Mar
3
8:30 AM08:30

Young Entrepreneurs Conference 2018

The Young Entrepreneurs Conference (YEC) started in 2012 as a platform to launch the spearhead for creating an opportunity for young professionals to engage in meaningful discussions about business, technology, and entrepreneurship. Since then, the conference has grown from its young roots at UofT and has seen increasing attendance year over year due to its curation of quality and experience. 

YEC’18 is bringing together innovative students from universities across Ontario who are interested in developing and implementing solutions in various fields including education, health, environment and enterprise development. YEC attracts a demographic of intelligent, curious and skilled post-secondary students. These students are interested in networking, putting their skills to the test, finding mentors and discovering new opportunities.

The conference topics appeal to a range of audiences - all of which take part in the emerging fintech, digital marketing and educational organizations in the social entrepreneurship community. We will explore this common theme and its development in the organizations’ practices.

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March SF FINTECH MEETUP: DEMO DAY
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

March SF FINTECH MEETUP: DEMO DAY

NOTE: We've moved the Meetups ahead by 30 minutes in 2018. Doors for this event open at 6pm, with the panel beginning at 6:30pm. Let us know what you think about this change in the comments.
 

Our demo days are true system demos that showcase the innovative technology and new products pushing the industry forward. Come see the future.
Details

• 5 Red-hot FinTech startups demo their latest and greatest

• 5 Minute demos

• 5 Minute Q&A

Agenda:

6:00-6:30pm Registration & Networking

6:30-7:30pm Demos

7:30-8:00pm Networking

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Volunteer at ONE SF FinTech Meetup and attend THREE for free! Message us for more info.

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Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp hosted by DWT

DWT is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its annual WEB (Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp) to be held on April 30, 2018.  Female founders will be invited to participate in a daylong immersive program designed to impart practical advice and develop actionable skills. 

WEB is designed for founders who have raised  third party capital (whether through grants, angel investors, an incubator or accelerator program or an institutional round) or are generating revenue. In past years, our cohorts have included founders from Palo Alto, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Washington D.C.

This year’s curriculum includes:

          - Communicating your value proposition to your market
          - Best practices for successful fundraising
          - Creating a compelling pitch deck
          - Overcoming bias in VC interviews
          - Tips on how to command the stage with a perfect pitch
          - Deep dive conversations with leading angel and growth investors

The deadline for applications is March 19. 

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Apr
12
to Apr 13

Bank + Fintech New York

  • Millennium Hilton New York (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Discover which banks are doing what and with which Fintech, how Asian Fintechs and banks are taking the lead, how other international organizations are successfully integrating new offering and business models in their strategy, together with Fintechs. We have selected for you the crème de le crème couples Bank + Fintechs, who will share their best practices to inspire and allow you to benchmark yourself.

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Apr
30
to May 1

Discovery - hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence

Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence, Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to collaborate.

Garnering over 3,600 attendees and more than 540 exhibitors in 2017, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech. Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.

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Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

A Tale of Two Cities: Starting a Tech Firm in Toronto and New York

Flying time between NYC and Toronto just over an hour, but starting a company–say a FinTech or RegTech firm– can be very different.

Take just setting up. How easy is is to get talent? What support does the government offer? What’s local networking like? How hard it it to find space?

And then there’s growing. How hard is it to get funded? When do you start thinking about crossing borders?

Hear from firms and incubators in both markets about the challenges and rewards of starting up a firm in each location, where we are today and what the future looks like.

Use special Empire code: NYPAYTO50 for a discount to the event!

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February SF FinTech Meetup
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

February SF FinTech Meetup

  • 1355 Market Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NOTE: We've moved the Meetups ahead by 30 minutes in 2018. Doors for this event open at 6pm, with the panel beginning at 6:30pm. Let us know what you think about this change in the comments.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30pm Registration & Networking

6:30-7:30pm Panel

7:30-8:00pm Networking

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Volunteer at ONE SF FinTech Meetup and attend THREE for free! Message us for more info.
 

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Feb
12
to Feb 16

Navigating FinTech Disruption: Executive Program

  • Silicon Valley Innovation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Navigating FinTech Disruption is 5 days of immersion into the FinTech landscape and technology innovation culture of Silicon Valley.

  • Meet with executives of up to 20 of the most cutting-edge FinTech companies and accelerators
  • Get advice from leading Silicon Valley experts
  • Connect to and learn directly from top innovators and practitioners shaping the future of insurance, banking and financial services
  • Brainstorm approaches to turning disruptive threats into growth opportunities with Silicon Valley visionaries
  • Connect and learn directly from top innovators and practitioners shaping the future of insurance, banking and financial services
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Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Crypto2020 Happy Hour - Blockchain/Crypto Networking

Crypto2020 (https://crypto2020.io/) is back with another happy hour at the Ainsworth in Chelsea* (http://theainsworth.com/chelsea).

The bar has offered up the following happy hour specials for any Crypto2020 Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/crypto-2020/) members:

$5 Drafts, $6.50 Select Wine by the Class and $8 Well Drinks

In order to get the happy hour prices from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., please check-in with the hostess at the door to get a wristband.

Please note that this is a happy hour mixer for anyone interested in the space. It is NOT a panel event and there will be NO speakers presenting**. In the past, we've had a great mix of developers, miners, investors, and people who are completely new to crypto.

Find us on Telegram (https://t.me/crypto2020media) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/crypto2020).

*Please note that this is the Ainsworth on West 26th Street. There are multiple Ainsworth bars in the city.
** We tentatively have a panel scheduled for Feb. 22

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Feb
8
to Feb 9

MetaProp 2017/2018 West Coast Demo Day

The MetaProp Accelerator @ Columbia University class of 2017/2018 is ramping up for Demo Days in NYC and SF. As you probably know, Demo Day is the culmination of months of intense growth focus and is a rare chance for members of the public to see/hear from the latest crop of high potential PropTech startups.

MetaProp (along with partners NYC EDC, REBNY, RICS, ICSC, Millennium Partners, Zillow Group, Silicon Valley Bank, Warburg Realty, DLA Piper and EisnerAmper) is thrilled to share that Zillow is hosting the West Coast Demo Day. This year's West Coast program will feature presentations by our startups, a top industry keynote and networking drinks.

We have reserved a limited number of West Coast Demo Day tickets for the general public. This marquee event sells out each year; space is extremely limited.

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February NY FinTech Meetup: Demo Day
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

February NY FinTech Meetup: Demo Day

• 5 Red-hot FinTech startups demo their latest and greatest

• 5 Minute demo

• 5 Minute Q&A

...and yes, we'll be watching the clock!

DEMO AT A FUTURE EVENT (http://www.empirestartups.com/demoday)

Slice - Slice Labs is an insurance technology startup that offers an on-demand insurance platform to support the on-demand economy. The platform allows participants to easily purchase insurance policies when they need it without committing to any annual plans. It offers a pay-per-use policy for Uber and Lyft drivers that covers drivers from the time they turn on the rideshare application until they turn it off. Slice Lab’s goal is to reimagine insurance through design, data, and technology. Commandiv - Commandiv is a stock-trading platform with intelligent investment advice built-in. We empower DIY investors with the time-saving benefits of automated trade recommendations, shortening hours of investment process to 2 minutes.

Pathspark - Pathspark is a human capital management platform and analytics tool that empowers companies to invest in their most valuable asset: people. By using deep insights and predictive analysis, Pathspark allows businesses to more effectively optimize team and individual performance. Our network of independent experts collects a unique data set on a company’s human capital through personalized coaching. The result is a scalable talent development solution that delivers enhanced performance for the enterprise. Pathspark is the future of work: people realizing their performance potentials.

LeO - Meet LeO: a personable 24/7 customer service solution for the insurance industry powered by AI. LeO helps agents, brokers, and insurance carriers simplify the way they interact with consumers. With LeO’s AI algorithms you can automate time-consuming and paper-heavy processes, and provide data-driven insights about your customers. LeO frees your team to go after new revenue while cutting cost and enhancing your customers’ experience.

Buckit - Buckit is a mobile robo-manager for credit card debt. Through continuous analysis of spending and income data, Buckit learns about each user; optimizes and automates debt repayments, helping to pay down debt faster, save money and improve credit profiles. A typical user can save 20-40% on their interest costs just by adding a few extra dollars a week to their regular payments. The idea is to make it really easy for consumers to become smarter, more responsible credit users; a user simply needs to link their accounts, pick a plan and that’s it – Buckit can help users be in better control of their credit.

KapitalWise - KapitalWise enables banks with next generation wealth management solutions. We have built a cost-effective micro-investment platform with a Robo-advisor. We deliver personal investing literacy, rule-based micro investing empowered by machine learning and predictive analytics to end users of financial institutions.
Agenda:

6:30-7:00pm Registration & Networking

7:00-8:00pm Demos

8:00-8:30pm Networking

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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

SF Beta: Blockchain Edition

SF Beta is the Bay Area's premier startup mixer, bringing together an amazing showcase of up-and-coming companies in an open, social format.

At our kickoff event in 2018, we're partnering with DeveloperWeek for a startup night focusing on emerging blockchain technologies.

As one of the signature disruptive technologies of our time, blockchain is the backbone behind a brand new financial world order -- one that's based on open standards, advanced AI, and peer-to-peer distribution.

Interested in demoing? Apply here.

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Los Angeles Fintech Demo Mix Mingle Network

  • 431 W 7th St Los Angeles CA 90012 Los Angeles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come mix and mingle with other Financial Technologist's Tues January 23rd. Learn about the newest and fastest changes going on in financial technology. Finance is undergoing a massive change some call the "financial paradigm". Laws from 1930-1940 (old right?) are getting broken down with technological innovation in finance. Find partners, talk about your project, bounce ideas, discover LA Fintech.

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Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

BayPay: How Will the New Administration Impact Fintech?

  • 555 Market Street, Suite 1800, San Francisco, CA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Protiviti and the BayPay Forum on Thursday, February 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a panel discussion and happy hour with leading experts from the Bay Area fintech community. Our discussion will include input from thought leaders representing lenders, large banks and their innovation teams, venture capital, and the mobile marketplace.

Our discussion will cover such topics as:

· Challenges and Opportunities Posed by the Current Regulatory Environment

· Innovative Methods of Navigating Competitive and Political Disruption

· A Look Forward at Anticipated Changes to Come.

We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a lively and topical discussion!

Other useful information:

Exploring Special Purpose National Bank Charters for Fintech Companies

Download the latest document from the OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Here)

This event is FREE for Business Members. (free Live Streaming for Online Members

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Jan
22
9:00 PM21:00

Hacker Connect NYC

Hacker Connect is a day-long event created by and for the real estate technology community.

Join engineers, developers, designers, product managers, database architects, webmasters and technology executives from across the country for a deep real estate technology dive.

With an agenda curated by the Hacker Connect Advisory Committee, the day will be an opportunity to debate, discuss, collaborate and define real estate’s most pressing technology topics including:

  • The secrets to scaling APIs
  • Bots and messaging platforms

  • Data security, ownership and privacy

  • Blockchain for real estate

  • Instant offers, virtual showings and closings

  • Integration and adoption

  • Driving adoption in legacy companies

  • ...and many more.

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Jan
18
1:30 PM13:30

AFS alpha Award (AaA) - FinTech Competition - Early Bird Tickets close Jan 8

  • 1 Bryant Park New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Asian Financial Society alpha Award (AαA) brings together innovators and investors from the US and Asia focusing on the Fintech revolution. At present time, the United States and China have the lead in Fintech investment, and thirteen Chinese start-ups have reached Unicorn status in 2017 year to date.

Selected Fintech companies from Asia as well as the US will have the chance to present their businesses to active VCs and AFS’ community of 15,000 Wall Street professionals. From all the wonderful companies who have applied, AFS carefully selected 6 finalists to compete for the title of AaA 2017. They focus on a range of prevalent Fintech areas such as Regulatory Technology, P2B Lending, Global Asset Allocation, eCommerce Merchants Processing, Blockchain & Smart Contract, Big Data, etc.

The competition will be hosted on January 18th, 2018 in New York, and the early bird discount will expire on January 8th, 2018. The price will go upward after that so make sure to register as soon as possible. Welcome to join us and communicate with successful Fintech innovators and investors!

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Jan
17
to Jan 18

UXNight: The Blockchain

  • San Francisco, CA 94107 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies are drastically transforming our economy and making it easier to anonymize purchases and improve the security of technology.

For this UXNight, we'll teach you all about the different types of Blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, and more. We'll also talk about tokens, security laws, utility vs. security, raising money, and examine the value of data. 

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Jan
17
2:00 PM14:00

Bitcoin Bonanza Forum "Bubble or the Future?"

  • 55 Broadway New York, NY, 10006 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bitcoin: Not Your Ordinary Bubble

With Bitcoin prices surging by roughly 2,000% in the last year, the cryptocurrency is often compared to the Nasdaq Bubble, Tulip Mania, and other hype induced crazes throughout history.

However, the Bitcoin phenomenon is not like anything anyone has ever seen before.

It is a digital commodity, a store of value, and has the potential to become the currency of the world someday.

Therefore, could it be possible that Bitcoin is only in the opening stages of a "bubble", moreover, is it possible that Bitcoin is not in a bubble at all?

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Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

StartupTech TO Meetup

All attendies will have 40sec to introduct themselves to the group!

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Our structure is we host an informal fireside chat with a featured speaker, Q & A session and open networking. 

6:30: Doors open, Registration start's and open networking till 7 pm

7:01 pm-7:09 pm: Introductions to StartupTech Unleashed & sponsors

7:10 pm-8:00 pm: Interview & Q&A session with our featured speaker.

7:40 pm- 8:30 pm: Open networking.

8:30 pm: Closing remarks.

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Bonus: Free pizza and fantastic door prizes.

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What we are all about:

This is a perfect event to network with fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders, tech enthusiasts or to just meet new people. Grab a bite and have a great night!

Who are our members:

Our events are great for Startups and businesses of all stages of growth our members range from the following tech circles:

• RealTech • MarTech • CleanTech • FinTech • MedTech • EdTech • Wearables •AR/VR

•IOT • Big Data and so much more.

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Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

Payment Facilitators and the Changing Face of Transaction Processing

NYPAY is New York’s leading forum for innovators and leaders in payments and mobile commerce. NYPAY has been hosting evening events in NYC since 2006. These events replicate the best part of multi-day conferences: the ad-hoc conversations with interesting people you do not meet during your daily routine. To do this, we connect innovators and leaders from the payments industry and all it touches: issuers, merchants, networks, FinTech startups, regulators, and others.

 

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January SF FinTech Meetup: VC FinTech Forecast
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

January SF FinTech Meetup: VC FinTech Forecast

Join us for an investment perspective deep dive into the trends that shaped the FinTech industry in 2017, and what we might expect in 2018 and beyond.

NOTE: We've moved the Meetups ahead by 30 minutes in 2018. Doors for this event open at 6pm, with the panel beginning at 6:30pm. Let us know what you think about this change in the comments.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30pm Registration & Networking

6:30-7:30pm Panel

7:30-8:00pm Networking

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Jan
7
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Ethereum and Smart Contracts: A Programmable Blockchain

  • Serendipia Nest - Home For Solutions (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about verified, distributed computations in the cloud using Ethereum

Bitcoin took the world by surprise in the year 2009 and popularized the idea of decentralized secure monetary transactions. The concepts behind it, however, can be extended to much more than just digital currencies. Ethereum attempts to do that, marrying the power of decentralized transactions with a Turing-complete contract system.

In this class, we will take a closer look at Ethereum and its practical applications.

Audience

This course is designed for someone with a growing interest in the inner workings of Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain technology. Potential Crypto investors, curious developers, Founders, and knowledge seekers will all benefit greatly from this course.

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Dec
20
5:30 PM17:30

The Crypto Markham Meetup Group

CryptoMarkham is Markham's Bitcoin/Altcoin professional network.

#CryptoMarkham -- Help us spread the word!

In this community, our aim is to provide the cornerstone for cryptocurrency trading and education in the Markham area. 

We would love to share, explore and discover how anonymous digital transactions can and will impact the world ever changing landscape of fintech, via cryptocurrencies and blockchains. 

Ultimately, beginners, investors, traders and speculators are welcome to join us as we will have lively discussion on all relevant topics necessary to have a deep understanding of Bitcoin and Altcoins.

#CryptoMarkahm is a great way to meet other like-minded people like you & learn from the best out there.

 

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Dec
18
4:00 PM16:00

Applying Machine Learning to the Future of Finance

Tech concepts are better understood when applied in real life scenarios – that’s why we’re hosting a special event to showcase the amazing work companies at Rise New York are doing using Machine Learning.

Join us on December 18th to dive into the different applications where Machine Learning is applied in the financial sector. Three thought leaders from this years Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, cohort will be presenting.

Agenda:

5.30 pm – Arrival

6.15 pm – Introduction to the panelists

6.25 pm – Machine Learning for investment recommendation engines (Bild)

6.40 pm – Machine Learning for bond price signaling (7 Chord)

6.55 pm – Machine Learning for non-credit risk indicators (Sigma Ratings)

7.10 pm – Panel Discussion and Q&A

7.30 pm – Drinks & Networking

 

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Dec
18
12:00 PM12:00

Ally Financial & Plug and Play Startup Pitch Competition

Plug and Play & Ally Financial are hosting a startup pitch competition on December 18th in partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge. The top 10 FinTech startups will present and be judged by both Plug and Play & Ally Financial for a chance to win first place. The winner will get the opportunity to present at CES in Las Vegas on January 11th, 2018.

Agenda:

12:00- 1:00 Registration

1:15 -1:30 Opening remarks by Play and Play

1:30 - 1:45 Ally Financial presentation

1:45 - 2:35 Startup pitch I

2:35 - 2:50 Break

2:50 - 3:40 Startup pitch II

3:40 - 4:00 Winner announcement & closing remarks

4:00 - 5:00 Cocktail & networking

 

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Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

FinTech Fest

Holiday parties, step aside. Get ready for the first ever FinTech Fest, presented by Rise New York, featuring our members. Have you ever wondered what Rise is all about? Who works here? We're hosting a full day of engaging panels, educational fireside chats, and plenty of networking opportunities so you can get to know the members of our stellar Rise community

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Dec
13
7:30 AM07:30

FinTech Intel

Join us this winter at New York City's historic Carnegie Hall for a day of fintech discussion, insight and networking.

It's trite, but true - the future is now. The technology to fundamentally change financial institution business models and industry structures is here today. How and when change comes is a topic of ongoing interest. Our friends at The Financial Revolutionist believe we're in the midst the most important financial revolution in nearly 400 years. We wonder if it's just the appearance of disruptive change as the industry proceeds through the fits and starts of good old technological change.

We don't have all the answers, but we do have is the ability to gather the kind of collective wisdom that will help you see the future more clearly. We'll convene thought leaders from the FIG and fintech communities to digest the ever changing impact of technological innovation on financial institutions as we head into 2018. We'll create the atmosphere you've come to expect from S&P Global events - a collegial gathering of industry leaders, with an emphasis on thoughtful, meaningful conversation.

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Dec
7
3:00 PM15:00

GTCOM's US Launch Event - Big Data and AI: New Inspirations in Finance

GTCOM is hosting their FinTech and Big Data Forum in New York with the help of Alibaba Cloud U.S., China Unicorn Americas, and the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce. Join us for an exciting afternoon of keynote speeches, real-world case studies, demonstrations, and a panel discussion consisting of industry experts.

The primary focus of the event is on big data and AI, with topics ranging from current industry trends to the global expansion of the industry. As we explore the newest innovation in financial analysis tools, GTCOM will be introducing their solution for liberating your insights from the constraints of just one language.

Attendees will have an exclusive first look at GTCOM’s top of the line solution and will be able to learn how your organization can take advantage of this fantastic technology.

Time: December 7th (3:00PM - 7:30 PM)

This is a FREE event, so please fill out this form, and a member of our team will reach out to you regarding attendance. Any and all information provided below is STRICTLY for our internal use and will not be released to any 3rd party.

 

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NY FinTech Meetup: Ditch the FICO Score
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

NY FinTech Meetup: Ditch the FICO Score

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The Equifax breach has shined a light on the global conversation around Alternative Credit Scoring. In this panel, we'll dive into this hot topic and explore what exists today, how the US is keeping up with global trends, and what the future might hold.

Agenda:  

6:30-7:00pm Registration & Networking

7:00-8:00pm Demos

8:00-8:30pm Networking

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SF FinTech Meetup: Demo Day!
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

SF FinTech Meetup: Demo Day!

  • 1355 Market Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Our demo days are true system demos that showcase the innovative technology and new products pushing the industry forward. Come see the future. 

• 5 Red-hot FinTech startups demo their latest and greatest 

• 5 Minute demo

• 5 Minute Q&A

Agenda:  

6:30-7:00pm Registration & Networking

7:00-8:00pm Demos

8:00-8:30pm Networking

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Dec
4
8:30 AM08:30

Future of Money & Technology Summit 2017

The Future of Money & Technology Summit (in its 7th edition) brings together the best and brightest thinkers and doers around money, including visionaries, startups entrepreneurial business people, developers, press, investors, authors, solution providers, service providers, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of cash and commerce. We meet to discuss and do business around the evolving money ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment, covering everything from the FinTech Investment Climate, New Banking Models, Mobile Payments to Bitcoin and more!

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Tearsheet’s Hot Topic: Mobile Payments

Mobile payments are a solution without a problem; a way for banks and retailers to stay top of mind for customers as most of their attention and the way they manage their lives has shifted to their mobile devices. Tearsheet’s Hot Topic: Mobile Payments will discuss the successes, failures, opportunities and motivations for various players fighting to keep mobile payments relevant.

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