Christophe Langlois to live blog at FinovateStartup

Last October, I traveled to New York to cover the excellent first Finovate event organized by Jim Bruene from NetBanker and the Online Banking Report.

Jim and his team did an excellent job: twenty of the most innovative startups in the online finance space were presenting. I had a great day. I was extremely busy networking with the presenters and the attendees  as well as shooting 10 interviews with MintProsperLendingClubVancity,YodleeCheckFreeHuntingtonBilleoJwaala and Geezeo.

In 2008, Jim and his team will organize 2 events: FinovateStartup on April 29th in San Francisco, and Finovate 2008 on October 9th in New York.

Live blogging from San Francisco
FinovatestartuplogoJim and I kept in touch, and I am proud to announce that he invited me to be the guest blogger at FinovateStartup!
I will travel to San Francisco from the uk to blog live on NetBanker.

It is a unique opportunity to take part of one of the most exciting online finance conferences of the year.

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Come and meet with 40 of the most promising startups in online finance
Finovatestartup2008Jim announced the final demo line up last week. The format of Jim’s event is sharp and works very well: each company has only 5mn to demo its flagship product. Usually, the Founders of the companies themselves are on stage. They are passionate people, and I strongly recommend to attend the event if you have the chance.

Here’s the complete lineup by company type:

It will give me the opportunity to catch up with the Founders I have interviewed last time, as well as a few companies I met in London:AuthentiumWonga and WorkLight.

I will stay in San Francisco from Saturday 26th April to Friday 2nd May. My goal is to meet as many innovative companies as possible and shoot short and insightful video interviews.

If you are a startupa bank, or a major vendor in the online finance space, please do not hesitate to send me an email (cm_langlois[AT]yahoo[DOT]co[DOT]uk) to organize a meeting!

What do you think?

Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

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Video coverage of FinovateStartup 2008 on NetBanker and VisibleBanking

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