Where the Fintech Is Happening at SXSW 2024.

Sarah Leach
Posted on Mar. 07, 2024
Fintech + Financial Services

A snapshot of the events you need to know about to make your time in Austin at SXSW 2024 worth the investment

Are you planning to attend SXSW 2024 and interested in locating the best fintech and financial services events and networking opportunities?

We have partnered with SXSW since 2017, and are happy to share the insights we’ve gleaned to make your time in Austin worth the investment.

1. High-Quality Fintech Networking Opportunities. No Badge Required.

If you know where to look, you will find opportunities to network with fintech founders, banks, investors, and other financial services leaders at SXSW 2024. Here is our list of high-quality fintech networking opportunities over the weekend of March 8-10, and throughout the following week.

Fintech House 

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2024

Request an Invitation to the Fintech House

The Fintech House is a quiet place to put up your (tired) feet and engage in (inside voice) conversation with other fintech pioneers and cross-industry experts. Guests must apply to join, so you know the conversations over lunch and happy hour will be relevant. Don’t miss the live podcast recording of a fireside chat with Todder Moning, lead futurist at US Bank on Sunday at 2:30. 

Franklin & Fintech Dinner Party

Franklin & Fintech 2024

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Request an Invitation to Franklin & Fintech Dinner Party

Caliber is joining forces with fintech leaders  including The Financial Revolutionist, Episode Six, TTV Capital, Method Financial and Alloy Labs to host an exclusive, invite-only dinner party for movers and shakers within the fintech industry at world-famous Franklin BBQ. This is our third year at Franklin Barbecue; trust us it will exceed your expectations. Space is very limited.

Fintech Luminaires Party 

Fintech Luminaires

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Request an Invitation to Fintech Luminaires Party

To make it easier to make the right connections amongst the throngs of “fintech curious,” Alloy Labs Alliance created the Fintech Luminaires reception years ago to ensure all the guests you interact with in the industry. Caliber has been a partner for this event for many years—we can vouch that it’s one you don’t want to miss. 

Other Opportunities

2. SXSW Conference for Fintech & Finserv

How do you figure out what’s relevant for you in the SXSW 2024 lineup? (And, we aren’t talking about the music or the films!) There are many relevant conference sessions at SXSW. 

Follow a Track to Focus Your SXSW Takeaways

March 8-15, 2024

To stop yourself from getting overwhelmed, you could simply follow one of the 24 tracks – for example, tech industry, startups, design, 2050 or advertising and brand experience might interest you. 

Get your Interactive or Platinum Badge here to attend SXSW Conference sessions and events.

Watch a Lively Competition at SXSW Pitch

March 9-10, 2024

SXSW Pitch competition hands the mic to founders and their teams, who will pitch innovative technology to a panel of industry experts, high-profile media professionals, venture capital investors and angel investors. Caliber’s own founder & chief innovation officer Harvey Hudes is a member of the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board. 

2024 SXSW Pitch Categories that may resonate for you:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Voice, & Robotics
  • Enterprise & Smart Data
  • Extended Reality and Web3
  • Smart Cities, Transportation & Sustainability

Access the full SXSW Pitch schedule here.

3. Industry Trends

SXSW is the place to observe and engage with emerging trends, and many are relevant to fintech and financial services. We have no doubt you will see and hear about trends all over SXSW 2024, including in your networking and conference sessions.

We hope this list will help you locate fintech and financial services events, sessions and conversations at SXSW 2024. If you will be in Austin, connect with us on social media using #SXSWfintech. We look forward to seeing you there!

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