2018 SXSW Fintech and Financial Events

2018 SXSW Fintech and Financial Events

SXSW is back for 2018 with more FinTech and financial services events and programming than ever before.

With so much to do, see and experience at SXSW and the Fintech events, the CSTMR team has done some research and put together a FinTech round-up to help guide you and make the best of this year’s events.

We will be co-hosting the 2nd annual FinTech Luminaires VIP Party an exclusive, private VIP FinTech event during SXSW.





If you’d like to join us, please submit your request to attend. 

Here is the full SXSW Fintech round-up schedule:

March 9th

DUAL: Become a Machine Learning Expert in Under an Hour 11:00 – 12:00 pm

How Can I Control My Credit Card Footprint? 12:30 – 1:30 pm

DUAL: The Future of Credit for Business Owners 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Capital One House at Antone’s

March 10th

Car Buying is About to Change…Forever 12:30 – 1:30 pm

DUAL: A Lot to Talk A-bot: Eno’s First Year 2:00 – 3:00 pm

FinTech Luminaires VIP Party  5:30 – 8:30 pm (MEET with CSTMR at this event)

FinTex Chicago and FinTech Professionals Association are teaming up with a stable of FinTech leaders including CSTMR to host an exclusive, private VIP FinTech event for leaders within the FinServ and FinTech communities.

Capital One House at Antone’s

Sunday, March 11:

What is life like at Capital One? 9:30 – 10:30 am

PANEL: Satisfying Customers With On-Demand Everything 11:00 – 12:00 pm

PITCH EVENT: SXSW Accelerator: Payment and Fintech Technologies 11:00 -12:00pm

SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event is a platform to allow early stage technology startups to pitch their product and/or services to industry technology experts, high profiled media personnel, and Venture Capitalists / Angel Investors.

MEET UP: FinTech Growth Meet Up 12:30 – 1:30pm

MEET UP: HBCU Blockchain Meetup 6:00 – 10:00pm

PITCH EVENT:  2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event Award Ceremony 7:00 – 9:00pm

Capital One House at Antone’s

Monday, March 12:

PANEL: Mexico: Fintech Leaders, New Regulation, and Trends 11:00 – 12:00pm

PANEL: Platforms Your Customers Trust 12:30 – 1:30 pm

PANEL: Innovation Lessons from Fintech Frontlines 12:30 – 1:30pm

PANEL: Banking Disrupted: The FinTech Opportunity 3:30 – 4:30pm

Join Upside Avenue’s own Joy Schoffler and other industry insiders as they provide insight into what’s next in the FinTech revolution, how FinTech companies can partner with FIs, and where the opportunities lie within this next wave of innovation and market maturation. We will pay special attention to FinTech’s role in increasing financial inclusion for under-served sectors.

Location: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon DE, 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701

PANEL: The Future and Impact of Real Estate Technology 5:00 -6:00pm

While the global real estate market is worth over $217 Trillion, the sector has consistently been a laggard when it comes to innovation. But while a bit late to the game, we are now experiencing the beginning of an industry-changing inflection point, and the Venture Capital industry is taking notice and empowering this charge with staggering amounts of capital.

Capital One House at Antone’s

Tuesday, March 13

SOLO: Side Hustle Nation: American Dream or Nightmare? 12:30 – 1:30pm

PANEL: Fintech Needs A Human Touch: Lessons from Africa 3:30 – 4:30 pm

DUAL: Partnering to Take Customers Around the World 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Citi FinTech partnered with one of the world’s largest airlines and its legendary loyalty program to drive customer, partner and employee value through new programs. Qantas Loyalty launched the Qantas Money app and Qantas Credit Card, powered by Citi, and found new ways to grow through innovation while delivering bespoke customers experiences on and off the plane.

WORKSHOP: Designing for Healthier, Wealthier Cities 3:30 – 5:30pm

Thursday, March 15

PANEL: How Blockchain Will Impact Financial Markets 3:30 – 4:30pm

Find out how blockchain can address legacy infrastructure problems such as data fragmentation, reconciliation, and trade matching to achieve huge efficiencies and cost savings.

We would love to meet up at SXSW, if you’d like to meet please message us to setup a time to meet.

If we happened to miss any Fintech or financial related events, please let us know and we’ll get it added.


CSTMR is a team of seasoned digital marketing and design strategists who specialize in driving growth for Fintech and financial companies. With proven digital growth programs that marry strategy, design UX and a focus on performance metrics, we engage B2B and B2C customers from the first touch to conversion with marketing that promotes action and supports lasting relationships.

If you would like to connect and discuss ways you could improve your marketing strategy and drive growth, schedule your Free Digital Marketing Strategy.



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Rory Holland
Rory Holland is CEO and Co-Founder of CSTMR. For more than 20 years, he has made it his passion to help Fintech and financial companies leverage digital marketing and advertising to drive growth.

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