Kevin O'Leary To Lead Panel on Startup Investing At First Benzinga FinTech Summit In San Francisco - Tickets Available Now

"Shark Tank" host to talk investing, fintech and more in San Francisco on September 28th

"Shark Tank" star, multi-millionaire investor, and chairman of O'Shares Investments Kevin O'Leary will lead a panel of "Shark Tank" companies at the first ever Benzinga Fintech Summit, which will be held September 28 at Broadway Studios in San Francisco. Benzinga is a leading online financial media publication and data provider based in downtown Detroit.

O'Leary and entrepreneurs leading the companies he's invested in will discuss what it takes to build and grow companies to scale.

Benzinga also announced this week that tickets to the event, which is dedicated to recognizing outstanding innovation in financial technology specific to the capital markets and artificial intelligence, are now on sale.

A ticket to the Benzinga Fintech Summit is more than just an entry pass:  Attendees will have the opportunity to network with Founders, C-Suite executives, directors of the newest and hottest FinTech companies, brokerages, banks, quants, hedge funds, VCs, and more. Attendees will experience live demos from fast-growing tech startups, incredible networking opportunities, panels and acclaimed keynote speakers.

A limited number of early-bird tickets to the event remain, so be sure to grab yours at

Savvy event-goers will keep their eyes glued to the Benzinga Fintech Awards Twitter account @BenzingaEvents  and the Benzinga Fintech Focus newsletter for deals and promotions.

This isn't Benzinga's first fintech event.  The company has put on three installments of the massively successful Benzinga Global Fintech Awards—in 2017 alone, over 250 companies applied to the event and over 110 became finalists. 750 attendees rubbed shoulders with leaders of buzzed-about fintech startups and institutional executives in an intimate environment.

Benzinga fintech events are well-known for their off-the-wall approach to fintech and unique programming. The the 2017 Benzinga Global FinTech Awards saw a musical performance from Kevin O'Leary himself as well as talks by Fidelity President Kathleen Murphy, TD Ameritrade CEO Tim Hockey and former Prosper president Ron Suber. The 2016 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards featured former New York Giant Tiki Barber and Gerson Lehrman Group founder Mark Gerson talk about monetizing athletes and financial innovation.

This year, the event will focus on the changing face of the financial services industry and the future of how people interact with their money, the future of the lending industry, the impact of AI technology on financial services white-collar jobs and how to fight inherent biases when designing machine learning algorithms, with perspectives from the New York banking and San Francisco fintech industries represented.

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