How to Get the Most Out of NY FinTech Week 2024.

Sarah Leach
Posted on Mar. 28, 2024
Fintech + Financial Services

A snapshot of the events, sessions and trends you need to know

Caliber Bourbon + Bites Event

One of the premier annual fintech events is New York FinTech Week (NYFTW), organized by Empire Startups. In 2024, NYFTW will be held April 8-12, with events all over Manhattan. You may be seeing events on your LinkedIn feed, or perhaps you scoped out some of the New York FinTech Week events on the Empire Startups website. Either way, we have a punch list of don’t-miss panels, coffees, happy hours and other events we think you should attend. As we do with so many other leading industry events, Caliber is here to tell you how to get the most out of NY FinTech Week 2024!

NYFTW is designed to be an inclusive collaboration of the entire fintech startup ecosystem. The week is packed with events that highlight various 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 2024:

  1. Network with Fintech’s Finest by Night
  2. Engage with Industry Trends by Day
  3. Attend Empire FinTech Conference Mid-Week


1. Network with Fintech’s Finest by Night

If you know where to look, you will find high-quality fintech networking opportunities in the evening to network with fintech founders, investors, and other professionals in the financial services industry at NYFTW. If you want even more options, following #NYFinTechWeek on X/Twitter and LinkedIn is always a sure bet!

Bourbon & Bites presented by The Financial Revolutionist
The Sentry – Flatiron
Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
Request an invitation to Bourbon & Bites
Caliber is partnering with The Financial Revolutionist (The FR) and TradeStation, Prove and the Bowdoin Group, to host Bourbon & Bites, a curated happy hour. Join us to enjoy premium beverages and tasty bites as you network with a select group of industry insiders. The FR and its event partners have hosted thousands of professionals at curated events hosted during fintech’s leading industry conferences—this is one you don’t want to miss! Space is very limited.

New York FinTech Week Opening Boat Party
Pier Sixty
Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Register for New York Fintech Week Opening Boat Party

Dinner Dialogue: Consumer Trends, Fintech, and Banking
Undisclosed location
Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Request an invitation

TWIF NYC Fintech Week Kickoff Party
Monday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m.
Purchase a ticket

2. Engage with Industry Trends by Day

NYFTW is a unique opportunity to discuss and uncover trends in the industry – from AI to BaaS and payments to partnerships – while also engaging with the people who are leading the charge. Here are our top options to fill your days with fintech from sunrise to sunset.

NYC Fintech Coffee 
Rise by Barclays
Monday, April 8 at 8:30 a.m.
Request an invitation

Fintech Is Femme Leadership Summit
Rise by Barclays
Monday, April 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Purchase a ticket

BNY Mellon x NayaOne: GenAI Adoption in Banking
Bank of New York Mellon
Tuesday, April 9 at 8:30 a.m.
Request to join

Fintech Sandbox DEMO DAY[s] 10
Tuesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. each day
Register for Day 1 and Day 2 

Empire Startups Presents: Banking and Fintech Innovation
Tuesday April 9, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Purchase a ticket

Thomson Reuters Ventures x NayaOne: Fighting Fraud with Fintechs!
Thomson Reuters Times Square
Thursday, April 11 at 8:30 a.m.
Request an invitation

Fintech Startup Pitch Event hosted by RevTech Labs Foundation, CAFE, Tampa Bay Wave, ICBA, Morgan Stanley’s Inclusive Ventures Labs
Undisclosed location
Thursday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m.
Request an invitation

Fintech Week Breakfast by Wharton FinTech
Friday, April 12 at 9:00 a.m.
Request an invitation

3. Attend Empire FinTech Conference Mid-Week

How do you figure out which sessions are relevant for you from the Empire FinTech Conference lineup? Check out our handpicked list of Empire FinTech Conference sessions, showcasing up-and-comers as well as the venture capital firms, fintechs and financial services companies whose names we know. We love Empire’s creative and fun take on session names and formats. See the full Empire FinTech Conference agenda here.

PANEL: Titans of NYC FinTech
Wednesday, April 10 at 9:05 a.m.

  • Nicole Casperson, Fintech Is Femme; Moderator
  • Amy Nauiokas, Anthemis Group
  • Johnny Ayers, Socure
  • Stephany Kirkpatrick, Orum
  • Tommy Nicholas, Alloy

PANEL: Rotten Apples. Why is Your Core So Bad?
Wednesday, April 10 at 11:40 a.m.

  • Naré Vardanyan, Ntropy; Moderator
  • Corinne Beksha, Check
  • Daragh Murphy, Imprint
  • Lucille Mayer, Apex Fintech Solutions
  • Rakefet Russak Aminoach, Team8

DEBATE: Who Will Win the AI Race, FinTechs or Incumbents?
Wednesday, April 10 at 1:20 p.m.

  • Akita Somani, U.S. Bank
  • Drew Glover, Fiat Ventures
  • Jesse Reiss, Hummingbird RegTech, Inc.
  • Ally McCloskey, Clocktower Ventures; Moderator
  • Laura Kornhauser, Stratyfy
  • Melissa Otto, Visible Alpha
  • Peter Hazlehurst, Synctera

PANEL: Can AI Underwrite as Well as ChatGPT Writes?
Wednesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Shawn Budde, Ensemblex; Moderator
  • Alex McLeod, Parlay
  • Jessica Gonzalez, Informed.IQ
  • Kwesi Acquay, Redpoint Ventures
  • Noah Breslow, Bain Capital Ventures

GAMESHOW: FinTech Family Feud
Wednesday, April 10 at 3:35 p.m.

  • Cody Lewis, Crowe
  • Emma Clark, Sweater Ventures
  • Eric Fulwiler, Rival
  • Katie Perry, Ursa Major Media; Moderator
  • Mirit Lugassi, Laconia Capital
  • Sabrina Wang, Elementus
  • Saira Rahman, Fundrise

MASTERCLASS: Win Deposits While Avoiding BaaS’ Original Sin
Wednesday, April 10 at 4:15 p.m.

  • Alex Johnson, Fintech Takes
  • Jason Mikula, Fintech Business Weekly
  • Riaz Syed, Infinant

We hope we’ve given you a clear perspective of what’s happening at New York FinTech Week 2024, and have no doubt you’ll benefit from the networking and conference sessions.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

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