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July 29, 2021
Leveraging the Penn Boot Camp to Stay Ahead of FinTech Trends - HYBRID
Thursday Gathering - July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021
Leveraging the Penn Boot Camp to Stay Ahead of FinTech Trends - HYBRID
Please note, this is a Hybrid session meaning you can join us in-person or virtually! This talk looks closer at the current trends in FinTech to understand how we got to the financial system we have today. We’ll highlight new technologies and current events that are foreshadowing where the industry is heading next and introduce you to the University of Pennsylvania’s FinTech Boot Camp. FinTech refers to the financial services industry that has been disrupted by technological innovation, and aims to compete with traditional financial methods in order to improve activities and inefficiencies in finance. Rapid advancements in technology have bolstered the ability for smaller companies to innovate and disrupt many traditional financial domains like payments, money markets, and insurance.   Big data, mobile infrastructure, cloud computing, and blockchain technologies are now all widely available to incumbents and new entrants within the financial services industry. FinTech’s disruption has created technological demand and a need for skilled technical workers, largely similar to that of the IT industry.   In light of the rapid growth of the FinTech industry, Penn created the non-credit Boot Camp to provide professionals with the opportunity to learn how these new concepts are being leveraged within financial fields from financial planning to hedge funds, as well as best practices for using these skills to add value to an organization. Penn’s FinTech Boot Camp takes a multidisciplinary approach to finance, fundamental programming, data analysis, along with modern tools in cryptocurrency and blockchain.    The intensive Penn FinTech Boot Camps runs for 6 months with live online classes meeting two nights a week from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm. Students have access to tutoring though out the program and Career Services for 3 months following completion. Three group projects are completed during the Boot Camp, providing participants with practical technical skills and a portfolio of work to share with employers. https://bootcamp.sas.upenn.edu/fintech/
August 5, 2021
Office Hours: Sales and Marketing Foundation w/ Anthony Cafagna - In-person Only
Thursday Gathering - August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021
Office Hours: Sales and Marketing Foundation w/ Anthony Cafagna - In-person Only
Got questions about Sales and Marketing? Now's your chance to consult with an expert! Book a 1:1 appointment by emailing hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org with your preferred time slot. Walk ins are welcome as scheduling permits. Anthony Cafagna runs a revenue advisory consulting firm specializing in early-stage companies operating in the Medtech space. His career began in a startup sector wearing many hats with an organization that placed sudden cardiac arrest programs and implemented AEDs into corporations across the U.S. From there, had the opportunity to join a large medical device organization with a focus on Lower Extremity (Foot & Ankle), where he was one of the top performers annually from 2015-2020. During COVID, he changed paths to focus on Risk Management to help complex mid-size organizations mitigate risks to give choice and control to key decision makers. Anthony's focus to craft and guide founders to successfully make revenue generating decisions and "gameplans" that can be followed and executed.  If any of the following questions resonate with you, be sure you book your slot today by emailing hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org with your preferred slot! Is your offering or product messaging clear and concise to prospects and investors?  Who is my primary target? Do my marketing materials and plan correlate at this intersection? Should I have a sales "playbook" to help onboard, train and retain talent? Appointments available: 3:00-3:20pm: Open 3:20-3:40pm: Open 3:40-4:00pm: Open
August 12, 2021
Office Hours w/ Ayanna Haskins: Cybersecurity (08/12)
Thursday Gathering - August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021
Office Hours w/ Ayanna Haskins: Cybersecurity (08/12)
Cybersecurity is a critical component for all businesses, including startups and SMBs. Many business leaders are not aware of and do not understand the implications of data breaches or vulnerabilities, much less technologies and security controls to keep their businesses safe from cyber threats. To assist startup and SMB business leaders, I offer complimentary office time each month to discuss cybersecurity topics. Typical discussions include security concepts to help entrepreneurs and SMBs protect their small businesses from cyber threats, strategies for developing and implementing a cyber plan, data security, 3rd party risk, compliance, and employee training. Ayanna Haskins specializes in managing information security with more than 20 years of assessing current security measures and mitigating future attacks against an organization’s devices, network, and data. She began her professional career as a consultant at SAP and Deloitte leading global ERP implementations and the required infrastructure and governance. She then transitioned to information security – specializing in managing the various strategic and tactical requirements of organizational security.   To book your office hour appointment, please email hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org to confirm which time slot you would like to schedule.   Office Hour Appointment Times for Cybersecurity: 3:00-3:20pm (Open) 3:20-3:40pm (Open) 3:40-4:00pm (Open)
August 19, 2021
Office Hours: Sales and Marketing Foundation w/ Anthony Cafagna - In-person Only
Thursday Gathering - August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021
Office Hours: Sales and Marketing Foundation w/ Anthony Cafagna - In-person Only
Got questions about Sales and Marketing? Now’s your chance to consult with an expert! Book a 1:1 appointment by emailing hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org with your preferred time slot. Walk ins are welcome as scheduling permits.   Anthony Cafagna runs a revenue advisory consulting firm specializing in early-stage companies operating in the Medtech space. His career began in a startup sector wearing many hats with an organization that placed sudden cardiac arrest programs and implemented AEDs into corporations across the U.S. From there, had the opportunity to join a large medical device organization with a focus on Lower Extremity (Foot & Ankle), where he was one of the top performers annually from 2015-2020. During COVID, he changed paths to focus on Risk Management to help complex mid-size organizations mitigate risks to give choice and control to key decision makers. Anthony’s focus to craft and guide founders to successfully make revenue generating decisions and “gameplans” that can be followed and executed.    If any of the following questions resonate with you, be sure you book your slot today by emailing hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org with your preferred slot!   Is your offering or product messaging clear and concise to prospects and investors?  Who is my primary target? Do my marketing materials and plan correlate at this intersection? Should I have a sales “playbook” to help onboard, train and retain talent? Appointments available: 3:00-3:20pm: Open 3:20-3:40pm: Open 3:40-4:00pm: Open
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