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Venture135 Conference Spotlights Queen City Fintech and IBM Hype Protect Accelerator Startups

by Angela King

The Conference

The third annual Venture135 conference (formerly the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference) will kick off on November 21-22 in Charlotte, NC. This two-day fintech-focused event brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and financial service executives from all across the Southeast.

With a unique program format, Venture135 is intentionally intimate in order to create a beneficial experience for attendees.

The Keynote

This year’s keynote speaker is Tim Sheehan, the co-founder and CEO of kids financial education and savings app Greenlight. Greenlight provides a safe way for parents to give their kids money, approve spending, and prepare them for financial independence.

In just a few years, the startup has grown considerably, with over half a million parents using the app today. They recently closed a $54 million Series B to fast-track that scale.

Prior to Greenlight, Tim was the Lead Entrepreneur In Residence at Georgia Tech’s startup incubator, the Advanced Technology Development Center. Earlier in Tim’s career he was Director of Yahoo! Finance, helping to grow it to the #1 finance site in the world.

Additional speakers will include investors and top fintech experts.

The Startups: Demo Day

Day one will include a pitch party, networking session and will end with the Queen City Fintech Demo Day, where the latest company’s in Charlotte’s fintech accelerator will show what they’ve been working on.

Day two will feature the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator Demo Day powered by LinuxONE. The recently-launched accelerator program was designed to build and scale the next generation of fintech and healthtech companies that require highly-secure data protection.  This Demo Day will kickoff IBM’s first Healthtech Summit, a one-day event held in parallel to Venture135.

Grab your tickets here!


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