We are seeking industry leaders and corporate executives who are enthusiastic about innovation and getting involved in the start-up and entrepreneur ecosystem. As a sponsor and/or partner, you are given the opportunity to curate challenge statements, along with access to a pool of talented designers, developers, and entrepreneurs to work on your specific challenges, needed solutions, and general technology interests. Sponsors and partners get to speak, mentor, judge, curate challenge statements, and also receive global brand recognition throughout the event.
Are you a startup or entrepreneur? Do you have a great idea? Do you work for a corporation and see an opportunity to create a technology or solution? Are you a coder, designer or developer? Come participate, or attend an event to see what we are all about! Team registration opens April 5th, and our first meet up is May 2nd.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
1. Developers, designers (web/mobile), digital designers, coders, and programmers
2. Finance and industry experts, corporate executives, and IT professionals
3. Policy and Regulatory experts (attorneys and bankers)
4. Business/entrepreneurial representatives, technology enthusiasts, makers, and creative minds.
WE WANT TO CREATE EXCITING AND CUTTING EDGE FINTECH SOLUTIONS:
WHAT ARE CHALLENGE STATEMENTS?
- Cashless Payments
- Credit Lending & Micro Loans
- AI/ML and Data Analytics
- Fraud and Cyber Security
- Wealth Tech
The Challenge Statements are the guiding force of the Detroit Fintech Challenge. Each and every participating team will choose one or more challenge statements to create their projects. Each statement addresses a broad area of concern as well as a few possible entry points for a technical solution. Teams’ effectiveness in creating a viable solution in the challenge they have chosen will be essential to their success in the competition.
4/5/19 – Release Challenge Statements and Data Portals and API to public – Team Registration Opens.
5/2/19 - Official Detroit Fintech Challenge Kick-Off + Information Session (Thursday 5-8pm)
5/30/19 - Second Fintech Detroit Information and Mentor Session (Thursday 5pm-8pm)
6/2/19 – Team Registration closes
6/14/19 - Pitch Workshop for Teams – Practice your pitch with experts!
6/22/19 - Detroit Fintech Challenge & Pitch Competition at Techtown
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