FinTechNI to host US FinTech veteran Bo Brustkern at Catalyst Belfast event

  • Local FinTech industry advocacy group FinTechNI will be hosting US FinTech giant Bo Brustkern in an event tomorrow at the Catalyst Belfast FinTech Hub.

    Northern Ireland has become something of a financial tech hub in recent years, with the sector growing rapidly thanks to the region's availability of highly qualified tech staff and effective startup culture. With investment in local FinTech firms on the rise, it's more important than ever to get clear advice and direction from global entrepreneurs in the field with a wide range of experience in other countries and regions.

    Tomorrow at the Catalyst Belfast FinTech Hub, local stakeholder collaboration FinTechNI will be holding a major event with speaker Bo Brustkern, the US financial services veteran who founded the FinTech conference platform LendIt. Brustkern has almost 25 years experience as an investor and analyst in the financial services and tech sector, and has seen many of the challenges and opportunities Northern Ireland's FinTech scene now face first hand.

    If you're part of a local FinTech startup or just want the chance to pick Brustkern's brain on the challenges ahead, head over to to confirm your space at the event. The Q&A session with Brustkern will begin at 5PM following a networking drinks reception, and the event is free to attend for anyone interested in the local FinTech space.

    Brustkern commented on his upcoming talk, saying: "It’s time for Northern Ireland’s FinTech ecosystem to shine – the level of investment into the local industry is promising, and the future is bright. I hope that I can inspire local entrepreneurs to implement their own collaborative culture that will both unite and ignite solid innovation among this thriving community and enhance Northern Ireland’s reputation in the global FinTech landscape."

    Source: Written based on press release

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