By Daniel McAuley WG’16 and Steve Weiner WG’16, Co-founders of Wharton FinTech
When we came to Wharton, we both wanted to immerse ourselves and make an impact in the world of financial technology (FinTech). We recognized this would be an area of growth and that Wharton was uniquely positioned to play a part in this trend, with its deep expertise in finance and campus presence on both coasts. We found that many of our classmates shared this outlook and some had professional experience in FinTech. Many still were interested in working for startups or leveraging prior finance experience to found FinTech companies. We also found there was demand from the industry for a channel to students who care about these issues and want to build careers around them. To our surprise, there were no other MBA FinTech clubs in the US or abroad, and we started what we believe to be the first ever student-led FinTech initiative, here at Wharton.