Next Upcoming events
Why the NE of Scotland? Why FinTech?
ONE Tech Hub, Schoolhill Aberdeen AB10 1JQ
1:30 - 4:30pm
The North East is home to a growing cluster of highly innovative digital tech companies. Providing digital tech products and services in sectors beyond energy and responding to opportunities in emerging potentially high growth/high innovation sectors such as FinTech is essential to the continued growth of the NE tech cluster. Join us for a unique event at ONE Tech Hub during Scotland's FinTech Festival and discover the Scottish FinTech sector's key challenges, trends and opportunities.
Female Financial Equality: Deloitte Fusion Research Insights & Masterclass
Deloitte's brand new Haymarket office 3rd floor, 9 Haymarket Square, EH3 8RY
4.30 - 7.30pm
Join Deloitte Fusion to hear their leading industry research on female financial equality, and learn to gather insights around your own products and services through a User Research Masterclass. Donâ€™t miss out on shaping a more equitable financial future!
FCA Innovation 101
2pm - 3pm
Showcase Innovation services and provide detail on the offerings/requirements/application processes
User experience design health-check workshop
Find out how you can take the user experience of your digital product to the next level by giving it a design health-check with the team from Interaktiv Studio. In this one hour workshop, we'll explore common user experience design pitfalls, help you spot them in your product, and give you practical advice on avoiding them.
Preparing your digital assets for investment
CodeBase Edinburgh 37a Castle Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2EL
9.30 - 12.00
We will â€œjargon bustâ€ data protection, discuss the legal implications of using open source software and what founders should be considering when granting data protection and IP warranties.
Evelyn Partners, 3rd Floor, 177 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 7ER
08.30 â€“ 10.00am
As part of Fintech Scotlandâ€™s Festival, Evelyn Partners is hosting a breakfast event in partnership with TechPassport, Scottish Enterprise, N4 Partners and Royal Bank of Scotland Entrepreneur Accelerator at their new Glasgow office and would be delighted if you could join us. â€œMastering Scaleâ€ will bring together a combination of FinTechs and key businesses from the broader ecosystem to discuss the elements required to successfully scale and some common pitfalls. The event will consist of a short panel discussion followed by interactive Q&A.
Advanced Research Centre, University of Glasgow 11 Chapel Lane Glasgow G11 6EW
8.45am - 2pm
Finance, technology and data collectively have a role to play in creating the infrastructure required to deliver a sustainable future, and in enabling businesses and people from different industries and disciplines to work together to facilitate change. Join us for this half day conference as we consider action and approaches to tackling climate change through collaboration across a range of sectors including fintech, financial services, housing, energy and space.
The Bayes Centre, The University of Edinburgh 47 Potterrow Edinburgh EH8 9BT
9am - 12pm
In July, the UK Government proposed sweeping reforms which will see pension funds investing intensively into the domestic growth companies of the future. With an estimated Â£75bn on the table, itâ€™s understandable that many innovative and disruptive FinTechs will want to know how to access this potentially transformative pool of funding. Join leading financiers from London, Glasgow and Edinburgh to understand what potential investors will be looking for and how companies seeking financing can prepare now to best position themselves to attract the money.
Navigating the US Regulatory Landscape: Essential Insights for UK Fintechs
2pm - 3pm
Are you a UK fintech looking to expand your business into the United States? Join our webinar on "Navigating the US Regulatory Landscape" as we delve into the intricacies of the US regulatory landscape and explore the opportunities and challenges it presents for UK fintech companies seeking to expand across the Atlantic. Whether you're a seasoned fintech entrepreneur or a budding startup, understanding the US regulatory environment is crucial to successfully entering and thriving in this dynamic market.
InSpace, 1 Crichton St, Edinburgh
4pm - 6pm
In a world where algorithms increasingly shape our decisions, how can we apply ideas from the humanities to avoid these systems becoming decision-making â€˜black boxesâ€™ â€“ and ensure people are held to account when things go wrong? Join three experts from the worlds of academia, design and business for lightning talks that will look beyond the code and examine the ethical and design underpinnings of AI, followed by an open discussion.
Funding Growth via the Capital Markets
Cavendish - 6th Floor, 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD
Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange regularly raise follow on capital to fund ongoing growth in their businesses, with Londonâ€™s AIM market representing the biggest growth market in Europe. At this roundtable event, Cavendish will be providing an insight into the different profiles of the companies listed in London and will be discussing the benefits of becoming a public business with a particular focus on how to best build the investment case when considering a listing.
Eagle Labs Glasgow BECO Building 58 Kingston Street Glasgow G5 8BP
5.30 - 8.30
As part of the Scotland Fintech Festival 2023, Rise, created by Barclays and Streets Consulting are proud to bring you a great night of comedy and networking at Barclays Eagle Labs to raise funds in aid of the charity, Street Child. The event will be MCâ€™d by Julia Streets, founder & CEO of Streets Consulting and host of DiverCity Podcast. As a former sell-out stand-up comedian herself, Julia has gigged at the Edinburgh Fringe and London's iconic Comedy Store. Julia will be introducing a great line-up of comedians, which will be revealed in due course!
69 Morrison Street Â· Edinburgh
5.30pm - 8pm
Register your place for Open Source Edinburgh on 05 October at Lloyds Banking Group's Port Hamilton building (the old Scottish Widows building for those who know it). The event is taking place as part of the Scottish Fintech Festival and we hugely appreciate Lloyds's hospitality in hosting us. Starting the evening, the team at Lloyds will provide an overview of the group's journey to setting up an Open Source Programme Office. They will share details of their mission to OSPO, and how they put people at the heart of that change.
Rise Presents: Money in the Age of Tech
Rise London, 41 Luke Street London EC2A 4AR
8.30am - 10am
Money has been around for millennia. Largely, money has remained the same for most of that time â€“ a physical object that could be exchanged for goods and services. But last century, money began radically changing as it intersected with the computer revolution. From plastic cards to cryptocurrency, money is continuing to evolve, and at this event, we examine where itâ€™s headed.
Room G03, The Bayes Centre, The University of Edinburgh 47 Potterrow Edinburgh EH8 9BT
9.30am - 11.30am
Rui Cardoso, Head of Insights at Smart Data Foundry will discuss how Private Sector data shared by NatWest Group has been used to create a cost-of-living dashboard for East Renfrewshire Council.
voco Grand Central Glasgow, an IHG Hotel - 99 Gordon Street Glasgow G1 3SF
3pm - 8.30pm
The theme of this event is around education and skills requirements fit for a future Web3 world of employment, what employers and educational establishments should be and are doing now to prepare the next generation, and what employers should be doing to prepare themselves for technologies such as CBDCs and stablecoins becoming part of normal business life.
Cyber Incident Response Simulation Workshop
The Bayes Centre 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT
9am - 12pm
A great event for founders to upskill and learn about all cybersecurity considerations to take into account when building/running a business. NCC will deliver an interactive Cyber Incident Response workshop so that people can experience hands on how to deal with cyber threats,
What’s my next investment? Automated recommendations
Seminar Room 237C, Advanced Research Centre (ARC), University of Glasgow - 11 Chapel Lane Glasgow G11 6EW
9.30am - 12.30pm
As the amount of financial assets and information about them in the market increases, it becomes more challenging for investors and financial advisors to select relevant assets to add to financial portfolios. Financial asset recommendations alleviate this information overload by leveraging AI methods to identify a reduced set of assets of interest to the investor. In this event, researchers from the University of Glasgow will discuss how these technologies work, their current challenges and display and demonstrate recent advances on financial technologies.
Crypto FinTech Seminar
Craiglockart Campus - 219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ - room 1/17 Online option
As part of Scotland's FinTech Festival, this event will outline some key areas of knowledge and innovation related to the usage of cryptography, blockchain, zero trust and quantum computers. It will be presented at the Craiglockhart Campus in Edinburgh, and also online. It will be presented by Professor Bill Buchanan and Dr Mwarwan Abubakar.
Deloitte Datathon 2023 – Sustainable Growth â€“ Launch Event
Deloitte, 3rd Floor, 9 Haymarket Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8RY
Join us for some breakfast at our Deloitte Datathon launch event. Our Datathon is a data-focused hackathon event that will focus on Sustainable Growth, aligning with Scotlandâ€™s National Strategy for Economic Transformation. This launch event will outline what to expect; we will welcome guest speakers from our partner firms who will share their expertise on the challenge statements and showcase the vast array of unique data they are providing for use during the Datathon.
Collaboration between Cyber, Fintech and Financial Services
3pm - 4pm
This panel discussion will feature panellists from QuorumCyber, NCC Group, i-confidential and OccamSec
Inspace - 1 Crichton St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9AB, UK
1.30pm - 4pm
Having launched UKFin+ in Birmingham and London in July, we are now running regional workshops to discuss our funding opportunities, to develop project ideas, and to answer questions from potential applicants. Our Edinburgh workshop will be on Monday 9th October between 1330 and 1600, at Inspace, University of Edinburgh. The workshop is open to any academics, researchers or representatives or organisations interested in joining UKFin+ and developing ideas for funding.
Inspace at University of Edinburgh - 1 Crichton Street University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Fintech companies are constantly innovating and developing new products and services. However, while many of the technological solutions are user-centred, they are not necessarily human-centred. They typically focus on process, user experience and scalability, but often neglect the deeper needs, emotions, instincts, and social factors that impact people's financial wellbeing. This event challenges fintech leaders to think about their products at a deeper level, through a human-centred lens. Please join us for a very insightful programme.
10.30am - 11.30am
Join us for an exciting online event, ScotPayments:Transforming Public Services through Digital Payments, on Mon Oct 09 2023 at 10:30 AM BST. Isaac Smith (Senior Responsible Officer) and members of the Programme team will take the time to introduce how payments can support the digital transformation of public services.
Generative AI in Financial Services
Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD
9am - 1pm
In this upcoming half-day workshop we will bring together a diverse group of experts from academia and industry to discuss specific issues related to the use of generative AI in the financial services sector. This session will centre its discussions around three core questions: Corporate Governance and Ethical Considerations - Data Requirements, Privacy, and Security - Evolution of Financial Regulation
CODEBASE. - 37A CASTLE TERRACE, EDINBURGH EH1 2EL
5pm - 8pm
Scottish Blockchain Meetup is open to everyone involved in the tech / business communities and those that arenâ€™t. Experts, amateurs, miners, critics, whoever. If you are interested, youâ€™re welcome.
GrowthBuilders FinCrime Edition Innovation Showcase on the 11th October, in collaboration with FinTech Scotland & FinTech Alliance. In this 45 minute quick-fire event, the cohort will present their value propositions with a view to disrupting the Financial Services industry. The purpose of the event is to drive innovation in Financial Services and create commercial partnerships with tech scaleups. Each company is later stage (Series A - C+) ranging from Strategic tools for optimising Fraud, AML/KYC, Cybersecurity and other emerging FinCrime solutions.
Are you Ready ? to embrace generative AI, Blockchain and VR/AR
Edinburgh Napier University - 9 Sighthill Court Edinburgh EH11 4BN
9.30am - 1pm
Interactive and informative workshop on digital innovation exploring generative AI, Blockchain and VR - fab opportunity to try out VR -
Fireside chat – Entering the U.S. Market, the dos and donâ€™ts
Codebase - 37a Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL
11am - 11.45am
The Department for International Tradeâ€™s Venture Capital Unit will be hosting a fireside chat and welcome all fintechs. Attendees will hear from first hand experience, what works and what doesnâ€™t when looking to raise capital from the US.
Navigating ESG for FinTechâ€™s: optimising finance, investment and opportunity
Pinsent Masons 58 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8BP
8.30am - 10am
A roundtable discussion for FinTechs where we will explore how approaches to ESG & sustainability can help you improve access to funding and grow your business. This includes: Improving the terms on which you borrow and raise equity, Increasing your attractiveness as a supplier to the Financial Services industry, Supporting you to achieve your goals in the UK and globally by adopting industry best-practice such as the ISO Sustainable Finance standard. The roundtable will also allow participating companies the opportunity to discuss your experience and concerns in a Chatham House environment, facilitated and led by experts from the climate and sustainability team at Pinsent Masons.
Scottish Fintech Technology Awards
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
An evening to celebrate the development of the Scottish Financial Technology ecosystem, with a series of awards categories designed to recognise outstanding individual and organisational achievements within the sector.
One Great George Street Westminster, London SW 1P 3AA
Fun, entertainment, gourmet food, and yes, your opportunity to claim your award trophy and cheer your peers in front of the whole FinTech B2B Marketing community.
Regulatory frameworks for driving growth and competitiveness in an innovative financial services sector
The University of Edinburgh Business School 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh , EH8 9JS
Join the University of Edinburgh and Sheldon Mills, Director, Consumers and Competition at the FCA for an evening discussing how their regulatory framework is posed to increase competion in the financial services sector.
FinTech LIVE London is a hybrid event taking place on 8-9th November 2023, bringing together the worldâ€™s leading FinTech Executives from global industries to discuss strategies and the future of the industry. From keynote addresses to lively roundtables, fireside discussions to topical presentations, Q&A sessions to 1-2-1 networking, the 2-day hybrid show is not to be missed.
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