11:45 AM11:45

FinTech Speaker Series: Tony Weeresinghe on the Journey from the London Stock Exchange to Ustocktrade

Tony will be joining us on April 6 for a talk on his views on how the London Stock Exchange Group, operator of Europe's oldest independent bourse, moved to be the 3rd largest global exchange in 3 short years, how  FinTech Innovation helped LSE to achieve this, and his decision to leave the LSE to build Ustocktrade. 

Tony Weeresinghe is the founding CEO and Chairman of Ustocktrade LLC. Prior to founding Ustocktrade LLC in 2014, Mr.Weeresinghe served as Director - Global Development, and the Chief Executive Officer of MillenniumIT of London Stock Exchange Group Plc.

RSVP here and join us in E62-262

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IDEO + Harvard iLab Future Lab: Trust & Transactions
to Mar 29

IDEO + Harvard iLab Future Lab: Trust & Transactions

This year's theme is trust & transactions.  Teams will focus on the next generation solutions to transactions, participation, and trust leveraging the emerging technologies of Bitcoin and Blockchain, among others.  Here's a quick look at what the internship will look like:

  • Join multi-disciplinary teams of 3-4 like-minded students to create a startup
  • Learn IDEO’s design thinking and venture creation process and methods in different workshops coached by IDEO designers
  • Design human-centered solutions and test your ideas with the people
  • Share progress and receive guidance from a team of Harvard i-lab entrepreneurial experts and IDEO
  • Have the potential to join IDEO's start-up in residence program or receive funding from a corporate sponsor at the end of the summer.

Step 1: Apply online here.  All applications are due by February 23, 2015

Please Note: There will be a place on the application to let us know about your technical expertise in transactions and alternative currencies should you have it.  Technical expertise is not mandatory.

Step 2: Attend the Make-a-Thon Weekend at the Harvard iLab on February 27 through March 1st, 2015.  Any student who wishes to participate must take part in the Make-a-Thon Weekend.  The Make-a-Thon Weekend will serve as a chance for you to get a feel for the kind of work you will be doing and for us to learn more about you.

Following the Make-a-Thon Weekend, we will select students (approximately 20-25) to participate in the summer program.

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6:00 PM18:00

FinTech Sandbox Launch Event

At FinTech Sandbox, we know that entrepreneurs need high-quality data in order to test assumptions, accelerate development and get their products to market. Yet, it is difficult for them to access, let alone afford, timely data at scale. We connect early stage startups with a range of valuable data from leading providers – for free.

Our mission is to allow startups to focus on advancing their disruptive technologies without spending their scarce capital on data. All we ask from the startups in the Sandbox is to give back to the community by sharing what they’ve learned.

Our private-beta startups have had great success and we’re officially opening up the FinTech Sandbox to eligible startups worldwide.

Come celebrate our launch and meet high-growth entrepreneurs, open-minded financial services executives, and supportive data providers – as well as a network of people who are dedicated to FinTech innovation. This is a great opportunity to convene the FinTech community and strengthen our local and global ecosystem . . . we’d love for you to be there.

  6:00 PM      Arrival, meet and greet
  6:30–6:50   Short talks from stakeholders and startups
  6:50–8:00   Appetizers, drinks, and conversations

Confirmed companies participating in the launch include:

Fidelity Investments; Devonshire Investors; Thomson ReutersSilicon Valley BankAmazon Web ServicesIntelSIX Financial InformationGoodwin Procter.406 VenturesTradier; PlaidBenzinga;  FactSet; and Xignite.


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MIT FinTech Club Launch!
6:30 PM18:30

MIT FinTech Club Launch!

Join the MIT FinTech Revolution! 

Do you think banks are obsolete and that most will disappear in a few years? Do you love Venmo? You were shocked by the $10 Billion valuation of Lending Club and wonder how they got there?

It is time you join the Fintech revolution! And the revolution is now taking place here at MIT!

Join us for our first MIT Fintech Club community event Tuesday Feb 17th 6:30pm in room E62-233 The presentation will be followed by a mixer at Firebrand Saints.

RSVP and join MIT FinTech Club mailing list here - we promise not to spam you and you can easily unsubscribe whenever you get tired of us :)

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Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup: Andreas Antonopoulos
6:00 PM18:00

Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup: Andreas Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos is a legend in the bitcoin community and he has graciously agreed to come to the MIT campus to speak. He is author of the book “Mastering Bitcoin” published by O’Reilly Media and is widely recognized as a an authority on bitcoin. We'll begin at 6:00pm after DevCore Boston on February 11th at a TBD location on the MIT campus. 

Sign up and get more details here

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5:45 PM17:45

Leveraging API Strategies to Transform Financial Services

We have arrived at a tipping point in Financial Services.  Widespread innovation in cloud, mobile and data-driven technologies has ushered in a new era.  FinTech entrepreneurs are challenging incumbents long-held lock on trading, lending, payments, analytics and the flow of of capital.  The use of API strategies is core to much of their success. Join the Boston FinTech meet-up for this not to be missed panel discussion with firms leading the charge and discover the impact APIs will have on your work.

Learn more and RSVP here

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