FinTech & RetailTech Mission to New York, 21st – 27th February 2016.


FinTech & RetailTech Trade Mission to New York.

We’re returning to New York during Social Media Week from the 22nd – 26th February 2016. We’re taking a group of UK companies working in FinTech and RetailTech to meet a range of like-minded businesses, financial services companies, investors and accelerators in Manhattan.

Britain is the most attractive country in the world for building a FinTech business… …London and the UK will lead the FinTech sector” – Eileen Burbidge, Passion Capital and the UK Government’s special envoy for FinTech.

We believe, along with ex-Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins, that a new wave of tech-savvy startups that can do things better, faster, and cheaper than the big banks and will disrupt their traditional businesses like lending, payments, and wealth management. A lot of this new wave is based in London and we want to introduce them to the financial community in New York to help simulate more growth and opportunity.

Mission Registration Fees.

The fees for each participant are £950.00 – £750.00 for the second participant from the same company. Fees for investors and corporates are £1,800.

Please note we tend to fill the available places quickly and due to demand we’ve extended registrations until February 19th so more companies can join us. Register for the trip here. If you have any questions or require further information please email us here.

Travel Arrangements.

All participants are responsible for the cost of their own flights and accommodation. We have negotiated favourable rates with our travel partner for Like Minds Mission attendees. While you’re not obliged to travel at the same time and stay in the same hotel, we’ve found it’s more fun for all involved if you do!

Please note you will need an ESTA visa to gain entry to the US, you can apply for one here. Please ensure you have been approved for entry to the US before booking your travel arrangements.


Our schedule is outlined below, the specific US companies you you have asked to meet with will be identified in your registration confirmation email. We will also be talking to each company to identify who else they would like to meet on a bespoke one-to-one basis while we’re in New York.

Guides to Working in the USA.

Here are some useful guides on “Marketing in the USA” by Allyson Stewart-Allen for UKTI and another on “Coming to America” by Fried Frank.

New York.

If you’re based in the New York area – free tickets to the Monday 22nd February networking reception are here and free tickets to the to “The Future of FinTech” and “The Future of RetailTech” panel debates on Thursday 25th February are here.

Sunday 21st

Travel to New York.

Monday 22nd
PM – meeting with $500M fund Oak CH/FT followed by:

Evening Networking Reception.

The week begins with an exclusive evening networking reception on Monday 22nd hosted by Rise in partnership with Barclays at their newest FinTech innovation hub. Home to the Barclays FinTech accelerator powered by Techstars.

Free tickets to the Monday 22nd February networking reception are here We have over 200 people registered already so be quick as we have limited space available.

Tuesday 23rd
AM meeting with StartUp Boot Camp
PM bespoke meetings.
Wednesday 24th
AM – meeting with Rise Accelerator
PM bespoke meetings.
Thursday 25th

Like Minds Live!

We’re running a Like Minds Live! day consisting of two panel debates on on #Fintech & #RetailTech on Thursday 25th at retail digital agency Tenthwave, one session will focus on “The Future of RetailTech” and the other on “The Future of FinTech”. All panels will be live streamed to a global audience. Participating UK companies are invited to join the panels.

If you’re based in the New York area – free tickets to the Monday 22nd February networking reception are here and tickets to the to “The Future of FinTech” and “The Future of RetailTech” panel debates on Thursday 25th February are here. We are 80% full already so don’t miss your chance to attend!

Friday 26th
Free day for follow up meetings.
Saturday 27th
Fly to back to London.


If you have any questions or require further information please email us here.


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