FIA Challenges Fintech Startups


The Futures Industry Association plans to highlight fintech startups that target the global derivatives market during the industry association’s annual Futures and Options Expo in Chicago.

The winner of this competition will receive more than $20,000 in cash and other resources, according to FIA officials.

This year will be the third consecutive year in which the FIA has hosted its Innovators Pavilion at its conference.

“We are excited to launch this year’s Innovators Pavilion, which has become one of the leading showcases for fintech in our industry,” said Walt Lukken, president and CEO of FIA. “More than 40 startups have participated in previous editions of the FIA Innovators Pavilion and used the connections they made at our conferences to accelerate their growth and development.”

“I’m honored to chair the FIA Innovators Pavilion selection committee,” said Matt Haraburda of XR Trading, and a member of the executive committee of the FIA Principal Traders Group.  “There is a tremendous amount of work being done in fintech today, and I’m looking forward to presenting the next generation of technological innovation in our industry.”

Startup companies that qualify to take part in Innovators Pavilion will be given a TechPod on the Expo show floor to display their products and services. FIA also will host a “Meet the Innovators” competition to spotlight the five most exciting companies within the Pavilion.

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