Last week, BetaKit announced that we’re sending one lucky person to GROW Conference in Whistler, BC next week for one-on-one time with Shopify chief platform officer Harley Finkelstein.
The contest was an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs building retail and e-commerce startups. For those in the FinTech space, we’ve got another free ticket to GROW conference to give away, along with the chance for a one-one-one with Gabriel Woo, vice president of digital, payments and cards at RBC.
As centuries-old, traditional institutions, banks have been slow in the past to adopt the digital-first model. But lately, Canadian banks have been making strides in bringing themselves into the 21st century, and RBC has shown leadership in this area with its early testing of the Nymi band for RBC customers, and participation in We Are Wearables back in March.
“RBC is being proactive in seeking partnerships,” said Woo. “We want to go where the puck is, and it happens to be at GROW in Whistler.”
Fittingly, Woo will be taking the stage on day one of GROW conference to talk about how tech partnerships can change financial services. He will be joined on stage by former Nymi President Andrew D’Souza and Stephane Wyper from MasterCard. Attendees (and the lucky person who gets one-on-one time with Woo) will learn how to leverage a strong partnership with a large institution to succeed while staying true to their own startup vision.
“RBC’s success depends on our ability to keep pace with our clients’ changing expectations,” said Woo. “We would love to meet companies who have ideas that can help us deliver financial advice and services in ways that are more personal, more relevant and better integrated with other aspects of their daily lives.”
BetaKit is giving away one free ticket to GROW, plus one-on-one time with Gabriel Woo. To win, leave a comment on this post explaining how attending the conference will help your company grow! We’ll randomly select one commenter as the winner Wednesday, August 12th.
Note: BetaKit is only providing a GROW ticket and some one-on-one time with Gabriel. It’s your responsibility to get to Whistler for the conference!