The Canada FinTech Forum takes place from October 29th to 31st at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal with more than 70 speakers will be there to discuss this year’s theme, “Open Innovation in Financial Services”.
A session featuring Janet Yellen, who served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will kick off the event on the evening of October 29.
Honorary president of the 2018 Canada FinTech Forum, Paul Desmarais III, Senior Vice-President of Power Corporation of Canada, will also be speaking during the event. “The Canada FinTech Forum is an essential event in the financial technology sector. In addition to its conferences and activities, it provides the ideal setting for start-ups and investors to network and do business. As Executive Chairman of Portag3 and Senior Vice-President of Power Financial, I am delighted to play a role in this year’s Forum.”
The FinTech Startup Pitch Contest will give ten finalists the opportunity to present their innovative solutions to the financial services community, as well as to investors with close to a total of $1 billion in assets under management.
The contest winners will share $230,000 in prizes, including a $15,000 public’s choice prize offered by Mackenzie Investments, a $15,000 in-kind communication services prize offered by Edelman Montreal, two Jury prizes of $25,000 each offered by Finance Montréal, as well as a $150,000 financing offer from Luge Capital.
This year, the contest selection committee received nearly 120 applications from all over the world, up 300% compared with last year.
The following ten start-ups are the finalists: Cinchy, CreditScript, Fligoo, Goose Insurance, Lendified Technologies, Nesto, OWL.CO, QuantCube Technology, Senso.ai and Symend.
Tickets to the Canada FinTech Forum are available online.