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Q. Who should attend FinovateSpring?
A. Anyone with an interest or stake in the future of banking and financial technology should come to FinovateSpring. This includes anyone who is responsible for developing or marketing new products, anyone who needs to keep up to date on the latest innovations in the industry, and anyone who can benefit from the opportunity to view in-depth demos from cutting-edge startups and leading established companies.
Q. What topics do Finovate demos traditionally cover?
A. Presenters at Finovate events run the gamut of financial technology. Some areas that have been covered at past Finovate events are debit rewards, alternative payments, person-to-person (P2P) lending, new marketing tools, security solutions, big data, blockchain, mobile apps, social investing, personal financial management, youth banking, credit, and next-generation online banking platforms.
Q: What should I wear to FinovateSpring?
A: There is no dress code for Finovate events, but you can expect the majority of the audience to be wearing business to business casual dress. If you are not sure what to wear, we'd recommend erring on the side of formality.
Q: I'm not able to attend, can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
A. Yes, to transfer your ticket, fill out the request form here and we'll make the update for you. Once the transfer is complete, the new attendee will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite.
Q. What is the refund policy for attendee tickets?
A. Assuming that there is no one at your company that you'd like to transfer your ticket to, the refund policy for FinovateSpring is as follows:
Please note: We will always honor cancellation requests made within 48 hours of purchase.
Q. Is there an official hotel for FinovateSpring, or have you negotiated a special rate at a nearby hotel?
A. There is no official hotel for FinovateSpring, and we have not negotiated any special rates at local hotels. In the past, we've found that online travel websites are consistently able to undercut our "special" rates, so we recommend using Expedia, Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity, etc. to find a hotel that looks good to you. There are numerous hotels in the immediate vicinity of the venue at a variety of price points.
Q: What is the application and selection process for Finovate events?
A: Good question! Finovate events are open to startups, established companies, and financial institutions with new fintech innovations, so the bar to get on stage is very high. Each company interested in demoing their new fintech at one of our events must submit a written application. We may also set up a quick screening phone call to make sure that we have a good understanding of the application and how the demo might look.
When selecting companies, we look at several criteria: novelty (newness of the fintech), innovativeness (originality of the approach), potential (degree of impact in the fintech industry), wow/X/cool factor, and diversity (comparison to the number of companies in the same "space" competing for a spot).
For each event, we receive far more applications than we have demo spots to fill. Given this competiveness, one of the major keys to getting a spot is to have something new, innovative, and substantial to debut live on stage.
Q: Can you tell me more about the city of San Jose?
A: Of course! Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose booms with innovation and boasts 300 days of sunshine per year. It is also home to many museums and entertainment venues, not to mention some good food. For more information, please visit sanjose.org where you'll find city specifics (e.g. transportation options, calendar of events, current weather, etc.).
VRTL is the leading network for investors and executives defining the future of virtual reality and augmented reality for entertainment and games. Events and summits are by invitation only and held at exclusive venues. VRTL Summit speakers are investors and senior executives, many of whom are friends and co-investors with strong professional relationships with the organizers.
VRTL Summit is a 1-day gathering for 250 investors and executives. The event will be held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on April 26, 2017 with a focus on entertainment and games. The summit is not an entry level event. Attendees must be working in VR and have knowledge of the industry's major developments and technologies before attending.
Discussions will be focused on topics related to raising capital for VR developers and the technical challenges associated with creating VR content. There will be a series of intense roundtable discussions and keynotes, geared towards keeping the conversation at a deep level of expertise, with audience members listening and participating in Q&A at the end.