Where the Fintech
is Happening at
SXSW 2023.

Sarah Leach
Posted on Mar. 07, 2023
Fintech + Financial Services

A snapshot of the events, sessions and trends you need to know about to make your time in Austin at SXSW 2023 worth the investment

After reading our SXSW 2022 recap and seeing the pictures of the fintech scene, we hope you haven’t waited to make plans to attend SXSW 2023. If you’re still on the fence, we’re here to tell you to quit wondering Is it worth it for me to go to SXSW? Buy the ticket already and follow our guide for where to find the best fintech at SXSW in Austin. 

Since 2017, Caliber has been at SXSW working behind-the-scenes and connecting players in the fintech and financial services industry. We’re here to give you three things fintechs should look for at SXSW 2023, with a snapshot of the events, sessions and trends you need to know about to make your time in Austin worth the investment. 

  1. High-Quality Fintech Networking Opportunities 
  2. SXSW Conference Sessions for Fintech & Finserv
  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 SXSW 2023. Here is our list of high-quality fintech networking opportunities over the weekend of March 10-12, 2023 and throughout the following week. 

Franklin & Fintech Dinner Party

Franklin & Fintech Dinner Party

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Request an Invitation to Franklin & Fintech Dinner Party

Caliber is joining forces with industry players like The Financial Revolutionist, Episode Six, and Alloy Labs to host an exclusive, invite-only dinner party for movers and shakers within the fintech industry at world-famous Franklin BBQ. For years we’ve hosted events to connect those in fintech at SXSW, and we’re back for another dose of high-quality networking this year. Space is very limited.

Fintech Luminaires Party 

Fintech Luminaires Reception at SXSW

Sunday, March 12, 2023

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 the guests you interact with are deep in the fintech space. As one guest said after the last in-person event “by far the most productive time I spend at SXSW.” Caliber has been a partner for this event for many years – we can vouch that it’s one you won’t want to miss. 

Fintech House 

March 11-12, 2023

Request an Invitation to the Fintech House

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.

Other Opportunities for Industry Players

2. SXSW Conference Sessions for Fintech & Finserv

How do you figure out what’s relevant for you in the SXSW 2023 lineup? (And, we aren’t talking about the music or the films!) There is a plethora of incredible conference sessions at SXSW…To stop yourself from getting overwhelmed, you could simply follow one of the 25 tracks – for example, tech industry, startups, design, 2050 or advertising and brand experience might interest you. 

Or, you could check out our handpicked list of SXSW 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 all know.

SXSW Pitch

SXSW Pitch

March 11-13, 2023

Returning for its 15th year, SXSW Pitch will showcase some of the global startup ecosystem’s most exciting, innovative, and cutting-edge technology. This year’s competition will feature 40 interactive technology companies from eight different categories. These companies will dazzle a live audience with their company pitch and Q&A with our panel of judges.

Access the full SXSW Pitch schedule here.

SXSW Fintech Conference Sessions

SXSW Mentor Sessions for Fintech 

SXSW is the place to observe and engage with emerging trends, and many are relevant to fintech and finserv. We have no doubt you will see and hear about trends all over SXSW 2023, including in your networking and conference sessions. Keep your eyes and ears open and your Notes app handy (or, are you old school with pen and paper?)

We hope we have given you a clearer picture of what’s happening at SXSW for fintech, finserv and other industry players. With this list of where the fintech is happening at SXSW 2023, you’re in-the-know about the events, sessions and trends that will make it worth attending. (Looking for a guide of things to do and see outside of the industry? Check out this guide from Forbes.) If you’ll be in Austin at SXSW 2023, connect with us on social media using #SXSWfintech. We look forward to seeing you there!

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