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How Am I Building This: FinTech

  • CoGen Coworking 1132 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)

How Am I Building This? If you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or someone who has the passion to build your own company, this is a “MUST ATTEND” event for you. You will have the chance to network with some of the most brilliant Chicago-based business owners, entrepreneurs and startup founders, learn about their inspirational entrepreneurial stories, and meet up with a group of like-minded dreamers.

Date: Saturday, Dec 9th, 2017

Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM Central Standard Time

Address: CoGen Coworking, 1132 S Wabash Ave. 2nd Floor


  • Ali Bakir: Co-Founder, Peeptrade

Peeptrade is an award-winning financial information platform and social network that allows people to “peep” into the success of other investors, giving them a transparent and competitive edge. It allows users to access the portfolios and investment history of investors alongside a wide range of interactive tools, curated news, charts, and research documents. 

  • Joshua Gordon-Blake: VP Global Partnership, Pangea Money Transfer

Pangea is disrupting the traditional money remittance industry with the mission to make money transfers simple, fair, and safe. The Pangea Money Transfer app enables users to send money internationally in less than 30 seconds and save up to 75% in fees. Pangea is venture backed by KGC Capital, Chicago Ventures, Jump Capital, BW Capital Partners, OCA Ventures, and leading angels.

  • Rachael Olson: Head of Strategy & Operations, Enova International

Enova provides reliable, real-time financial options for everyday, hardworking people facing immediate cash demands. As a global financial resource for under-served consumers, they operate a portfolio of businesses that offer a variety of online credit products and services to more than one million customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

  • George Vukotich: Managing Partner, FinTank

FinTank is an incubator that helps startups partner with the larger global FinTech community. They recruit innovative startups, work with sponsors, and provide investors with the first look and deal flow opportunities. To facilitate Chicago’s fintech ecosystem, their mission is ensuring that wherever you may land in the community, you’re getting the right access, exposure, and education you need.


2:00 – 2:30 Registration/Networking

2:30 – 4:00 Presentations & Discussion

4:00 – 5:00 Q&A and Networking

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