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FinTech Startup Leadership Academy

The Digital Leadership Forum aims to help leading organisations innovate, learn and grow in the age of AI.

About the FinTech Startup Leadership Academy

The Digital Leadership Forum is collaborating with Rise, created by Barclays to develop and provide an online FinTech Startup Leadership Academy.

The purpose is to enable FinTech startups and Enterprise organisations to come together through a series of four events designed to create opportunities for collaboration and shared learning.

FinTech partnerships are an immensely powerful way for financial services leaders to modernise their infrastructure and deliver cutting-edge products and services. The Academy is designed to help Founders and business leaders determine which types of partnership are right for their organisation. By exploring how digitisation is transforming the financial services sector in the UK and Europe we will look at how FinTechs are ideally placed with new innovative technologies to provide alternative solutions and business models.

Through a series are crafted events designed to maximise knowledge sharing and networking opportunities, we will also explore how FinTechs face mounting regulatory challenges, in areas such as usage of data and algorithmic decision making, which they must tackle to successfully make the most of the opportunities in front of them to revolutionise banking, payments and insurance.

We will also consider topics around sustainability and the ‘green recovery’, looking at new regulatory challenges from the carbon footprint of Bitcoin to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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Upcoming Sessions

FinTech partnerships – how to make yours a success

20th May 2021

FinTech business models are often based around ambitions for partnership with established firms and can be a very powerful way for financial services leaders to modernise their infrastructure and deliver cutting-edge financial products and services. But what risks should FinTechs be alert to? What steps will be pre-conditions for larger firms signing up, what contractual protections should FinTechs demand and how do these partnerships evolve over time?

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New insights on FinTech sustainability

24th June 2021

FinTechs have a key role to play in addressing financial inclusion and in meeting the climate challenge and helping established firms to do the same. At the same time, they face growing regulatory scrutiny considering the carbon footprint of the tech they use and broader environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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The challenges and opportunities for FinTech in the UK and Europe

9th September 2021

Digitisation is transforming the financial services sector in the UK and Europe. FinTechs are jostling for a place in the market, backed by new innovative technologies, providing alternative solutions and business models that could render traditional banking processes obsolete in many areas. At the same time, FinTechs face mounting regulatory challenges, impacting their use of data and use of innovative tech like algorithmic decision making. These must be tackled to succeed in revolutionising the banking, payments and insurance markets.

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How leading organisations can successfully embed FinTech applications and solutions

14th October 2021

More and more non-banking companies are offering financial services such as bank accounts, wallets, payments and lending. Companies who are embracing embedded FinTech applications and solutions aim to retain customers and increase their lifetime value.

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About Rise, created by Barclays

The Rise mission is to connect technology, talent and trends from across the Rise ecosystem to accelerate innovation and growth in the financial services industry.

Rise do this by operating FinTech workspaces around the world, with a virtual community, where cutting-edge startups and scale-ups can connect, create and scale their businesses, backed by Barclays’ global network of industry experts, mentors, investors and partners.

If you would like to be part of the FinTech Startup Leadership Academy then please register your interest here:

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