Be Part Of The First Annual Chicago FinTech Week, April 24-30, 2017

Be Part Of The First Annual Chicago FinTech Week, April 24-30, 2017

FINTECH WEEK CHICAGO 2017April 24th - 30th, 2017Join at 1871The Merchandise Mart: Chicago, IL - Doors open at: 8:00AM

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April 24th – 30th, 2017
Join at 1871
The Merchandise Mart: Chicago, IL – Doors open at: 8:00AM


What is FinTech week

Chicago Fintech Week is a series of events that celebrate Chicago’s thriving Fintech ecosystem.

Firstly launched Fintech Week in 2014, in London and now the organizers are bringing the event to Chicago. They run several events during Fintech Week, but they also work with partners that run events during the week as well. Discover, connect and get involved.

Chicago has a rich history as economic hub. From railroads, to early exchanges, to Fintech, the windy city is forging ahead with the latest innovations. Fintech in Chicago is rapidly gaining momentum. The cost of living, a thriving start-up scene and an appetite for new technology makes this a great time to connect with Chicago’s Fintech ecosystem. Fintech Week Chicago aims to get a diverse audience of Fortune 500, top tier VCs, start-ups, government and the international community in the same room in order to fast track innovation.

Why is Chicago FinTech week different?

FAST PACED: Organizers keep the talks short/interesting & networking long. Panels last 30 minutes, keynotes 20, and demo/intros 10. Plenty of networking time is built into each day. This is not a traditional corporate event.

ECOSYSTEM: The people in the room are quality people. They take an ecosystem approach, which means organizers actively attract innovators, large firms, VCs, academics, government officials, press & start-ups. Having all the right people in the room makes for interesting chemistry.

NO HARD SELL ON STAGE: Organizers create an environment that’s great for making connections, not sales pitches. They have no problem with selling. They want you to sell more, they just prefer that it happens organically through networking.

Chicago FinTech week events:

  • Blockchain Conference Chicago: April 25, 2017: 8am -4pm
    The Blockchain Conference Chicago is back for another year. This organizers’ll look at what’s happening in financial services, and also explore what’s happening in other sectors including government, healthcare, supply chain and more.
  • FinTech Disruptors: April 26, 2017: 8am -4pm
    The Fintech Disruptors Chicago Conference is making its debut at Chicago Fintech Week. Fintech is booming in the windy city and we’ll feature some of the key innovators that are changing the way we exchange value.
  • FinTech Exchange: April 27, 2017: 11am -7pm
    Barchart’s Fintech Exchange is back for a 3rd year. This is a must attend events for anyone in the financial markets space. Expect another sold year and a great event.
  • Kellog FinTech Conference: April 27-28, 2017: 6pm -5pm
    Kellogg is hosting a two-day conference on “New Developments in Consumer Finance: Research & Practice” on April 27-28, 2017. The conference will take place in Kellogg’s new Global Hub, and will convene academics and practitioners to discuss emerging issues and technologies in consumer finance.
  • FinTech Startup Weekend: April 28-30, 2017: 6pm -6pm
    Join FinTEx, IL DCOE, and WBC for the FinTech Startup Weekend Challenge. Come connect with other individuals eager to build and create disruptive productives in FinTech — All within 54 hours..

See the full schedule and register here.