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Wednesday, June 6 • 4:10pm - 4:30pm
The role of start-ups in driving financial inclusion in Europe

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138 million Europeans are financially cut off from society – without a bank account or payment methods, despite as many as a third of them being in full time employment. Financial exclusion has a devastating impact on people's quality of life, denying them basic benefits and choice, but also preventing them access to the global economy. As the incumbents are falling behind and failing to help meet sustainable development goals, FinTechs are stepping in to provide financial access for millions of Europe's most vulnerable. The session will cover the subject of financial inclusion from a perspective of such macro trends as mass migration or a rapid move to a cashless society, as discuss real life examples of how technology can have a profound impact on a person's life through access to banking, identity and affordable credit.

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Marta Krupinska

Founder, Astarte.Ventures
Marta is a London based Fintech entrepreneur, one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Finance in 2016, a Fortune Most Powerful Women Alumna in 2017 in and most recently one of Evening Standard’s London's Most Influential People in 2017.Based on her own experiences as a Polish migrant, in 2012... Read More →

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Freddy Kelly

CEO, Credit Kudos
After completing a B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Manchester, Freddy moved to San Francisco to join the engineering team at Bitnami (YC W13). Prior to founding Credit Kudos, Freddy was the first engineer at A16z-backed TXN, developing their transaction analytics p... Read More →
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Norris Koppel

CEO & Founder, Monese
Norris is CEO & Founder of Monese, a service which enables customers to open a UK banking account in a matter of minutes, using a mobile app.  Monese's breakthrough technology can validate the identity of customers in real time. This enables the company to offer accounts to the hundreds... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 4:10pm - 4:30pm BST
The High Wire Stage