Agenda

Wednesday, October 7

FinTech Cohort Sessions

12:00 – 12:30 PM EST

Lessons Learned as a FinTech Operator

Best practices and potential minefields when engaging with FI customers, managing operations when leaders are in fundraising mode, and other firsthand knowledge from a FinTech COO.

12:30 – 1:00 PM EST

How to Build Successful Strategic Partnerships

How to negotiate and structure strategic partnerships with financial institutions – including tips on how to market to FIs, what to expect in the negotiation and pitfalls to avoid.

1:00 – 1:30 PM EST

Break

1:30 – 3:00 PM EST

Pitch Presentation and Feedback

Founders will split into breakout groups and present their companies to select investors and industry experts who will provide feedback on the presentations and on the companies’ business models and strategies.

3:00 – 3:10 PM EST

Closing Remarks and What’s Next

Thursday, October 8

Master Class With All Three Cohorts

12:00 – 1:30 PM EST

Master Class on Disrupting Bias in VC Funding

A master class conducted by gender equity expert Dr. Dana Kanze on how female founders can disrupt implicit bias in the VC pitch process.