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FinTech Week: By the numbers

  • Empire Startups' inaugural FinTech Week begins today in New York
  • In preparation for 25 forthcoming events over four days, here's a breakdown by the numbers.
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FinTech Week: By the numbers

New Yorkers in the financial technology are familiar with that week in the fall that brings together the most bustling fintech conferences and parties of the year.

Now, they can get their lanyards on earlier: This year, for the first time ever, there’s an official FinTech Week, because, well, why not? With two headliner conferences and events scattered citywide hosted by incumbents and startups alike, the city will soon be buzzing with the sounds of innovative thoughts, game changing ideas and the makings of a global financial revolution built on some fancy database tech with an exciting though hotly debated name. Here is FinTech Week, which is put on by Empire Startups and FinXTech, by the numbers:

Attendees: 4,000

Years FinTech Week has been happening: zero

Fintech events hosted by Empire: 152, before this

Days FinTech Week runs: four. False advertising.

Number of events: 25

Number of large conferences: two

Events that are actually Meetups: six

Priciest ticket: $1,295

Number of venues: 16

Events at Rise: 10

Number of events you’ll have to travel to Brooklyn for: one

Distance between the Manhattan venues that are furthest apart: 4.7 miles

What it’ll cost you to take an UberX between them: $28

Longest distance traveled for FinTech Week: 7,900 miles (J.A. Chowdhary and Richa Shrivastava from the Government of Andhra Pradesh in India)

Number of male speakers: 73

Number of female speakers: 35

Smallest ratio of male to female speakers: 50/50 (Empire Startups)

Fluffiest title: five words (Global Financial Services Consulting Leader)

Speakers with “fintech” in their title: five

Times “fintech” is used as an ambiguous noun: two

Sessions admitting fintech is unsexy: one (“The Unsexy Side of FinTech” at the FinXTech Annual Summit)

Blockchain sessions: four

AI session: one

Number of times blockchain and AI are expected to be mentioned: 6,789,120 (estimated)

Made up words in the lineup: five (for example, “quant algo”)

Number of Starbucks in the Times Square area: 17

Number of bars in the Webster Hall area: 56

Free happy hours: three

Pounds of dinosaur BBQ that will be served at the Tuesday lunch: 225

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