It’s been an intense two weeks with the lead up to the Finnies. Thank you all for your keen interest in attending. This will be a night to remember and Ilook forward to celebrating with you all.A huge thanks to our sponsors and judgesfor the support.
The reelection of the Liberal party is a unique opportunityfor FinTech-focused policy. We believe the government should use this positive opportunity to drive forward the Consumer Data Right and Open Banking reform. We also look forward to workdirectly with the newly appointed Minister for fintech – Jane Hume tohelp better deliver products and services that improve competition and increase financial literacy.
The work for this year’s intersekt fintech festivalis also in full swing. It is confirmed for October 15-17 in Melbourne.If you are interested in partnering with us for this year’s conference please reach out to Rehan for more information.
We also welcome our new members – Radium Capital, Tradeplus24, Omni Financialand Hip Money!Below are more details about each company.
Congratulations to our friends at Flare HR andAirwallex, who have been listed in this year’s 30 under 30 by Smart Company. Well done Joan and Lucy!
Women in the startup space are innovators, go getters and would benefit from greater support in areas of access to capital, mentors, expertise, and connections. These women and start-ups will form part of our next generation of leaders within the startup space as well as across business and government.
We would like to better understand the obstacles that women in our next generation of startups are facing, and assist in areas which will genuinely support their business ideas, growth and development.
In order to do this effectively and on an Australia-wide scale, we need to hear from you and your network.
Please completethis surveyand share with your network, by 31 May.
This internationalprogram is for young entrepreneurs across the globeincluding the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK.Participants spend 2 weeks in China (Beijing and Shenzhen)will have the opportunity to visit top entrepreneurial companies, talk to the mentors, investors as well as local entrepreneurs.
This years focus in technology innovation and entrepreneurship.We offer scholarship to successful applicants to cover the expenses in China. Please see the attached flyer for detailed information.
Chinese Director, Victoria Business Confucius Institute
T: +61 3 9919 1955
EY – PitchFest II: Financial Wellbeing
Organisations in the superannuation, post-retirement, financial advice, life / group life insurance and wealth management industries are rapidly realising their customers or members see products and services as part of a wider financial wellbeing eco-system.
Core enablers of such new world existing and new products and services are the overarching eco-system, payments, data and customer experience.
EY is delighted to invite you to our technology PitchFest on Thursday, 13 June 2019 in Sydney, followed by a showcase of the winners on Thursday, 20 June 2019 in Melbourne. The event aims to showcase innovative solutions from the FinTech community to meet these major challenges facing these industries and their customers and members.
Date: Thursday, 13 June 2019
Time: 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start, concluding at 6:30pm
Venue: EY Centre, 200 George Street, Sydney
RSVP by Monday, 7 June by clicking here
Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019
Time: 3:30pm for a 4:00pm start, concluding at 6:30pm
Venue: EY Centre, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
RSVP by Monday, 7 June by clicking here
Thai Govt “Innovation Day”
“Innovation Day” on Thursday 27 Juneis planned for a group of Thai civil servants from the Thailand Government Office of Civil Service Commission who will be doing a two week residential executive education program at the North Ryde Macquarie university campus in June. The theme of the program is “Thailand 4.0 – Growth for People – Thriving in the 21st Century through Security, Prosperity and Sustainability.”
Morning Session One 9.30-10.30: A visit to the SSH starting on Level 1 and then moving up the building for selected stop offs Morning Session Two 11.00-12.00: After a coffee break a more focused session on the challenges and opportunities of corporate / startup engagement (Optus Innovation Hub). Afternoon Session One: 1.30-3.00: After a lunch break the group moves to the Macquarie Business School City Campus at Angel Place for a Panel Discussion and Q&A on Relevant Issue One at the City campus (Angel Place, 123 Pitt St). Afternoon Session Two: 3.30-5.00: Same as previous session but on a different topic.
The Panel sessions are rather open at the moment – and will likely be iterative. If any of the members would benefit from this opportunity such as fintechs assisting with social inclusion, we would suggest participating by getting in touch withJennifer Harrison, Partner – Reputation Edge.
Brisbane Hackfest 2019
Multi-award winning Application Security firm Entersoft Security, AustCyber, Advance QLD, OQCE (Office of QLD Chief Entrepreneur) proudly present a 2-day Hackfest to help Australian Tech companies secure their products! It is all about Security at Hackfest.
The event aims to make 15 Tech products secure within 24 hours. White hat hackers from Entersoft, Australia and other certified white hat hackers will be at the event.
The objective of the Hackfest is to help Product companies get the security of their applications in place, create awareness about the importance of Application security, and demonstrate Entersoft capabilities in cybersecurity.Registration deadline is 2 June 2019.
Friday 7 June 2019 The Precinct
B2B Rocks Sydneyfor B2B and SaaS startups
We are proud to support the fourth edition of B2B Rocks Sydney, the leading conference in Australia for B2B and SaaS startups, part of Vivid Festival!
On the 6 & 7 June, attend and learn about Corporate Innovation, B2B Startup journeys, Women Entrepreneurship and much more through inspiring talks, panels, workshops and startup/scaleup award.
An awesome networking opportunity with catering and drinks included!
June 6th & 7th 2019
Get 20% off now with our promo code-FINTECHFRIENDS
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Wednesday 12 June 2019
5:30pm for a 6:00pm start – 7:30pm
Sleeves Up,11-13 Cubitt Street
Contact Jacob Lewis
T: +61 3 9603 3612 Email
LAUNCH Festival Sydney 2019
LAUNCH Festival is one of the greatest tech/startup conferences in Silicon Valley. In 2018, they hosted their first ever overseas conference in Sydney, and brought 10 tech leaders & investors to present on various topics, ranging from fundraising, scaling your startup, finding product-market-fit, and more.
On 18 and 19 June 2019, they’ll be back to host their second LAUNCH Festival in Sydney. They’re giving away the first 1000 tickets for free for founders. Apply for your pass here before they’re gone: http://launchfestivalsydney.com/founderpass
Also, they will be having a startup competition open to all startups, and the winning prize is a $100,000 investment (pending due-diligence). Apply here: launchfestivalsydney.com/competition
Australian British Financial Services Catalyst
The Australian British Financial Services Catalyst is returning to London in July for another week of leading practice insights and business development opportunities in a new pre-Brexit world! The Fintech Bridge is up and running and the Catalyst is seeking to ramp up the activity between the two countries.
The Catalyst will examine the challenges facing financial institutions with the rapid change of technology and customer expectations, new regulations, data security and building the platforms for future banking while ensuring the wealth of data from legacy systems is maintained.
The Catalyst is keen to attract the best and in conjunction with Fintech Australia is delighted to offer a 40% discount to members. For assisted places we ask the following:
The company must be headquartered in Australia and have been trading for at least 12 months
The product or service should have global applicability
The product or service will have a cybersecurity or fintech application
The company must be able to demonstrate a genuine interest and ability to collaborate or establish a presence in the UK.
July 1 – 4, 2019
20% discount.If you are interested in taking advantage of the offer please contact Rehan – email@example.com
Dedicated Fintech Track at New York Venture Summit
FinTech Australia invites you to attend the Dedicated Fintech Track at New York Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures.
Meet, interact and network with hundreds of VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies on the Fintech Track at the prestigious New York Venture Summit being held on July 9th & 10th 2019 at Convene, New York City.
July 9th & 10th 2019
Convene, New York City
Use discount code “FTAUVIP” and receive 10% off the early bird rates. Early bird rates expire at the end of May.
5 Steps To Growth: Lessons from TransferWise
TransferWise is excited to present an exclusive masterclass for the Australian business and startup community, featuring TransferWise VP of Growth, Nilan Peiris.
Join Nilan at Stone and Chalk, Melbourne, where he will share TransferWise’s growth journey as well as explain how running an organisation of autonomous independent teams, has enabled TransferWise to scale at supersonic speeds to become Europe’s most valuable fintech.
Stone & Chalk
710 Collins Street
Docklands, VIC 3008
RBI 2019 APAC – DigitalBankingConference
Join us for our hugely successful Banking Innovation Conference (APAC), Hong Kong, 10th-11th of September which will bring together 150+ high-profile speakers and individuals from the leading banks, FinTechs, regulators & tech providers within the region.
The focus will be on how to drive digital transformation through customer-centric open banking and payment innovation strategies. With industry leaders from ANZ Bank, Up, Volt Bank, Archa, Huawei, Morgan Stanley, DBS, HSBC and OCBC leading intense discussions and workshops.
10th-11th of September
Register today at our website using code EB to save $100 on passes or contact us directly regarding partnership opportunities.
LendIt Fintech Europe 2019
LendIt Fintech Europe is the continents Leading Event in Financial Services Innovation. This years event will attract 1,200+ fintechs, banks and investors from Europes most influential companies to learn, network and do business.
The 1:1 networking arena hosts over 2,000 meetings. And, 50 hot topic panel sessions are organized into 4 main tracks: Digital Banking, Lending Innovations, Cutting Edge in Fintech, and SpendIt at LendIt, our new paytech-focused track.
26th-27th of September
Business Design Centre, London
Register todayusing code FINAUS15% to save 15%on passes
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