What is FinTech?
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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.
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:
January 11 – 15, 2021
January 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
This program allows for the sharing of knowledge through daily TED Talk style discussion and presentations, integrated with immediate application of the knowledge via a team idea challenge. Finally, the challenge will be supplemented by mentoring and coaching, punctuated by a final pitch presentation. The goal is to identify creative technical solutions to advance FinTech innovation through cross-disciplinary projects.
The Winter Academy will inspire student product innovation and entrepreneurship while affording the opportunity for students to work in diverse teams and collaborate virtually. Students will gain experience and knowledge in FinTech from faculty and industry experts and gain skills in both design and technical communications – all while expanding their network with industry leaders. Each student will earn a certificate of participation to showcase on their LinkedIn and Handshake profiles and traditional resume, highlighting an experience which they can then share with prospective employers and investors. Students will develop the skills they need to become a strategic decision-maker, an informed manager of tech personnel, or a successful entrepreneur.
All students from all levels and academic disciplines are encouraged to participate. Participants will need a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in order to collect any prize money awarded.
Please note, this information is submitted on a voluntary basis and will not impact your acceptance in the program. Only UB's Blackstone LaunchPad will have access to this information. Your responses will be kept private and secure. The information will not be used for a discriminatory purpose.
All students will receive a certificate for participating in the academy. The top three design concepts will receive cash prizes to be split among team members in two categories: 1st ($1250), 2nd ($750) and 3rd ($500).
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.
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