Fintech Fringe launches “LinkedIn for Fintech” as event series evolves to serve scaling fintechs

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24th October, 2023 No Comments

Fintech Fringe, an official fringe event for London Tech Week, today announces the launch of Fintech Fringe Forum.

Dubbed “LinkedIn for Fintech” the platform is dedicated to supporting fintechs scale and grow. The Forum provides a place to connect with market-proven experts, and to share practical insights across key areas ranging from customer acquisition, fundraising, regulatory and compliance and brand strategy.

Fintech Fringe Forum also showcases organisations, workshops, courses and events that are supporting fintechs grow and prosper. 

Fintech Fringe Forum allows members to:

  • Connect with verified experts who have experience working with high-growth fintechs
  • Find resources and insights to support the scale and growth of their fintech
  • Discover what financial and ecosystem support is available across the UK, from grants to VC funding
  • Check what accelerators and growth programmes are on offer to develop scaling fintechs
  • Connect with peers in discussion groups, and gain direct access to recommended subject-matter experts
  • Discover the latest industry events to attend across the UK
  • Tune in to live events on the platform with industry experts and leaders

Future updates will include courses, graduate hiring, job listings, investor insights and a vetted suppliers list.

Calypso Harland, Founder of Fintech Fringe: “UK fintech is one of the most robust, creative, and innovative industries in the world. We have a highly developed eco-system here, but all the various different types of assistance, information, and even people, aren’t all in one place.

The goal of Fintech Fringe Forum is to reinforce the UK as a global hub for fintechs, making it much easier for them to find and research anything and everything that would help them scale and grow. 

On top of that, the platform is designed to help build connections and communities that will accelerate fintechs towards their goals. It’s a one-stop-shop for all things fintech growth.”

Returning Fintech Fringe Event Series

In addition to the launch of Forum, Fintech Fringe can also confirm its dates for next year as an official fringe event of London Fintech Week. The series will run from 10th – 13th June 2024. 

Confirmed partners include: Department for Business and Trade, CFIT, Fintech Alliance, Innovate Finance, Level39, London & Partners, and Rise, created by Barclays as well as a host of other fintech giants.

Fintech Fringe is also launching two new event series; starting with Rise & Shine and Mastermind, “What are the alternative funding options for fintechs” which takes place on 9th November.

The practitioner-led event series will be closely focused on the scale and growth of fintechs, and will concentrate on delivering dedicated content to support leaders across different business functions.

Calypso Harland, Founder of Fintech Fringe:
“After such a successful festival at London Tech Week this year, we realised we were onto something. People told us Fintech Fringe was something fresh, something new, and they wanted to see us do more. So we’re acting on that starting with a fresh new programme of events in November thanks to our great partnership with Rise, created by Barclays. That, in addition to the launch of our exciting new platform, means we can bring fintechs, experts and the ecosystem together year-round.” 

The Fintech Fringe Forum waitlist goes live today, with full access available through desktop and app from 1st November. 

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