With so much negative media coverage surrounding credit card breaches at a number of the country’s largest retailers, the question of payment security has been on the American Nation’s mind. Financial institutions and retailers alike are looking to make their customers feel safe, and recent trends in financial technology innovation indicate a desire to move away from traditional banking and payment systems. Advancements such as the integration of Near Field Communication (NFC) chips in high-end smartphones and the advent of digital currency have the potential to circumvent the complications that make vendors and their customers vulnerable to fraud.
This is an opportune time at Plug and Play where we are currently preparing for the launch of our first Financial Technology Accelerator that will be running concurrently with our Brand & Retail Program. We believe that Fintech innovation will be paramount to the resolution of the problems that have plagued American retailers over the past year. As such, we will be gathering Plug and Play’s network of entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations to explore the synergy between these two evolving verticals.
Please join us on November 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 at Plug and Play headquarters in Sunnyvale for “The Future of Payments & Security in Retail” featuring a panel of corporate executives followed by rapid-fire pitches from Silicon Valley’s top payment and security startups. The event will be free to attend with registration at this link.
Plug and Play’s Fintech & Security accelerator will supplement our most recent batch of Bitcoin startups. The program is focused on connecting corporations with early stage companies in the areas of mobile payments, consumer engagement, data analytics, and cloud & security.
Plug and Play Retail is a 12-week startup accelerator program. Startups accepted into the accelerator are leveraging technology to solve the biggest problems top brands, retailers, and industry players face today. Plug and Play, along with a round-table of corporations and industry experts, jointly decide the startups that are accepted into the program.
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