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Finovate: The Fintech Equivalent of Fashion Week

FinovateFall 2018 is upon us, and it’s fitting that it’s happening in New York City, the center of the universe for many things; certainly this week it’s the center of the fintech universe. More than 80 companies will have seven minutes to show how they can improve the space and move the industry forward. Beyond the individual demos, the collection of presenting companies paints a picture of where the world of financial services is headed and who is going to lead in the future. For those of us figuring out trends and the future evolution of the space, it’s perfect. 

Here’s my forecast for the event. I expect to see a lot of solutions based on artificial intelligence and focused on security and lending. I also envision solutions from companies working in payments management, an increasingly important area of the space and one that’s seeing a lot of growth. But with more than 80 firms to see, there’s going to be a bunch of stuff that the industry hasn’t really thought of, and that’s why this is such a cool conference. I’ll post afterward and let you know what surprised me.

Every year New York fills up for Fashion Week, an explosion of creativity that attracts the best and the brightest in fashion. Finovate is our Fashion Week; it’s filled with new ideas, exciting new businesses, and a bunch of really interesting people. Please join me there: Use offer code FKV2343ATT when you register and receive 20% off.