Fintech includes apps and services enhancing or disrupting the traditional financial sector by finding efficiencies or improving a single or minimal set of services outside the normal banking regulatory framework. There is a lot of Fintech activity happening on the Silicon Prairie that we are working to promote and shed light upon. As a founding member of the MidFin Alliance, we have a big vision for the role of the Midwest in the global Fintech industry, and are always looking for partners to get involved in one of the following ways:
That first year is critical, and your work environment has a huge impact on the final outcome of your efforts. Develop your product in a co-working space dedicated to the unique challenges and needs of the finance sector. Work together and grow together, while gaining access to coaching, materials, connections, and services needed to build and run a successful business. We understand the industry and our mentors and support team are here to ensure your success.
Investment in Financial Technology and Insurance Technology has steadily grown year-over-year and is estimated to reach over $15B in 2016. Business transactions amounting to $200M+ has occurred in solid, revenue-generating businesses right here on the Silicon Prairie over the past several years. The track record and pedigree of entrepreneurs in the region holds great value and promise for venture capitalists and investment firms looking for a growth market with a solid foundation and proven potential.
You don't know what you haven't quantified. Where is Fintech activity happening, and why isn't more of it ________? As we position ourselves as the Fintech resource on the Silicon Prairie, we think it's important to be armed with data. To that end our team is compiling a repository of companies, mergers, acquisitions, launches in the Fintech space. Check out the map below, and if you'd like more information please send us a request.
Building the Fintech community is important to us, and the goal of Digital Economy Conference is to help people connect. Whether that is a startup to a VC, a bank executive to a marketing agency, or a founder to a new co-founder, the Fintech talent pool in our region is expansive and we want to hear from each other. Find out what other people are thinking, seeing on the horizon, and developing via breakout sessions, exhibitor booths, and product pitches.