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Keynotes, hot fintech startup demos + panels on topics incl. new ICOnomy, Blockchain, insurTech, B2Banks trends, smart contracts, raising capital in fintech & more.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 08:00 AM   $545
Venue, To be Announced

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The New ICOnomy
The blockchain space is evolving faster than any other area of FinTech. Even common terminology used 6 months ago has changed. This panel will explore whether software development or venture fundraising as we know it will ever be the same.

The Myth of the Fintech MVP - Keys to Disruption
Unlike numerous other verticals, going to market with a FinTech MVP is nearly impossible. FinTech companies must nurture trust as consumers expect a robust experience from the first "login." We'll learn how the most successful FinTech companies are using content marketing, UX, exclusivity, & other tricks of the trade to build momentum before they launch to consumers.

B2B Innovators
This panel will bring together bank innovation teams & B2B entrepreneurs to discuss innovation in the enterprise. The lure of sticky revenue, deep subject matter expertise, & access to data & distribution is compelling. But while partnerships seem to be more in vogue than disruption, the entrepreneur must navigate a minefield of bureaucratic bottlenecks, antipreneurial compliance departments, tight wallets, & questionable IP policies.

How to Raise Money in FinTech
FinTech companies are looking to both traditional venture & strategic investors to raise capital & scale. While raising from traditional venture is fairly similar across all verticals, there is an argument that Series A KPIs come later in FinTech. Strategic investors can offer unique advantages ranging from expertise to distribution. How should FinTechs look at the portfolio of funding options available, & what's the future of raising capital in FinTech?

A Blessing of Unicorns - Lending Gallops Ahead
One-third of FinTech unicorns are in the lending space. Does this concentration of heavyweights (blessing of unicorns) scare away competition, or encourage founders to follow suit?
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