What is the Event?
The Fintech Connection Forum is the official launch of the Draper Ecosystem's "Fintech Connection" - our brand new mentoring program targeting early stage fintech start-ups. This invite only event will be an opportunity for fintech start-ups and investors to learn from industry leaders about the most disruptive technology in fintech. This is an opportunity for start-ups to showcase their businesses to venture capitalists active in the fintech space.
Why is the Fintech connection at Hero City unique?
It provides the opportunity for young financial technology companies to work along-side leading financial institutions and get mentoring from corporate partners, VCs and entrepreneurs. It empowers companies to develop disruptive financial technologies and provides investors a first glance at fintech deal flow. In addition to mentoring opportunities, companies accepted to the Fintech Connection will receive desk space and special access to events at Hero City and Draper University.
12:30-1:30: Startup Open House
1:30-1:45: Opening by Tim Draper
1:45-2:30: The State of the Fintech Industry by Charles Moldow, General Partner, Foundation Capital
3:00-3:30: Keynote by Suresh Ramamurthi, CEO of CBW Bank & Yantra Financial Technologies
3:30-4:00: Panel #1: Disruptive Investment Technologies
4:00-4:30: Panel #2: Virtual Currency
4:30-5:00: Panel #3: Corporate Venture Partnerships: Adding Value Beyond Capital
5:30-6:00: Panel #4: Emerging Fintech Innovation
6:00-7:30: Networking Reception & Startup Open House
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND FINTECH CONNECTION FORUM?
CEOs and Founders of fintech start-ups, developers, corporate executives, media and investors in the fintech space. This event will be an excellent opportunity to learn about new companies in the space as well as meet new investors.
IF I AM A START-UP, WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR DETERMINING IF I RECEIVE AN INVITE?
While we would love to invite all start-ups, we do have seating capacity constraints. When determining who to invite, we look at a variety of criteria:
1) how many competing companies we already have signed up;
2) uniqueness of your company; and
3) synergies your company might have with our members in Hero City.
Since we only have an afternoon, we have done our best to select some of the industry's leaders that are going to speak on a variety of topics including: the state of the fintech industry; innovation: and investment trends. As our speakers can only cover so much, we are hosting some of the most innovative companies to demo. The fintech companies at the event will range from data analytics to payments. We aren't industry specific so you probably can expect to see anything from consumer lending to insurance to robotic lending.
WHAT TOPICS WILL THE FINTECH CONNECTION FORUM COVER?
Since we only have an afternoon, we have done our best to select some of the industry's leaders that are going to speak on the state of the fintech industry, innovation, and investment trends. Since our speakers can only cover so much we are hosting some of the most innovative companies to demo. The fintech companies at the event will range from data analytics to payments. We aren't industry specific so you probably can expect to see anything from consumer lending to insurance to robotic lending.
HOW MUCH DOES THE FINTECH CONNECTION FORUM COST?
We have organized this event to support the Fintech entrepreneurial community on the West Coast. Hence, this forum is invite-only and complimentary.
I CAN'T ATTEND THE EVENT, WILL YOU BE LIVESTREAMING IT?
If you are unable to attend our event but would like to stay connected to our content, you can view panel discussions and keynote speakers via our livestream link here: FinTech Connection Forum Live Stream
About Hero City
Hero City at Draper University is a co-working space that promotes innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. The doors to Hero City at Draper University are now open in San Mateo, the new entrepreneurial playground between Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
Fintech Connection Forum @ Hero City
55 East Third Ave, San Mateo, California 94401
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