining entrepreneurship—shifting it from being a privilege to a right. 

- Grace Sarah Leung Shing, Co-Founder & CEO of Startwise  
Startwise is an easy-to-understand funding model which enables every American to invest as little as $200 in startups and small businesses they believe in. At Startwise, there is no complicated equity structures, valuation, dilution, and exit talks. 

- Kim Kaselionis, Founder & CEO of Breakaway Funding  
Breakaway Funding was created to step in the capital void by introducing a hybrid funding model which takes advantage of recent regulatory changes and traditional bank financing.

Moderated by Miles Jennings, Latham & Watkins LLP


Agenda: 

6:30-7:00pm Registration & Networking

7:00-8:00pm Panel Discussion

8:00-8:30pm Networking

May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain for Social Good: Education and Uplifting Women & Refugees

  • Rise New York

Join us a discussion on blockchain solutions to education and empowering women & refugees with the eduDAO team!

eduDAO is an alternative funding platform for education and nonprofits. The mission of eduDAO is to provide a low-cost, fully accountable funding platform for the most underfunded education-related organizations while bringing people together to support and empowering the local communities to drive the changes in their neighborhoods.  

The eduDAO model constitutes five pillars: the eduDAO funding platform, meetups to help surface challenges being faced, hackathons to create free and open-source solutions for those challenges, volunteer events to help make the necessary change happen in the communities where the schools operate, and storytelling to raise awareness of the challenges being faced.

May
16
6:30 pm18:30

JPMorgan Quorum Demo + Ripple

  • Rise New York

Come learn about 2 blockchain techologies, Ripple and Quorum.

Ripple is one of the oldest blockchain platforms that is now seeing a resurgence of interest.

Quorum is JP Morgan's blockchain implementation. It's a fork of Ethereum that allows for private transactions, and is a cornerstone technology of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. We will be doing a demo of it. Bring your laptop if you'd like to follow along.

The presentation and demos will be followed by time for networking.

May
15
6:30 pm18:30

Fintech Startups: Commercializing Your Intellectual Property

  • LMHQ, NYC

In this workshop, WilmerHale Partners Jeff Johnson and Gary Schall will explore core issues for fintech startups when considering their intellectual property. Having worked with hundreds of startups and many deals in the fintech space, our speakers will provide insight on the common mistakes fintech startups make and best practices to set a fintech company up for long-term success.

This workshop is a prime opportunity for fintech startups to learn from senior corporate attorneys with deep experience the fintech industry.

May
14
2:00 pm14:00

China's Booming FinTech Sector Live with Ant Financial!

  • Harvard Harvard University Science Center, Cambridge

The Chief Technology Officer, Chief Data Scientist and other members of the Ant Financial senior team will join members of the Boston FinTech community in a discussion around their use of big data and AI, the blockchain, mobile payments.

This is a rare opportunity and we are enormously flattered to hear directly from Ant CTO Li Cheng as well Chief Data Scientist, Yuan Qi and Dr. Charles Wang of Adelphic as well Donghui Zhang among others aboutand opportunities presented by leveraging these technologies and others to build an inclusive financial services sector. We hope you will come willing to share more about your own FinTech experiences.

May
11
12:30 pm12:30

Benzinga Global Fintech Awards 2017

  • Tribeca Three Sixty, NYC

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards are an annual competition for companies of all sizes to present their innovations for the capital markets.

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Gala is a celebration of Fintech innovation that is specific to capital markets, payments, Insurance and financial institutions. Winners from the annual Benzinga Fintech Awards competition are announced at this event and presented trophies by distinguished members of the global Fintech community.

This event is for those interested in finance, entrepreneurship and those interested in capital markets, deal-making, networking and accelerating their business. This event gives attendees the opportunity to network with Founders, C-Suite executives, directors of the biggest and hottest fintech companies, brokerages, banks, quants, hedge funds, managing directors from VC funds.

The fintech awards have traditionally been geared towards fintech companies that deal with investing and the capital markets. This year, we have expanded the range of companies to include blockchain, payments, bitcoin, insurance, and compliance related businesses.

May
10
May 12

Dig|In 2017: The Future of Digital Insurance

  • The Hilton, Austin

The Insurance industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Customer acquisition, onboarding and engagement, underwriting and risk management, billing and claims – all these areas are being changed by the digital innovations.

Over the past few years, a wide variety of new products and technologies, such as drones, autonomous and connected cars, connected homes, big data and analytics, and blockchain, have been changing how the industry operates. At the same time, a growing number of fintech disruptors are carving out lucrative niches in insurance by using innovative business models and digital expertise to better meet changing consumer preferences and expectations.

Dig|In 2017 offers a glimpse of the industry’s future, as well as presents the current state of disruption within the insurance market.

Dig|In 2017covers the technologies, trends, business models and case studies that are redefining the insurance industry and create new opportunities across property and casualty, life and auto markets. The event agenda offers case studies, prototypes, innovative demos and talks from visionary leaders who have taken advantage of innovations to make digitization a reality.

Dig|In 2017 brings together all key stakeholders, from startups to industry pioneers to established leaders. The event offers an unmatched opportunity for dialogue and interaction that serves as a catalyst for the transformation of the entire insurance ecosystem. Event attendees, speakers and sponsors include carriers, brokers, administrators and claims and billing processors, as well as established and next-generation technology and solution providers.

As the insurance industry grapples with today’s demands for a customer-centric business model, more sophisticated user experience, and changing sales, service and distribution channels, Dig|In 2017 is the largest industry gathering to serve as a forum to assess new growth opportunities, harness new technologies, transform analytics into actionable business strategies and continue to positively disrupt the industry to best serve its customers."

May
9
8:00 am08:00

Europe on Your Mind? Start in Brussels!

  • Consulate General of Belgium, NYC

PROGRAM

8.00 Registration and breakfast
8.30 Introduction. Cecile Jodogne, Secretary of State for foreign trade and inward investment
8.40 Introduction to the Brussels Tech Ecosystem. Stefaan Lenaerts, Area Manager Invest, Brussels Invest & Export
9.00 Fiscal incentives for FDI in Belgium. Marc De Mil, Belgian Ministry of Finance
9.15 - 10.00 : Working sessions

Fintech
Brussels, the gateway to Europe for Fintech businesse. Wim De Waele, CEO, b-Hive
Fintech between USA and Europe, insights from a Belgian New Yorker. Yvan De Munck, US Head of Business Development at James (by CrowdProcess)

Sharing economy
The sharing economy landscape in Brussels and Belgium. Angelo Meuleman, Taxistop and sharing economy expert
Fiscal framework for sharing economy initiatives in Belgium. Marc De Mil, Belgian Ministry of Finance. 

10.00 Legal aspects of opening a branch or subsidiary in Brussels. Guillaume Blauwart, Tax advisor, Pragma International
10.15 Closing words by Cathy Buggenhout, Consul General of Belgium in New York
10.30 - 12.00 Possibility for individual meetings with the speakers

May
6
10:00 am10:00

Quantopian Workshop — An Introduction to Algorithmic Trading

  • The Marker, SF

This introductory level workshop will give you the ability to navigate the world of quantitative finance. We focus on core principles of rigorous statistical research, and try to teach overall intuitions so you’re comfortable learning more on your own. We’ll also walk you through a simple trading strategy example that you can use as a starting point for moving forward.

 Our lecture series is vetted and used by professors at dozens of top universities worldwide including Harvard IACS and Cornell ORIE. We work with academics and industry alike to ensure that our curriculum reflects both academic rigor and practical applications.

May
5
May 7

FinClusion Hackathon

  • Impact Hub, NYC

FinClusion is a hackathon weekend that brings together individuals from various backgrounds including programmers, students, community members, activists, city workers, entrepreneurs and more to find a solution to why there is a lack of inclusion in Financial Technology.

We at Illicit Mind will provide the environment, knowledge and experts, you and your team will build an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) solution. This weekend welcomes all those who love their community enough to bring their ideas to fruition.

We will explore the power of bringing together community members, technology and ideas to scale projects that will make a lasting impact in our communities. By building a community of problem solvers, we'll forge a legion of doers who empower communities through technology, creativity and collaboration.

Let’s build with one another, instead of waiting for outsiders to build for us !

May
5
May 6

DevFest DC - Artificial Intelligence {AI}

  • Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Tysons

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic in recently is shaping up to be a breakout year for AI. The 2017 Devfest DC {AI} is a must-attend event for people who are interested in the real-world applications of AI, whether you want to learn about AI’s effects on businesses or are simply interested in how AI will reshape our day-to-day life. The event is focused on practical applications AI and its subsets Machine Learning and Deep Learning across industries such as Transportation & Logistics, Internet of Things (IoT), Future of Work (FoW), Financial Technologies (FinTech), CyberSecurity, and Healthcare Technologies (HealthTech). It also explores how Machine Learning is impacting society, the enterprise and you!

The 2017 conference agenda will provide insights into the present and future impact of AI on your organization, as well as in your daily life. It will also feature concrete ways, tools, and methods to prepare, organize, and tap AI’s transformative power.

We will also have sessions and code labs in Mobile, Big Data, DevOps, Cloud and Programming languages and Frameworks.

May
4
6:00 pm18:00

How are Financial Institutions Partnering with RegTech Startups

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP, NYC

How are Financial Institutions Partnering with RegTech Startups

Please join The Association of FinTech Professionals for a lively and informative discussion on how financial institutions are working with regtech startups to address a broad range of process, regulatory, and compliance needs. Our moderator, Marc Hochstein, the Editor in Chief of Amercian Banker, will lead the discussion with our panelists on the opportunities and challenges of partnering.

Agenda:
6:00-6:30: Registration
6:30-7:45: Panel Discussion & Q/A
7:45-8:45: Refreshments & Networking

May
4
5:30 pm17:30

Landing a Job in FinTech: A Fireside Chat with Doniel Sutton, Head of HR, Paypal

  • Braintree, SF

As the FinTech industry continues to grow and disrupt the world's incumbent financial institutions, finding and retaining the right talent becomes key for high-growth FinTech companies. Interested in taking the leap into FinTech? Whether you’re a banker, engineer, marketer, sales guru, or recent grad, find out which skills are most in demand and how to position yourself as the perfect hire for an up-and-coming FinTech unicorn.

On May 4th, join us for a fireside chat with Doniel Sutton, Head of HR at Paypal, who will share her own personal story on how she became one of the most Influential Women in Corporate America (Savoy Magazine, 2016) – and her advice on how to land a job, grow a career and become a valuable leader in the burgeoning FinTech industry. The conversation will be facilitated by Kasia Leyden, Senior Director of Marketing at Braintree.

May NY FinTech Founder Fireside Chat w/ Robert Reffkin of Compass
May
3
6:30 pm18:30

May NY FinTech Founder Fireside Chat w/ Robert Reffkin of Compass

  • Latham & Watkins NYC

Join us for our May FinTech Meetup, a Fireside Chat with Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO of Compass. Compass is a technology-driven real estate platform which has raised $208MM.  

Robert founded Compass in 2013 with co-founder Ori Allon. Prior to Compass Robert worked at Goldman Sachs as Chief of Staff to the President & COO following five years working in the firm's private equity arm. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked at Lazard and McKinsey & Company. In 2005, he was appointed as a White House Fellow to serve as special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. Robert is also the Founder of New York Needs You. He received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University. Outside of work, he recently completed 50 marathons, one in each state, to raise $1 million for nonprofits.

Agenda: 

6:30-7:00pm Registration & Networking

7:00-8:00pm Panel Discussion

8:00-8:30pm Networking

The NY Fintech Meetup is proudly sponsored by:

May
3
6:00 pm18:00

No Exit? In The Future Companies Will Stay Private.

  • Rise New York

Going public used to be the ultimate measure of success for private companies, but that's no longer the case. 2016 marked the third consecutive decline in IPOs - the lowest level since the last recession - and the number of publicly listed companies is at the lowest level in over 40 years.

Despite a promising start to 2017 (partly the result of Snap's "successful" IPO), startups are choosing to remain private for longer than in years past.  Uncertain market conditions, easier access to capital, higher administrative costs, and the risk of crushing shareholder pressure have forced an increasing number of companies to turn to M&A or stay independent for as long as they can stay afloat.

If going public is no longer an option, where are the financial incentives in building a successful company? How should young companies plan for an exit? More generally, what does this mean for the future of the markets, both public and private?

Please join us at Rise New York on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm to hear analysts and experts from PrivCo, Zanbato and Weild & Co. to discuss this market trend.  There will be ample time for Q&A and networking.  Light refreshments/drinks will be served.  We will also be livestreaming at Facebook.com/Privco for those who are not in the New York area.

May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Financial Advice from Power Women in Fintech

  • WeWork, NYC

On May 2nd, Tech Chat XX will host a panel featuring some of fintech's power women to explore what it is like to be a female in the fintech era and how innovation has shaped their careers. Don't miss this intimate and engaging discussion, featuring speakers: Vicki Zhou, Co-founder and Co-CEO of WiseBanyan, Amy Pan, Head of Product at Bread Finance, and Lindsey Goldwert, Senior Editor at Stash Invest.

May
1
6:00 pm18:00

2017 WEB Workshop Series: User-Generated Content on Your Digital Platform

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, NYC

WEB WORKSHOPS FOR STARTUPS: 
Get Smart About Legal Issues Affecting Your Business

REGISTER NOW

WEB (Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp) presents WEB Workshops, a series of targeted programs designed to provide concrete tips and takeaways to entrepreneurs (women and men). 

Each WEB workshop will do a deep dive into a subject area that founders of most early-stage companies need to navigate. Attend all WEB workshops or just those that apply to you and your business.

User-Generated Content on Your Digital Platform

How to use digital content on your website, app or in social media without exposure to liability; how to navigate the thicket of copyright, trademark, privacy, right-of-publicity and defamation issues when your company hosts online content

Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

Applications for Commerce.Innovated. are open!

Silicon Valley Bank and First Data are excited to launch the next class for Commerce.Innovated., a virtual accelerator designed to help commerce, payments and fintech startups grow. Commerce.Innovated. understands the complex challenges that commerce, payments, and fintech companies face and are laser focused on how to help overcome challenges related to operating in a regulated industry. The program provides operational mentorship through access to fintech experts within and across the SVB and First Data networks.
The program is open to early-stage companies meeting certain criteria:
· Creating a solution that is helping to make commerce, payments or fintech easier, safer or better for consumers or businesses
· Have a strong, small core team dedicated to the mission
· Secured or raising seed funding
· Have a working product
Learn more and apply at commerceinnovated.com

Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

The Business of Blockchains

  • Rise New York

Want to learn what blockchains are all about? From theory to implementation, this course has you covered. With hands-on exercises, understand how to reframe your service or product using a blockchain.

CRAM 6 MONTHS WORTH OF INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INTO 6 HOURS

Our graduates walk away with a solid foundation and understanding of how consensus is achieved in distributed systems, how smart contracts can facilitate automated business logic, the different types of blockchains available, and why this technology is going to disintermediate industries.

Past graduates have described The Business of Blockchainsas a, "Comprehensive introduction to application of the blockchain" and that it, "Demystifies the next big thing after bitcoin."

Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

QuantCon NYC 2017

  • New York Marriott Marquis, NYC

QuantCon, the quantitative finance and algorithmic trading conference will feature expert talks and tutorials on algorithmic trading, quantitative finance, machine learning, and Python programming. You will discuss trading strategies, explore alternative data sets, and learn how to apply machine learning to your investment strategies.

Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

FinTech Week NYC Closing Party

  • Rise New York

Closing out the inaugural FinTech Week NYC, join Empire Startups and FinXTech as we celebrate a productive week of conferences, events, and innovation.

Continue the conversations you started. Meet the movers and shakers youmeant to speak with. Special thanks to Rise New York for supporting FinTech Week NYC with Snacks & Libations.

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About the Venue: 

Rise New York is part of a global community of the world’s brightest thinkers and doers creating the future of financial technology. We listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise spaces, and connect, co-create, and scale innovation, in partnership with Barclays. Rise New York also houses a world-class event space and is home to the U.S. cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Apr
28
Apr 30

FinClusion Hackathon

  • Impact Hub New York

FinClusion is a hackathon weekend that brings together individuals from various backgrounds including programmers, students, community members, activists, city workers, entrepreneurs and more to find a solution to why there is a lack of inclusion in Financial Technology.

We at Illicit Mind will provide the environment, knowledge and experts, you and your team will build an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) solution. This weekend welcomes all those who love their community enough to bring their ideas to fruition.

We will explore the power of bringing together community members, technology and ideas to scale projects that will make a lasting impact in our communities. By building a community of problem solvers, we'll forge a legion of doers who empower communities through technology, creativity and collaboration.

Let’s build with one another, instead of waiting for outsiders to build for us !

Apr
28
3:00 pm15:00

FinTech Up Close

  • Rise New York

There are roughly 5,000 new FinTech ventures in the US this year. But, what products will shape the industry? What technologies add real value? FinTech Sandbox is a non-profit providing FinTech startups free access to quality financial data to accelerate product development. This showcase is a close-up of leading edge solutions from our startups. Interested in P2P lending? Vendor scoring and compliance? A cheaper Bloomberg terminal? Walk up and try the product. 

Apr
28
12:00 pm12:00

Ethereum Smart Contract Workshop using Monax

  • Rise New York

Get Started Programming Smart Contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain with this Hands-On Workshop. 

Want to get into Ethereum coding but don't know where to start? Learn what a smart contract is, the language it's coded in--Solidity--and then write and deploy your first smart contract. 

We then go further by giving a hands-on introduction to Monax. Monax is an open platform for developers to build, ship, and run blockchain-based applications for business. Jan Scheufen, head of product at Monax, will guide students in designing, assembling, and deploying a smart contract-based application.