Our Programming


We are committed to hosting events where students can meet and collaborate with each other and leading innovators in the field. Our events address major FinTech topics such as:

  • Payments
  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency
  • Lending
  • Financial Advisory
  • Insurance
  • Financial Inclusion

We also actively collaborate with other clubs and initiatives at Kellogg, including the Technology Club, Net Impact Club, Big Data and Analytics Club, IDEA (Innovation and Design Association) Club, KIEI (Kellogg Initiative on Entrepreneurship and Innovation), the Garage at Northwestern, and many more.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan
    21

    Fintech Thursday #2: De-Fi (Decentralized Finance) and the future of finance

    Fintech@Kellogg Thursday is a small group discussion session on the Fintech topics. Each participant is expected to read the materials and participate during the discussion. For our 2nd session, we will focus on the hot topic in Fintech, cryptocurrency and decentralized finance. In partnership with the Kellogg blockchain club, we will discuss the concept of Blockchain, Defi, and its current and potential applications. What: A small-group (~15 people) discussion led by a student facilitator on a relevant topic in the Fintech ecosystem. Where: Zoom Who: For all Kellogg students interested in the topic (note: a great way to meet new people interested in Fintech) How: Fintech will send a curated selection of articles to read in advance. The pre-reading materials will be sent to you on Monday of next week so you can review and be prepared to discuss and ask questions. Time: 60 minutes (15-20 minutes Sharing, and 40-45 minutes Discussion)

Past Events


Check out some of the great events that we held last year to prime students on the basics of Fintech, learn more about FinTech firms, or learn moe about what the future holds in FinTech:

FinTech 101 - Industry Primer on the FinTech Landscape and Recruiting

Interested in recruiting for full time or an internship in FinTech? Want to better understand the latest FinTech trends? Come learn more about FinTech as we present a primer on the FinTech landscape, including what you need to know to get smart for your interview. We’ll also share tips for the FinTech job and internship search process, including how to build your target list, network effectively toward opportunities, and prepare for the interview. !

NuBank: Disrupting the Financial Services

Join the K-Latam and the Fintech@Kellogg Clubs to learn how NuBank, a Brazilian Fintech founded by a Kellogg alum, grow up into a $10 billion startup, the largest in Latin America and one of the most innovative in the world, by challenging the traditional banking system. Nubank is trying to become one of the most valuable financial technology startups in the world by extending credit cards to the unbanked and challenging the financial system of one of the world’s biggest markets, Brazil.

Fintech Strategy, A Perspective from Vanguard

Are you curious how a premier investment management firm leverages the latest advances in technology to create value and make capital markets more efficient? Join us on Thursday, October 24th, as Kellogg alumnus and FinTech@Kellogg founding member Jon Cambras ('18) and a Vanguard colleague present on:

(1) Overview of the FinTech Strategy team at Vanguard

(2) How Vanguard uses emerging technology (e.g., blockchain, AI, NLP) to improve investment performance

(3) Details around partnerships with Academia, Startups, and Industry

(4) Integration with other internal strategic initiatives, including the Innovation Studio

FinTech Intern Panel

Interested in a Fintech internship? Not sure where to start? From payments to wealth management, from peer-to-peer lending to crowdfunding, both startups and established financial services firms are taking aim at the heart of the industry.

Come hear from a fantastic panel of 2nd year Fintech interns and learn about a typical day in the life and recruiting tips.

CommonBond Lunch & Learn

CommonBond, one of the largest marketplace lenders, is coming to campus to share their insights on the evolving Fintech sector. Learn more about how CommonBond evolved through growth strategies, incorporating social mission in their business model. Hear directly from Jessie Taylor, CommonBond's Senior Marketing Manager.