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An online payments system with over 173 million active accounts in 203 markets and 26 currencies around the world, providing more than 7.7 million payments every day

Citi Ventures 

Citibank’s global venturing arm, chartered to conceive, partner, launch, and scale new ventures that have the potential to disrupt and transform the financial services industry.

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Time is money. Do not waste yours worrying if your bank will be Amazoned or Ubered by the next hot start-up.

Stay on top of industry disruption and experience Fintech innovation to evaluate the risk of ignoring, acquiring, partnering or competing with banking's new technology-driven competitors.

Join an elite group of 25 global banking executives and leaders at the "Navigating FinTech Disruption" Silicon Valley Immersion Program.

Accelerate growth with emerging technologies!

Join us for 5 days of immersion into the Fintech landscape and technology innovation culture of Silicon Valley:

  • Meet with executives of up to 20 of the most cutting-edge FinTech companies and accelerators
  • Get advice from leading Silicon Valley experts
  • Connect and learn directly from top innovators and practitioners shaping the future of banking and  financial services
  • Brainstorm approaches to turning disruptive banking and financial threats into growth opportunities with Silicon Valley visionaries

Financial services are no longer about walking into a bank branch. The spotlight has shifted to security, Big Data, APIs, networking, cloud computing, encryption, mobile payments, apps, the Internet of Things and more.

In 5 days you will master fundamental technology trends with potential to disrupt the following banking segments:  

  • Digital Banking
  • Lending
  • Wealth Management
  • Payments
  • Blockchains
  • Big Data
  • Regulation Technology

Program Highlights 

What You Will Learn

You will meet with top Silicon Valley innovators and visit cutting-edge Fintech startups to learn how to:

  • • Navigate the wave of disruption in banking and  financial services
  • • Build efficient and rewarding customer journeys
  • • Deal with legacy systems - the biggest barrier keeping banks from offering enterprises and clients personalized, real-time services from any location
  • • Use customer data to create innovative business models
  • • Get ready for the blockchain technology that will reshape banking and  financial services experiences
  • • Remove friction and implement best practices for customer onboarding with more ef client compliance solutions for ID verification and fraud prevention, KYC and AML, and digital identities

"Last week was one of the most incredible experiences I've had in years. I not only enjoyed all the learning, but the company as well. Thank you for putting together such an incredible group and a special thanks to you and your colleagues for the care and support in making our time together so memorable."

Chairman & CEO, The Nehemiah Companies

"I want to thank you for a fantastic program. Your program was extremely relevant, fast paced and gave me a wonderful introduction into Silicon Valley. My mind have been stretched and the program more than met my expectations. I was blown away with the professionalism, punctuality, the high quality of the content, and the level of companies we had the privilege to visit. Congratulations on an excellent program."


Global Wealth Adviser, Stephanie Brennan

"The Fintech Week event by the Silicon Valley Innovation Centre was extremely informative and worthwhile. Not only was it great to connect with the directors of the companies we were meeting with but also the other attendees of Fintech Week. If you're in the Fintech space or considering moving into this industry, Fintech Week would enable you to gain valuable insights into the market, and how best to innovate and accelerate your idea."


CEO, Allegiance Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Jamie Dimon 

CEO of JP Morgan 


Credit Karma

A company that provides global financial settlement solutions to enable the world to exchange value like it already exchanges information

A free credit and financial management platform with over 50 million members, providing its members with free financial information monitoring, data-driven resources and personalized recommendations


IdentityMind Global 

Bank of New York Innovation Center - Silicon Valley


An investments company that helps institutions and individuals succeed in markets all over the world


A financial technology company empowering shoppers to buy the items they love and pay for them over time in a way that best matches their monthly budgets

An on-demand platform providing risk management, anti-fraud and anti-money laundering services


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Find out how to leverage FinTech disruption to your advantage.

Don't just read about the disruption, experience it and transform limitations into opportunities. Join an elite group of like-minded banking innovators in Silicon Valley for 5 days full of provocative discussions, strategic brainstorming sessions and innovative discoveries.

What Our Customers Are Saying 

"Silicon Valley is coming. There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking"

"There is much for us to learn in terms of real-time systems, better encryption techniques, and reduction of costs and 'pain points' for customers."

"The FinTech week by Silicon Valley Innovation Center has opened my horizons and made it very clear that I personally and the companies I am working for are not yet sufficiently participating in the innovation economy. With the opportunities that have been presented and the connections I have made, I am determined to change that in very short order."



Founder, MyStrategySource

"A fantastic experience with a strong practical component, useful and motivational meetings and relevant insights from the VC and entrepreneurial scene of Silicon Valley. Highly recommended, helped build up a new vision and strategy for my FinTech company in the following months. Exactly that kind of desired experience that is missing from and Executive MBA."

CEO and Founder, MoneyMailMe

"SVIC created a terrific experience all week. Thank you! I look forward to staying in touch with you and this group. Many new & wonderful relationships created - thank you!"



Founder & CEO, GainX Inc.

"Thank you for this wonderful (and intense!) week we had together. I learned so much from all these young and bright people we met. Apart from the quality of the agenda, you guys were so punctual and organized through the week: we had no delays in transportation, no last minute meeting changes, no promises broken at all."




SVP, Consumer and Micro Credits Allocation, Akbank

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A company that provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world

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San Francisco-based organization designed to educate, innovate, and connect aspiring and current entrepreneurs

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