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Northern Ireland’s Fintech Scene – Challenges & Opportunities Post-Brexit - Tuesday, 27th September 2016
Time: Start = 1800 / Finish = 2000 [NB Registration = 1730-1800]
Venue: StartPlanet NI, 112-114 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2GX, Northern Ireland [Map Here]
Price: FREE - THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF OUR SPONSOR, TRANSFERMATE THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND. PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED.
We are pleased to announce our upcoming event to take place at StartPlanet NI, 112-114 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2GX, Northern Ireland on Tuesday 27th September kicking off at 600pm (registration from 530pm) to 800pm. We will be discussing Northern Ireland’s Fintech Scene and its Challenges and Opportunities Post Brexit and shinning a bright light on Northern Ireland’s burgeoning fintech industry and the innovators helping to drive Northern Ireland’s continuing success.
Why book early?
Our events in Dublin have filled in literally hours of being announced (Brexit event and 4AMLD event). Seating capacity is limited to ensure that you have a worthwhile experience. Details of this event are located at http://www.fintechireland.com/events.html.
Registration & Networking
Opening - Welcome & about Fintech Ireland
Fintech Ireland Scene
o What does Ireland’s ecosystem look like and how is it evolving
o Fintech Ireland Map by Dave Anderson
Presenter: Dave Anderson
Regulation of Fintech activities
o Update on the FCA regulated Fintech regime in the United Kingdom
o Regulatory authorisation regimes: UK, Ireland and other selected EU jurisdictions
o What to think about if you have commenced or about to commence an authorisation for a Fintech business
Presenter: Peter Oakes
Panel Session: Brexit– Uncertainty, Challenges & Opportunities of a Brexit
o What we know and don’t know about Brexit
o How can you manage uncertainty if your strategy assumes EU membership?
o What are possible options for fintech firms if there is a Brexit
o Thoughts from ‘passporting’ fintech companies and technology solution providers facing this dilemma
Moderator: Peter Oakes. Panellists: Danny Cassidy, Head of Growth at TransferMate Global Payments; Alan McNab, Managing Director at Arista Networks; Jamie Cook, Managing Director at FSCom; Peter O'Halloran, Vice President & General Manager, eCommerce, EMEA at First Data
Panel Session: Funding – thoughts of VCs and investors about investing in start-ups
o Your pitch - what works and what doesn’t for VC/investors
o More than funding - what to look for in your investing partner(s) other than the money
o What specific sectors are investors looking at now?
o How can multinationals get involved?
Moderator: Peter O'Halloran Panellists: Diane Roberts, See our speakers below
Director, Colman Equity and Partner, Xcell Partners; Michael McDowell, Consultant at Grow Advisors and Hal Wilson, Partner at Pentech Ventures LLP
Showcase 5 x 5: Some of Northern Ireland’s happening fintech start-ups. 5 start-ups / 5 minutes each
Presenter: Alex Lee. Showcase firms: Jamie Cook, Managing Director at FSCom; Martin Spollen, Cofounder at Yedup; Iain Niblock, Cofounder at Orca Money; Judith Gordon, Founder at Just Moco; Sean McNulty, Founder at MyMoneyPlatform
Wrap up, Networking & Closing
Get a flavour for some of the topics we will cover by reading interview with Peter Oakes in July 2016 Business & Finance magazine here
Our initial line up of speakers includes (more to be announced):
Peter Oakes, Founder Fintech Ireland and Fintech UK. Board Director and Advisor to Fintech and Finserv in Ireland, United Kingdom and Denmark. https://ie.linkedin.com/in/peteroakes. Twitter: @fintechireland @fintechUK_HQ @oakeslaw
Diane Roberts, Director, Colman Equity and Partner, Xcell Partners https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dianemroberts / http://www.colmanequity.com/2016/05/23/diane-roberts/ @ColmanEquity
Michael McDowell, Consultant at Grow Advisors, https://uk.linkedin.com/in/michael-mcdowell-76a42216 @mwmcdowell
Details of further speakers and panellists and the names of the innovative firms who will be showcased will be made known shortly.
FREE EVENT - THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF OUR SPONSOR, TRANSFERMATE THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND. PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED.