- Curtis Yu
- Feb 28, 2019
Friday, February 15th marked the launch of our 3rd semester running Ivey Fintech Club’s Pro-bono Consulting Program. The program partners teams of high-performing students from Ivey Business School and Western University with fintech companies to work on a project of strategic nature, often fundamentally guiding the direction of, or supporting the growth of the business. The pro-bono consulting program aims to both improve Ivey Business School’s position as a fintech thought leader, expose students to fintech, provide students with valuable real-world learning experiences, while giving back to the fintech community and often providing value that resource-strapped firms would find difficult to create on their own.
This 3rd cohort of the program hosts 4 clients. Clients primarily are from Toronto, and range from larger firms with +$100mm in revenue, to pre-seed and seed stage start-ups. For the launch, 20 students forming 4 consulting teams, gathered for a training bootcamp and program kick-off. Led by 2 student community leaders, the teams were introduced to various problem structuring and data analysis methods, and walked through past case studies and how those projects were approached. Consultant teams were also given a primer on strong client communications, and a brief introduction to prevailing fintech trends.
In the prior two semesters, Ivey Fintech Club’s Pro-bono Consulting Program has successfully partnered with, and completed, 7 projects for local Toronto clients.