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NewFinance November Open Mic Night - FinTech for Social Good

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Price: $10.00 /per person


24 West 24th Street · New York, NY

How to find us

Please use the private entrance at 24 West 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our FinTech Open Mic Night series in New York. Please join us for our monthly mixture of presentations, skype-ins, fireside chats and shout-outs plus plenty of networking.

This monthly session is designed to provide an opportunity to catch up with your peers, to see what's going on in the New York and International FinTech scenes and to tell us all about yourself and your own work.

This month's topic is FinTech for Social Good. Sure there are plenty of straight commmercial applications of FinTech but there are also many that are leveraging technology for social purposes, improving financial inclusion, delivering tailored services to communities, reducing the financial burden on the underserved, in this session we'd like to explore some of the great companies making Social Good out of FinTech


Please be aware that the agenda is updated on a regular basis

6:00pm - Doors open

Refreshments and networking opportunities

7:00pm - Session starts

-> Welcome address

Jeff Billingham (, Event Host

-> Sponsor messages

Melyssa Brown (, Marketing + Community Events Manager at Rise New York (

-> An Introduction to FinTech for Social Good

Jeff Billingham (, Event Host

-> Presentations

Zohar Steinberg (, Founder and CEO of token (, is on a mission to make fraud a thing of the past. token provides businesses and individuals a secure and intuitive way to make purchases online and over the phone without the risk of payment fraud or identity theft

Arlyn Davich (, Founder and CEO of PayPerks (, a rewards platform designed to help institutions more profitably and positively serve low and moderate income consumers

Herbert Moore ( and Vicki Zhou ( the Co-Founders of WiseBanyan (, the world's first free financial advisor that allows everyone to achieve their financial goals, regardless of income

-> Panel Session

Sally Liang ( will host an open discussion with both speakers and delegates exploring the presentations so far and the future of FinTech for Social Good

8:00pm - Closing

Shout-outs, communications, feedback and thanks

Further networking opportunities

9:00pm - Session ends

For those of you who would like to continue networking we'll retire to a local bar.




Thank you to our Partners:

Rise New York ( is a global community of startups and corporates creating the future of commerce and fintech by helping startups and entrepreneurs connect, co-create, and scale innovation. In partnership with Barclays, we listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise hubs. Rise New York also houses a world-class event space and is home to the U.S. cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.