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Febuary Meet-up: FinTech for Social Good

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From channeling the power of the capital markets to tackle climate change to microfinance to mobile payments to lending, these are but a short list of the many ways FinTech entrepreneurs are successfully and positively impacting society.

Please join us for a rich panel discussion and networking with industry leaders, institutions, and start-ups who are revolutionizing the industry AND fulfilling a triple bottom line in financial services: people, planet and profits.

We're meeting at one of Boston's best partners to the space, ImpactHub. Located at 50 Milk Street, the team has created co-working spaces that inspire, connect, and empower people to realize enterprising ideas for sustainable impact. Check them out! (http://impacthubboston.net/)

Jay Farber of F-Prime Capital will moderate and we'll be joined by:

George Overholser: George co-founded Third Sector Capital Partners in 2010, where he focuses on assembling and leading the highly talented, passionate and diverse team that will be needed to make our performance-driven social sector a reality. Previously, George was a member of Capital One’s founding management team, where he headed up strategy and oversaw the launch of 20 new businesses. In 1999, he formed North Hill Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm, with $125 million under management, focused on early-stage financial and marketing technology firms. George is a frequent speaker and writer on the topic of innovation in nonprofit sector finance, having been covered in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week and New York Times. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Physics and earned an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Asad Ramzanali: Asad guides the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI's) entrepreneur outreach and support for the Financial Solutions Lab. The Financial Solutions Lab, a $30 million, five-year initiative formed in partnership between CFSI and JPMorgan that supports promising innovations that can help Americans increase savings, improve credit, and build assets. Asad is passionate about how technology and innovative business models can transform peoples' financial lives like never before and will share with us their work with start-ups. Prior to joining CFSI, Asad was at Intuit where he worked in Product Management and Marketing, as part of the Intuit's Rotational Development Program. Most recently, he spent a couple of years as part of the Corporate Strategy & Development group. He earned his B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied economics and global studies.

Brian Gilmore: Brian is a Senior Innovation Manager at Commonwealth, a mission driven organization that strengthens the financial opportunity and security of financially vulnerable people by discovering ideas, piloting solutions and driving innovations to scale. At Commonwealth, Brian manages a team that collaborates with the financial services industry, policy makers and other mission-driven organizations to achieve the goal of making wealth possible for everyone. Brian has spent eleven years at innovative organizations tackling a variety of social challenges including youth education, environmental restoration, access to public benefits, and financial security. He has BAs in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA in Public Policy from Drexel University.