Startup Weekend Fintech London
Friday, May 6 - 8, 2016
Friday, May 6 - 8, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
4-5 Bonhill Street
Come join us and build your idea into a unicorn FinTech startup!
We are proud to have Atom as a headline sponsor, followed by other big names in finance, tech and design - such as Uphold, Th_nk, Vestd and Growth Street. These sponsors will offer swag, mentoring, great prizes and assets that will help make the weekend a great success for all our participants.
What is Startup Weekend
How does Startup Weekend work:
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Friday May 6th
Saturday May 7th
Sunday May 8th
For the past four years, Diana has been focused on financial inclusion, mobile for development and blockchain and digital currency technologies.
An avid technologist and early member of the 2600 community, Diana has been using the internet since before there was a web.
Stewart spent 6 years at first direct and HSBC, where he went on to create the first Digital Centre of Excellence for HSBC Group globally. He was accountable for all aspects of Digital for the HSBC Retail businesses in the UK, and for digital design & delivery for HSBC brands across Europe.
Stewart has led digital projects since the mid 90’s, and ran a mobile services hot-house team in 2000. His experience spans leading technology, people, change and digital throughout his career. At Atom, Stewart is the Chief Operating Officer, which encompasses Customer Operations, Intermediary Management, Customer Experience, Business Change, App Design & Development and the end to end programme delivery of the bank.
Coaches and Mentors
Naveed is also the co-founder of ideas accelerator Inaverve, applying his boundless enthusiasm and knowledge (with a healthy dose of intuition) to invest in and advise early stage startups.
He has over 15 years of experience, drawing from the intersection of User Experience, Service Design, Design Thinkingand Knowledge Management.
In this time he has led strategic and design projects for both enterprise clients and start-ups, including redesigning the insurance experience for Bupa, imagining the future of fashion for ASOS and co-creating the Harry Potter legacy with its biggest fans for Pottermore.
- Designing UI since 1994 – Anyone Remember Mosaic
- Both Sides of the Fence – Agencies and Client Side, Contract and Permanent
- Across the board – Retail, Banking, Entertainment, Leisure, B2B, B2C
- Responsible for Atom UX
- Operating in Unknown Territories
- Excited as hell!
- Sketching – Walls, Paper, Postits, Napkins, Tablecloths, Refreshing!
- Mindmapper and solution finder
- Driven – Understanding Users and Customers, Simple Things, Commonsense
- Learning every minute of everyday.
Anthony and Oxygen have experience working with FinTech startups and most recently worked with London based FinTech Unicorn TransferWise in New York City, where they designed and delivered a hackathon based design sprint programme called Break The Banks in which 160 developers, designers and entrepreneurs descended on Wall Street to take on some of the industries biggest challenges and create working solution within 4-days. Alongside this Anthony is also a coach and mentor on the London Business School FinTech programme.
He has a background and Masters in Human-Computer Interaction and trained with two former leads from Apple’s human Interface group in Chicago before returning to the UK. He specialises in interaction design, but works across all facets of digital product and service design.
Lucy Neilson is a world travelling, learning addicted User Experience designer based in the North East of England.
At TH_NK Dan works closely with design, UX and strategy teams to develop creative concepts and set the art direction for his clients. Over the years he has had the privilege of working with a vast range of businesses including Vue, Virgin Atlantic, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Guinness, Samsung and Vodafone. His digital creative work has earned him many awards, including D&AD, New York Festivals, Webby’s and Lovies.
Having spent 10 years consulting with companies at various stages in their life cycle Arthur is now working for Vestd to develop and grow the innovative new collaboration platform for early stage startups and skilled contributors.
Arthur has worked a variety of projects from small internal projects automating manual processes through to designing and building social networks for millions of music fans.His experience working with companies at every stage of the lifecycle has given him a unique perspective and an arsenal of tools to call upon.
Tom helps the Forward Partners portfolio startups with marketing strategy and support, everything from PPC all the way through to TV.
Programme manager - Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab London
Danielle is part of Acccenture’s financial services consulting practice – focused on delivering value for investment banking clients. Danielle combines knowledge from her consulting background with experience of working with a broad spectrum of fintech companies through the Lab. This creates a unique viewpoint on the problems faced by the major players, and how start-ups should best position themselves for success in the industry.
James has spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles. He currently leads the team responsible for digital strategy in the bank's Securities Division. A large part of this involves overseeing the build out of the 'Marquee' platform - an open digital offering for the bank's institutional clients that allows them to connect to Goldman's trading and risk systems through web applications and APIs.
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.
Atom is building this bank for you. They will learn and adapt to you, celebrating your individuality in every way. Your logo, your name, your colours (yes really!). Atom, uniquely yours.
Techstars Startup Weekend London is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here