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FinTech Connector

FinTech Connector is a technology community platform where professionals, organizations, and capital connect with fintech entrepreneurs to collaborate and create financial services innovation for maximum industry impact.

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About FinTech Connector

In June 2016, I created a weekly social networking event at Hurley’s Saloon in NYC for NY-area based MIT/GetSmarter Fintech online course cohorts. I am a firm believer that nothing is more valuable than face-to-face interactions.

Every week I participated in the online forum of the MIT FinTech course and let everyone know that I would be at Hurley's Saloon grabbing a beer and talking fintech. The first week two people showed up. By the time the course was over 12 weeks later we had anywhere from 20 to 30 people show up. 

 

The NY cohorts, the GetSmarter team, and one of the senior MIT instructors David Shrier who met me in NY told me that I had created something special with the weekly networking events and that I should continue doing it...SO I DID.

I set up a NYC Meet-up page in September 2016 and referred to ourselves as the MIT FinTech Connector Cohorts. I kept doing the Hurley's Social Networking but also added events like Fireside Chats with CEOs of start-ups and investors to understand their journey, a tech education series (the first was “A Day in the Life of A Bitcoin Transaction”) and FinTech Pitch Presentation Night where cohorts could present their ideas or start-ups, get feedback, and meet enablers that could help them take their fintech idea to the next level.

My focus was to create an exclusive community of enablers and innovators that could connect, share ideas, learn from each other, and help drive fintech innovation forward for all people. I hope that you will join me as we connect the fintech dots for Enablers and Innovators around the world and helping them disrupt and innovate financial services for all people.

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A truly borderless and exclusive community driven by a common purpose – innovate financial services

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