FinTEx, short for Financial Technology Exchange, is a non-profit, industry collaboration to expand the FinTech ecosystem in Chicago and the broader Midwest. We serve as the connector, advocate and single point of contact for those looking to do business here. Our mission is to expand the space and our member organizations whether they be an early stage startup or public company.
Since our launch in 2014, we’ve grown to over 100 member and partner organizations. We collaborate closely with regulators and the State of Illinois to connect the public and private sector for the benefit of all. Special Interest Groups such as our Women in FinTech, Regulation of Innovation, Blockchain, Startup C-Suite Support and Venture Investor group expand the capacity of the ecosystem. In partnership with DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago we launched a FinTech Center of Excellence called Currency to develop best practices in FinTech with collaborators around the world.
Our work earned us a top 5 global FinTech hub ranking by Deloitte in 2017 and we’re just getting started.