What: Join us in San Francisco, america's top fintech hub, for a hands-on FinTech Startup Boot Camp. You'll be working closely with FinTech thought leaders and entrepreneurs from the local community, to learn the basics of getting a startup off the ground plus the necessary fintech training and network you need to increase your chances of success.
Dates: Nov 7th - Nov 11th
Cost: $1,999 to $2,999
Each package includes a FREE legal, regulatory compliance and engineering consultation
Three month subscription FREE of charge to our proprietary FinTech research database
Two FREE event passes to FinTech networking events
50% discount coupon for an introductory startup video
25% discount to launch your own crowdfunding campaign
25% discount on additional training via FinTech School
Schedule Intro Call: 30 min chat with organizer by clicking here
Venture Initiation Program (VIP) Courses
How startups build products using different methodologies than a typical software development lifecycle followed at a bank
Defining A Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Understanding what makes a product minimum in terms of features to build but also feasible in terms of monetization
The iterative approach to building great products and companies. How most innovative companies work and how game changing products and companies have built products that people actually want through pure trial and error.
Finding your points of parity and distinction to define your offering as a product or service including pricing, branding and overall differentiation in terms of cost, performance or other factors.
Application Programing Interfaces (APIs)
How do millions of users communicate with social media and content delivery platforms? Defining APis as products and API 1st businesses with ROI > 1
Basic Website Design
Using tools like weebly and square space to build you online presence overnight
Front End Technologies Overview
Back End Technologies Overview
SQL vs. No SQL Databases
Software Engineering Tools
Source Control Tools
Software Engineering Best Practices
SDLC Basics. MVC Frameworks. Agile vs. Waterfall
Commonly Used References
Review of collaboration and dev resources (e.g. Stack Overflow, Quora, GitHub, HackerNews, Medium)
How to assemble high performing teams that have perfect skill:will alignment
Startup Team Dynamics
The basic startup team. Team Size vs. Startup Stage.Hiring Sub-10. Startup Culture.
The Ideal Co-Founder
What to look for in a co-founder and how to avoid costly mistakes
Startup Legal Basics
Startup Compliance Basics
Startup Compensation Basics
Intro to Business Model Canvas & how to use it to design your business
Business Model Analysis (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, BaaS)
Compare and contrast all four of these different tech business models
In Depth Review Of Business Models For Financial APIs
Analysis of various Business Models for "API As Product" Businesses
B2B Business Development
Corporate Dev & Strategy Basics
Why do corporate roadmaps of incumbents matter to you as a startup? How to prep for exits given your corporate roadmap
Sales & Marketing
Define a strategic digital marketing plan for a startup
Go To Market Strategies
Public Relations 101
Digital buzz generation tips for startups
Developing Marketing Content
White Papers, Research, Testimonials, Thought Leadership Pieces
Metrics & Analytics
Google Analytics Overview. Page level and document embedded analytics
How to retain clients through listening organizations focused on customer success
How to monitor the health of your startup. Regularly.
Experimentation Crash Course
How to engineer cheap experiments that yield maximum results
Strengthen your FinTech Core Knowledge
Intermediate FinTech Topics
Build on top of a strong set of basics on more advanced FinTech Topics
Intro to Financial APIs
Learn why Financial APIs are the fastest growing category of APIs in the marketplace
Edwin is a Visionary Startup Executive & Management Consultant with in-depth expertise in Finance and Technology. Accomplished in delivering market leading solutions that enhance business value while supporting strategic initiatives. Always compliant with industry regulations and directives! A Bitcoin enthusiast and promoter.
Edwin has built startups in FinTech as well as advertising, big data, loyalty marketing and human resources. He has consulted for leading companies in the banking and insurance fields, including JPMorganChase, Bank of America, Royal & Sun Alliance & HSBC, offering expertise in correspondent banking, payment processing and securities settlement.
Amilcar Chavarria is a serial financial technology (FinTech) entrepreneur with expertise in crowdfunding, personal finance, fixed income and risk management. He was most recently the Founder and CEO of FinTech Associates where he led a major FinTech player to launch the world's first Wealth Management Cloud, a robust set of Apps & APIs that power Robo Advisors & Digital Wealth Management Platforms. Prior to that, Amilcar was on the leadership team of a venture-backed startup that launched the leading payments and compliance engine for crowdfunding portals. As the Product's General Manager, he increased client growth by 300%. Amilcar was also the Founder & CEO of BuckSprout, a FinTech company focused on automating the financial advisory process and one of the earliest Digital Financial Advisors. Amilcar serves as a mentor, advisor and/or board member in several companies including Apple Pie Capital, Crowdismo, Sounding Board and CommonBond during their early stages.
Prakash Goswami is a seasoned Business Operations, Strategy and Technology executive with strong background in Strategy development, Investment planning & decision making, Portfolio/Program management, and Business Process Management. He has the proven ability to analyze the market trend and translate that to the organization's critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities.