october, 2018

fri19oct6:00 pmfri9:00 pmOPPORTUNITIES FOR DIVERSITY IN THE FINTECH REVOLUTION6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Equal Space (Gateway Center Plaza 2)

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Event Details

Fintech (financial technology) & the current low barrier of entry presents a business
opportunity for a community that has been historically underserved and
underrepresented in financial services. Although the Fintech sector is massive and has
continued to grow (over 12 billion in 2017) and the African American community has
huge spending power (1.4 trillion by 2020), less than 1 percent of the CEOs of venture
backed tech startups are Black or Latin. More so less than 23% of both populations are
considered financially healthy compared to 50% of their White counterparts. We will
discuss the possible impact of the Fintech revolution and its accessibility/low barrier of
entry for communities of color and possible solutions to the lack thereof.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Equal Space (Gateway Center Plaza 2)

283-299 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102

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