Startup Weekend FinTech London
Friday, October 24 - 26, 2014
Friday, October 24 - 26, 2014
Event starts at 7:30 pm
4-5 Bonhill Street
Startup Weekend: The FinTech Edition
Exactly what it says on the tin! A 54-hour event for developers, designers and entrepreneurs to hack on your latest fintech idea. You will be able to present your own concept and form a team around it or join forces with someone else. Over the weekend, you will be putting the foundations of a business case, designing and building a product prototype, testing your assumptions with a potential customers, and, on Sunday night, pitch the results of your weekend's work to a panel of investors and industry titans from across banking, insurance and payments. What's more, over the weekend, you will have access to over ten industry experts and mentors to help you bring your ideas to life.
Who is it for:
Anyone with a passion for fintech is welcome! If you've been toying with an idea, but need a final push to make it happen, if you are looking for ways for form a great team, or if you are simply excited to get involved with a fintech startup at its conceptualisation, this weekend is for you.
What's in it for the winning team:
Everyone will have the chance to pitch in front of a panel of industry experts and investors. And all Startup Weekend Fintech participnats will receive £300 off the price of the Startup Institute's courses in London!
The winners will also get the following prizes:
The Top Prize: The top team will have a chance for really turn their weekend product into a viable proposition under the mentorship of Innovate Finance -- whose network and expertise in fintech will no doubt put the winning team on the path to success.
The Insurance Prize: A Startup Weekend first! Any team working on an insurance startup over the weekend will also be eligible for Aviva’s Insurance Prize. For the most innovative and breakthrough insurance startup of the weekend, Aviva will be offering the opportunity of 3 months incubation to help develop and grow the startup further.
The Design Prize: Awarded to the company with the best designed prototype. The designer(s) on the winning team will win a 2 week internship at top London creative agency Dare.
The Free Warm-up! How to make the best of a Startup Weekend? What happens to the Startup Weekend winners once the 54 hours are over? What does it take to launch a successful fintech startup? Get these and other questions answered at our free warm up event @ Innovation Warehouse, 9 October, 6:30 pm. http://attending.io/events/fintech
About our main sponsor:
This weekend wouldn't happen without the support of Aviva. Aviva, the UK’s leading insurer, is connecting with the startup community to support and grow talented FinTech startups. From running a FinTech Hackathon in March to sponsoring the NewFinance Insurance Disrupters Programme, to becoming a founding member of Innovate Finance, to actively engaging with over 10 startups, to now FinTech Startup Weekend’s biggest sponsor, they are putting their mission to help nurture talented startups into action. Aviva believe that this is an industry ripe for disruption and look forward to supporting talented FinTech startups that are yet to be discovered! To find out more about Aviva Innovation, head to Twitter @AvivaInnovation or check out their growing community on www.meetup.com/InsuranceTech
Friday October 24th
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My background is in computer science and design; I found my calling when I discovered I could combine the two into meaningful interactive user journeys.
This led me to found Less Rain in 1998, with the vision to create work that moves, empowers and connects people.
I spent the next 15 years delivering interactive communication, products, services and platforms - as an agency owner, creative strategist, executive creative director and innovation specialist - working for brands like Red Bull, Victorinox, Sony, Oracle, Intel, Burberry, Land Rover, Fox Entertainment, Penguin, Puma and Alfa Romeo. I joined Dare in January 2014 and along a fantastic team of planners, creatives and technologists, we helped transform businesses like EE and Aviva by digitally connecting the customer experience.
I have recently joined Seven Seconds as Creative Partner. I work exclusively with Boots on designing innovative digital products and services that support their omni-channel strategy. It's terribly exciting.
Chief Financial Officer at Aviva
Chief Digital Officer at Aviva
Coaches and Mentors
Lead Tech Futures and Alliances at Deloitte
He himself has started two businesses and now invests in start up ventures.
Strategy Director at Aviva
Investment Director - Arts Alliance
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend FinTech London team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
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