FinTech Innovations - Getting us to the end of the financial month

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Getting to the end of the month

Our Digital Mouthpiece series of non-partisan meet-ups before the next election (7 May) will showcase how the UK’s start-ups are already offering compelling solutions to the problems that most worry today’s voters. 

A fantastic line-up of speakers will be joining our inaugural event on what Fintech innovations the government should deploy to bring us as consumers tangible benefits.

Following this fireside chat, start-ups from Microsoft Ventures, TechStars, Wayra and other accelerators will showcase the digital products and services they're developing that help us survive to the end of the financial month.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Gerard Grech, Director, TechCity UK

  • Nick Jones, Head of Digital & CR, Visa Europe

  • Robert Courtneidge, Global Head of Cards and Payments, Locke Lord

  • Adam Lent, Director, RSA's Action and Research Centre (keynote)

Featured start-ups

  • Mutaz Qubbaj, Co-Founder & CEO, Squirrel

  • Daniel Bruce & Ivo Weevers, Founders, HQ

  • Michael Rolph, Co-Founder, Yoyo

  • Deven Ghelani, Founder, Policy in Practice

  • David Puttergill, Investment Associate, Student Funder

  • Diana Paredes, CEO & Co-founder at Suade Labs

  • Chris Holloman, CEO and co-founder, Divido

When: Friday 20th March, 11am-1:30pm with a networking lunch to follow.
Where: Wayra, Shropshire House, 2-10 Capper St, WC1E

If you're interested in attending our Digital Mouthpiece events on education/unemployment and healthcare then select the links to RSVP.

What is Digital Mouthpiece?

Wayra UK and Wayra UnLtd, our ground-breaking partnership with the Cabinet Office that remains the only corporate accelerator supported by the Social Incubation Fund, were created to do good while doing well. 

With that in mind, we’re organizing a series of non-partisan meet-ups before the next election (7 May) that will showcase how the UK’s start-ups are already offering compelling solutions to the problems that most worry today’s voters. 

Indeed, as Adam Lent, Director of the RSA Action and Research Centre has recently noted, there is currently no more politically important concept than creativity. Our aim is to demonstrate that calling upon the creative power of the UK’s entrepreneurs is one particularly effective means of addressing social issues including:

  • Immigration and race relations.

  • Economic growth.

  • Healthcare.

  • Unemployment.

  • Education.

  • Housing.

  • Income inequality / cost-of-living.

  • Support for the elderly.

We will hold these bimonthly, non-partisan events at Wayra’s recently refurbished London academy and live-stream it across Wayra TV to engage a wider audience. The format will include a combination of fireside chats, pitches and product demos.  The audience will consist primarily of entrepreneurs, organizations related to each area of concern, media sponsors and any interested voter.

Speakers


CEO
TechCity UK

Director, Action and Research Centre (ARC)
RSA

CEO & Co-Founder
Squirrel

Director
Policy in Practice

On Purpose Associate
Student Funder

Global Head of Cards and Payments
Locke Lord

CEO & Co-founder
Suade Labs

Digital Comms & Corporate Responsibility
Visa Europe

Co-founder
Yoyo

CEO and co-founder
Divido

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