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Jessepodell

The Evolving Fintech Startup Ecosystem

On Demand

Jesse Podell
Senior Vice President at Citi Ventures

Jesse joined Citi Ventures in 2018 from Citi’s FinTech unit, where he led Ecosystem Development and Engagement. Before joining Citi, Jesse was Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Fintech, a leading global fintech accelerator program. Jesse was also a co-founder of the TechDay event series and is proud of its growth since transitioning from his operational role in 2015. He also co-founded DevShop, a startup studio, and full-service development agency.

Course Description:

Fintech provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change our relationship with money for the better. According to PwC, a large chunk of incumbent financial institutions (88%) believe that part of their business will be lost to stand-alone fintech companies in the next five years. From disruptive threats to enabling partners, fintech has entered a new phase of its evolution. In this talk, Jesse will answer prominent questions regarding fintech, such as what are some of the best practices when considering partnering, pitching, and selling to the financial enterprise, and in what direction we are heading.

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Determine some do’s and don'ts when working with financial institutions

  • Product development and governance tips for less friction

  • Manage the right initial approach to commercialization: Pilot, PoC or other types of commercialization