Startup Weekend Australia launches FinTech event

Startup Weekend Australia has launched its first sector-specific event, focusing on nurturing innovation in the financial technology (FinTech) industry.

Startup Weekend Australia has launched its first sector-specific event, focusing on nurturing innovation in the financial technology (FinTech) industry.

The Startup Weekend FinTech event will take place this week from March 27-29 in Melbourne, providing an educational space for entrepreneurs to learn more about launching start-ups within the fast-growing FinTech industry.

“With Intuit QuickBooks Online as our national sponsor, we have the capacity to run events which provide entrepreneurs with the necessary resources to learn how to build a start-up in 54 hours,” Startup Weekend Australia leader Darcy Naunton said. “The FinTech industry is home to some of the best talent in the world and in Australia, so we expect to see some exciting ideas come out of this event.”

Nicolette Maury, Managing Director of Intuit Australia, said Intuit is committed to being part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Australia. “Intuit has been innovating the FinTech industry for more than 30 years by constantly seeking ways to deliver solutions to key business problems including streamlining financial management processes.”

The Startup Weekend FinTech event is part of a national series of more than 24 Startup Weekends to be held across 12 locations throughout 2015 with the support of Intuit QuickBooks Online. For more information on Startup Weekend or to register for the FinTech event, visit www.up.co/communities/australia/startup-weekend/5974

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