Apr
28
9:30 am09:30

UK FinTech Startups Pitch Event

  • Rise New York

Networking breakfast: 9:30 – 10:00
Pitching & Audience Q&A: 10:00 – 11:30

Join us for an exciting event showcasing the UK’s top RegTech innovators.

We’re proud to present 15 of the UK’s top RegTech companies to a New York audience as part of the UK Department for International Trade’s first RegTech Mission to New York City. Join us to hear their 5 minute pitches as they take the US market by storm. Delegate brochure here: http://bit.ly/UKRegTech

RegTech Mission to New York 2017 April 24 – 28 

The UK’s Department for International Trade is excited to hostour first RegTech Mission to NYC in April 2017 as part of New York FinTech week. This Mission will offer 15 of the UK’s top RegTech companies the opportunity to explore the US market and NYC’s financial services industry through five days of workshops, networking events, 1:1 meetings and much more! Previous missions have seen UK companies learn best practices about US expansion strategy and business development, network with top-level industry executives, and pitch to venture capitalists.

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.

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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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

May SF FinTech Meetup: Crowdfunding

  • Runway, SF

This Meetup 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, Director of Tech Vertical 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.

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
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
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.

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.

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
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


Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Financial Solutions Lab at CFSI

The Financial Solutions Lab at CFSI is now accepting applications for its third class of fintech innovators. This year, they’re seeking startups and nonprofits with solutions that can improve Americans’ financial health. The Lab, managed by CFSI with founding Lab partner JPMorgan Chase & Co., will provide winners with $250,000 in capital, partnership opportunities, and unprecedented access to industry experts. Learn more and apply by April 27 at https://goo.gl/hkj7sn.

Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

FinTech O2O: The Pursuit of Smarter Solutions: How Big Data and AI are Tranforming Financial Services

  • Moody's Analytics, NYC

Artificial Intelligence in financial services is not a new idea – and depending on your definition of machine learning, one can argue that AI has been part of the industry for decades now. As AI begins to converge with Big Data, the financial services industry is being radically transformed through advanced analytics in ways that promise smarter solutions across the board.

Financial technologies use AI to collect, analyze and automate data at rapid speeds, allowing firms to innovate everything - from personal banking to lending to security - all while helping to reduce back office inefficiencies.

This event will discuss innovations being made in financial services today and how AI and Big Data will transform the industry tomorrow.

Apr
27
5:30 pm17:30

Innovation Frontier of Financial Inclusion: US & Global Incubator Models

  • WeWork Fulton Center, NYC

Join us for a conversation on how fintech innovation is improving the lives of underserved consumers – a $144 billion market in the US alone. What are pioneering organizations in US and global Fintech learning? How can we translate this into actionable scale?

The Center for Financial Services Innovation will share latest research on the needs of consumers, how innovators are responding, and trends in the fintech market. CFSI manages the Financial Solutions Lab, a partnership with JPMorgan Chase, through which they invest in and support fintech startups that have a positive social impact on American consumers.

StartupBootCamp – Fintech joins to share the global perspective of their organization which operates Fintech accelerators in NY, London, Mumbai, and Singapore, as part of their broader network.  We expect to pull in a few additional voices from startups in the space.

Apr
27
9:00 am09:00

Financial Services Leadership Exchange

  • Latham & Watkins LLP, NYC

This exclusive, peer-to-peer event, held on Day Four of FinTech Week, brings together technology leaders and bank executives seeking to collaborate and explore what’s possible for the future of the financial industry. Invaluable insight will be shared, discussed and debated as too how bank leaders and technology innovators are thinking about intelligently experimenting with emerging tools and products at a time when there are no pre-established standards.

Major Topics Addressed:

  • Obstacles To Collaboration
  • Utilizing Blockchain
  • Digital Identity Solutions
  • Real-time Payments
  • Lending Solutions
  • Global Trends
Apr
27
8:30 am08:30

Rise Radio Live! with James Green

  • Rise New York

Curious about what's new in fintech? Rise Radio is the place to start. Learn about emerging technologies through approachable, amusing interviews with industry experts and startup founders. You'll be up to speed on all things blockchain, AI, crowdfunding, roboadvising, big data and more in the time it takes you to get to work.

WE’LL BE HOSTING A LIVE RECORDING OF RISE RADIO FEATURING JAMES GREEN, CEO OF MAGNETIC.

Magnetic is a technology company with a marketing platform for enterprises, brands and agencies. Their prospecting, remarketing and merchandising solutions help marketers find, keep and bring back customers across channels and devices. These solutions are powered by our unique data including purchase intent and behavioral insights.

Apr
27
7:30 am07:30

The Threat is Real: Financial Services, FinTech and Cybersecurity

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum, NYC

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum and Innovate Finance are joining together to host a forum on cybersecurity on Thursday, April 27th, during New York's inaugural FinTech Week.

The Threat is Real: Financial Services, FinTech and Cybersecurity will provide an opportunity to examine how financial technology can be utilized as a tool in protecting businesses, government agencies and individuals against cyber-attacks. Now more than ever, the financial services community is acutely aware of the need to address the related challenges and explore ways that technological innovation can mitigate risk.

A panel of technology leaders, financial services experts and law enforcement officials will explore the major cybersecurity threats facing the financial sector - and some of the necessary solutions.

Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

Intro To Quant Algo + FinTech Week Open House

  • Byte Academy, NYC

In honor of FinTech week, we are hosting a special open house. Attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on an Introduction To Quant Algo class which kicks off a 6:30 pm and also includes a description of our new Quant Algo course. This will be followed by a more general discussion of all our curriculum, then, networking. In addition to our new Quant Algo course, which we designed with a leading stat-arb hedge fund, we'll go over our other programs including: FinTech, Python, Data Science and Blockchain.

During the evening we'll give a presentation which includes student demos, description of our job guarantee, application process and discussion of our strong FinTech community.

Afterwards take time to network with some of these FinTech community members in addition to our instructors, alumni, students and team members who will be available to answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

Enterprise Ethereum and The Future of Blockchains

  • Rise New York

Panel Discussion Featuring: ConsenSys, Monax and more.

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors to define enterprise-grade software to build upon the only smart contract supporting blockchain currently running in real-world production – Ethereum.

Come for a Panel Discussion by the key players in the Alliance, and learn what the near term goals are for Enterprie Ethereum and its use cases. 

Hear the panelists discuss:

  • The relationship between Enterprise Ethereum and the public Ethereum blockchain
  • How the private side supports the public chain and vice versa
  • The technologies currently being built and their use cases 
  • Their vision for the future and how they'll get there
Apr
26
8:30 am08:30

Rise & Shine

  • Rise New York

Rise and Shine is a casual morning coffee at the home of FinTech in New York on the last Wednesday of each month. We choose a topic each month and invite top founders from the NYC tech community to come and share their stories, wisdom, ideas, success and failures. Come get inspired and network after! 

This session will take place during NY FinTech Week, so what better place to kick-off the week then in the home of FinTech - Rise NY? 

Apr
26
7:00 am07:00

FinXTech Annual Summit

  • NASDAQ MarketSite, NYC

During this year’s FinTech Week, we host our FinXTech Annual Summit which brings together senior executives from banks, technology companies and investment firms from across the U.S. to shine a light on what is really generating top line growth and bottom line profits through partnerships, collaboration and investments. In addition, at the conclusion of the event, we recognize stand-out partnerships by and between banks and fintech companies through our Best of FinXTech Awards.

Major Topics Addressed:

  • Issues Impacting The Industry
  • Leveraging New Technologies
  • Investing In Ideation
  • Paths To Success
  • Innovative Trends
  • Key Regulatory Perspectives
Apr
26
6:30 am06:30

Intro To Quant Algo + FinTech Week Open House

  • Byte Academy, NYC

In honor of FinTech week, we are hosting a special open house. Attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on an Introduction To Quant Algo class which kicks off a 6:30 pm and also includes a description of our new Quant Algo course. This will be followed by a more general discussion of all our curriculum, then, networking. In addition to our new Quant Algo course, which we designed with a leading stat-arb hedge fund, we'll go over our other programs including: FinTech, Python, Data Science and Blockchain.

During the evening we'll give a presentation which includes student demos, description of our job guarantee, application process and discussion of our strong FinTech community.

Afterwards take time to network with some of these FinTech community members in addition to our instructors, alumni, students and team members who will be available to answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

Apr
25
8:00 am08:00

2017 US-MENA Tech Summit

  • Midtown Manhattan, NYC

The summit is hosted by ABANA and Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of New York (HBSAANY, the largest angel investor group on the East Coast), along with the Harvard Arab Alumni Association and HOF Capital.

This is the first in an annual series of Tech Summits focused on sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, family offices, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs interested in technology-driven entrepreneurship and with ties to the Middle East and North Africa region.   

Highlights of the summit include:

  • A panel of leading venture capitalists
  • A panel of institutional investors and family offices investing both in venture capital funds and directly into technology companies
  • A panel of investors and senior leaders who will discuss how fintech is disrupting the large financial services players
  • A showcase of early-stage tech companies, presented by Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of New York
NYC Empire FinTech Conference 2017
Apr
25
8:00 am08:00

NYC Empire FinTech Conference 2017

  • Webster Hall, NYC

FULL-DAY CONFERENCE SHOWCASING SILICON ALLEY FINTECH AT ITS BEST

Join us during FinTech Week NYC for our 8th Annual #EmpireFinTech Conference on April 25, 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

Apr
25
8:00 am08:00

The NYC FinTech Ecosystem: What You Need to Know about Fundraising & Your IP

  • Rise New York

In this discussion, participants will hear from several experienced FinTech experts from both the United States and Europe on topics ranging from market trends in FinTech to available funding resources. 

Speakers will offer tools and tips to help startups navigate the broader US FinTech ecosystem. 

Our panelists will explore topics such as:

How to attract US funding and how to work with US investors
What startups need to know to make it in the US market
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of raising money and scaling in the US?
>>Types of investors available: venture capital, private equity, public markets, strategic (equity, R&D partnerships, licensing, and M&A)
>> Identifying the best source of financing that fits your business
• The top 5 mistakes companies make when starting out in the United States
• How do startups grow, strengthen their networks, and find relevant mentors?

What Fintech entrepreneurs should know about intellectual property
• The value that IP can have for an early-stage (seed or pre-seed business)
>> Getting ahead of technology and IP due diligence
>> Knowing which IP protection is appropriate for your company
• An overview of Open Source: a guide to the benefits and challenges
• Preparing the right message for investors around your technology and IP

What US investors are looking for (financial and business related aspects)
• Working with US investors: the funding process
• When going out to raise VC, what should founders emphasize, team, product, or growth?
• Why should I care? Tips to improve your company's message and how you present your product
• Tech strategy: Generate revenue early with lean platform/product to achieve market validation

Market trends in FinTech and FinTech ecosystems in the United States
• What are some of the regional strengths of the major US Fintech ecosystems (New York, the Bay Area, Boston, etc.)?
• Which ecosystem is best for your business, and how can you best tap into it?
• Do Fintech startups have to partner with Heritage Financial Institutions to achieve scale?
• What challenges in the Financial Services Industry are ripe for innovation?
• Regulation in financial services: importance of incremental innovation
• Size and fragmentation of the banking sector: importance of market segmentation and appropriate staffing
• Key account stake holders: Shortest path to market, P&L over strategy

Tales from the Front Lines: Wisdom & Insights from a FinTech entrepreneur who made it in New York

Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Financial Advice from Power Women in Fintech

  • WeWork, NYC

Financial advice from power women in fintech

Join an event to learn about the women behind the fintech phenomenon and what advice they have. Featuring Vicki Zhou, Co-founder and Co-CEO of WiseBanyan, the first free financial advisor (www.wisebanyan.com). On a mission to help everyone reach their financial goals, Vicki will deep dive into the gender stereotypes of working in fintech + what you should be doing right now to create good financial health. Come ready with questions for this intimate evening of networking and discussion!

Apr
24
6:45 pm18:45

Hyperledger: Fabric Blockchain Workshop by IBM

  • Coinspace HQ, NYC

PART I: Overview of IBM & Hyperledger Blockchain
by Mohamoud Egal, Blockchain @ IBM
Demo of Fabric Composer:
•  A program model & set of tools that make it radically simpler to create a Blockchain based business network  [20-30 minute]

PART II: Cloudsoft demonstration (Hyperledger Member)
by Mike Zaccardo, Senior Engineer at Cloudsoft
• A tool to help you manage Blockchain environments and nodes across multiple geographies.

Disclaimer: bring your laptop if you want to follow along

Apr
24
6:00 pm18:00

FinTech Week NYC Kickoff Reception

  • Rise New York

FinTech Never Sleeps

New York City is the financial capital of the world and we are excited to bring the FinTech community together for a week’s worth of essential, informative, and productive events. Join Empire Startups and FinXTech as we kick off the inaugural FinTech Week NYC. This private event hosts the partners, delegates, and key-players making FinTech Week NYC happen.

Meet some of the smartest and most important players in the world of financial technologies in a relaxed setting and start making the contacts you need to keep building the future.

By invitation only.

Sponsored by:

 
 
 

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
24
9:30 am09:30

Combating Poverty in NYC through Innovation

  • Fordham University School of Law, NYC

All-Day Interactive Social Innovation and Social Changemaker Conference with presentations from social service professionals, nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, social innovators, impact Investors, techpreneurs for social change, activist artists, community activists, policy makers, social justice advocates, and nonprofit finance experts who are actively working to alleviate poverty in New York City's low-income and marginalized communities. Multi-media performances throughout the day.

Apr
24
8:00 am08:00

Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp 2017

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, NYC

WHO
30 ambitious female founders ready to take their companies to the next level

WHAT
An immersive, interactive day of practical and actionable skill development for female founders

WHY
We need more women leading the next generation of Fortune 500 companies

Apr
20
3:00 pm15:00

FinTech Sandbox Demo Day 4.0

  • Fidelity Investments, Boston

Highlighting extraordinary FinTech solutions, powered by Boston's FinTech hub, FinTech Sandbox

With over $1.08 billion invested in Blockchain, and half a billion more invested in payments products, all eyes are on FinTech. We're guessing you're constantly flooded with articles, panels, reports, and happy hour chatter on the next big thing in finance.

Let's pause. The FinTech opportunity expands beyond these current spotlight stealers.

What does this new wave of FinTech look like? FinTech Sandbox residents apply emerging technologies to develop unique solutions that span today's financial services industry. You'll see solutions that use virtual reality to visualize the capital markets, that leverage big data to develop alternative lending strategies, and that use machine learning and satellite imagery to extract financial insights. This is your chance to experience the next wave of products redefining financial services. 

Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Startupbootcamp FinTech April Meetup: Fireside Chat

  • Galvanize, NYC

As part of a monthly series, this Startupbootcamp FinTech Meetup is an opportunity to connect with others in the ecosystem.

Speakers:

- David Sutter, Co-Founder & COO at Hijro

Learn from an experienced and successful startup founder David Stutter during this fireside chat about how his business, Hijro, navigated the difficult road of working with large financial institutions. As a startup large corporates can seem like impenetrable fortresses, full of dead-ends and complex hurdles. Learn from David on his tips to finding your internal champion, understanding the timelines and processes that can be involved, and how to set your business up for a greater chance of success from the start.

More on Hijro: Hijro is the digital representation of the world’s waterways, connecting the modern trade platforms and streamlining trade finance processes. Hijro connects banks, buyers, and suppliers across one network designed to streamline and automate settlement, reduce fraud risk, and break down costly data silo’s in the $4 trillion open-account trade market. Built on distributed ledger technology, the Hijro Network acts as a global “waterway” for trade, providing partners and network participants with a more connected, more secure, and more efficient way to move value, assets, and data around the world.

Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Customer Onboarding Global Innovation Challenge

ATB FINANCIAL LAUNCHES CUSTOMER ONBOARDING INNOVATION CHALLENGE
-Powered by KPMG in Canada and Matchi 

Matchi Press Office, March 30, 2017   ATB Financial has joined forces with KPMG in Canada and global fintech matchmaking firm, Matchi to run a Customer Onboarding Innovation Challenge that aims to reimagine customer onboarding and management through collaboration with fintech firms. 

The Customer Onboarding Global Innovation Challenge will close for entry on Wednesday 19 April 2017 at 23:59 MST (Canada Mountain Standard Time). The challenge is free to enter and is open to any firm that has developed and built a solution that aligns to one of the four challenge categories:
Challenge Category 1:  Seamless KYC
Challenge Category 2:  Automate Onboarding
Challenge Category 3:  Ecosystem Information Flow

Entry into the Customer Onboarding Global Innovation Challenge is exclusively through the Matchi portal at https://matchi.biz/atbchallenge                                                                                                                                    

On the Matchi site, prospective entrants can find more information on the entry criteria, process and timeline before logging in (or signing up) to submit an overview of their solution, and motivate why it should be selected for this unique opportunity.

All entries will be validated by KPMG and Matchi analysts and then individually scored by a panel of executives from ATB Financial. The highest ranking solutions in each category will be invited to pitch their innovation to a panel from ATB Financial, KPMG and Matchi who will, in turn select at least two as the ultimate winners.

The winners of the Customer Onboarding Global Innovation Challenge will be given the opportunity to prove the value and impact of their solution with a paid proof-of-concept project at ATB Financial with a view to implementation and roll out within the Canadian Financial Institution.

Apr
18
10:00 am10:00

TechDay

  • Pier 94, NYC

ACCESS CONFERENCE
TechDay will host its first ever ACCESS conference within NY TechDay featuring intimate ask-me-anything sessions with late-stage founders. Space is extremely limited and reserved for mid-stage founders.

SHARK TANK OPEN CASTING CALL
We're excited to announce that the official New York casting call for Shark Tank will occur at NY TechDay!

ACCELERATOR ALLEY
Are you an early-stage founder? Don't miss your opportunity to meet the most powerful accelerators in the world - all in one place at NY TechDay!

12:50 PM — FINTECH DEMOS BEGIN

Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Startupbootcamp FinTech San Francisco Meetup: Hot Topics Corporate Collaboration

  • Davis Wright Tremaine, SF

As part of a monthly series, this Startupbootcamp FinTechmeetup is an opportunity to connect with others in the ecosystem. This edition will be hosted in San Francisco.

This month our hot topic is corporate and startup collaborationwithin the FinTech world. We're lucky to be joined by David Galvan who heads up strategic alliances at MasterCard, Asad Ramzanali from CFSI’s Financial Solutions Lab, as well as two awesome FinTech entrepreneurs - Laura Spiekerman, Co-founder of Alloy and Ravi Balasubramanian, Co-founder of AlphaPack.

During the panel we'll be diving into the discussion on how large financial institutions can get better at working with startups, and insider tips from our entrepreneurs on how to get that initial PoC/ pilot as a startup.

Afterwards there will be plenty of opportunity for more drinks and networking!

SF FinTech Meetup: Underbanked
Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

SF FinTech Meetup: Underbanked

  • Runway Incubator

Featuring:

- Rodolfo Gonzalez, Partner at Foundation Capital

- Sankaet Pathak, Founder & CEO at SynapsePay

- Nicky Goulimis, Co-founder & COO at Nova Credit

- Alex Marlantes, Co-founder & CEO at Everlance

Moderated by Maria Lajewski,Senior Manager, Financial Solutions Lab at Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)

Agenda: 

6:30-7:00pm Registration & Networking

7:00-8:00pm Panel Discussion

8:00-8:30pm Networking

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In partnership with:

 

The SF Fintech Meetup is proudly sponsored by:

Apr
12
Apr 13

2017 AARP Innovation@50+

  • Computer History Museum, Mountain View

The sixth annual AARP Innovation@50+ event will take place Wednesday April 12 and Thursday April 13, 2017 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

AARP’s Innovation@50+ event is a two-day pitch competition for emerging startups in the caregiving technology and financial technology sectors.  Ten caregiving technology companies and ten financial technology companies will be chosen to pitch before the audience and a panel of judges.   This dual-pitch event is the only one of its kind, bringing together innovative startups pitching before expert judges along with their actual intended end users, consumers whose feedback is gathered and shared real-time.

Building on the success of the past five years of unique startup pitch events with stellar programming, the 2017 event will also include keynotes, featured speakers and panels of industry experts with focus on innovation for the 50+ market. Engage with thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and AARP consumers around caregiving and financial technology innovations.

Show Date:  Wednesday April 12 and Thursday April 13, 2017
Location:  Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043
Register:  www.innovation50plus.org
Deadline:  Friday, February 3, 2017
Categories:  Caregiving Technology and Financial Technology startups focused on the 50+ market

Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Princeton Quant Trading Conference

  • Friend Center, Princeton

The Princeton Quant Trading Conference seeks to bring together a unique cross-section of the leading experts from academia, industry, and government in a relaxed intellectual environment to catalyze discussions and strengthen ties across traditional boundaries. We will cover subjects ranging from high-frequency algorithmic trading and statistical arbitrage to model construction and validation. This event also provides a unique opportunity for leaders and students in quant trading related fields to directly interact.

The student and young alumni organizing committee is exclusively volunteer and 100% of all proceeds go to support education nonprofits fighting for economic mobility for underprivileged students. We’re building a legacy for the conference that extends beyond the ivory tower into the greater community.