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Technology has changed everything, and emerging industries like FinTech (financial technology) have skyrocketed. 🚀 But what is FinTech?

FinTech, or Financial Technology, “refers to the innovation and technology aimed at challenging traditional methods used in the financial services industry.” Source: FinTech Magazine

We’ve created a few events to help you explore the FinTech World.

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FinTech Design Challenge

Gain the Edge. Embrace your inner entrepreneurial spirit. FinTech Design Challenge is a virtual week-long event, student teams from the University at Buffalo and LaunchPad Network Institutions will respond to a FinTech design challenge in an action-learning experience.

All students will receive a certificate for participating in the academy. The top three design concepts will receive cash prizes in two categories, prizes to be split among team members in two categories:

  • 1st place wins $1250
  • 2nd place wins $750
  • 3rd place wins $500

Design Challenge:
January 11 – 15, 2021

Application deadline:
January 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

FinTech Switch

Show off your skills to recruiters. FinTech Switch is a 7-week competition, where you’ll work either independently or build a team to design ways to solve a challenge the FinTech industry is facing. The winners of the competition will unlock a spot at an exclusive invite-only meetup with recruiters.

  1. Register in Bullseye powered by Handshake by January 19, 2021
  2. Review the challenges
  3. Build your team
  4. Start solving
  5. Get expert feedback
  6. Win a spot at the virtual FinTech Switch Meet-up

January 19, 2021 - March 5, 2021

Feedback Week:
February 8-12, 2021

Public Voting:
March 8-19, 2021

Switch Meet-up:
March 31, 2021

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