KPMG has kept the pulse of the global FinTech community since its earliest days. Their analysis of the global ecosystem led them to conclude that 2018 would see even greater collaboration and investment in great FinTech ideas and applications like AI, blockchain, digitization and open banking among others. There is no where this more true than what is happening in the Hub! Now, a day doesn't pass without hearing exciting stories about existing FinTech start-ups in Boston finding receptivity, product market fit and scaling. Entrepreneurs with new and innovative ideas are being offered ever more support for building out their tech, business models and company. Financial Services firms are actively scouting for new tech while amending their processes internally to work more effectively with start-ups. Please join us for a rousing evening discussing the rise of a supportive FinTech ecosystem in Boston and beyond. We'll share a little about KPMG's process to connect start-ups with their customers and then our fabulous panel of leaders will share their learnings from working with FinTech entrepreneurs on everything from accessing much needed data to crafting a compelling narrative to securing a POC and then closing a round of investment in Boston. Come with your questions for; * Mike DeAngelis, FinTech Sandbox * Emmett Shipman, MassChallenge FinTech Lab * Vasilios Russo, DCU FinTech Innovation Center Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, working in the industry or looking to join a start-up, this is your chance to get the real inside story on how things are getting done! Similar to past meet-ups, please note doors will open at 6:00 and we'll network over a light dinner and drinks followed by the panel starting 6:45ish. We'll hear a moderated discussion and leave plenty of time for your questions. After the panel concludes, we'll have another hour for networking. A huge shout-out to the KPMG team for sponsoring this us!