FinTech is shaping the future of finance and global banking with technology. Financial Institutions want to evolve but need help incorporating FinTech into their business model. Technology professionals want to help Financial Institutions get ready for Finance 2.0 but often lack adequate business context. Entrepreneurs are trying to disrupt existing business models, but need help turning their ideas into viable products and/or solutions.

This is where we come in.

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Courses and programs for different needs

The FinTech School delivers practical training on the latest FinTech sector, entrepreneurship and product development topics to individuals, institutions, and entrepreneurs globally. People looking to stay updated on industry trends will find our courses helpful. Those who wish to innovate in this space will find our comprehensive programs or our onsite boot-camp-like training more appropriate.

Practical training by practicing entrepreneurs

It is not an academic institution. The FinTech School was founded by FinTech entrepreneurs and financial services professionals who have been there and done that. They have decades of financial industry experience, spanning traditional firms like Goldman Sachs and BlackRock. Our team has also founded FinTech startups which have graduated from industry leading programs like Y-combinator and have launched products now being followed by venture capitalists.

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Ecosystem support

We are a part of a larger FinTech innovation ecosystem, FinTech Portfolio, which augments our education with research, technical resources, and mentoring (incubator and accelerator) support. This enables entrepreneurs, individuals, and institutions to move from ‘knowledge’ to ‘execution.’

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Courses

FinTech School

The blockchain represents a way to transfer value, securely and with no central authority involved. It is arguably the most important technological innovation of the past ... [+]

The blockchain represents a way to transfer value, securely and with no central authority involved. It is arguably the most important technological innovation of the past two decades. Blockchain technology is poised to disrupt the world in a way that we haven’t seen since the introduction of the world wide web.

It’s important to understand this technology because its impact on society is likely to be very significant, across several industries. In this course, we’re going to cover relevant historical events, what a blockchain is, who the players are, and why this is so important.

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be familiar with the following:

Relevant terminology Reasons why the blockchain matters The technology design underpinnings Implementation considerations Your Instructor ... [-]
USA San Francisco
September 2019
English
Part-time
Online
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FinTech School

The JOBS Act, or otherwise known as the Crowdfunding Act, has been passing into law since 2012 with the most recent development, Regulation CF, enacted in May of 2016 whi ... [+]

The JOBS Act, or otherwise known as the Crowdfunding Act, has been passing into law since 2012 with the most recent development, Regulation CF, enacted in May of 2016 which has opened up investing in privately-held businesses to the average investor. Previously, only the wealthiest individuals that had $200K or more in annual salary or $1MM+ in net worth, could partake.

This is analogous to tapping into the “other 96%” of US investors as potential sources of startup capital, which brings forth a new financial instrument to enable small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to raise their working capital from their own personal and professional networks or investor networks sourced via a crowdfunding portal or broker-dealer. There are many applications of crowdfunding in today’s marketplace such as tech startups, real estate, cleantech, tourist attractions, computer games, music bands and product companies to name a few.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
English
Part-time
Online
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FinTech School

It seems like almost every week you see a new report on the impact of FinTech. Some reports proclaim that up to 30% of Financial Services industry’s current jobs will bec ... [+]

It seems like almost every week you see a new report on the impact of FinTech. Some reports proclaim that up to 30% of Financial Services industry’s current jobs will become redundant in the coming years due to FinTech. Some reports comment that FinTech has shaken up the highly regulated industry and is benefiting the end consumer. But no one seems to be disputing that FinTech is redefining the Financial Services industry as we know it. Venture Capitalists, as well as Corporates, believe so. They are investing in FinTech startups and initiatives. As per a recent KPMG and CB Insights report, $19.1 Bn flowed in the FinTech sector just in 2015. That’s a 106% jump compared to 2014.

If you have ever wondered what this FinTech buzz is all about, or even wondered what FinTech is all about, this course is for you.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
English
Part-time
1 day
Online
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FinTech School

After a relatively late start, the InsurTech sector has seen increased funding and interest in 2015 and Q1 2016. The need for better user experience, demand for different ... [+]

After a relatively late start, the InsurTech sector has seen increased funding and interest in 2015 and Q1 2016. The need for better user experience, demand for different on-demand insurance products by Millennials, increase in data from sensors and IoT present huge potential for Insurance sector disruption in health insurance, life insurance, and property and casualty insurance sectors. But at the same time, regulatory nuances in these sectors present challenges for startups unfamiliar with the insurance industry. Recent partnerships between established global Insurance firms and InsurTech startups is showing a potential way forward for this evolving industry.

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USA San Francisco
September 2019
English
Part-time
Online
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FinTech School

Traditional wealth management/ PFM world was shaken with the advent of so-called “robo advisors” in recent years. ‘Robo-advisor’ is a generic term used to describe a new ... [+]

Traditional wealth management/ PFM world was shaken with the advent of so-called “robo advisors” in recent years. ‘Robo-advisor’ is a generic term used to describe a new class of investment advisory service that is offered online, is automated and based on algorithms. This new class of advice started as an offering to occupy the space between self-directed (DIY) investors and human financial advisor recommended investment advice. Further, it was considered an ideal advice vehicle for digital savvy millennials. While several robo-advisor startups entered the PFM marketplace, only a few remain standing and have cumulatively attracted only a small fraction of the overall investable assets. But, these robo-advisors have had a bigger impact on the industry. They have forced traditional investment advisory firms to evolve and provide automated, low-cost investment advice options. Further, robo-advisors have themselves evolved to cater to the B2B market as well as to other areas like retirement plan advice and education plan advice. All this only goes to show that automated advice is still is in its nascent stages and is here to stay in one form or another.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
English
Part-time
Online
Read more in English