FintechNorth Events


FinTech Forum

March 7th, 8am
No.1 Strawberry Lane

FinTech North are thrilled to announce our Newcastle FinTech Forum 2024 , hosted in partnership with Innovation SuperNetworkFinPact and Internet of Caring Things (IOCT) and North of Tyne Digital, Invest Newcastle and Kani as networking sponsors.

We aim to bring over 100 members of the Northern FinTech community together in the North East for a day of exploration, collaboration, and innovation.

Building on the incredible success of previous conferences, including our third Newcastle conference in 2023 that drew over 160 attendees this event marks the continuation of our commitment to fostering engagement and enthusiasm in the North East.

The end of 2022 saw the publication of Whitecap Consulting’s North East FinTech Strategy, which saw 39 scaleups and start-ups, 92 established FinTech firms and £312 million GVA come out of the North Eastern FinTech ecosystem, firmly cementing the region as an established centre of FinTech on a national scale.

The strategy emphasised the need for more region-specific networking opportunities – this event responds to that call, providing a platform for the FinTech ecosystem to thrive, to spark discussions and to help foster relationships within the community.

In partnership with Innovation SuperNetwork, Internet of Caring Things, FinPact, North of Tyne Digital, Invest Newcastle and Kani, we aim to bring together key FinTech stakeholders to explore collaborative opportunities, with a special focus on the theme “FinTech for Good.” 

The dynamic and modern co-working space at One Strawberry Lane sets the stage for an exciting and interactive gathering, creating an ideal environment for networking and idea exchange. The new co-working space is located in the heart of the city, right by St. James’ park, a perfect place to bring our community together in the North East.

One of our most popular segments, a showcase will provide a platform for FinTech innovation, with a commitment to highlighting diversity and inclusion within the industry as well as opportunities for FinTechs at any level to share their stories and grow.

Discover opportunities to collaborate, form partnerships, and access relevant support services, laying the groundwork for the future of FinTech in the North East.

If you want to get involved at a speaker or sponsorship level, get in contact with us at

Event Schedule

Breakfast and Networking

Introduction from FinTech North

Joe Roche, Engagement Manager of FinTech North will introduce the event and discuss FinTech North's work in the sector.

Introduction from Innovation SuperNetwork

Wayne Bryant - Programme Manager - North of Tyne Digital Cluster Development Programme at Innovation SuperNetwork

Internet of Caring Things

Jennine Jonczyk - IoCT Programme manager at UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing

The intersection of longevity and FinTech

Mark Glover - Global Head of Financial Planning, HSBC Group & Co-founder of Halixia

Fireside Chat with Sportfin

With Siddesh Iyer, Founder & CEO, Sportfin and SportFin's Senior Engineer

Networking Break

Lightning Pitch Presentation FinTech Showcase

Karl Hewitson - Co-Founder at Keepl and Chris Campbell -Co-Founder at Keepl
Alex Mollart - CEO at Tandem Bank
Charlotte Scott - Investor Relations Manager at Innovation SuperNetwork
Vicky Wilson - CEO and CO-Founder at Settld

more speakers tbc

‘FinTech Futures’ Skills Initiative presentation and panel discussion

• Steve Kevan - CEO and Co-Founder at FinPact
• Owen McAteer - North East Regional Network Lead at STEM Learning UK
• Sarah Marks – CEO at RedSTART Educate

more speakers tbc

Networking Reception

Featured Speakers

Event Location

FinTech Forum

No.1 Strawberry Lane

T: 0113 350 5350

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Internet of Caring Things
Innovation SuperNetwork
North of Tyne Digital
Invest Newcastle
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