UK Trade & Investment USA announced earlier this month the US financial technology companies selected for the inaugural FinTech Mission to the UK 8-9 December. The UKTI teams in Houston, Chicago, and Atlanta recruited the top 12 financial technology firms hailing from FinTech hubs across the Southern and Midwest regions of the US and were selected from a competitive pool by a panel of experts in UK financial technology. The mission will highlight the innovative technologies emerging from across the US while also promoting the UK as a destination for Fintech investment.
The mission will take place during the industry conference FinTech Connect Live at Wembley Stadium. Firms will have the opportunity to pitch their product, meet with UK FinTech companies, and learn about market opportunities taking place. In addition to the conference, companies will have the opportunity to network with industry experts, peers, and commercial contacts indispensable to international growth. The companies will the tour Level39, Europe’s largest technology accelerator; attend an event at Rise, Barclay’s London accelerator; and learn about landing programs from London and Partners.
This is the first US FinTech mission promoting inward investment into the UK. Director Trade & Investment, USA and Deputy Consul General New York, Martin Cook said of the mission:
“Our mission to the UK offers participants the unique opportunity to network with key stakeholders in the UK market, pursue direct business development, and attend an industry conference, FinTech Connect Live. UK Trade & Investment is dedicated to growing the connections between US innovation and UK market opportunities, and it is our sincere hope that the strength of the mission programme will encourage each company to expand their business to the UK.”
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