• ETA TRANSACT Tech NYC

    American Express Tower

    The Electronic Transactions Association is holding TRANSACT Tech NYC, an all day event on March 13, 2018 in partnership with the International Biometrics + Identity Association. This is an external event, but we're sharing it with the NYC Mobile Payments Meetup because the event topics (Biometrics, Next Generation Authentication, and Secure and Frictionless Commerce) are relevant to mobile payments. TRANSACT Tech NYC is a one-day event where leading-edge banking, retail and FinTech companies come together with innovative startups and venture capitalists to further business connections, build strategic relationships and secure new opportunities. Attendees include senior level payments industry executives including financial institutions, technology companies, investment and VC firms, as well as analysts and industry consulting firms. 2018 event location is American Express Tower, 200 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10285. Register now! Event website and full agenda: http://www.electran.org/eta-events/2018-transact-tech-nyc/ • Important to know Attendees must register in advance and purchase tickets directly from ETA. Event registration link is https://www.etamembers.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=LoginRequired&expires=yes&Site=ETA Use code "Cardflight" on the discount code text box at the check-out screen to get the $59 ETA member rate, regardless of whether you are a member of ETA.

  • Columbia Business School Fintech Innovators & Investors Day - Jun 9

    3030 Broadway, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

    Join 40+ fintech investors and startups at Columbia Business School Innovators & Investors Day on June 9. www.dfssummit.com Use code START17 for 50% off

  • Cashless donations and tips w/ Ryder Kessler (CEO of DipJar)

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

    Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how. Our final meetup of 2016 will feature Ryder Kessler, Founder and CEO of DipJar (https://www.dipjar.com/). We'll discuss the evolution of their product, the opportunities and challenges of building payments hardware, and discuss DipJar's outlook for 2017 and beyond. What's DipJar? Check it out at https://youtu.be/yLoMyVQB9uY Thursday, December 8 (6:30 to 8:00pm) Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 500 7th Avenue, 17th Floor Agenda: • 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments • 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Ryder, followed by discussion and Q&A about DipJar and other payments topics • 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going. Pizza, beer, and equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Ryder Kessler is the founder and CEO of DipJar, a hardware, software, and payments-as-a-service solution for the $240B annual charitable donations market. The DipJar donation platform allows truly one-step giving with credit and debit cards in the real world, when causes are face-to-face with their prospective donors. DipJar is now being used by six of the ten largest nonprofits in the United States, and by hundreds of small and medium-sized organizations nationwide. Twitter: @RyderKessler (https://twitter.com/ryderkessler)

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  • Virtual Credit Cards w/ Bo Jiang (CEO at Privacy.com)

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

    Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how. Our third meetup of 2016 will feature Bo Jiang, CEO of Privacy.com. We'll discuss the evolution of their product, the opportunities and challenges of building personal financial management solutions for consumers, and discuss Privacy.com's outlook for 2016 and beyond. Thursday, July 7 (6:30 to 8:00pm) Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 500 7th Avenue, 17th Floor Agenda: • 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments • 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Bo, followed by discussion and Q&A about Privacy.com and other payments topics • 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going. Pizza, beer, and equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Bo Jiang is the co-founder and CEO of Privacy.com. Privacy.com's apps allow users to generate temporary debit card numbers for every purchase with just a few clicks. Since launching in March, Privacy.com has facilitated millions in transaction volume and been featured in TechCrunch, TheVerge, Forbes, and TheNextWeb. Bo previously worked on mobile products at Hatch Labs (incubated Tinder) and PixieTV (acquired by Samsung). He holds a B.S. in mathematics from MIT. Twitter: @bolingj (https://twitter.com/bolingj)

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  • Mobile Payments w/ Jon Bittner (CEO at Splitwise)

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

    Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how. Our second meetup of 2016 will feature Jon Bittner, co-founder and CEO at Splitwise (https://www.splitwise.com/), the easiest way to share expenses with friends. We'll discuss the evolution of Splitwise's product, the opportunities and challenges of building mobile personal financial management apps for consumers, and discuss Splitwise's outlook for 2016 and beyond. Thursday, March 10 (6:30 to 8:00pm) Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 500 7th Avenue, 17th Floor Check your address - our meetup venue is still generously provided by ERA (http://eranyc.com/), but they have recently moved to a new location on 7th Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. Agenda: • 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments • 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Jon, followed by discussion and Q&A about Splitwise, mobile payments and astrophysics. • 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going. Pizza, beer, and equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Jon Bittner is the co-founder and CEO of Splitwise, the easiest way to share expenses with friends. Splitwise's free mobile apps have helped roommates, travelers, couples and friends share billions of dollars in over 170 countries. Since its founding, Splitwise has raised over $2MM in seed capital from investors including Great Oaks, Scott Banister, and Silicon Valley Bank, and has been covered by the New York Times, Wall St Journal, Buzzfeed, and TIME Magazine. Prior to starting Splitwise, Jon was a PhD candidate in Astrophysics at Harvard University. He also holds a BS in Physics from Yale University and lives with his wife in Providence, RI. Twitter: @jonbittner (https://twitter.com/jonbittner)

  • FinTech Investing w/ Travis Skelly (Director at FinTech Collective)

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

    Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how. Our first meetup of 2016 will feature Travis Skelly, Director at FinTech Collective, based in New York City. We'll discuss the payments landscape in NYC and elsewhere, learn about FinTech Collective's portfolio companies, and discuss their outlook for 2016 and beyond. Thursday, February 4 (6:30 to 8:00pm) Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 500 7th Avenue, 17th Floor Check your address - our meetup venue is still generously provided by ERA (http://eranyc.com/), but they have recently moved to a new location on 7th Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. Agenda: • 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments • 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Travis, followed by discussion and Q&A about mobile payments and fin tech topics. • 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going. Pizza, beer, and equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Travis Skelly is a Director at FinTech Collective based in New York City. He joined FinTech Collective in 2014 to invest in startups that sit at the intersection of finance and tech. Travis is a financial services mutt, during his career he has spent time as a consultant at Accenture, strategy manager at HSBC, investment banker at Nomura and venture investor at FinTech Collective. Travis also did a tour of duty as a startup cofounder with a business named Embarkly (VC analogy: Airbnb for pet owners and boarding facilities). Travis is obsessed with figuring out how the financial services industry will be improved/disrupted through better tech, new business models, improved regulations and repurposed talent. Travis holds an MBA from the University of Texas and a BS from Georgetown University, where he double majored in Finance and International Business. Twitter: @travisskelly (https://twitter.com/travisskelly)

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  • Chase Pay w/ Bill DeSimone (GM of Strategic Relations at JPMorgan Chase)

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

    Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how. Our final meetup of 2015 will feature Bill DeSimone, Head of Acquirer Relations and General Manager of Strategic Relations at JPMorgan Chase & Co. We'll discuss the payments landscape in NYC and elsewhere, learn more about Chase's recently announced Chase Pay mobile payments product, and also discuss predictions for where the market will evolve from here. Thursday, December 3 (6:30 to 8:00pm) Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 500 7th Avenue, 17th Floor *Note different location than prior meetups* - Our meetup venue is still generously provided by ERA (http://eranyc.com/), but they have recently moved to a new location on 7th Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. Agenda: • 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments • 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Bill, followed by discussion and Q&A about mobile payments • 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going. Pizza, beer, and equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Bill DeSimone is Head of Acquirer Relations and General Manager of Strategic Relations at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is a 17-year payments veteran, including the last year and a half at Chase. Today, Bill is responsible for putting together strategic partnerships with the technology partners who will assist in bringing Chase Pay to market. At Chase he has also sold the company’s Gift Card business and developed the strategy for rolling out ChaseNet to the US market with other merchant acquirers. Prior to coming to JP Morgan Chase, Bill spent nearly 15 years at American Express where, amongst other responsibilities, he was one of the early innovators in mobile payments. In 2006, a year before the iPhone was released, he ran a successful pilot delivering coupons to American Express card members via text message that served as the foundation for American Express' early mobile efforts. Twitter: @bdspayments (https://twitter.com/bdspayments)

  • Payments Investing w/ Jordan Bettman (Bain Capital Ventures)

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

    Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how. Our June meetup will feature Jordan Bettman, Senior Principal at Bain Capital Ventures. We'll discuss the payments landscape in NYC and elsewhere, learn more about Bain's current investments, and also discuss predictions for where the market will evolve from here. Thursday, June 25 (6:30 to 8:00pm) Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 214 W 29th St, 5th Floor Agenda: • 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments • 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Jordan, followed by discussion and Q&A about mobile payments • 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going. Pizza, beer, and equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, courtesy of Bain Capital Ventures (http://www.baincapitalventures.com/). Jordan Bettman (http://www.baincapitalventures.com/your-team/member/jordan-bettman/) joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2008 and was a founding member of Bain Capital Ventures’ New York City Office in 2012. Since joining the firm, Jordan has worked on both early-stage and growth-equity investments across a few industries, including financial services and technology, data services, HR tech, and real estate tech. He has also worked closely with numerous portfolio companies on senior level recruiting, strategic planning, business development, and company exits. Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Jordan was an associate consultant at Bain & Company, focusing on a number of strategic and operational issues for clients across a handful of sectors. Jordan received a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University – GO BIG RED – and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Twitter: @jbettman (https://twitter.com/jbettman)

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  • Mobile Payments w/ Eric Ho (Product Manager, Capital One Labs)

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

    Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how. Our second meetup of 2015 will feature Eric Ho, Product Manager at Capital One Labs (https://www.capitalonelabs.com/). We'll discuss hot mobile payments topics and the role Capital One is looking to play in the ecosystem. Thursday, March 19 (6:30 to 8:00pm) Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 214 W 29th St, 5th Floor Agenda: • 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments • 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Eric, followed by discussion and Q&A about mobile payments • 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going. Complimentary pizza and refreshments will be provided. Eric Ho is a Product Manager at Capital One Labs, the digital innovation group within Capital One. He works with a team of data scientists and engineers to tackle challenges faced by Capital One’s many lines of businesses. Prior to Capital One Labs, Eric was the co-founder of Husky Labs, where he built out a browser application that allowed anyone to create chat rooms, on any website in the world. He has also held various roles within American Express, where his focus was on delivering new products and services for small business owners.

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  • Mobile Payments w/ Jonathan Bensamoun (Product Manager, Square)

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

    Forrester Research predicts that the US mobile payments market will grow to $90 Billion by 2017. Come join the Mobile Payments NYC Meetup to learn how. Our first meetup of 2015 will feature Jonathan Bensamoun, Product Manager at Square (https://squareup.com/). We'll discuss Square's EMV card reader project, the deployment of Square Register around the world, and other hot mobile payments topics. Thursday, January 29 (6:30 to 8:00pm) Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - 214 W 29th St, 5th Floor Agenda: • 6:30-7pm: Arrive early to meet others interested in mobile payments • 7-8pm: Main event: brief presentation by Jonathan, followed by discussion and Q&A about mobile payments • 8pm until...?: Stay for a drink and keep the discussion going. Complimentary pizza and refreshments will be provided. Jonathan Bensamoun is a Product Manager at Square. He was recently involved in their new EMV card reader project (https://squareup.com/emv) as well as the deployment of the Square Register around the World (https://squareup.com/news/register-for-the-world). Prior to Square Jonathan was running his own startup called Pins, which was a location enabled advertising platform for SMB and launched in December 2013 (http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/12/no-more-private-foursquare-check-ins-no-problem-pins-for-iphone-lets-you-save-share-your-favorite-places/). From 2011 to early 2013, Jonathan was the head of Products & Technology at Shopkeep where he experienced growth from seed stage (5 employees) to $15M raised in series A&B (~90 employees).

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