08 February 2023 |

S4 Ep7: The First-Time Fintech Founders Creating Community On Their Terms


What happens when you’re frozen out of financial conversations because of gender and ethnicity? You start your own conversation

Eve Halimi and Anam Lakhani are the first-time founders behind Alinea Invest, the community-driven money app with financial education, news, stock & crypto investing.

Nicole, Eve and Anam explore why so many women aren’t taught how to save and invest, the importance of non-predatory platforms and how Alinea got funded, despite investors not getting the problem or seeing the need for a solution.

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How To Build A Fintech Community

As a professional in the fintech industry, creating a strong community can be a key factor in the success of your business. A fintech community can provide numerous benefits, such as networking opportunities, collaboration, and access to valuable resources. In this blog, we’ll explore some tips on how to create a fintech community that fosters growth, innovation, and engagement.

Identify Your Target Audience

  1. The first step in creating a fintech community is to identify your target audience. Are you targeting startups, investors, or established companies? What are the key interests and pain points of your audience? Understanding your target audience will help you create content and events that are relevant and valuable to them.

Create an Online Presence

In today’s digital age, creating an online presence is crucial for building a fintech community. Social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook can be used to engage with your target audience, share content, and promote events. You can also create a blog or website that provides valuable insights and resources for your community.

Host Events and Meetups

In-person events and meetups can be a powerful way to build a fintech community. These events provide an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and learning. You can host events like conferences, workshops, and hackathons that bring together fintech professionals and enthusiasts.

Provide Value

To create a successful fintech community, you need to provide value to your members. This can be in the form of educational resources, networking opportunities, or access to funding and investment opportunities. By providing value, you can build a loyal community that is engaged and invested in your business.

Encourage Engagement and Collaboration

Engagement and collaboration are key to building a strong fintech community. Encourage your members to share their thoughts and ideas, ask questions, and collaborate with each other. This can be done through online forums, group chats, or in-person events. By fostering a culture of collaboration, you can create a community that is innovative and supportive.

In conclusion, creating a fintech community can be a powerful way to build a successful business in the industry. By identifying your target audience, creating an online presence, hosting events, providing value, and encouraging engagement and collaboration, you can create a community that is engaged, supportive, and innovative. As a financial services professional, investing in a strong fintech community can be a valuable strategy for growth and success.