Non-Profit FinTech Sandbox to Launch at Event in Boston’s Innovation District

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Jeff Maggioncalda, Founder of Financial Engines, to deliver keynote

FinTech Sandbox, created to foster innovation in financial services by streamlining access to data for financial technology startups around the globe, is coming out of beta and launching on March 26th at an event being held at the District Hall in Boston’s Innovation District. The launch will be attended by the FinTech Sandbox team; sponsors, advisors, and partners who made the Sandbox happen; and industry thought leaders who are dedicated to FinTech innovation.

The program is headlined by Jeff Maggioncalda. As the Founder of Financial Engines who served as CEO for 18 years before recently stepping aside, Mr. Maggioncalda will speak to the passion, despair, tenacity, humility, and mistakes made along the way to FinTech success, as well as to the importance of data. He remains an advisor to Financial Engines and serves on Silicon Valley Bank's Board of Directors.

WHO: FinTech Sandbox
WHAT: Launch Party
WITH: Drinks and discussions with thought leaders
WHERE: District Hall in Boston’s Innovation District
WHEN: Thursday, March 26th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
FOR: Everyone with an interest in FinTech
RSVP: http://bit.ly/FTSBLaunchP (The event is free but seating is limited.)

“FinTech Sandbox lets startups focus on advancing disruptive technologies without spending scarce capital on data,” said Jean Donnelly, Executive Director of FinTech Sandbox. “The cost and time required to gain access to data for product development are major challenges for FinTech startups, and the team has brought together some of the world’s most forward-thinking data providers and financial institutions to solve this problem.”

FinTech Sandbox offers a 6-month program providing:

  • A robust set of data feeds and APIs from data partners Thomson Reuters, SIX Financial Information, FactSet, Xignite, Tradier, Plaid, and Benzinga
  • Cloud hosting from Amazon Web Services,
  • Membership in a vibrant, global FinTech community, and
  • Some limited space for co-working and events.

Sponsors of the event include DCU Center for Excellence and UK Trade & Investment.

The DCU Center of Excellence in Financial Services, a collaboration between DCU – Digital Federal Credit Union and Workbar, offers new FinTech startups a home base and deep support, from mentorship to networking to customer access and beta testing, from DCU’s leadership and industry professionals.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helps UK-based and overseas companies succeed in the global economy. The UK Government is committed to supporting FinTech companies; creating jobs and growth as well as further strengthening the UK’s position as one of the world’s pre-eminent financial services destinations. Working with colleagues across government, UKTI are leading efforts to attract more inward investment to the UK’s FinTech sector, and support FinTech companies seeking to internationalise their businesses and services.

About FinTech Sandbox

FinTech Sandbox is a Boston-based non-profit founded to promote financial technology innovation globally by providing free-access to critical data and resources to FinTech entrepreneurs and start-ups. Sponsors include Fidelity Investments, Devonshire Investors, Thomson Reuters, Silicon Valley Bank, Amazon Web Services, Intel, SIX Financial Information, Goodwin Procter and .406 Ventures. For more information, please visit http://www.fintechsandbox.org.

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