API INSIGHTS: Barclays FinTech Accelerator, powered by Techstars - London
Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join the team from Barclays and Techstars to gain insight on the Pingit API, its origin and its future. Darren & Julian will also cover details of the API that will be made available with VIP early access for the ten teams in the programme.
The teams will have unprecedented access into Barclays. For the first time, Barclays Pingit API will be opened up to the teams in the programme before it is available to any other developers in the world. But what does that mean for a startup in FinTech? What does the API enable?
We will bring in the top Pingit engineers from Barclays and the folks making it happen. FinTech startups, mentors, and prospective applicants all welcome.
Barclays and Techstars have joined forces to launch a startup accelerator dedicated to FinTech. The 15 week programme will be based in London, and with the resources of both a world leading bank and the #1 startup accelerator, it will offer unprecedented access for 10 FinTech teams – from payments to security & authentication to wealth management and beyond.
Get more info on the Barclays FinTech Accelerator at: http://barclaysaccelerator.com/
We will be hosting the event at our newly opened 11,000 sq ft office on Mile End Road (between Whitechapel & Stepney Green tube stations). Pizza, beer and drinks will be provided.
If you are interested in working with one of the leading brands in finance and banking and the #1 startup accelerator, then come and talk with us. You don't have to complete an application to attend.
6:30 PM - Pizza & Arrivals
7:00 PM - The Story of Pingit and its Inspiration (Darren Foulds, Director of Barclays Mobile and Pingit)
- How Pingit began and its early development
- Evolution of Pingit over the years
- Impact of Pingit on Barclays
7:15 PM - The Future of Pingit & API for 10 Teams (Julian Wilson, Head of Mobile Innovation at Barclays)
- Nuts & Bolts of Pingit
- What will Pingit API enable?
- Real world examples & what this means for FinTech startups
7:30 PM - Q&A
8:00 PM - Mingling & Drinks
9:00 PM - Event Ends... (or moves to a nearby pub)