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Event: Bank/Alternative Lender Strategic Partnership Summit

When ?

May 10-11, 2017


The Princeton Club
15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036


Topics at a Glance

  • The New Horizon: Is 2017 the Tipping Point for Partnerships?
  • Case Study: Investment Banks Bridging the Gap with Alternative Lenders
  • When and When Not to Partner: Examining the Decision Making Process
  • Ensuring Proper Due Diligence for Ideal Partnerships
  • Best Structural Options for Your Partnership Strategy
  • Best Practices in Mitigating Third Party Risk in the Fintech World
  • Compliance Hot Buttons in a Changing Regulatory Landscape
  • Five Factors for Identifying Sustainable Partners in a Volatile Market
  • How to Gain Comfort with the Alternative Lender Underwriting and Risk Management Process
  • Increasing Profitability by Leveraging Your Customer Base
  • Standing Out in a Crowded Marketplace: Successful Marketing and Branding Strategy
  • How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Lending Landscape
  • Views from the Investor: How to Profit from Bank and Alternative Lending Partnerships
  • Harnessing Data: Analytics, Security, and Increased Transparency




For more information and to register, contact Rhonda West at (704) 341-2647 or (20% discount code is LendingTimes)



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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