CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By replacing traditional structures with technology-based processes, financial technology (FinTech) startups are making financial systems more efficient. Investors and banks are starting to notice, with global FinTech investment growing 22% annually in the last five years.
The MIT FinTech Club, which launched this year to address this growing industry, is hosting its inaugural MIT FinTech Conference on May 1, 2015 at the MIT Media Lab with the goal of bringing together entrepreneurs, professionals, thought leaders and students to discuss the most innovative business models and ideas that are changing the face of finance.
Slated speakers among others are:
Louis Beryl, Founder and CEO, Earnest
Baiju Bhatt, Co-founder, Robinhood
John Fawcett, Founder and CEO, Quantopian
Erin Glenn, CEO, Alphaworks
Ben Milne, Founder and CEO, Dwolla
Daniel Nadler, Founder and CEO, Kensho
Jeff Pietras, Vice President, WorldRemit
Eric Poirier, CEO, Addepar
Ryan Selkis, Director of Investments, Digital Currency Group
Jeff Stewart, Founder and CEO, Lenddo
Sam Swift, Data Scientist, Betterment
The aim of the MIT FinTech Club is to make MIT and the broader Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem a hub for financial disruption and innovation by building a strong community of students, entrepreneurs and investors from every part of the Boston community. The club consists of MIT students from different backgrounds and academic disciplines who have come together to explore, discuss, and collaborate on financial technology and innovation.