Plug And Play Brings Silicon Valley To Wall Street

Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley based global innovation platform that started as an incubator in Mountain View, CA held their first east coast event with an exciting FinTech showcase on Tuesday September 8th, 2015 . LTP had the privilege of attending the private invite-only event held at Deutsche Bank’s HQ on Wall Street. Some of the world’s leading banking institutions, thought leaders and experts in the FinTech space engaged in a panel discussion, followed by five minute pitches from thirteen startups from around the world.

The panel discussion included Stephane Wyper (MasterCard Start Path), Paul Vigna (Reporter at Wall Street Journal), and Phillip Gilligan (Head of Strategy and Innovation at Deutsche Bank). After Plug and Play Tech Center CEO, Saeed Amidi shared his early involvement in what are now PayPal and DropBox, there was an optimistic flow of energy in the room, as some of the next future FinTech game changers were about to present. Executives from Barclays, Citibank, Deutsche, MasterCard, Credit Suisse, Discover, Bain Capital and Capital One to name a few, were invitees.

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