After stops in Birmingham and Atlanta, the Bank Innovators Council Road Show visited Charlotte, NC on September 8.
One of our country’s banking capitals, Charlotte is home to Bank of America and to significant operations for Wells Fargo since its acquisition of Wachovia, as well as several community banks. Charlotte is also home to a burgeoning startup and FinTech community.
Our host and sponsor for the Bank Innovators Charlotte Workshop was Packard Place, the hub for entrepreneurship and innovation in Charlotte. Their mission is to develop fast-growth businesses and the professional community to drive them. Banks partner with Packard Place to connect with entrepreneurs and discover and develop new ideas. A recent article in Bank Systems and Technology described how Bank of America utilizes start-ups to inspire its own innovation. Packard Place is also home to the QT FinTech accelerator, a 3-month boot-camp style program focused on identifying and accelerating growth for early stage FinTech companies. We are looking forward to spending time with the entrepreneurs and mentors at QT FinTech, and we excited to bring our workshop to this cutting-edge venue.
Going to Finovate in New York?
Join us for our Bank Innovators Lab Day September 22 and innovate before Finovate. Join a great mix of thought leaders, decision makers and influencers from banking and FinTech as we preview the 70 companies scheduled to demonstrate at Finovate through the lens of appropriate relevance models for participants and their target customer segments.