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AltLend Summit 2016 (save 15% by using FMP243)


The Princeton Club of NY
15 West 43rd St.
New York, New York 10036
(212) 596-1200


JULY 13-14, 2016


AltLend Summit 2016 – The Investor’s Forum on Innovations in Small Business and Real Estate Lending

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What you’ll hear

Have investors started to back out of the non-bank lending space? Why? Is the honeymoon over, or will innovating products and models keep the spark alive for alternative lending? Join us at the Princeton Club of New York on July 13th and 14th to be part of AltLend Summit 2016, a two-day forum that hosts investors, bankers, platforms, and thought leaders from across the globe as they discuss trends, opportunities, and obstacles in small business and real estate lending.
Are current lending practices sustainable? What does the data tell us about non-traditional underwriting techniques? Has there been an increase in defaults? Should we be wary of a dip in the credit cycle? How are platforms and alternative lenders attracting quality borrowers? Has attention from regulators soured the asset class?
Be part of this substantive dialogue. Find out what the future holds by evaluating current practices with other banks, investors, and lenders. Plus, participate in our pre-conference workshop focused on alternative educational lending, a unique look at a niche segment gaining momentum.

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About the author

George Popescu

Serial entrepreneur.

George sold and exited his most successful company, Boston Technologies (BT) group, in 2014. BT was a technology, market maker, high-frequency trading and inter-broker broker-dealer in the FX Spot, precious metals and CFDs space company. George was the Founder and CEO and he boot-strapped from $0 to a $20+ million in revenue without any equity investment. BT has been #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011 according to the Boston Business Journal and the only company being in top 10 fastest in 2012-13 as it was #5 in 2012. BT has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US for 4 years in a row ( #143, #373, #897 and #1270). After the company sale in July 2014 until February 2015 George was Head-of-Strategy for Currency Mountain ( ), a USD 100 million+ holding company focused on retail and medium institutional currencies, precious metals, stocks, fixed income and commodities businesses.

• Over the last 10 years, George founded 10 companies in online lending, craft beer brewery, exotic sports car rental space, hedge funds, peer-reviewed scientific journal ( Journal of Cellular and Molecular medicine…) and more. George advised 30+ early stage start-ups in different fields. George was also a mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services and Techstar Fintech in NY.

• Previously George obtained 3 Master's Degrees: a Master's of Science from MIT working on 3D printing, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Supelec, France and a Master's in Nanosciences from Paris XI University. Previously he worked as a visiting scientist at MIT in Bio-engineering for 2 years. George had 3 undergrad majors: Maths, Physics and Chemistry. His scientific career led to about 10 publications and patents.

• On the business side, Boston Business Journal has named me in the top 40 under 40 in 2012 in recognition of his business achievements.

• George is originally from Romania and grew up in Paris, France.

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