EMPIRE FINTECH CONFERENCE
NEW YORK CITY 2019
APRIL 3
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JOIN OVER 500 ATTENDEES FOR THREE DAYS OF DEMOS, KEYNOTES AND NETWORKING, HIGHLIGHTED BY OUR FULL-DAY CONFERENCE SHOWCASING SILICON ALLEY FINTECH FINEST.

REASONS TO ATTEND

Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, this conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. The audience can also look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top FinTech startups in the world.

Part crystal ball and part rearview-mirror - you don’t want to miss this.

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“Having hundreds of early-stage FinTech companies under one roof 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 conference is a great opportunity to meet many of those looking to innovate in the space.”

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

2018 FIRESIDE CHATS

MEGAN CAYWOOD

Co-founder & Chief Platform Officer, Starling Bank

CAREY KOLAJA

Global Chief Product Officer, Citi FinTech

CONFERENCE TICKETS - NEW YORK CITY 2019

Early-Stage
FinTech Startup
$195

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
$445

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.

Non
Profit
$195

Employee of a 501(c)(3) organization


This is an incredibly good deal for those of you trying to help other people.

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.

2018 AGENDA

8:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am
Chairman's Welcome & Opening Keynote
Carey Kolaja, Citi FinTech
Helping Customer Achieve Their Financial Futures
9:30 am
PANEL: The New ICOnomy
Moderator: Anna Irrera, Reuters
The blockchain space is evolving faster than any other area of FinTech. Even common terminology used 6 months ago has changed. This panel will explore whether software development or venture fundraising as we know it will ever be the same.
Jeannette Spaulding,
Crypto Research Group
Michael Steinberg,
Reciprocal Ventures
David Concannon,
Latham & Watkins
Rod McLeod,
Kik
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.
Moderator: Michelle Peng-Greenberg, MaRS Discovery District
11:10 am
PANEL: The Myth of the Fintech MVP - Keys to Disruption
Moderator: Claude Goetz, Davis Wright Tremaine
Unlike numerous other verticals, going to market with a FinTech MVP is nearly impossible. FinTech companies must nurture trust as consumers expect a robust experience from the first "login." We'll learn how the most successful FinTech companies are using content marketing, UX, exclusivity, and other tricks of the trade to build momentum before they launch to consumers.
Marla Blow,
FS Card
Brandon Krieg,
Stash
Milind Mehere,
YieldStreet
Diwaker Choubey,
MoneyLion
12:50 pm
KEYNOTE (Afternoon)
Megan Caywood, Starling Bank
Bank Revolution.
1:15 pm
PANEL - B2B Innovators
Moderator: Jean Donnelly, FinTech Sandbox
This panel will bring together bank innovation teams and B2B entrepreneurs to discuss innovation in the enterprise. The lure of sticky revenue, deep subject matter expertise, and access to data and distribution is compelling. But while partnerships seem to be more in vogue than disruption, the entrepreneur must navigate a minefield of bureaucratic bottlenecks, antipreneurial compliance departments, tight wallets, and questionable IP policies.
Patricia Kemp,
Oak HC/FT
Brian Dolan,
Barclays Investment Bank
Andrea Gellert,
OnDeck
Nathan Richardson,
TradeIt
1:55 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.
Moderator: Adam Nanjee, Zafin
2:55 pm
PANEL - How to Raise Money in FinTech
Moderator: Deborah Jackson, Plum Alley
FinTech companies are looking to both traditional venture and strategic investors to raise capital and scale. While raising from traditional venture is fairly similar across all verticals, there is an argument that Series A KPIs come later in FinTech. Strategic investors can offer unique advantages ranging from expertise to distribution. How should FinTechs look at the portfolio of funding options available, and what's the future of raising capital in FinTech?
Natalie Fratto,
SVB Financial
Catherine Ulrich,
FirstMark Capital
Hans Morris,
NYCA Partners
Brendan Dickinson,
Canaan Partners
3:35 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.
Moderator: Jon Zanoff, Techstars
4:35 pm
PANEL: A Blessing of Unicorns - Lending Gallops Ahead
Moderator: Penny Crosman, American Banker
One-third of FinTech unicorns are in the lending space. Does this concentration of heavyweights (blessing of unicorns) scare away competition, or encourage founders to follow suit?
Matt Burton,
Orchard Platform
Lauren Bonner,
1/0 Capital
Steve Allocca,
Lending Club
Jotaka Eaddy,
LendUp
5:15 pm
Closing Remarks
Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance, Government of Luxembourg
Shaping the Future of FinTech
5:30 pm
Reception & Dinosaur BBQ
Hosted by:
6:30 pm
After Party @ Socia Bar and Grill
Hosted by:

2018 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Brandon Krieg

Co-Founder & CEO, Stash

Patricia Kemp

Co-founder & General Partner, Oak HC/FT

Michael Steinberg

Managing Director, Reciprocal Ventures

Jotaka Eaddy

VP of Policy, LendUp

Jon Zanoff

Managing Director, Techstars

Jean Donnelly

Executive Director, FinTech Sandbox

Lauren Bonner

Partner, One Zero Capital

Nicolas Kopp

U.S. CEO, N26

Marla Blow

Founder & CEO, FS Card

Matt Burton

Co-founder & CEO, Orchard Platform.

Brendan Dickinson

Partner, Canaan Partners

Claude Goetz

Partner, Davis Wright & Tremaine

Hans Morris

Managing Partner, Nyca Partners

Charlie Javis

CEO & Founder, Frank Financial Aid

Andrea Gellert

Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Revenue Officer, OnDeck

Gabrielle Haddad

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Sigma Ratings

Megan Caywood

Co-Founder & Chief Platform Officer, Starling Bank

Carey Kolaja

Global Chief Product Officer, Citi Fintech

Anna Irrera

Fintech Correspondent, Reuters

David Concannon

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Jason Gross

Co-Founder & CEO, Petal

Pierre Gramegna

Minister of Finance of Luxembourg

Brian Dolan

Managing Director of Client Facing Technology, Barclays Investment Bank

Jeannette Spaulding

Co-Founder & CEO, Crypto Research Group

Deborah Jackson

Founder & CEO, Plum Alley

Milind Mehere

Founder & CEO, YieldStreet

Adam Nanjee

Senior VP, Digital Banking, Zafin

Diwakar Choubey

CEO & Founder, MoneyLion

Gregory Gormley

CFO & Co-Founder, Bink

Kelly Peeler

CEO & Co-Founder, NextGenVest

Natalie Fratto

VP, Early Stage Practice, SVB Financial Group

Nathan Richardson

Co-Founder, Trade It

Penny Crosman

Editor-at-large, Source Media

Steve Allocca

President, Lending Club

Catherine Ulrich

Managing Director, FirstMark Capital

Michelle Peng Greenberg

Senior Partnerships Manager of Finance & Commerce, MaRS

Rod McLeod

Senior Director of Communications, Kik

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