#TECHTO LAUNCHES #FINTECHTO TO ENCOURAGE MORE COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

July 13, 2016

As profiled in BetaKit, TechTO has partnered with Street Contxt to co-host the first FinTechTO event on August 17th.  Blair Livingston, Street Contxt CEO, was the founder of the original Toronto Fintech meetup.

Click here to read more about FinTechTO, which will be held bimonthly and focus on encouraging “collision” between both startups working in these industries, and large organizations from each sector.

TechToronto has partnered with FinTech startup Street Contxt to bring back the FinTechTO meetups, starting with the first event on August 17. Blair Livingston, CEO of Street Contxt and founder of the original Toronto Fintech meetup, said that

“the event will continue to provide one central meeting point for FinTech startups in the city to access advisors and similar-minded people.”

“Our focus early on was definitely on the last of those elements, and we tried to bring in as many experienced founders — such as Michael Stumm at OANDA — to tell their story and share their lessons,” said Livingston. “Finally, we’ve always tried to connect great ideas with capital, which was highlighted in our demo day last year where we had a half dozen investors present to some of the greatest VC’s from Canada and the US, including some of the top names in SF. Toronto has the potential to be a Fintech capital globally – and we’re just trying to do what we can to help with that goal.”

Read the full article here.