NEW YORK CITY

EMPIRE FINTECH CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 14, 2020

JOIN OVER 600 ATTENDEES FOR THE HIGHLIGHT OF NEW YORK FINTECH WEEK, THE EMPIRE FINTECH CONFERENCE. A PACKED DAY OF DEMOS, KEYNOTES, LIVE PODCASTS, AND NETWORKING, SHOWCASING THE LATEST IN FINTECH.

REASONS TO ATTEND

Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, wealth, insurtech, real estate, and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, this FinTech conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. Part crystal ball and part rearview-mirror - you don’t want to miss this.

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“Having hundreds of promising early-stage companies under one roof at this FinTech conference is a game-changer for innovation teams."

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“Empire events bring together a broad and extensive group of those in the FinTech community from startups to investors. The FinTech Conference is a great opportunity to meet many of those looking to innovate in the space.”

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“A must attend annual FinTech Conference for startups. Creates real value for those looking to connect with decision makers.”

2020 FINTECH KEYNOTES

Steve McLaughlin - FinTech Conference Keynote

STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

Founder & CEO, FT Partners

Sheila BairSteve McLaughlin - FinTech Conference Keynote

SHEILA BAIR

Former Chair (2006-2011), Federal Depository Insurance Corporation

Valentin StalfSteve McLaughlin - FinTech Conference Keynote

VALENTIN STALF

Co-Founder & CEO. N26

TICKETS

Early-Stage
FinTech Startup
$225

Full-time employee of an Early-stage FinTech startup. Early-stage = Less than $5m in funding, <$500k in annual revenue, and <3yrs old.


A technology product must be your primary business. Service providers do not qualify.

General
Admission
$695

Late stage startups, corporate execs, investors, all service providers, consultants, FinTech enthusiasts, vendors, etc.


More than the startup pass, but hey, still half what the other guys charge.

Save on Ticket Packages from
$1175

Don't leave your colleagues stuck in the office! Save 15% on 2 or 20% of 3 General Admission Passes.


This Offer not valid with any other offer.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy

**Registration fees are nonrefundable.**
Transfers: Tickets can be transferred to another delegate if we are notified in writing at least 72hrs prior to the event.
Credit towards a future conference: Fees for this event can be applied towards a future Empire Startups FinTech Conference within one year if notified in writing at least 10 days prior to the event.

2020 AGENDA Download

8:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am
Welcome & Opening Keynote
9:05 am
FIRESIDE CHAT

9:30 am
DEBATE & LIVE PODCAST: Are We in a FinTech Bubble?
Main Stage
Moderator: Will White, 11:FS

You're in for a treat from our friends at 11:FS. Here is the format of the debate: There will be four rounds, where the panel will be discussing the following: valuations, consolidation, hype and culture. Each team will have one lead debater who will lead a 90-second pitch on that topic, after which point the floor is open for everyone to join in, and add their expertise or just generally smack talk the other side.

Matt Burton,
QED
Anna Irrera,
Reuters
Sam Maule,
11:FS
Toan Huynh,
IVP
Amy Johnson,
dv01
David Brear,
11:FS
PANEL: The Real Housewives (Husbands, and Partners) of RegTech
Bank Innovator Stage
Moderator: Aaron Ansari, Trend Micro
With the US regulatory climate evolving with every tweet, we’re talking dramaaa... Hear from the experts on why the United States is one of the most complicated regions to launch a FinTech business, but with possibly the biggest payoff. And hear from those who have specifically focused on RegTech solutions with great success.
Suzanne Elovic,
Carta
David Buxton,
Arachnys
Inna Jackson,
HSBC
Penny Crosman,
American Banker
10:10 am
DEMOS: Hot Startups Conference demos are hand-selected by a panel of experts and there's no way to apply. They feature the latest technology, often still in the lab, from some of the top late-stage FinTech companies. Best of all.. unlike some conferences, these slots are based on pure merit and cannot be sponsored.
FinTech Conference - Morning Demos
11:15 am
FIRESIDE CHAT & LIVE PODCAST
Sheila Bair, Former Chair, Federal Depository Insurance Corporation
"The FinTech Phoenix: Innovation Rises From the Ashes After the Crisis"
Moderator: Zach Anderson Pettet, For FinTech's Sake
11:40 am
PANEL: The Challenger Banks are Coming, The Challenger Banks are Coming!
Main Stage

Capitalized to the gills, today's challenger banks can afford to spend hundreds of dollars to acquire your business. The stock pile of venture money also means they can afford not to charge you fees, even for services in which technology hasn't yet driven out the cost. How and when will we know it's working and who is really innovating in the US?

Lindsey Grossman,
N26
Maria Palma,
RRE
Judith Erwin,
Grasshopper Bank
PANEL: Innovation Masterclass-Labs, Incubators, Accelerators, Sandboxes, Oh My!
Bank Innovator Stage

Survival of the fittest, and those without an innovation strategy will perish. The good news is that financial institutions now enjoy second mover advantage. This panel will serve as a masterclass in innovation programs, covering accelerators to sandboxes and everything in between.
Ron J Williams,
proofLabs
Jules Miller,
IBM Blockchain Ventures
Amy Coveny,
Quake Capital Partners
Sabrina Tharani,
Mastercard
1:20 pm
DEMOS: Hot Startups Conference demos are hand-selected by a panel of experts and there's no way to apply. They feature the latest technology, often still in the lab, from some of the top late-stage FinTech companies. Best of all.. unlike some conferences, these slots are based on pure merit and cannot be sponsored.
FinTech Conference - Afternoon Demos
2:05 pm
FIRESIDE CHAT & LIVE PODCAST
Steve McLaughlin, FT Partners
"How to NOT Get Acquired. Horror Stories From the Trenches"
Moderator: Scarlett Sieber, CCG & Bank FinTech Fusion
2:30 pm
PANEL: New Kids on the Blockchain
Main Stage
Moderator: Yossi Hasson, OnChain Capital
You can no longer discuss the FinTech revolution without considering the widespread implications of Blockchain. From smart contracts and settlement to underbanked identity management, this panel will offer an update on the latest trends in Blockchain.
Donna Parisi,
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Sunayna Tuteja,
TD Bank
Ginger Baker,
Ripple
Michael Gronager, PhD,
Chainalysis
PANEL: Data is the New More Valuable than Oil. Who is Drilling?
Bank Innovator Stage
Moderator: Rachel Marmor, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
There is no doubt that the use of customer data will only accelerate in FinTech. If data and AI represent the future of how financial services products will be marked and customer will be acquired, who is doing the drilling? What are the most surprising and unique datasets out there and who actually owns the data?
Paul Diegelman,
Fiserv
Alyssa Richard,
Ratehub
Melissa Alvarado,
Chime
Karim Gillani,
Luge Capital
3:40 pm
PANEL: VC Rearview Mirror - What We Had Right and Wrong
Moderator: Karen Rios, Lifesaver
Entrepreneurs and investors alike must constantly learn and iterate from their experience. We found a panel of straight-shooting FinTech venture veterans to share what they had right, and for each of those instances, nine they had wrong. After all, in venture it's all about outliers.
Jennifer Lee,
Edison Partners
Mike Rogers,
Interplay Ventures
Ita Ekpoudom,
Gingerbread Capital
Brad Svrluga,
Primary Venture Partners
4:20 pm
FIRESIDE CHAT
Valentin Stalf, N26
"A Fundamental Shift; How Banking as You Know It Will Never be the Same"
Moderator: Ainsley Harris, Fast Company
4:45 pm
Closing Remarks
4:50 pm
Reception & Dinosaur BBQ

2020 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Sunayna Tuteja

Sunayna Tuteja

Head of Digital Assets & DLT, TD Bank

Anna Irrera

Anna Irrera

FinTech Correspondent, Reuters

Sheila BairSteve McLaughlin - FinTech Conference Keynote

Sheila Bair

Former Chair (2006-2011), Federal Depository Insurance Corporation

Rachel Marmor

Rachel Marmor

Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Ron J Williams

Ron J Williams

Managing Partner, proofLabs

David Buxton

David Buxton

Founder & CEO, Arachnys

Inna Jackson

Inna Jackson

Vice President & Senior Counsel, HSBC

Penny Crossman

Penny Crosman

Editor at Large, American Banker

Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

Partner, Interplay Ventures

Alyssa Furtado

Alyssa Richard

Co-founder & CEO, Ratehub

Melissa Alvarado

Melissa Alvarado

Chief Marketing Officer, Chime

Lindsey Grossman

Lindsey Grossman

Director of Product, N26

Maria Palma

Maria Palma

Principal, RRE Ventures

Judith Erwin

Judith Erwin

Co-founder & CEO, Grasshopper Bank

Jules Miller

Jules Miller

Co-founder, IBM Blockchain Ventures

Amy Coveny

Amy Coveny

Managing Partner, Quake Capital Partners

Sabrina Tharani

Sabrina Tharani

Director Global Startup Partnerships, Mastercard

Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker

Senior Director of Product, Ripple

Yossi Hasson

Yossi Hasson

Managing Director Techstars Blockchain; Founder Onchain Capital

Andrew Graham

Andrew Graham

CEO & Founder, Borrowell

Sam Hodges

Sam Hodges

Co-founder & CEO, Vouch Insurance

Inigo Rumayor

Inigo Rumayor

Co-founder, Arcus

Mimi Salcedo

Mimi Salcedo

Co-Founder & VP Product, Instnt

Nora Apsel

Nora Apsel

Co-founder, Morty

Valentin StalfSteve McLaughlin - FinTech Conference Keynote

Valentin Stalf

Co-Founder & CEO, N26

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

Chief Strategy Officer, CCG & Founder, Tech Tuesday

Zach Anderson Pettet

Zach Anderson Pettet

VP, NBKC & Founder, For FinTech's Sake

Matt Burton

Matt Burton

Partner, QED

David Brear

David Brear

Co-founder & CEO, 11:FS

Sam Maule

Sam Maule

Managing Partner, North America, 11:FS

Suzanne Elovic

Suzanne Elovic

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Carta

Steve McLaughlin - FinTech Conference Keynote

Steve McLaughlin

Founder & CEO, Financial Technology Partners

Donna Parisi

Donna Parisi

Global Head of Financial Services and FinTech, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Principal, Edison Partners

Jean Donnelly

Jean Donnelly

Executive Director, FinTech Sandbox

Paul Diegelman

Paul Diegelman

Vice President, Fiserv

Ita Ekpoudom

Ita Ekpoudom

Partner, Gingerbread Capital

Michael Gronager

Michael Gronager, Phd

Founder & CEO, Chainalysis

Ainsley Harris

Ainsley Harris

Senior Writer, Fast Company

Karim Gillani

Karim Gillani

General Partner, Luge Capital

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Chief Operating Officer, dv01

Karen Rios

Karen Rios

Co-founder & CEO, Lifesaver

Toan Huynh

Toan Huynh

Venture Partner, Information Venture Partners

Brad Svrluga

Brad Svrluga

General Partner, Primary Venture Partners

Aaron Ansari

Aaron Ansari

VP, Cloud One, Trend Micro

Nick Cook

Nick Cook

Director of Innovation, Financial Conduct Authority

Will White

Will White

Senior Consultant, 11:FS

Ksenia Yudina

Ksenia Yudina

Founder & CEO, Unest

Abbey Wemimo

Abbey Wemimo

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Esusu Financial

FinTech Speaker - Christine Loredo

Christine Loredo

VP FinTech Evangelism, Envestnet | Yodlee

VENUE

NEW WORLD STAGES

340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

SPONSORS

FinTech Conference Sponsors - FinTech Sandbox
FinTech Conference Sponsors - Fiserv
FinTech Conference Sponsors - DWT
FinTech Conference Sponsors - Shearman
FinTech Conference Sponsors - Caliber
FinTech Conference Sponsors - Trend Micro
FinTech Sponsors - Yodlee

MEDIA PARTNERS

FinTech Conference Partners - FFS
FinTech Conference Partners - BFF
FinTech Conference Partners - Tech Tuesday
FinTech Conference Partners - Rise NY
FinTech Conference Partners - FinTech Insider
FinTech Conference Partners - TheFR
FinTech Conference Partners - FPA