Our mission.

To facilitate Chicago’s fintech ecosystem, ensuring that wherever you may land in the community, you’re getting the right access, exposure, and education you need.

WE AREN’T HERE TO PULL THE STRINGS. Remember, you’re in control. Chicago’s fintech community is brimming with talent and expertise, and it’s our job to connect you to the opportunities that best fit your needs, not make your every move for you. Access investors, get educated about fintech, get a mentor or be a mentor, and come talk to us about where you want to go.

It’s about building a community, a hub where individuals interested in FinTech can learn and contribute. It starts with awareness and education and leads to building solid businesses that grow and prosper. By bringing in startups, contacts at large companies, and investors looking for opportunities, we connect the ecosystem so it grows and develops.
George Vukotich

George Vukotich

CEO/Founder at FinTank

George Vukotich most recently worked as a Senior VP of renowned Chicago tech and entrepreneurship hub 1871. He’s a graduate of Concordia University’s Dean College of Business and brings years of valuable experience to FinTank.

Rich Wagner

Rich Wagner

CEO/Founder at Signature Offices

With a background in business and entrepreneuership, Rich Wagner has been a real estate developer for more than two decades. He brings his long-time experience in real estate and merges that with recent ventures in finance and marketing.

Tate Paglia

Tate Paglia


Tate Paglia is working with the FinTank team in Chicago as the Editor-in-Chief. As the editing stop, Tate is in charge of any publications regarding member events and FinTank news. He is also the monthly newsletter lead, website editor, and event coordinator.

David Carman

David Carman

CEO/Founder at BNC Venture Capitalist Group

David Carman has been a CBOE trader for 19 years. He is also a co-founder and managing partner at Midwest Emerging Tech Forum.


Our partners help us get the job done every day, and we're proud to work with some of the best in fintech.

333 S Wabash Ave Suite 2700
Chicago, IL