Our vision is to create the biggest FinTech community in the region through different type of events and gatherings which will challenge the already known talented people from South-Eastern European Union.
What is FinTech ?
Financial Technology is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient.
Financial technology companies are generally startups founded with the purpose of disrupting incumbent financial systems and corporations that rely less on software.
Peek at the video on the right to get a short intro into this universe.
Why Iasi ?
The first edition will be a hackathon held in Iasi, Romania. Iasi is the city where companies such as Microsoft, Endava, Xerox, Amazon, Continental proved to find this talented resource.
Such corporations opened offices and moved entire departments in the tech minded metropole. Iasi hosts around 6000 programmers, and a lot more people are considering this path. Romania has proved to be one of the countries which has outstanding and yet affordable talent.
So where this talent comes from, you may ask?! Institutions such as “ Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, the oldest university in Romania and “Universitatea Gheorghe Asachi”, have their top tier graduates working in the above mentioned companies.
After Iasi, we’re considering the next edition to be held in Bucharest, following as next targets other big cities in the region.
PayPal is one of the world’s largest Internet payment companies.
The company operates as an acquirer, performing payment processing for online vendors, auction sites and other commercial users, for which it charges a fee.
An Estonian developed and UK-based peer-to-peer money transfer service launched in January 2011.
More than £3 billion has been transferred through TransferWise, which supports more than 300 currency routes across the world.
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