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We previously posted a blog sharing the best startup and financials events to attend in 2020. However, due to current circumstances, a lot of event are getting cancelled. The good news is, a lot of events are being held virtually!

1) Collision

Held from June 23rd,2020 until June 25th, 2020.

Collision was one of the events we initially included in our blog of best startup events in 2020. Now, this event will be held online.

Times may be uncertain, but one thing remains true: there’s a simple power in people coming together. That’s why we’re launching Collision from Home. Collision from Home attendees will participate from wherever they are in the world, streaming talks from tech CEOs, international policymakers and global cultural figures. They’ll chat and connect with each other through the bespoke Collision from Home app, and they’ll engage with some of the world’s most influential companies and fastest-growing startups. Sometimes incredible things happen when we get together – whether it’s online or off.


– Thuan Pham, CTO at Uber

Thuan is CTO at Uber and has been at the company for six years. Previously a VP of engineering at VMWare, Westbridge and Doubleclick, Thuan holds a BSc in electrical engineering and computer science, and an MSc from MIT in the same subjects.

– David Fischer, Chief Revenue Officer at Facebook

David is chief revenue officer of Facebook. He previously served as the social media giant’s vice president of business and marketing partnerships, from February 2012 to March 2019.

-David Eun, President / CIO at Samsung Next / Samsung Electronics

David is president of Samsung NEXT and chief innovation officer at Samsung Electronics. He is focused on developing and scaling software and services, and on the long-term consumer and technology trends that will impact people and businesses globally.

-Bracken Darrell, CEO at Logitech

As president and chief executive officer of Logitech, Bracken P. Darrell is responsible for Logitech’s strategy for growth and profitability, for the vision for the brand as well as for the company’s operations.

-Kate Brandt, Google Sustainability Officer at Google

Kate leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations, products and supply chain. In this role, she partners with various Google teams to ensure the company is capitalizing on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability.

2) Venture Summit West, Silicon Valley – Digital Edition

Held from Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:30 AM until Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:30 PM.

YoungStartup Ventures will be hosting one-on-one startup and investor meetings live at Venture Summit | West [digital edition] on May 5th – 7th.

The summit will now be expanded for featured companies to 3 days (coaching session + 2 days of content and one on one sessions) and for general attendees to 2 days.

The summit will feature over 150 venture funds as speakers/judges (many others in attendance), more than 100 Top Innovators as presenters, effective and seamless one-on-one meetings plus chat, and high-level networking opportunities. The screening committee is currently interviewing companies and will be selecting more than 100 Top Innovators to present live to the investors at the summit.

If you are interested in being featured as one of the featured Top Innovators or in participating in a general attendee capacity, let Preston Michaels at [email protected]  know.

Some Featured Confirmed VC Speakers & Judges:

Kira Noodleman Bee Partners

Li Sun Foundation Capital

Bill Reichert Garage Technology Ventures

Charlie Hanna Marcy Venture Partners

SC Moatti Mighty Capital

Mario Ruiz Paypal Ventures

Danny Cotter The Westly Group

In addition to providing networking access to leading Investors, the conference will feature online presentation from more than 100 pre-screened venture backed, emerging and early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking. 

3) Paris Blockchain Week Summit

Held from Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9 AM until Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6 PM.

Paris Blockchain Week Summit is the biggest Blockchain & Digital Assets event in Europe gathering 2500 attendees, 130 speakers and 50 sponsors from all around the world. On March 31, 2020, join us for two days of insightful talks and workshops held by the leaders and influencers of the crypto ecosystem.

This event has been postponed to December due to the pandemic.


Dr. Marion Laboure, Macro Strategist at Deutsche Bank & Harvard Lecturer

Dr. Jutta Steiner, Founder & CEO of Parity Technologies

Caroline Malcolm, Head of Blockchain Policy Centre at OECD

Pauline Adam-Kalfon, Partner Financial Services & Blockchain at PwC

Catherine Philippe ,Blockchain Lead Partner at KPMG France

4) Finbourne: Can an Investment Book of Records give you better control of your positions

Held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT.

A real-time Investment Book of Record (IBOR) is an imperative for managing risk in today’s volatile markets. Without precision in your positions and risk, you’re trading defensively on predictive data; without simulation at your fingertips, you are relying on stale analysis. Join FINBOURNE Technology CEO Thomas McHugh and Head of Sales Simon Drinkall as they outline the key drivers they are seeing behind the demand for a live IBOR and what potential it can unlock. You maybe thinking, why IBOR? The front-office’s need for data to inform investment decisions is seeing buy-side firms shifting away from Accounting Book of Record (ABOR) and towards IBOR to deliver accurate intraday data to serve the need for time sensitive position data across multiple systems. Firms also have an operational requirement to leverage information from multi-systems to support a real-time review of elements such as exposure, MI and performance.


– Thomas McHugh, CEO Finbourne

– Simon Drinkall, Head of Sales Finbourne

– Hayley McDowell, Editor The Trade


– Need for intraday cash positions and projections

– Need for intraday view of portfolio holdings

– Multiple OMS and/or accounting platforms, necessitating a consolidated view

– Multiple regional start of day/end of day cycles

5) Future of Fintech 2020

Held from November 16,2020 until November 18, 2020.

Future of Fintech brings together executives at major financial institutions, startup founders, and active investors for unrivaled networking and candid talks about where financial services is headed.

With 5 stages, 75+ fireside chats, 50+ presentations, and exclusive CB Insights research, Future of Fintech will illuminate the companies, technologies, and trends  shaping banking, payments, lending, wealth management, and insurance. 


By Industry

56% Banks, Brokerages, Insurers, Investors

22% Fintech Startups

15% Solution Providers

7% Non-profit, Government

By Title

34% Founder, C-level

22% SVP, EVP, MD

13% VP

27% Director

4% Other


Maximilian Tayenthal, Co-founder & CFO N26

Anand Selva, CEO of US Consumer Banking Citigroup

Mary-Catherine Lader, Head of Aladdin Sustainability BlackRock

Michelle Gill, CFO Sofi

Jennifer Fitzgerald ,CEO PolicyGenius

Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO and Co-founder Klarna

6) FinTech Talents Virtual Spring

Held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 7:30 PM

FinTECHTalents Virtual Spring is a Virtual-First Festival – 5,000 Online attendees + 15 Content sessions + 30 Rockstar speakers + Featuring live streamed & pre-recorded sessions.

On June 10th join, with your peers, to experience FTT Virtual/Spring as we begin to define FinTech for the next decade. The agenda will be filled with keynotes on innovation and technology, panels dedicated to the Future of Work and Open Finance, a debate on the nature of innovation at incumbent banks and a look at how the financial sector is responding to the Coronavirus.

The main stage offering will be followed by ‘post game’ sessions – hosted by a community of industry thought leaders – that will allow delegates to interact with each other and deconstruct what was said and presented along with other audience members. Networking rooms will be established to allow you to meet and connect with fellow delegates. There will even be exhibit booths, dotted around FTT Virtual/Spring, enabling attendees to discover new offerings and service providers and engage in one-on-one meetings.

“We saw our current, albeit strange and sometimes scary, environment not as a reason to react, but as an opportunity to build. To search out, evaluate and explore the tools and technology on offer that can make the threat of isolation, irrelevant.” -Fintech Talents Event organizers.


Ritesh Jain, COO, Global Head of Digital Technology HSBC

Louise Smith, CDO (CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER) Lloyd’s Insurance Market

Magdalena Krön, Group Rise Platform Director Barclays

Jason Maude, Chief Technology Advocate Starling Bank

7) Data & Analytics Summit

Held from Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10 AM until Thursday, July 16, 2020 6 PM.

MarTech Vibe Data & Analytics Virtual Summit, will cover crucial aspects of how big data and analytics can help government services, ministries, and large organizations in West Africa harness their data and identify new opportunities.

Virtual Summit with a live experience We have partnered with a leading global solution provider to reinvent conferences. Working with technologists, speakers and experts to ensure that the virtual experience is as close to the real event as possible. You don’t spend time and money traveling, staying in hotels.

What you can expect from attending this event:

– 8 hours of targeted content across two days

– Live presentations & Q&A’s

– Round table discussions

– Set up one-on-one virtual meetings

– Panel discussions

– Networking sessions

– Business match making

In conclusion, there are many events that are currently being postponed to later in 2020 or being held virtually. So there’s no reason to worry that you may miss the events you were planning to attend, since most events will still take place in one form or the other. There are also events like the Lisbon based WebSummit which currently have no announced a delay or change in the event date and place. If you want to get a sense of what attending WebSummit is like, you can attend Collision online in June to make up your mind!

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