FinTech: Download of CARES ACT & PPP hosted PCN, ATDC and LaunchPad2x

2020-04-28 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fintech Download of CARES ACT and PPP. As of last Thursday, the first wave of PPP funding has been fully allocated as we await a second round of funding to be made available. We’ll be discussing how the first round went, hear directly from a community bank on how they put together a solution using technology to handle the overwhelming demand and learn how a startup pivoted to come to the rescue of many small businesses who were unable to find a lender.
Featuring: Charles Potts (ICBA), Kim Kirk (QNBT) & Pav Thukral (Stackfolio)

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