Ivey Business School’s Fintech Club is primed for another year of growth, student development and exciting case competitions to help students break into the Fintech industry. The club was established in 2017 and is Canada's largest student-run Fintech organization. The club’s mission is to educate students on Fintech and promote opportunities at the intersection of finance and technology. They aim to develop student leaders in Fintech, engage students in current events of the Fintech industry, and provide opportunities for student advancement into Fintech, recruiting members from all years and faculties at Western University.
With their annual ProBono consulting initiative, they connect teams of passionate students with Fintech companies to tackle their real-world business problems. Past cohorts have worked with start-ups in retail banking, insurance, artificial intelligence and more. Alongside partner companies, Ivey Fintech also provides research and case-writing opportunities for students to learn more about the fast-growing industry and publish their insights.
Additionally, the Ivey Fintech Innovation group grants hands-on experience in this rapidly growing field, supported by the expertise of the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab. The group teaches a variety of employable skills to students by building original technology projects from scratch for the Western University community. Students work in teams in roles such as business analysts, developers, and project leaders to learn essential Fintech skills in a hands-on startup-like environment.
This year, Ivey Fintech is organizing a variety of educational initiatives, ranging from weekly discussions and workshops to career panels and industry insight interview series. A new Education series was launched in recent years to facilitate discussion on a variety of fintech topics such as Blockchain, Open Banking, Digital Wealth Management and Robo-Investing.