The global financial services industry is being disrupted by emerging startups which are backed by venture capital and are aiming to tackle the mounting challenges in traditional financial services. The course provides
1) an in-depth overview of the fintech landscape, 2) analyzes business cases from personal finance management, customer identification, and robo-advisory, 3) discusses the opportunities from open banking and PSD2 and 4) outlines innovation strategies and digital transformation journeys of traditional financial institutions. The content is delivered through pre-readings, class-room presentations, case studies and presentations from key figures from the Fintech-scene.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Be able to evaluate the quality of new business models and digital value drivers
- Apply the digital economics toolbox to industry challenges and develop use cases
- Get familiar with the Fintech scene and the founder mindset through personal interactions
- Business models
- Open innovation
- Platform economics
- Lean Startup
This course is offered in the part-time Master in Finance program and may be attended on a “no-credit” basis by individuals not enrolled in the program. Course participants are visitors who are not responsible for assignments and do not take an exam. As the number of seats in the course is limited, we recommend to register online early.
Dr. Sebastian Schäfer is CEO of TechQuartier, an innovation platform and Germany’s official Fintech Hub (de:hub) based in Frankfurt am Main. TechQuartier offers access to a large network of industry partners, acceleration programs, startup community activities, and coworking facilities across the city.
Prior to that he was the managing director of Goethe University’s business incubator and co-founded Pitch Club, a Frankfurt-based HR-Tech startup and community builder. Additionally, Sebastian teaches entrepreneurship at Goethe Business School, and is member of the Center for Leadership and Behavior in Organizations (CLBO) and the Frankfurt Laboratory of Experimental Economics (FLEX). After studying economics and Japanese Studies at the University of Tübingen and the Chuo University in Tokyo, he received his doctorate in behavioral economics between 2008-2013 at Goethe University. Sebastian Schäfer is also active as public speaker, an advisor and partner in various companies and as a juror in startup competitions.
|Fri., June 11, 2021||18:00-20:00|
|Sat., June 12, 2021||09:00-11:00 11:30-13:30|
|Fri., July 9, 2021||18:00-20:00|
|Sat., July 10, 2021||14:30-16:30|
|Fri., July 16, 2021||18:00-20:00|