WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, Oct. 3, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and WeWork—in recognition of the White House South by South Lawn festival—are partnering to host a discussion on the evolution of fin-tech products, and its impacts on the investment landscape. New technologies are opening non-traditional pathways for individuals and businesses to obtain loans and investment. Is access to capital getting easier and if so, how will traditional lenders like banks react? Do these new technologies have the ability to remove bias, both intentional and unintentional, and create a more equitable investment and lending playing field?
The discussion will bring together professionals from across the fin-tech industry and include experts representing the federal government, online-lending, venture capital and crowdfunding. The forum is open admission and free to attend; however, advance registration is required. Interested participants can register at http://bit.ly/2dHfWGF.
People can join the conversation via social media using the #SBASXSL hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.
WHO: SBA: Mark Walsh, Associate Administrator, SBA's Office of Investment & Innovation
Chris Upperman, Assistant Administrator, SBA's Office of Public Engagement
Matt Weinberg, Special Advisor, SBA's Office of Investment & Innovation
WeWork: Kley Sippel, Senior Community Manager – D.C.
WHAT: Breakfast & Networking, Conversation & Panel:
Fin-Tech & Financial Inclusion: How New Technology Can Unlock Capital and Level the Investment and Lending Playing Field
Moderator: Mark Walsh, SBA
Nicole Sanchez, Tech Founder & CEO of eCredit Hero (@ecredithero)
David Klein, CEO of CommonBond (@CommonBond)
Matt Burton, CEO of Orchard Platform (@orchardplatform)
Savannah Peterson, Founder of Savvy Millennial (@SavIsSavvy)
WHEN: Monday, October 3rd – 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: WeWork Manhattan Laundry
1348 Florida Avenue Northwest
HOW: Media member can RSVP at https://sxslww.splashthat.com/
Please indicate "Press" in the company field.
Release Number: MA16-51
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration