FINTECH

We already know that Wilmington is a hot bed for the banking industry. Come learn what’s happening right now and in the very┬ánear future in tech banking and the financial landscape.

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Speakers

Nick Barba

Co-founder and senior vice president, Coakt

Formerly an iOS developer, Ruby on Rails programmer, and music engineer, Nick leads development activities at COAKT. His extensive startup experience includes tenure at NYC
s premier incubator IAC’s Hatch Labs and DE-DE. His primary focus throughout his career has been applying technology to the real problems of life and society. His outlook has always been one of failing as quickly as possible for the purpose of ultimately attaining spectacular success
a viewpoint that has placed him right in line with the Lean Startup methodology. Nick Barba is also the CoFounder of BlockstartsDE and the Delaware Blockchain Meetup, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Delaware Founders Initiative. He is a graduate of NYU and the University of Miami.

Kevin Kriss

Co-Founder, President and Chairman, Coakt

Kevin Kriss brings his unique scientific skill set to his latest entrepreneurial venture, COAKT, after having working in R&D and securing several patents as a Senior Research Technologist at DuPont for 14 years. Kevin is obsessed with making personal connections, innovating solutions for complex problems, and improving humanity through the intersection of business and technology. He is a student of and adherent to the Lean Startup Methodology. Kevin is also the CoFounder of BlockstartsDE and the Delaware Blockchain Meetup, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Delaware Founder’s Initiative, and the Co-owner of Sustainability Works LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware

Stephen Payne

Vice President of Software Engineering, Zenbanx

Stephen Payne is the Vice President of Software Engineering at Zenbanx where he leads the software development organization. Zenbanx is a financial technology provider that offers mobile, multi-currency products through relationships with regulated financial institutions. Stephen enjoys learning new technologies and melding those into existing technology stacks to deliver innovative financial solutions to the marketplace. He has a BS and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.