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Our Focus

FinTEx is a non-profit, member-driven community of the leading organizations within FinTech and Financial Services, working together to promote collaboration, grow investment, and drive innovation in Chicago and the broader Midwest.

FinTEx serves as the connector to this rapidly growing ecosystem and provides a single point of access for those looking to do business in the Midwest.

Our objectives are

Cultivating community & stimulating collaboration
Accelerating innovation
Attracting national & international attention to Chicago
Building the talent pipeline
Growing business & investment opportunities
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FINTEX
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>75

>75 member companies

6

6 active working committees

10

>10 partnerships with international government trade initiatives

>600

>600 active participants in the last quarter (Chicago only)

Expanded membership to include the entire Midwest

1st North American member of the Global FinTech Hubs Federation

Ranked 5th FinTech Hub in the world

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The FinTEx Advantage

Unrivaled connections

Members, from Fortune 500 companies to high-growth organizations, leverage the power of adjacency to drive innovation and collaboration. Connect with leadership teams from adjacent verticals to share best practices and gain strategic insights. Engage policymakers & regulators to co-create the future of the industry.

Exclusive access to programs & events

Experience the ability to participate in our members-only programs and gain exclusive access to events. Enjoy member rates for all employees at FinTEx events.

Enhanced visibility

Amplify your success by sharing your stories and celebrating your achievements on our website & social media accounts. Further magnify your brand by listing in our member directory.

Testimonials

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner

"Chicago has a long history of innovation in trading, banking, asset management and other financial services areas, but during the recent boom in FinTech innovation and investment, it had fallen far behind in perception to cities like San Francisco, London and Singapore. With Currency, RegHub and FinTEx, the city has an Illinois-centric Center of Excellence that any organization can easily tap into for new ideas, insights and best practices, serving as a powerful growth driver for the broader FinTech community."

Governor of Illinois
Governor Bruce Rauner
Chris Rentner

"The team at FinTEx has been supportive in making introductions and providing advice as our company was growing. The network that the team has is vast and so when we needed some help there was a wealth of knowledge to gain from the organization."

Founder& CEO, Akouba
Chris Rentner
David Aronson

"FinTEx has been an invaluable resource in connecting with business leaders who are working through similar challenges and opportunities as we are. As a direct result of our involvement in FinTEx, we've landed new clients, activated formal and informal advisors, connected with vendor-partners, and sourced new team members. We're honored to be a part of this vibrant and supportive community."

Founder & CEO of Peanut Butter
David Aronson
David Weinstein

"The contacts and community of like-minded folks trying to innovate and disrupt the financial services industry are the people we like to maintain in contact - FinTEx is the glue for these connections."

Founder & Managing Partner, Freshwater Advisors
David Weinstein

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