SXSW FinTech Roundup 2018

It’s that time of year again! SXSW is nearly here and this year has more FinTech events and programming than ever before.

With so much to do and see, the team behind Upside Avenue has saved you the research and has done a FinTech round-up on your behalf!

In addition to launching a new FinTech enabled investment fund at SXSW this year, we will be co-hosting the 2nd annual FinTech Luminares VIP Party and speaking on the Banking Disrupted: The FinTech Opportunity panel.


March 9th

DUAL: Become a Machine Learning Expert in Under an Hour 11:00 – 12:00 pm

How Can I Control My Credit Card Footprint? 12:30 – 1:30 pm

DUAL: The Future of Credit for Business Owners 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Capital One House at Antone’s


March 10th

Car Buying is About to Change…Forever 12:30 – 1:30 pm

DUAL: A Lot to Talk A-bot: Eno’s First Year 2:00 – 3:00 pm

FinTech Luminares VIP Party  5:30 – 8:30 pm

FinTex Chicago and FinTech Professionals Association are teaming up with a stable of FinTech leaders including Casoro Capital and Upside Avenue to host an exclusive, private VIP FinTech event for leaders within the FinServ and FinTech communities.

Capital One House at Antone’s


Sunday, March 11:

What is life like at Capital One? 9:30 – 10:30 am

PANEL: Satisfying Customers With On-Demand Everything 11:00 – 12:00 pm

PITCH EVENT: SXSW Accelerator: Payment and Fintech Technologies 11:00 -12:00pm

SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event is a platform to allow early stage technology startups to pitch their product and/or services to industry technology experts, high profiled media personnel, and Venture Capitalists / Angel Investors.

MEET UP: FinTech Growth Meet Up 12:30 – 1:30pm

MEET UP: HBCU Blockchain Meetup 6:00 – 10:00pm

PITCH EVENT:  2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event Award Ceremony 7:00 – 9:00pm

Capital One House at Antone’s


Monday, March 12:

PANEL: Mexico: Fintech Leaders, New Regulation, and Trends 11:00 – 12:00pm

PANEL: Platforms Your Customers Trust 12:30 – 1:30 pm

PANEL: Innovation Lessons from Fintech Frontlines 12:30 – 1:30pm

PANEL: Banking Disrupted: The FinTech Opportunity 3:30 – 4:30pm

Join Upside Avenue’s own Joy Schoffler and other industry insiders as they provide insight into what’s next in the FinTech revolution, how FinTech companies can partner with FIs, and where the opportunities lie within this next wave of innovation and market maturation. We will pay special attention to FinTech’s role in increasing financial inclusion for under-served sectors.

Location: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon DE, 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701

PANEL: The Future and Impact of Real Estate Technology 5:00 -6:00pm

While the global real estate market is worth over $217 Trillion, the sector has consistently been a laggard when it comes to innovation. But while a bit late to the game, we are now experiencing the beginning of an industry-changing inflection point, and the Venture Capital industry is taking notice and empowering this charge with staggering amounts of capital.

Capital One House at Antone’s


Tuesday, March 13

SOLO: Side Hustle Nation: American Dream or Nightmare? 12:30 – 1:30pm

PANEL: Fintech Needs A Human Touch: Lessons from Africa 3:30 – 4:30 pm

DUAL: Partnering to Take Customers Around the World 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Citi FinTech partnered with one of the world’s largest airlines and its legendary loyalty program to drive customer, partner and employee value through new programs. Qantas Loyalty launched the Qantas Money app and Qantas Credit Card, powered by Citi, and found new ways to grow through innovation while delivering bespoke customers experiences on and off the plane.

WORKSHOP: Designing for Healthier, Wealthier Cities 3:30 – 5:30pm


Thursday, March 15

PANEL: How Blockchain Will Impact Financial Markets 3:30 – 4:30pm

Find out how blockchain can address legacy infrastructure problems such as data fragmentation, reconciliation, and trade matching to achieve huge efficiencies and cost savings.


If you have a FinTech related party or event that we missed please do let us know and we will add it to the list!

We would love to meet up during SXSW. Connect with us here to set up a time to meet.

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