The idea was conceived a couple of years ago when Bo Brustkern (CEO and Co-Founder) and Joy Schwartz (President) were brainstorming on how we could serve the LendIt Fintech community all year long.
While LendIt events have been very successful for many years they only happened once a year and we wanted to build a community that would be able to learn from each other all year long. Fast forward to a couple of months ago and we decided the time to do this is now. With the world turning upside down, today, more than ever, we need to stay on top of what is happening and be able to connect with our peers.
Today, LendIt Fintech Digital (LFD) has launched. What is it exactly? LFD is an online community like no other. More than a virtual conference it will be a year-round initiative bringing together fintech leaders to engage with the community in a variety of different formats ranging from virtual keynotes, panels, intimate roundtables, news discussions and virtual town halls. There will also be opportunities for networking and for going behind the curtain with the LendIt leadership.
The Fintech Industry Leaders Who Will be Part of Our Launch Faculty
On May 13 we will be hosting our first sessions for LendIt Fintech Digital. The full agenda is available here and we will be adding to this on almost a daily basis from here on out. Some of the highlights of our initial speaker faculty include:
Steve McLaughlin – CEO and Founder, FT Partners
Mike Cagney – CEO and Co-Founder, Figure
Dee Choubey – CEO and Co-Founder, MoneyLion
Sandy Kemper – CEO and Founder, C2FO
Ron Suber – Leading Fintech Industry Investor
We continue to add speakers so check back often to see the latest lineup.
Become a Founding Member This Week For Just $495
We launched LFD earlier today and we have a special deal that will only last until Friday. You can become an LFD Founding Member for just $495, this is $1,000 off the price of a full membership. This deal will never be repeated so make sure you sign up before it expires on Friday night.
Combine With the Best Deal for LendIt Fintech USA 2020
There is a secondary deal which is even better value. Right now the ticket price for LendIt Fintech USA 2020, to be held in NYC on Sep 30 – Oct 1, is $2,495. But for this week only you can invest in a LFD Founding Membership and receive a ticket to any LendIt Fintech event in the next 12 months for just $1,995! So, in effect you get a $500 discount on LendIt Fintech USA and become an LFD Founding Member for free. Alternatively, you could use the voucher to attend our 2021 USA event (April 28-29 in NYC) or our Europe or LatAm events later this year.
I firmly believe that LendIt Fintech Digital is just what the industry needs right now. Today’s challenges are extraordinary with the upheaval affecting all areas of fintech. We need to connect and learn now and on a regular basis throughout this year. LFD will become an indispensable resource for the industry so I invite you to jump on board now.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.