Seedspace Global FinTech Week took part in Flat6Labs to facilitate a meaningful discussion around FinTech, banking, and mobile trends, locally and regionally. The Global FinTech Week event is hosted by Seedspace and 1864 FinTech Accelerator, powered by Flat6Labs in partnership with Barclays Bank Egypt.
Taking place in Flat6Labs, the event featured a panel discussion with high-level experts including Sherif El-behery, Retail & Business Banking Director at Barclays Bank Egypt, JosselinVaillant, VAS Director at Myriad Group, Simeon Ononobi, CEO and Founder: SimplePay, and Michael Weber, Co-founder of Seedstars. There was also a keynote speech from Orange to highlight their new mobile API platform.
The event gathered experts, entrepreneurs and FinTech enthusiasts at Flat6Labs Cairo office to network, share expertise and ideas.
The Global FinTech event has been initiated to address the implications of FinTech and the proliferation of technology startups targeting a broad range of financial services from insurance and loans to payments and mobile banking.
The event aimed to create an engaging dialogue to address the scope of the disruption globally and in Egypt and the opportunities and challenges ahead for entrepreneurs. There has been staggering disruption and investment in the last decade; Fortune magazine notes that $19 billion dollars was investing in finance startups in 2015, almost 1000% more than in 2010. Money and talent is flocking to the FinTech sector both globally and in the MENA region. The event aspired to construct a meaningful conversation around this momentous shift.