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Tuesday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
David vs. Goliath: Internet Startups Battle Money Giants

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The financial services industry has been shrouded in mystery for decades. The internet is finally transforming the financial services landscape by empowering consumers and businesses to research, compare, and demand better prices and service by knowing the competition. Mint.com, LendingTree, TransFS and BillShrink caused paradigm shifts which put power in the hands of the customer instead of big institutions cashing in on a lack of knowledge. This panel will leverage the experience of thought leaders in the industry to explore the trends which have led to their success: transparency, honesty, free for user models, disseminating information, etc. The panel will also explore what’s at stake in the future both for consumers, small businesses, and big institutions. Is there such a thing as too much transparency? Does the acquisition of startups spreading transparency undermine their value proposition?

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Sean Harper

Founder/CEOFeeFightersSean is the Co-Founder and CEO of FeeFighters, the comparison shopping website for Business Financial Services. Prior to FeeFighters, Sean co-founded TSS-Radio, an online retailer that was #94 on the Inc 500 in 2009. Before being an entrepreneur he worked as... Read More →
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Mitchell Jacobs

Founder & CEOOn Deck Capital
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Shamir Karkal

CFOSimple Finance TechnologyEntrepreneur at the intersection of banking, payments, and technology. Co-founder of Simple.
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Felix Salmon

Finance BloggerReuters

Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hilton, Salon D

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