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Autumn announces its arrival with fantastic innovation events this September

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Autumn has well and truly arrived as a series of exciting innovation events that take place in the run-up to Christmas start to get underway. Finovate New York, Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival Munich, France Digital Day….whatever you want, there is an event to suit you this month.

First up this month is Finovate New York from 11-14 September. Cutting edge, bold and a true one of a kind, it showcases the latest banking, financial and payments technology in a short-form demo format whilst over 100 financial service experts will discuss and debate the hottest topics in the fintech world for approximately 1600 attendees. What’s more, over 70 companies will be showcasing at the conference.

Something a little different this month is The Clash: Business Angels vs. Venture Capital – Angelsquare & Partech Ventures on 13 September. This event, organised by Paris-based Partech Shaker, is part of a series of Entrepreneurs Talks open only to signed-up members of the Partech meetup group. Violette Marquis, CMO of AngelSquare, (the leading French angel investors’ community) and Nico Valenti Gatto, Principal at Partech, will join forces and pool their combined knowledge on the similarities and differences between a business angel and an investment funds’ requirements. This is a perfect event for startups struggling to navigate the numerous and diverse actors of the field in equity fundraising.

Returning for the fourth time this year is the Salon Banque & Innovation, held in Paris on 19 September. It lauds itself as being a professional event dedicated solely to banking innovation taking place 1500m2 of space. This is not one to miss if you are interested in meeting players from all over the banking world and keen to discover the latest initiatives in their digital transformation.

One of OpenUp’s keenly awaited events is finally here. On the 24 September, Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival will land in Munich for 3 days of unique networking between enthusiastic actors and players in the startup scene, all centered around Munich Oktoberfest. 5000 startup enthusiasts will be present as well as the likes of the Virgin and Airbnb founders who will be speaking during the festival. Chedy Riahi, Innovation Associate at BNP Paribas will be presenting at the event as well as Maroiane Naami, Head of New Business Models & Fintech Relations at BNP Paribas Personal Investors.

To round off the month is France Digitale Day 2017 in Paris on 26 September. It is a European Digital Summit where European decision makers in the field of digital regulation converge. Here, international speakers can be heard for the first time in France. This exciting event comes to you thanks to the sponsorship of the Presidency of the Republic and claims to inspire the biggest number of relationships between investors and digital entrepreneurs. Gathering 2000 participants, 150 investors and 100 journalists, sign up here to get on board.

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