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Entrepreneurship FinTech

London - Feb 15, 2016

"Entrepreneurship in FinTech"

The innovations arising from the convergence of technology with traditional financial structures, known as FinTech, are transforming the financial services industry as we know it, but can they replace it?

Along with the freedoms of lean operations and light regulations, FinTech companies face a unique set of challenges, including lack of investment capital, experience in risk management, and established customer bases. Solutions may be sourced from FinTech’s biggest competitors--the banks--but is this a productive partnership? How can leaders of this emerging sector scale up to meet market needs while preserving the integrity of their business?

The UK is one of the leading hubs for FinTech with companies in the region attracting sizeable investment. On February 15, 2016, Chicago Conversations comes to the Chicago Booth London Center to discuss the trends and challenges that experts are navigating in FinTech. We invite you to attend our panel discussion to learn how entrepreneurs and other influential figures at the forefront of these disruptive efforts are addressing the challenges and promise of a future in Fintech in the region.

Please note: we expect a large audience for this program. In the event the main room reaches capacity, attendees will be directed to a viewing room showing a livestream of the conversation. 

Highlights from the London Campus Event February 15

Leading entrepreneurs and industry experts gather at the Chicago Booth London campus for a vigorous discussion on FinTech and emerging opportunities at the intersection of technology and financial services.

In Collaboration With

Polsky Center


Opening networking: 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Panel and Q&A: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Networking: 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.


Julie Morton
Associate Dean of Career Services and Corporate Relations, Chicago Booth

Robert Wardrop, '96 (EXP-1)
Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

Waverly Deutsch
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

Rahul Pakrashi, '10
Chief Risk Officer, Funding Circle

Joel Perlman
Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer, OakNorth Bank Limited

Guillaume Piard, '15
Founder and CEO, Evest

Hiroki Takeuchi
CEO and Founder, GoCardless


The University of Chicago Booth School of Business London Campus, Meeting Room
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA