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SXSW PanelPicker Final 2 Days: Vote for Banking 2.0 & The Riseof P2P Lending

At Lending Club, we are ecstatic about the possibilities of participating in the upcoming South by Southwest Interactive 2010 conference in Austin (SXSW).

We are planning to host 2 power-packed sessions and ask for your vote via the crowdsourced 2010 SXSW PanelPicker to ensure these 2 fantastic panels make it to the final program:

Session 1: Banking 2.0: Financial Services Driven by People & Emerging Technologies

We’ll be talking about the many changes in the Banking industry brought by the emergence of people and technology-driven financial products: personal finance management, p2p lending, microfinance, credit score tracking, stock picking communities, mobile banking, and more.

We have assembled an all-star team so far (all confirmed):

Aaron Patzer, CEO of Mint.com
Arkadi Kuhlman, CEO of INGDirect
Ken Lin, CEO of CreditKarma
Marc Hedlud, Co-founder of Wesabe
Mike Ferrari, Co-founder of SmartyPig
And yours truly, Rob Garcia, Director of Product Strategy at Lending Club

We have also contacted our friends at USAA, WeSeed, Billeo, Obopay, Zecco and Geezeo to join us. With so many great names, we may need to do more than 1 session!

Session 2: The rise of P2P Lending & Microlending in the US

In this panel, we’ll discuss how P2P Lending and Microfinance are becoming the smart and obvious choices to finance and invest in fellow Americans. We have extended invitations to Kiva, Microplace, ACCION USA and several other organizations that will make this panel a must-see.

Voting ends this Friday, September 4 at 11:59 CST. Thanks in advance for your support. Vote, vote, vote!


Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 at 6:20 am

Comments (4)

  1. Leo:

    Good stuff! Thanks for putting these 2 panels together. You got my

    September 3rd, 2009 at 7:42 am

  2. I think your planning is good. the way in which you are thinking is
    appreciable. I like the most is your plan to make changes banking

    September 30th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

  3. tgrimsley:

    P2P lending is a driving factor in our markets.

    October 14th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

  4. abenteuer:

    Sounds good to me.

    November 30th, 2009 at 6:25 am


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