Public-private partnership continues to foster collaboration across the Commonwealth to bring together investors, financial leaders, non-profit leaders, academics and public sector officials to expand the Fintech ecosystem
BOSTON, MA/ACCESSWIRE/March 17, 2022/ the Mass fintech hub today revealed the latest efforts to make Massachusetts a global leader in fintech by establishing its first advisory board comprised of diverse leaders across the state. He also announced events and programs for 2022, including a new Fintech Forum, Career Fair and Fintech Boot Camp.
“We have seen an increase in membership and an expansion of our impact on the community, so we are in a great position to add industry advisors who can help us strengthen the fintech ecosystem,” said the Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Fintech Task Force Co-Chair. “Fintech is a significant growth sector for the Commonwealth, as evidenced by the mix of talented executives from industry, academia and government. The new board and our upcoming programs both aim to expand the fintech growth opportunities across the state, especially for our promising entrepreneurs and students.”
Mass Fintech Hub’s First Advisory Board Includes Key Commonwealth Leaders
The new board will provide strategic direction and advance the Mass Fintech Hub initiative to make Bay State the premier destination for fintech. Members of the advisory board include:
Jay Ash, Massachusetts Competitive Partnership
Sean Belka, Fidelity Investments
Sarah Biller, FinTech Sandbox
Cait Brumme, Mass Challenge
Mark Casady, Vestigo Ventures
Stephen Cecchetti, Brandeis International Business School
Suelin Chen, cake
Mike Fanning, MassMutual (co-chair)
Yasmin Cruz Ferrine, Visible Hands
Dean Laura Haas, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences
David Jegen, FinTech Sandbox and F-Prime Capital
Secretary Mike Kennealy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (co-chair)
Carolyn Kirk, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
Mike Massaro, Flywire
Alison Mnookin, Harvard Business School
Bob Reynolds, Putnam Investments
Bob Rivers, East Bank
Snejina Zacharia, ensure
2022 lineup features collaboration, education and inclusion
The first wave of Mass Fintech Hub programming this year will feature leaders from various industries and students eager to learn and/or work in fintech. Here is what is currently planned for the next few months:
The Fintech Forum will promote and showcase collaboration between Massachusetts businesses and startups, and the event will include a panel discussion, startup pitch session, and networking cocktail party to better connect financial services and communities fintech from Massachusetts. The session will be moderated by Richard Napolitano, CEO of wealth management platform Advisor360, and will take place at DCU FinTech.
The event will allow junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students from academic institutions across the Bay State to meet top financial startups and explore career opportunities. The job fair will be held at the Seaport District Hall.
Always with the aim of providing students, and especially those from diverse backgrounds, with opportunities and ideas for their future careers, Mass Fintech Hub will organize its second Fintech Bootcamp, in partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
To register and/or participate in these events, more information here.
“As Mass Fintech Hub and the greater fintech and financial community in Massachusetts continue to flourish and grow, we are confident that our newly formed advisory board and exceptional programming will help us strengthen our foundations and further our mission.” , said Mike Fanning, Head of MassMutual US and co-chair of the Massachusetts Fintech Task Force. “Together, we will make 2022 a breakthrough year for financial services and fintech in Massachusetts.”
This momentum builds on the organization’s success in 2021, in which Mass Fintech Hub spearheld its first Fintech boot camphosted several new programs during Boston Fintech Weekand more than doubled its membership from June to December.
For more information, please visit: www.massfintechhub.com; stay up to date on recent developments and relevant content on Twitter at @MassFintechHuband LinkedIn.
About the Mass Fintech Hub
The Mass Fintech Hub is a Massachusetts-based public-private partnership comprising a network of fintech leaders, financial experts, academics, public sector executives and venture capitalists that enable fintech startups to succeed in the whole world. The initiative supports the fintech ecosystem through programs that attract investment, talent, collaboration and encourage regulatory innovation. The Mass Fintech Hub drives activity and connections, creates opportunities and aligns key stakeholders for a better entrepreneurial environment that supports fintech startups at all stages of development. Learn more here: www.massfintechhub.com/contact us/.
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