PITCH DAY

THE FUTURE OF FINTECH

IS DIVERSE

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WHAT GOT US HERE WON'T GET US THERE...

At Empire, we know that diverse and complex problems are best solved by diverse teams. Our pitch day will feature diverse teams solving complex problems across lending, payments, personal finance, wealth, capital markets, infrastructure, insurtech, and banking.

YOU'VE BEEN HEADS DOWN BUILDING. IT'S TIME TO TELL THE WORLD
PART OF NEW YORK FINTECH WEEK
THE FUTURE OF FINTECH PITCH DAY
OCTOBER 18, 2021
YOU'VE BEEN HEADS DOWN BUILDING
TELL THE WORLD
APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

WHY

NOW?

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Only 8% of VC-funded startups have female founders

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Just 3% of venture funding goes to Black and Latinx founders

THE STATISTICS FOR DIVERSITY IN STARTUP FUNDING ARE ABYSMAL

Empire is partnering with Mastercard because we both know that to reach its full potential, the future of FinTech must be diverse. Our mission for the 'Future of Fintech is Diverse' Pitch Day is to shine a light on FinTech founders solving important challenges, while increasing access to opportunity and capital for entrepreneurs who identify as female or BIPOC.

REASONS TO ATTEND

Hear from the brightest entrepreneurs in FinTech
Be the first to know about new technologies coming to market
Interactive Q&A. This isn’t your parents’ sleepy webinar
Insights from a panel of expert judges on the future of FinTech

REASONS TO PITCH

Exposure to the Largest FinTech Community in the World
Did we mention exposure? Winner pitches LIVE at the Empire FinTech Conference in front of 600 attendees
Curated 1:1 Meetings with Mentors and Judges
Fast tracked acceptance to Start Path Selection Day – Mastercard’s award winning startup engagement program

JUDGES

Alison Goldstein Norup

Head of VC & Startup Ecosystem, Google

Emmalyn Shaw

Managing Partner, Flourish

Christa Williams-Collett

SVP, Principal, Citi Impact Fund

KJ Singh

Managing Director, Techstars

SCHEDULE

1:00 pm
Kickoff
1:05 pm
Expert Judges Share Best (and worst) Practices on Pitching
1:15 pm
6 Top FinTech Companies Pitch

1:50 pm
Expert Judges Provide Feedback

2:10 pm
Winner Announced

TICKETS