FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps FinTech startups access data and build great products, today announced a series of celebrations marking its one-year anniversary. The biannual FinTech Sandbox Demo Day will be held on March 24, 2016 at Fidelity Investments headquarters. Sandbox sponsors, data partners, residents, investors, members of the media, industry analysts, academics and FinTech professionals will convene in Boston for this unique occasion.
“FinTech Sandbox is becoming the place where entrepreneurs can come for all things related to financial data,” said Jean Donnelly, Executive Director of FinTech Sandbox. “Demo Day is an opportunity to showcase how FinTech startups leverage our financial data to build emerging technologies that are not currently utilized in financial services.”
Boston-based FinTech Sandbox is honored to have Ernst & Young LLP, MassMutual Ventures, S&P Global Market Intelligence and Xignite sponsor this event, and grateful to Fidelity Investments for volunteering to host Demo Day. Demo Day will showcase the latest FinTech innovations from eight Sandbox residents, including:
Past Demo Day participants will provide updates on their progress after the main presentation. Currently, FinTech Sandbox has accepted thirty-nine startups from London, Boston, New York, San Francisco and Chicago, and has received nearly two hundred applications from FinTech entrepreneurs worldwide. The Sandbox provides FinTech startups with access to critical financial data from more than twenty-five data partners and continues to expand and enrich its financial data offerings.
FinTech Sandbox will recognize special contributions to our program made by both residents and advocates with an Awards Reception on March 23rd. The Sandbox has also organized a panel discussion on March 25th that will explore the challenges and opportunities facing FinTech entrepreneurs and featuring the perspectives of both VCs and founders who secured funding. The discussion is open to the FinTech ecosystem and members of the media, and will be moderated by FinTech Sandbox Advisory Board Member Bruce Wallace, digital officer at Silicon Valley Bank.