A new kind of design competition where you compete to get an exclusive opportunity to have recruiters schedule a time to pitch their company and open positions to you!


Have an interest in Finance or Technology?

FinTech Switch is a new kind of design competition focused on the financial technology industry with two opportunities to show off your skills to recruiters.

January 19, 2021 - March 5, 2021

Build your Team:
January 26, 2021

Feedback Week:
February 8-12, 2021

Public Voting:
March 8-19, 2021

Switch Meet-up:
March 31, 2021

Industry on the Rise

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

Show off your skills

In this 7-week competition, you’ll work either independently or build a team to design ways to solve a challenge the FinTech industry is facing. 

During the competition, show off your skills to recruiters and industry experts and unlock your spot at an exclusive meetup. Conduct research, develop ideas and refine your solutions with feedback from Switch Coaches, a group of industry experts made of employers, alumni, faculty + venture coaches from UB Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars.

Feedback Week


Schedule sessions with Switch Reactors during Feedback Week, starting on February 8-12, 2021. This is your opportunity to get feedback from real experts in the FinTech industry to improve your final proposal before submitting it for the Switch Coaches and the public to vote on.

Final proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 5, 2021.


From Monday, March 8 to Friday, March 19, the voting will open to Switch Coaches and the public to vote on their favorites. Yes, we said voting is opened to the public. So, tap into your connections and have everyone you know to vote for you!

Switch Meet-Up

The winners will get an exclusive invitation to attend the virtual FinTech Switch Meet-up on March 31, 2021. There, recruiters will compete to talk to you one-on-one about your final proposal, their company and the available opportunities they might have for you!

How It Works

Contact Us

UB Career Services is committed to providing access for all people. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact us at least two-weeks prior to the event to arrange reasonable accommodations.

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