Burling Bank continues its support of the Chicago startup community as a founding corporate sponsor of Currency, a Center of Excellence for financial firms, startups, government, regulators and universities. Currency will launch June 1st, 2017 in the WeWork space on 20 W. Kinzie St.
This fintech Center of Excellence is dedicated to collaboration, research and sharing of best practices and will partner with major corporations and companies to elevate Chicago as a global fintech power. Chicago is currently ranked 5th in the world behind New York, Silicon Valley, London and Singapore, according to Deloitte. From curated mentorships and accelerator programs to events, workshops and networking opportunities, Currency aims to become a center of deep insight and community within the fintech industry.
Michael Busch, President of Burling Bank, agrees that this partnership is highly beneficial to both Burling and the community at large. “Currency will spark a culture of collaboration in Chicago’s financial services sector and help us all compete more effectively as we share knowledge and insights for the greater good of Chicago’s growing fintech community.”
Burling Bank isn’t alone in partnering with Currency. Governor Bruce Rauner said the State of Illinois will also be joining with Currency to lead in the field of fintech. “Our state has a long history of innovation,” states Governor Rauner. “Illinois is sending a global signal that we are supportive of innovative technology and open for business.” In addition to government and public partners, Currency will also partner with DePaul University, the University of Chicago and Northwestern University to advance fintech knowledge in academia.
Burling Bank is proud to sponsor an ascending partner in the fintech field and the Chicago business community. For more information about Currency, visit http://www.currencychicago.org/ or email info@CurrencyChicago.org.