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Miami FinTech Forum 2016
February 4, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Capital, Citi Community Development and Florida International University are excited to launch the 2016 Miami FinTech Forum, the first event of the”Inclusive Enterprise Series”, aiming to bridge the opportunity gap for entrepreneurs who are taking on major challenges in Financial Inclusion, Health and Education throughout the US. On February 4th the Miami FinTech Forum will bring together leading entrepreneurs and investors with business experts and local stakeholders. The event will feature pitches by the Miami area’s most innovative FinTech companies. Selected companies will have the chance to win $20K in seed funding. Pitches will begin at 5:00pm, followed by light appetizers and networking at 6:30pm. Location: To be announced. We invite all interested stakeholders and community members to participate. Please join us! About Village Capital: Village Capital sources, trains, and invests in seed-stage social entrepreneurs around the world. Village Capital develops entrepreneurs solving specific problems in agriculture, energy, education, financial inclusion, and health, and then puts the power of investment in the hands of those entrepreneurs, who award investment capital to the two ventures ranked highest by their peers at the end of every program. The organization’s unique peer-selection model and curriculum received the prestigious McKinsey/Harvard Business Review M-Prize for innovation in 2013. Village Capital has supported 500 entrepreneurs across 39 accelerator programs in 9 countries in the last 5 years, creating 8,500 jobs and raising more than $118 million in follow-on capital. About Citi: Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi About Florida International University: As South Florida’s first and only urban public research university, FIU has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s largest, most diverse institutions of higher education. Approximately 84 percent of FIU’s students are minorities who reflect the multicultural and underserved communities of South Florida – more than three-fourths of whom remain in the area after graduation. At FIU, an astounding 53 percent of the student body are classified as the first generation in their families to have entered college. The University ranks first in the nation in awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students, and has awarded more bachelor’s and master’s degrees in STEM disciplines to Hispanic students over the last 10 years than any other university. FIU houses several programs and centers dedicated to promoting and assisting entrepreneurship in the region. These include the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, which organizes training and other events for entrepreneurs; and the SBDC at FIU, with a team of experts who provide no-cost, one-on-one consulting to entrepreneurs and business owners.” Have questions about Miami FinTech Forum 2016? Contact Village Capital and Citi Community Development