Future of Fintech Series

Innovation & Impact:
Strategic Vision for Growth


Hosted by Beacon Digital, American Banker, Cohen Circle, and MarketLauncher. This event took place on April 9, 2024, at American Banker's headquarters in NYC.

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Dive into an enriching interview with Betsy Cohen, the trailblazing fintech entrepreneur and visionary behind The Bancorp and Cohen Circle, and Sallie Krawcheck, founder and CEO of Ellevest. Gain unparalleled insights into the future of fintech in a conversation moderated by American Banker’s Executive Technology Editor Penny Crosman.

This engaging session is complemented by a panel discussion featuring leading fintech founders and growth strategists. Discover innovative growth strategies from businesses ranging from Series A startups to companies on the brink of their IPO. Learn how these organizations are navigating economic challenges and leveraging opportunities to scale effectively and sustainably.

Hosted by American Banker, Beacon Digital, Cohen Circle, and MarketLauncher, this gathering took place Tuesday, April 9, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm, with senior fintech executives, marketing, and communication leaders eager to understand the dynamics of growth and success in the fintech sector at various stages of business development. This event was a part of #NYFinTechWeek – an inclusive collaboration of the entire FinTech ecosystem.

The event featured two insightful discussions:

Leaders Forum: A Conversation with Betsy Cohen, Trailblazer in Banking and Fintech Investment, and Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Founder of Ellevest

Join us for an exclusive dialogue with Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Founder of Ellevest, and Betsy Cohen, a luminary in the banking and fintech sectors, and the pioneering force behind The Bancorp and Cohen Circle. This session, guided by Penny Crosman, Executive Editor, Technology at American Banker, promises an intimate look into the insights and foresights of a three-time bank founder and leader of five special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) which in aggregate have raised $1.5 billion. Engage in a thought-provoking conversation as we explore critical themes that are paramount for the next wave of fintech evolution. This is a rare opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge from seasoned experts renowned for their contributions and forward-thinking in the financial technology realm.

Watch the full video on the American Banker website here. 



Panel: Navigating Growth: Future-Proof Strategies for Fintechs

As the fintech industry continues to navigate through turbulent economic waters, understanding how to adapt and thrive has never been more crucial. This panel brings together a dynamic group of fintech leaders, from early-stage innovators to seasoned veterans eyeing public offerings, to share their strategies for sustainable growth. Moderated by Whitney Parker Mitchell, CEO & Founder of Beacon Digital Marketing, this discussion will unveil the tactics that leading fintechs are employing to not just survive but flourish. Discover how these companies are leveraging cutting-edge technologies, strategic partnerships, and customer-centric approaches to scale effectively and responsibly. Whether you're steering a startup or leading a mature fintech, this panel will equip you with actionable insights and forward-thinking strategies to secure a competitive edge in the year ahead.

Panelists include:

  • Wendy Cai-Lee, Founder & CEO @ Piermont Bank; Digital Banker of the Year
  • Frances Zelazny, Co-Founder & CEO @ Anonybit; Women in Fintech Power List 100; SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100
  • Patricia Montesi, Co-Founder & CEO @ Qolo 
  • Anaid Chacón, SVP of Product @ Argyle 
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