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Thursday, September 14 • 1:54pm - 2:24pm
FinTech Now: FinTech from Innovation to Investment

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We will discuss the forces that are driving FinTech innovation: Does innovation arise out of consumer demand, an unsolved problem or technological feasibility? How do founders connect their innovation mindset to investor expectations (and biases) while still keeping their vision intact?

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Josh Rowland

CEO & Vice Chairman, Lead Bank
Josh Rowland is the Chief Executive Office and Vice Chairman of Lead Bank, a Missouri-chartered community bank with three locations, including the Kansas City Crossroads. Josh received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, a PhD. in English Literature from Yale University... Read More →


Chris Atkins

CFO & Partner, CapFusion
Chris joined CapFusion in 2017 after leading the Company’s financing round with Main Street Capital Corporation in 2016. He has spent the last twelve years leading debt and equity investments with bank and non-bank financing sources, except for a couple years in the middle where... Read More →
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Jane Barratt

CEO, Goldbean
Jane Barratt is the founder & CEO of GoldBean. She is a long-term investor and champion of financial literacy. GoldBean is an ‘investing for beginners’ digital advisory platform that gets people started with their first portfolio. Jane spent more than 20 years driving growth for... Read More →
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Chris Costello

Co-Founder & CEO, blooom
Chris Costello is the CEO and Co-Founder of blooom—one of the nation’s fastest growing robo-advisors aimed at helping millions of underserved retirement savers. Chris has earned the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and has been working with individual clients... Read More →
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John Fein

Managing Director, Firebrand Ventures
John Fein is the founder and Managing Director of Firebrand Ventures, a venture fund that invests in early stage startups in the midwest. Prior to Firebrand John served as Managing Director for Techstars, a global startup accelerator and network with over 25 programs around the world... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 1:54pm - 2:24pm CDT
Plexpod Westport Commons