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Finnovista Pitch Day in New York

What is Finnovista Pitch Day?

Finnovista Pitch Day meetup will bring together over 50 entrepreneurs, investors and other professionals from the FinTech industry. Participants look to debate and understand how the new wave of digital transformation is reshaping the world financial system. Each Pitch Day consists of an informal keynote or interview with sector experts, followed by a series of pitches from the most disruptive local startups in the space to an expert panel of mentors and concludes with a networking session.

Finnovista Pitch Day is an opportunity for local startups to showcase their work to potential investors, advisors, future team members, and fellow entrepreneurs in New York.


On Tuesday, June 9th, join the best American entrepreneurs, investors and supporters to celebrate our growing Fintech startup ecosystem!

How can I participate?

There are still five spots left for New York startups that want to showcase their project to mentors, accelerators, etc! Sign up here because time is running out! REGISTER YOUR STARTUP 


The event is free and open to the public so REGISTER HERE and we’ll see you on June 9th! Be quick, there are only 50 free tickets available for Finnovista Pitch Day.

Attend as Press

If you would like to be accredited as press to attend Finnovista Pitch Day, please e-mail our communication department directly at: [email protected]

In addition… discover BBVA Open Talent 2015

During the Pitch Day, BBVA will present the new edition of their BBVA Open Talent competition for startups, on which Finnovista collaborates. This year’s edition of the competition is focused on identifying the most disruptive projects which have an application in the area of financial services.

Information about Finnovista Pitch Day

Finnovista-Pitch-DayDate: June 9, 2015.
Time:  From 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Venue: ERA –Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator- 214 West 29th Street. 5th Floor. New York, 10001




6:30pm – 6:35pmOpening. Andrés Fontao, Finnovista
6:35pm – 6:40pmWelcome. ERA
6:40pm – 7:10pm Keynote. Derek Webster, Founder and CEO, CardFlight
7:10pm – 8:30pmStartup pitches
8:30pm – 8:45pmPresentation: BBVA Open Talent with Scarlett Sieber 
8:45pm – 8:50pmClosing
8:50pm – 9:30pmNetworking Drinks


Derek Webster, the Founder and CEO of CardFlight based in New York City, will share his insight with the attendees. Prior to founding CardFlight, he was the Founder and CEO of LocalBonus, a credit card-linked loyalty network which rewarded consumers for purchases they make at local businesses. Earlier, Derek was an Engagement Manager at Oliver Wyman where he led C-level strategy projects for some of the leading global payment networks and retail banks. He was also part of the team that launched E*TRADE’s credit card business, where he personally led all product development and product marketing efforts for the group. Derek has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS magna cum laude from Georgetown University.


Jonathan Axelrod. Managing Director, ERA
Ismael Chaib. COO, Open Bank Project
Nicolas Piacentino. Angel investor & Startup advisor
Scarlett Sieber. SVP, Open Innovation & Ecosystem Builder at BBVA


Would you like to pitch your startup face to face to our mentors? We are opening 5 pitching slots for startups REGISTER HERE




Follow us on Twitter (@finnovista) and we’ll soon come back to you with more details.

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