Startup Weekend FIN TECH Chicago
Friday, February 20 - 22, 2015
Friday, February 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
SPACE by Doejo
444 N Wabash Ave
No Talk...All Action..Finance Style!
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Coaches and Mentors
As a strategic marketing professional, I have worked with high-tech companies and mid-size product companies, developed strategic partnerships, led skunkworks, launched new products, managed cross-functional teams, and drove innovation.
My greatest pleasure is to work with innovators, universities, and entrepreneurs. I am the interface across these groups who identifies and nurtures promising emerging technologies and beneficial partnerships.
My niche is being the market-driven leader and out-of-the-box thinker who can effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience and develop go-to-market strategies with compelling value propositions and innovative use-cases.
Specialties: Designing, building, launching and managing payment products based on prepaid debit and goal oriented savings account platforms. We enable consumers consumers bank with their favorite brands and earn relevant loyalty rewards when they do.
I have a decade of experience in the credit card industry, modeling credit card and ATM fraud, ultimately culminating in me co-founding Rippleshot, a company that produces a very early warning system for credit card data breaches like the ones recently at Sony, Schnuck's, Heartland, and Target. Before that, I published papers in cutting edge bioinformatics studies, including theoretical genome assembly, phylogenetic analysis used to determine protein functions, and studies of unusual DNA structures.
Prior to joining MB Real Estate, Craig was a Project Coordinator for Armstrong Construction in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and Eco-Turf Incorporated in Raleigh, North Carolina. For both companies, he helped develop and coordinate construction projects that focused on time and cost efficiency. At both firms he implemented stringent inspections and audits to ensure all projects adhered to quality standards.
In his spare time, Craig is on boards at the Goodman Theatre and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Director, Cloud Services at Terago Networks
Prior to joining CFSI, Asad was at Intuit where he worked in Product Management and Marketing, as part of the Intuit's Rotational Development Program. Most recently, he spent a couple of years as part of the Corporate Strategy & Development group.
When not working, Asad enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring San Francisco. He earned his B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied economics and global studies.
Consultant at CFSI
Prior to working for CFSI, Fama spent several years as a strategy consultant with Capgemini, where she addressed complex business challenges for executives of Fortune 500 companies in the financial services industry . Many of her engagements included interviews with subject matter experts and stakeholders, market assessments, identification of growth opportunities for clients, and defining metrics to track project progress.
When not at CFSI, Fama spends her time globetrotting to learn about new cultures and researching IKEA hacks. She earned her B.A. from New York University.
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications at CFSI
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend FIN TECH Chicago team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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