FinTank

A Fintech Community in Chicago

Apr
20
2:30 pm14:30

Mobile Money and Transfers

Texting funds is common in China, cellphone companies provide the financial infrastructure in some African countries.  Hear about the alternative technologies in money transfer that might not seem obvious in the U.S., but work splendidly around the world. 

Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.

May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Why is it Harder to Raise Money for FinTech?

FinTech deals in money, so why is it harder to raise funds for a FinTech startup than most other fields?  Listen to our panel of investors, as they explain:

  • What it is they look for in a company
  • Why they might be reluctant to invest early
  • What you can do to get past the friends and family round
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.

Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.

Jul
27
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.

Aug
24
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.

Sep
28
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.

Oct
26
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.

Nov
23
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.

Dec
28
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.


Mar
27
6:30 pm18:30

Government Regulations and Virtual Currencies

Virtual Currencies are without borders, but countries still must figure out how to handle this new medium.  Listen to our panel as they discuss the different ways in which countries view virtual currencies and how these countries draft regulations. 

Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank's monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our Blockchain meet ups will cover all portions of the technology that interest our members. 

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite to be added onto our attendance list.

Mar
20
3:00 pm15:00

Remittance - The Role of Virtual Currencies

While banks are offering cash incentives to customers to open accounts in the U.S. and Europe, that is not the case worldwide.  It is not uncommon for family members to work in a foreign country and send money home by trusting a relative stranger with an envelope of cash.  See how virtual currencies are providing safer alternatives for transferring money to the unbanked and reducing fees associated with those transfers.

Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Investors Network and Introduction to FinTank

  • Polsinelli

FinTank, with the generous support of Polsinelli, will host an event exclusively for Accredited Investors and Venture Funds.  At this event we are seeking guidance from angel investor and VCs about the criteria we will use in selecting attractive member companies for the FinTank incubator.  This is the time for investors to provide feedback, so they can receive tailored notices of promising new FinTech startups.

Mar
13
6:00 pm18:00
KYC

Know Your Customer (KYC) technology

  • FinTank

Come listen to leading companies discuss the opportunities and challenges creeping up in knowing who you are dealing with online.  KYC is a critical aspect of banking and trading regulation, which needs more than an email address to satisfy its requirements.  See how companies are trying to create digital identities that will satisfy these demands.

Feb
23
6:00 pm18:00

Blockchain Meet Up

  • FinTank

FinTank is hosting a monthly meeting focused on the many uses of Blockchain technology. While FinTank is an incubator geared towards financial technology, our first Blockchain meet up will cover the technology more broadly and narrow in scope around the areas that interest our members the most. 

Please join us in the first couple meetings and help shape the direction of our conversation around Blockchain.

Due to security measures within the building, you will need to register for a ticket through eventbrite to get on our attendance list.

Feb
7
2:30 pm14:30

Big Data and Trading

With algorithms trading faster than the blink of an eye, how do these computers filter the volumes of data streaming into their system.  And what does it mean when a rogue hack of the AP twitter feed can cause a 143 point market dip?

Jan
24
9:00 am09:00

Illinois Tax Filings Update

  • FinTank

The tax filing process can be simplified if you focus on being organized and finalizing your accounting records by January 15. During this session, some of the items we will discuss include: (1) hot topics that the IRS will be focusing on this year, (2) tax preparation tips for you and your businesses, (3) year-end business checklist of documents that businesses should have filed, and (4) business tax deductions and credits. The tax due dates for businesses have changed – learn how the new due dates will impact your business.