We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ve added a dedicated Fintech Stage to TechCrunch Disrupt 2024. It joins Space, SaaS and AI as the other industry-focused stages — all under one big roof.

As the fintech industry evolves, new opportunities abound for founders, investors, and customers. Areas such as mobile banking, global payroll, digital payments, embedded finance and cryptocurrency are only growing in coming years. Open banking is still gaining speed in the United States as well. At Disrupt’s Fintech Stage, hear from leaders across the industry about what challenges they’ve faced so far and where the opportunities lie.

Check the prelim agenda below and keep checking back for updates — there’s more to come.

The Fintech Stage agenda at TechCrunch Disrupt 2024

Visa Everywhere Initiative

Presented by Visa

The Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that helps startups like yours unlock new opportunities — and can give you a global platform to demonstrate your ground-breaking solutions. The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015 and quickly expanded into a global program. To date, nearly 15,000 startups have applied to the program — many of which now work with Visa or its clients.

Finding the Consensus of Crypto VC

With Morgan Beller (NFX), Will Nuelle (Galaxy VC), and Haseeb Quereshi (Dragonfly Capital)

In the crypto space, it’s time to scale. All signs point toward a period of growth with high market prices, a more favorable regulatory landscape and a large ecosystem of scaling solutions that work. So let’s talk with investors who have backed some of the most influential protocols, exchanges and decentralized apps. What’s the next big thing and what has been the biggest surprise in their investment portfolio?

Coinbase’s Onchain Pivot with Base

With Jesse Pollak (Base)

Base is a secure, low-cost and developer friendly Ethereum layer-2 blockchain. It is also Coinbase’s most ambitious bet on decentralization. It serves as the home for all of Coinbase’s on-chain products but anyone can also build decentralized apps on Base. Jesse Pollak is in charge of the ambitious Base project at Coinbase. He will tell us why Coinbase is moving outside of its comfort zone and betting on protocols.

How These Neobanks Grew During Challenging Times

With Madhu Muthukumar (Chime) and speaker to be announced

While there have been a number of digital bank shutdowns in recent years, there are some players that are not only doing well, but also thriving. Brazil’s Nubank posted $1 billion in net profit for 2023 and this year became Latin America’s most valuable bank. Chime touts 7 million monthly active users and was profitable in the first quarter of this year. What are these companies doing to help them grow during challenging times? And what should we expect from them in the future? We’ll talk to execs to find out.

Future of Work

With Marcelo Lebre (Remote), Josh Reeves (Gusto) and speaker to be announced

Software is eating the world, and companies are hiring global talent more frequently than ever. They want to be able to hire talent in foreign countries and retain employees who want to move abroad. That’s why new global HR startups are helping companies hire people all around the world with local contracts. But can they replace local subsidiaries?

BaaS in a Post-Synapse Meltdown World

With Itai Damti (Unit), Mitchell Lee (Synctera), and Sheetal Parikh (Treasury Prime)

The bankruptcy of banking-as-a-service (BaaS) fintech Synapse shows just how treacherous things are for the often-interdependent fintech world when one key player hits trouble. Synapse’s problems have hurt and taken down a number of other startups and affected millions of consumers all over the country. Many believe regulatory clarity is needed moving forward. One analyst says the case of Synapse underscores the need for fintech companies to maintain high operational and compliance standards. This panel looks at the potential impacts the Synapse collapse will have on the future of BaaS.

About TechCrunch Disrupt 2024

TechCrunch Disrupt is where you’ll find innovation for every stage of your startup journey. Whether you’re a budding founder with a revolutionary idea, a seasoned startup looking to scale or an investor seeking the next big thing, TechCrunch Disrupt offers unparalleled resources, connections and expert insights to propel your venture forward. Over 10,000 startup leaders will be attending this year’s event on October 28-30 in San Francisco.

We can’t wait to hear from these fintech leaders at this year’s show. Purchase your tickets here.

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