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Rise is a community of startups & corporates creating the future of financial services.
We host a series of educational events with expert speakers on topics including: Blockchain, Big Data, AI, CryptoCurrencies, CyberSecurity and more.
These events are open to anyone and are FREE.

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If you are accepted to attend the event you will receive an email with time confirmations. This event will be virtual, using video conferencing for the meetings. In order for your startup to be considered for mentorship you must submit an application using the following Google form: https://forms.gle/gZEQXmVdsdW1B1nU7 This months program welcomes all FinTech start-ups to receive feedback from our mentors. Our guest mentors include individuals from around the FinTech community and have expertise in marketing, legal, business development and other fields to accelerate your startup's growth. Birendra Agarwal Birendra is an entrepreneurial banking and financial services CIO with work experience in US, UK and India. His expertise spans Capital Markets (Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income and Equities), Transaction Banking and Wealth Management with a particular focus on Digital and FinTech. Until recently Birendra was CIO Commercial Banking at Lloyds where he successfully transformed IT for the Markets and Global Transaction Banking divisions. He has returned to the consulting practice he setup prior to joining Lloyds. Envision provides business development services to FinTech firms and strategic technology advisory services on diverse topics including digital transformation and resource strategy. This belies an extensive career in Investment, Commercial and Retail Banking IT. Elina Sokolovska Elina Sokolovska is a Product Manager at Flux, a fintech startup working to eliminate paper receipts and loyalty cards from your life. Drawing on her 9+ years of experience in financial and marketing technology, Elina can give you an insider's view of what does and doesn't work in B2B/B2C product development and help you to understand the common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Elina loves sharing knowledge and is also an organiser of ProductTank, London's largest meetup for product people. Evgeny Gokhberg Evgeny has spent 10 years in investment management across hedge funds and UBS, where he was advising Family Offices on their investments. In 2015 he discovered FinTech and Blockchain and became an active angel investor in the space. Three years later he joined Everledger - a Techstars company - where he now works as Head of Europe and Head of Commercials. Evgeny is deeply passionate about new technologies in finance and enjoy mentoring early-stage startups. Hassan Waqar Hassan Waqar has been recognized as one of the top 500 Global Leaders if the Islamic Economy for three consecutive years. He is a keen entrepreneur and pioneer who is establishing MoneeMint, a UK based digital platform that will provide ethical and fresh financial products and services o consumers. MoneeMint is built upon the foundations of ethical banking and accessibility for all. Fintech is changing the financial sector where Hassan and Moneemint are helping write a new financial era. Jarek Dudko Jarek works with a number of accelerators including Google for Startups, supporting teams/founders with outsourcing, fund raising and business development. Previously he was an equity sales trader and a headhunter in the City. He has extensive technology knowledge as well as a strong network within the innovation ecosystem in Eastern Europe. Valeriya Khagay

Rise Presents: Green Finance

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Join us for our flagship event series. Speakers to be announced shortly!

Rise Present:

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Join us for our flagship event series Speakers to be announced shortly!

Rise Present: FinTech trends of 2020

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Join us for our flagship event series Expert panellists in a 45 minute discussion on the subject, including benefits, challenges and where the UK stands in comparison to other nations. We will also delve into what the future holds and take questions from the audience.

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