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FinTech Fireside Chat with Maple Finance

November 6, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am


Join us for an exclusive Fireside Chat with Sid Powell, CEO & Co-Founder of Maple Finance, and gain unique insights into the fintech world, including his firsthand experience and a look ahead at success in an evolving landscape. Sid Powell will be in conversation with MDC President Madeline Pumariega, with audience Q&A to follow.

This event is produced by the Business Innovation & Technology (BIT) Center at Miami Dade College in partnership with the 12th Edition of the World Strategic Forum.

The BIT Center invites students, faculty, and our Miami Community (non-students) to join us Monday, November 6th, 9:30am to 11:00 am EST.

Get ready to dive deep into the world of finance and technology as we sit down with the mastermind behind Maple Finance, a company that leverages blockchain technology for credit experts to start and scale a lending business. To date, Maple has issued over $2.6 billion in loans.

This one is an exclusive opportunity to gain unique insights and discover the secrets to success in the ever-evolving financial landscape.

Expect an informative, and interactive conversation where Sid Powell, CEO & Co-Founder of Maple Finance, will share his journey, industry wisdom, and the exciting future of fintech. Whether you’re a seasoned finance pro or simply curious about the fintech universe, this Fireside Chat is your chance to connect, learn, and be inspired.

About our Guest Speaker:

Sid Powell is the CEO & Co-Founder of Maple Finance and with his Co-Founder Joe Flanagan founded Maple in 2019. Sid comes from a background in debt capital markets and institutional banking. During his career in traditional finance, he participated in $3BN+ of corporate bond issuance, established and ran a $200M+ bond funding program, and managed Treasury at a commercial lending FinTech company. Sid and Joe knew that blockchain technology could solve inefficiencies in traditional markets and developed Maple to bring debt-capital markets on-chain. 

About Maple Finance:

On Maple, credit professionals manage fast-flowing lending businesses where capital is syndicated and lent to institutional borrowers to fund business growth and operations, with over $2.6 billion issued in loans to date. Maple is the only on-chain marketplace focused exclusively on serving Institutional and Individual Accredited Investors with high-quality lending opportunities which suit their liquidity, risk and return requirements.

Website: https://www.maple.finance/

About our Host:

Madeline Pumariega is the first female president appointed to lead one of the nation’s largest educational institutions, Miami Dade College (MDC). Adding to the historic nature of this appointment is the fact that Pumariega is an alumna of MDC. She has prioritized working with business partners to identify the skills needed by key industries and tailoring higher education programs to match those needs. This intentional forming of strategic alliances and job pathways between companies and MDC students accelerates each graduate’s ability to enter the workforce immediately. Driving her relentless pursuit is the passion to develop leaders and build thriving communities.


Miami Dade College

The Idea Center at Wolfson Campus

315 Northeast 2nd Avenue Building 8,

5th Floor, Room 8525

Miami, FL 33132


Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

Garage 1, Building 7

500 NE 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33130

About the BIT Center:

The BIT Center serves as a hub for exploring and cultivating the role of real-time technologies in digital transformation, process automation, and business analytics, offering students a real-world competitive advantage.

Website: https://www.mdc.edu/bitcenter/


November 6, 2023
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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