NEW YORK CITY

EMPIRE FINTECH CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 19, 2021
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JOIN OVER 500 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.”

2021 FINTECH KEYNOTES

FinTech Keynote - Itai Damti

ITAI DAMTI

Co-founder & CEO, Unit

Sheila BairSteve McLaughlin - FinTech Conference Keynote

SHEILA BAIR

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

Bo Jiang - FinTech Speaker

BO JIANG

Co-Founder & CEO, Lithic

Monica Long

MONICA LONG

General Manager, RippleX

TICKETS

Safety > FinTech. Everyone who plans to join us in person at the NY Empire FinTech Conference will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated.

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
$745

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
$1265

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.

2021 AGENDA Download

8:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am
Welcome & Opening Keynote
9:05 am
FIRESIDE CHAT
Itai Damti, Unit
"What Remains to be Done Before Everything is FinTech?"
Moderator: Jill Malandrino, Nasdaq
9:30 am
DEBATE & LIVE PODCAST: Are We in a FinTech Bubble?
Main Stage
Moderator: Simon Taylor, 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
Alex Johnson,
FinTech Takes
Kristen Anderson,
Catch
Patricia Kemp,
Oak HC/FT
Nik Milanović,
This Week in FinTech
Elle Bruno,
Techstars
PANEL: The Real Housewives (Husbands, and Partners) of RegTech
Bank Innovator Stage
Moderator: Aaron Ansari, Trend Micro
During the last administration, the US regulatory climate was evolving with every tweet, we’re talking dramaaa... Is the Biden-Harris administration having an impact on FinTech or innovation holstically? 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.
Gabrielle Haddad,
Sigma Ratings
Penny Crosman,
American Banker
Inna Jackson,
HSBC
Katie Neal,
Plaid
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.
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The Future of FinTech is DIVERSE

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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, VP, Bond & Founder, For FinTech's Sake
11:40 am
PANEL: The Challenger Banks are Coming, The Challenger Banks are Coming!
Main Stage
Moderator: Kathryn Van Nuys, AWS
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,
Wise (fka TransferWise)
Sankaet Pathak,
Synapse
Mike Butler,
Grasshopper Bank
Meigan Fukushima,
Mastercard
PANEL: Innovation Masterclass-Labs, Incubators, Accelerators, Sandboxes, Oh My!
Bank Innovator Stage
Moderator: Andy Lorentz, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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,
Citi Ventures
Brian Luciani,
Barclays
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 Demos - Finch
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2:05 pm
FIRESIDE CHAT
Bo Jiang, Lithic
"Building a Developer Ecosystem From Scratch. Lesson Learned in Nurturing an API Community."
Moderator: Scarlett Sieber, Money20/20 & Tech Tuesday
2:30 pm
PANEL: New Kids on the Blockchain
Main Stage
Moderator: Will White, Lasagna Consulting
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.
Shamir Karkal,
Sila
Adam Lowe,
Arculus
Carrie Able,
carrieable.com
Mike Dudas
Paxos
PANEL: Everything(ish) is FinTech
Bank Innovator Stage
Moderator: Amy Cheetham, Costanoa Ventures
From real estate developers embedding insurance products to e-commerce businesses offering a suite of lending solutions, every company may soon offer some form of FinTech. This panel includes those inventing the modern financial stack through data APIs, banking-as-a-service (BaaS), and embedded financial tools to unlock accounting, banking, payments, wealth, lending and commerce.
Peter Lord,
Codat
Claudia Gonzalez,
FinLync
Lindsay Davis,
Atomic
Julianna Lamb,
Stytch
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
Karim Gillani,
Luge Capital
Ita Ekpoudom,
Gingerbread Capital
Katie Shea,
Divergent Capital
4:20 pm
FIRESIDE CHAT
Monica Long, Ripple

"What to Expect in the Next Crypto Boom."

Moderator: Donna Parisi, Shearman & Sterling LLP
4:45 pm
Closing Remarks
4:50 pm
Reception

2021 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Bo Jiang - FinTech Speaker

Bo Jiang

Co-founder & CEO, Lithic

Sheila BairSteve McLaughlin - FinTech Conference Keynote

Sheila Bair

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

Amy Coveny

Amy Coveny

Managing Partner, Quake Capital Partners

Ron J Williams

Ron J Williams

SVP, CITI VENTURES

Elle Bruno

Elle Bruno

Managing Director, Techstars

Inna Jackson

Inna Jackson

Vice President & Senior Counsel, HSBC

Penny Crossman

Penny Crosman

Editor at Large, American Banker

Nik Milanović

Nik Milanović

Founder, This Week in FinTech

Sankaet Pathak - FinTech Speakers

Sankaet Pathak

Founder & CEO, Synapse

Lindsay Davis

Lindsay Davis

Chief Marketing Officer, Atomic

Lindsey Grossman

Lindsey Grossman

Director of Product, Wise (formerly TransferWise)

Amy Cheetham - FinTech Speaker

Amy Cheetham

Principal, Costanoa Ventures

Michael Butler

Mike Butler

CEO, Grasshopper Bank

FinTech Speaker Brian Luciani

Brian Luciani

Barclays, Head of Rise New York

Adam Lowe FinTech speaker

Adam Lowe, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer of CompoSecure and Creator of Arculus

FinTech Speaker - Meigan Fukushima

Meigan Fukushima

VP, Digital Partnerships, Mastercard

Sabrina Tharani

Sabrina Tharani

Director Global Startup Partnerships, Mastercard

Monica Long

Monica Long

GM, RippleX

Will White

Will White

Chief Operating Officer, Twali

Andrew Lorentz

Partner and Co-Chair, DWT Fintech

Sam Hodges

Sam Hodges

Co-founder & CEO, Vouch Insurance

Iñigo Rumayor

Inigo Rumayor

Co-founder, Arcus

FinTech Pitch Day Winner

2021 WINNER TBA

The Future of FinTech is DIVERSE, PITCH DAY

Nora Apsel

Nora Apsel

Co-founder & CEO, Morty

FinTech Keynote - Itai Damti

Itai Damti

Co-Founder & CEO, Unit

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

Chief Strategy Officer, Money 2020 & Founder, Tech Tuesday

Zach Anderson Pettet

Zach Anderson Pettet

VP, Bond & Founder, For FinTech's Sake

Matt Burton

Matt Burton

Partner, QED

FinTech Speaker - Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Co-founder & Blockchain Practice Lead, 11:FS

FinTech Speaker - Katie Shea

Katie Shea

Co-founder & General Partner, Divergent Capital

Donna Parisi

Donna Parisi

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

FinTech Demo - Maya Nijhawan

Maya Nijhawan

Co-Founder & Head of Marketing, Finch

Patricia Kemp

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Oak HC/FT

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Principal, Edison Partners

FinTech Speaker Kelly Fryer

Kelly Fryer

Executive Director, FinTech Sandbox

Peter Lord

Peter Lord

Co-founder & CEO, Codat

Ita Ekpoudom

Ita Ekpoudom

Partner, Gingerbread Capital

Mike Dudas

Mike Dudas

VP, BD & Ventures, Paxos

Kristen Anderson

Co-founders & CEO, Catch

Karim Gillani

Karim Gillani

General Partner, Luge Capital

Claudia Gonzalez - FinTech Speaker

Claudia Gonzalez

Director, Product Marketing, FinLync

Karen Rios

Karen Rios

Co-founder & CEO, Lifesaver

FinTech Speakers - Julianna Lamb

Julianna Lamb

Co-founder & CTO, Stytch

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Founder, FinTech Takes

Aaron Ansari

Aaron Ansari

VP, Cloud One, Trend Micro

Ksenia Yudina

Ksenia Yudina

Founder & CEO, Unest

Shamir Karkal

Shamir Karkal

Co-founder & CEO, Sila

Jill Malandrino

Jill Malandrino

Global Markets Reporter, Nasdaq

Carrie Able

Carrie Able

Artist, carrieable.com

Barb O'Malley

Head of Client Solutions Consulting, Northern Trust

Gabrielle Haddad

Co-founder & COO, Sigma Ratings

Katie Neal

Katie Neal

Outreach & Advocacy, Plaid

Kathryn Van Nuys

Kathryn Van Nuys

Global Head, Fintech Business Development, Startups and Venture Capital, Amazon Web Services

VENUE

NEW WORLD STAGES

340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

SPONSORS

FinTech Conference Sponsors - FinTech Sandbox
Mastercard
FinTech Sponsors - Unit
FinTech Conference Sponsors - Trend Micro
IDology
FinTech Conference Sponsors - DWT
Rise Created by Barclays
Codat - financial integrations made simple
Sila Money
Synapse FinTech sponsor
Arculus FinTech
Very Good Security
FinTech Sponsor - Alloy
FinTech Foundry

MEDIA PARTNERS

FinTech Conference Partners - FFS
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Fintech Takes
FinTech Conference Partners - FinTech Insider
Nasdaq TradeTalks