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Southeast Fintech Venture Conference Speaker Lineup

Engaging Discussions Focusing on the Region’s Fintech Ecosystem

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Southeast Fintech Venture Conference Speaker Lineup

Engaging Discussions Focusing on the Region’s Fintech Ecosystem

November 1, 2018 - Charlotte, NC - The Southeast Fintech Venture Conference will take place at Barings on November 14th. This event includes pitches from 25 fintech startups and features discussions with subject matter experts highlighting the Southeast’s fintech ecosystem.

Paul Tyma, Chief Technology Officer of LendingTree, will be delivering the keynote address. LendingTree is the nation’s leading online loan marketplace founded and headquartered in Charlotte.

This event also includes a fireside chat with Johnson Cook, Co-Founder of Greenlight Financial Technology. This session will be moderated by K.C. Brechnitz,  Senior Managing Director and 

Global Head of Capital & Debt Advisory, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC.

In addition, there will be an investment panel discussing the trends in fintech investments and providing key insights to entrepreneurs about what investors actually look for. The panel features Mac Lackey, Venture Partner at Venture South, David Hall, Partner at the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, and Richard Maclean, Managing Partner at Frontier Capital. Matt Kennedy, Vice President of Banks Street Partners, will be moderating this discussion.

The Southeast Fintech Venture Conference emphasizes quality over quantity. The goal is to make it effortless for entrepreneurs, investors, and operators to connect. The event is intentionally intimate in size, presenting a contrasting experience to unmanageably large conferences.

Networking at the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference is powered by Brella, a web and mobile friendly app that allows attendees to connect and schedule meetings ahead of the conference. Last year, over 135 meetings were arranged on this platform, 60% of them were scheduled prior to the event.

This event is made possible by our incredible sponsors. The Southeast Fintech Venture Conference has partnered with: Barings, Frontier Captial, Carolina Fintech Hub, Citizens Bank, CFV Ventures, Banks Street Partners, Levvel, Ernst & Young, CapCo, Insperity, Square 1 Bank, Morris Manning & Martin, Wyrick Robbins, WeWork, Packard Place, NC IDEA, Synchrony, Bank of America, AIG, BB&T, and Integgra.

The conference will conclude with Queen City Fintech’s Class 9 Demo Day, which features fintech startups from all around the world who will have just spent three months incubating in Charlotte and the Southeast ecosystem. This portion of the event is free to attend, register for Demo Day here.

Queen City Fintech Class 9 Demo Day Companies

AskMyUncleSam (New York, NY)- A digital tax assistant to make life easier for the 243 million U.S. tax filers.

Collateral Velocity (Charlotte, NC)- A software and service company that enables banks to extract more value from the management of their derivative collateral portfolio in the face of liquidity and regulatory capital constraints.

DivDot (Victoria BC, Canada)- A platform which provides tools to local gig economies.

ImpactCents (Charleston, SC) - A financial platform designed to make it simple for younger generations to invest spare change into Impact Investments.

iTrust (Atlanta, GA)- A platform that prevents cyber supply-chain attacks.

Mimble (Portland, OR) - A platform that rewards your saving, giving you higher rewards than credit cards while paying over time and avoiding debt.

About Queen City Fintech

Queen City Fintech is the organizing body for the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference. QCF also runs a yearlong accelerator program with two cohorts, one in the fall and one in the spring. The accelerator takes place on-site in Charlotte and is designed to mature post-revenue startups through intense mentorship from leading banking executives, business development professionals, venture capitalists, and attorneys, among others in the city’s robust business community.

The program is driven by the largest sponsors network of any fintech accelerator in the world, including Bank of America, BB&T, Synchrony, Ally, Womble Bond Dickinson, North Highland, Wells Fargo, Oracle, EY, LPL Financial, AIG, Barings, Cherry Bekaert, AvidXchange, Zenmonics, Aflac, American Airlines, Extended Stay America, Levvel, Citizens Bank, Cognizant, and CliftonLarsonAllen.


For more information about Queen City Fintech at Packard Place, visit or contact Betsy Yang at

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