West of England FinTech Innovation Accelerator – Challenge Launch
For the past few months, the team at Engine Shed, supported by the University of Bristol, have been laying the groundwork for a regional FinTech Innovation Accelerator programme.
We have brought together a wide range of stakeholders from across the ecosystem of financial institutions and service providers, emerging fintech startups and scaleups, with Universities and representatives from the public sector to identify industrial and societal challenges which emerging Financial Technologies could help to solve.
We would now like to invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion of the insight generated and to engage in plans for launching the accelerator programme.
In addition, we are delighted that the strategic innovation team from the West of England Combined Authority will be joining us to provide a first look at the Bristol & Bath FinTech Cluster Strategy.
Whether you are a FinTech Startup or Scaleup, interested in innovation in financial services more broadly, are keen to tap into emerging FinTech talent or just want to engage in how FinTech can pave the way to a more sustainable financial system then come along and join the discussion.
Please join us at 12.30pm for a buffet lunch before the event starts.
12.30 pm Buffet Lunch
1.15 pm Welcome from Marty Reid – Director, Engine Shed & SETsquared Bristol
1.20 pm Overview of the Bristol & Bath FinTech Cluster Strategy – West of England Combined Authority
1.30 pm Presentation of the outputs of the Fintech Innovation Accelerator research & key themes
3.20pm Panel (to be announced)
4pm Networking & Refreshments
We are excited that we will also be joined at this event by 10 fintech startups and scaleups from Australia who are visiting the region as part of a programme supported by AusTrade and TechSPARK, which should create a great opportunity for far broader collaboration.
Finally, if you’d like to make a day of it, earlier in the day our friends at FinTech West are also holding an event on MetaVerse and FinTech just a short 10 minute walk from Engine Shed: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/296922080937/
While much of society has moved back to operating normally, please do not attend the event if you have any Covid symptoms. Our team can catch up with you afterwards so that you don’t miss out. We’d also appreciate if in that case you could cancel your ticket so we are aware of latest numbers as we think it’s likely to be a full house!