How to Get the
Most out of NY
Fintech Week 2023.

Posted on Apr. 20, 2023
Fintech + Financial Services

A snapshot of the events, sessions and trends you need to know about to make sure you get the most out of NY Fintech Week 2023

You may very well have scoped out the events happening at New York Fintech Week, April 24 – 28, 2023. Or, you might be planning on scrolling through the various happenings on the Empire Startups website. Either way, we have a punch list of events we think you should register for before they sell out. Caliber is here to tell you how to get the most out of NY Fintech Week 2023!

NY Fintech Week is designed to be an inclusive collaboration of the entire startup ecosystem. The week is packed with events that highlight various fintech initiatives and range from a full-day conference to invite-only roundtable discussions, free community events and curated happy hours. Here is a run down of the New York Fintech Week events we recommend for 2023:

  1. High-Quality Fintech Networking Opportunities
  2. Empire Fintech Conference Sessions
  3. Industry Trends


1. High-Quality Fintech Networking Opportunities 

If you know where to look, you will find opportunities to network with fintech founders, investors, and other finserv players at NY Fintech Week 2023. Here is our list of our top high-quality fintech networking opportunities during the week. If you want even more options, following #NYFinTechWeek on Twitter and LinkedIn is always a sure bet!

Bourbon & Bites presented by The Financial Revolutionist

How to Get the Most out of NY Fintech Week 2023

Thursday, April 27
Request an invitation to Bourbon & Bites

Caliber teams up with The Financial Revolutionist and The Bowdoin Group to host an exclusive, invite-only bourbon tasting with hors d’ouvres and an open bar for movers and shakers within the fintech industry. Space is very limited.

NYC Fintech Coffee

Rise New York
43 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Monday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Request an invitation to NYC Fintech Coffee

We’ll definitely prioritize attending this kick-off coffee event because our friends at Rise by Barclays always put on a good event. The ​NYC Fintech Coffee, hosted by Received and Rise by Barclays, is an event for fintech enthusiasts to gather around and talk about everything fintech. This is a no-agenda event, just drop by to make new fintech friends over breakfast. 

Fintech Sandbox VIP Reception

Rise New York
43 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m.
RSVP here.

Join FinTech Sandbox for an intimate and curated evening of fintech networking. Meet and connect with top fintech VCs and investors, emerging startup founders, and ecosystem leaders during our invite-only event.

Featuring the 18 incredible startups presenting in our 9th Fintech Sandbox Demo Day on April 11 – 13. Stop by on your way out of the office or before you head to the Empire Startups Opening Reception!

Fintech is Femme

Rise New York
43 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Monday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Get a ticket to the Fintech is Femme

A part of New York Fintech Week, Fintech is Femme presents an evening of storytelling where female fintech executives share their trials and tribulations of being a leader in a heavily male-dominated community. Afterward, connect with peers and engage with content at a reception.

NY Fintech Week TechWalk Special Event

Le Pain Quotidien
1800 Broadway Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Wednesday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Get Tickets to TechWalk

Step away from your desk & connect with Tech and SaaS professionals at this NY FinTech Week add-on TechWalk Special Event

2. Empire Fintech Conference Sessions

How do you figure out which sessions are relevant for you from the Empire Fintech Conference lineup? There are many conference sessions, so to prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed, you could simply check out our handpicked list of NY Fintech Week conference sessions for fintech and finserv audiences, showcasing up-and-comers as well as the venture capital firms, fintechs and financial services companies whose names we know.

“Launch Delayed Indefinitely: Consumer FinTech” Panel

Wednesday, April 26 at 11:25 a.m.

Direct to consumer FinTech vs enterprise or marketplace models have grown out of popularity as of late. Instead of setting our sights on what’s trending now, how can we chart our course of success for the next decade? Let’s unpack the state of DTC, and when founders and investors predict the end of B2C winter.

Panel: Cynthia Kleinbaum Milner, MoneyLion. Christie Horvath, Wagmo. Stephanie Choo, Portage. Ron Shevlin, Cornerstone Advisors.

“Your Rocket Booster is Backordered. FinTech’s Role in Supply Chain Woes” Panel

Wednesday, April 26 at 2:15 p.m.

There’s only one reason the Suez Canal trends on Twitter, and it’s never a good one. Global supply chain delays continue to affect our day-to-day, leaving everything from MacBooks to pickup trucks on backorder. What role is FinTech playing to bolster these efforts – from payments, to capital, to traceability?

Panel: Nelson Chu, Percent. Olga Chin, InterPrice Technologies. Fabricio Pezente, Traive. Rohit Mittal, JG Wentworth.

“Family Feud – FinTech Edition” live gameshow

Who doesn’t just love a great episode of Family Feud? This daytime game show in which five members of one family are pitted against five members of another family. Each team’s goal is to guess the results of audience survey questions. A player from each team initially faces off, answering the question to earn the chance to either pass or play. The winning family gets a chance to earn extra cash in a bonus round. The only question – who’s going to be our Steve Harvey?! (Answer: Jill Malandrino, Nasdaq TradeTalks!)

Participants: Sheel Mohnot, BTV. Samara Gordon, Hyperplane. Miguel Armaza, Gilgamesh Ventures. Billie Simmons, Daylight. Eric Blue, Nevly. Meagan Loyst, Gen Z VCs.

New York Fintech Week is a unique opportunity to observe and learn about emerging trends in the fintech industry, from BaaS to Web3 and payments to partnerships, while also engaging with the people who are leading the charge.

We have no doubt you will benefit from the networking and conference sessions alike. We hope we’ve given you a clear perspective of what’s happening at NY Fintech Week 2023. 

While you’re in town, connect with Caliber on LinkedIn and Twitter and use the hashtag #NYFintechWeek to join the conversation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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