Why You Need to Join the Fintech Meetup

Fintech Meetup is a massive online networking event. It brings together ~4,000 financial services professionals (mostly executives) for three days of meeting and networking.

Based on the success of the last event, we’re positive that you’ll find a lot to like about this one. In fact…

A recent informal poll of our CU 2.0 credit union Facebook group asked, “What do you miss most about conferences?”

Every respondent mentioned that they missed meeting people and making valuable new work connections. Colleagues, peers, vendors, everyone. Notably absent:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Breakout sessions
  • Travel and dining

Everyone missed connecting with other humans, forging new relationships, and encountering new solutions and ideas.

That’s where the Fintech Meetup comes in—it’s all meetings, no distractions. And credit unions join free.

Hear from last year’s attendees:

 

Watch Kirk Drake’s short explainer video here.

 

What Is the Fintech Meetup?

The Fintech Meetup is a three-day, all-digital networking event. Thousands of representatives from new and established fintechs will be there. The same goes for representatives from credit unions, banks, investors, and other financial institutions.

Each half day features a few hours of dedicated 1:1 meeting times. No speakers, just focused networking.

All meetings are double opt-in, too. You don’t have to meet with anyone you don’t want to!

The goal is to maximize networking time and exposure. It’s all the best parts of a conference with none of the major drawbacks or lackluster speakers.

 

Why You Should Attend the Fintech Meetup

There’s no better way to find and evaluate new entrants to the market than with a dedicated networking event. You get to meet directly with the organizations you find most interesting or promising. You can also meet new peers to discuss strategies and opportunities.

Here’s how easy it is:

  1. Sign up.
  2. Create a profile when prompted (~2 weeks before the event).
  3. Select your available meeting times.
  4. Select the organizations or people you’d like to speak with.
  5. Meet with them.

That’s it!

Plus, if you miss any meetings—if your schedules didn’t align, for example—then you’ll get an email introduction.

Anybody is welcome to join. Leaders from operations, marketing, compliance, lending, digital/member experience, and more are welcome to attend. Multiple representatives from a single credit union or fintech are welcome!

 

A Little Background on the Event

The Fintech Meetup is the brainchild of Anil and Simran Aggarwal, founders of Money 20/20, Shoptalk, Groceryshop, and other meeting events.

The last Fintech Meetup connected over 2,000 executives for almost 15,000 meetings… with a satisfaction rate of over 95%. We expect March to be no different! This summer’s event had the highest satisfaction rate yet, and we expect March to be no different!

With the current rate of digital transformation among traditional financial institutions, this is a must-attend event. The meetings facilitate key partnerships and relationships, plus they create incredible new opportunities in our industry.

The next Fintech Meetup will be March 8–10, 2022. Already, countless high-profile brands have joined the attendees list. And, if history is any indication, this event will take off quickly, and you should reserve your spot ASAP.

 

How to Register for the Fintech Spring Meetup

Register for the Fintech Spring Meetup differs slightly depending on whether you work for a fintech or a credit union. Here’s how you can get started:

Credit unions may register for a free or paid ticket. Registration is free if you agree to take four (4) or more meetings as part of the Hosted Program.

Fintechs must pay for their tickets. There are price breaks for early registrants and for startups with less than $25m in funding.

You may register for the event here. We’ll see you there!