SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University will be hosting a financial technology boot camp Saturday for local high school and university students to learn about the industry and prospective career paths.
“A key aspect into making Western Mass. a fintech hub is tapping into the local community and creating an ecosystem and innovation hub to foster collaboration and solidify relationships in the different sectors to pool ideas, resources and talent,” said university President Robert E. Johnson.
This is the third boot camp that Mass. Fintech Hub and the university have hosted. About 75 students are expected to attend as leaders have opened the program to neighboring communities and younger students.
Mass. Fintech Hub is a public-private partnership of financial technology leaders, financial experts, academics, public sector leaders, and venture capitalists who aim empower fintech startups to achieve success.
“There was a lot more marketing this year to the high school students and the neighborhood communities because they will be impacted the most by technology,” said…