North East FinTech Forum

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North East FinTech Forum 29/03/2023 12:00

We can’t wait to welcome you to Newcastle on the 29th of March for our North-East FinTech Forum, hosted in partnership with transatlantic law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson.

We’re delighted to return to the region for the first time since the release of the North East FinTech Strategy 2022-2025; a publication developed by Whitecap Consulting with the support of key stakeholders in the public sector, private sector and higher education. The strategy outlined a high level plan for the region to create more and better jobs, develop a collaborative, sustainable, growth-focused FinTech hub, and to foster regional, national and international connectivity. You can read more about this here.

A key action point from the strategy was to stimulate constructive industry collaboration, implying the need for more events, providing platforms for ideas to be shared and connections to be made. We are delighted to do our part in addressing this strategic implementation and thus, are over the moon to host an event in Newcastle that intends to bring together the FinTech community in the North East.

Not only that, but another key recommendation from the strategy was to establish a ‘focal point’ for FinTech in the North East. One of the strategic implementations of this was to create dedicated steering groups to facilitate the development of the FinTech sector. This is now in fruition, and we’re delighted to say that since the launch of the strategy, these groups have been really active and taken real strides to ensure the North East FinTech sector reaches it’s potential.

The North East FinTech Forum intends to address both of these action points in one go, as we’ll provide a platform for the North East to communicate and collaborate, whilst showcasing the exciting progress made by the steering groups – delivered by some of the key members involved. We will also be welcoming a selection of North East based FinTechs to pitch their innovative propositions in a mini showcase segment.


12:00pm – 12:45pm: Lunch and Networking

12:45pm – 12:55pm: Welcome from FinTech North and Womble Bond Dickinson

Joe Roche, Engagement Manager, FinTech North

12:55pm – 13:15pm: Presentation on NE FinTech strategy and progress update of NE FinTech steering groups

Julian Wells, Director, Whitecap Consulting & FinTech North

13:15pm – 14:00pm: Panel Discussion – NE FinTech steering group

Chaired by Julian Wells, Director, Whitecap Consulting & FinTech North

Dawn Dunn, Senior Inward Investment Manager, Invest Newcastle

Kevin Telford, Future FS Strategy Consultant, MonstarLab

Stephen Kevan, NED and Board Adviser

Wayne Bryant, Innovation Manager, Innovation SuperNetwork

14:00pm – 14:30pm: NE FinTech mini showcase

Lucy Mounter, Senior Business Development Executive, Intercash

Vicky Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO, Settld

Siddesh Iyer, Founder and CEO, Sportfin

Eric Guo, Founder, SPARK

14:30pm: Event close

Are you an innovative FinTech based in the North East that would to take part in our showcase? Are you a black, Asian or minority ethnic founder interested in getting involved as a speaker? Are you a female FinTech founder that would like to participate?

The North East FinTech Forum is supported by event partners The Innovation Super Network, North of Tyne Digital and Womble Bond Dickinson.

Contact FinTech North via email at to find out more and get involved.

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
The Helix
Draymans Way
Newcastle upon Tyne

T: +44 (0)113 834 3133

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