Princeton Fintech & Quant Conference

Register early for a discount
April 21, 2018
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friend Center, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Our Mission

The Princeton Fintech and Quant Conference seeks to bring together a unique cross-section of the leading experts from academia, industry, and government in a relaxed intellectual environment to catalyze discussions and strengthen ties across traditional boundaries. We will cover subjects ranging from high-frequency algorithmic trading and statistical arbitrage to model construction and validation. This event also provides a unique opportunity for leaders and students in quant trading related fields to directly interact.

The biggest trend right now in the Fintech space is blockchain technology. While Database and Networking technologies have evolved separately over the years, blockchain is at the intersection of these technologies. It enables systems that maintain a single version of data across a network using consensus algorithms. These consensus algorithms are based on cryptography concepts. This year's conference will feature speakers from this space as well as educational talks and workshops. The student and young alumni organizing committee is exclusively volunteer and 100% of all proceeds go to support education nonprofits fighting for economic mobility for underprivileged students. We’re building a legacy for the conference that extends beyond the ivory tower into the greater community.



Michael Li
Princeton University
Saikrishna Poddutur
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign '15
Marius Constantin
Yale University GS '19
Katelyn Schoenberger
Loyola University '19
Zlata Chernyshenko
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute '16
Adam Ratner
Northwestern University '17
Wenli Wu
Northwestern University GS '18
Jojo Tang
New York University GS '18
Ziyi Zhu
Rice University GS '19
Stephen Malkowicz
New York University '18
Nicholas Chow
Princeton University '18
Runqi Hu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GS '19
Yuxin Zhang
Johns Hopkins University GS '18
Jiahui Han
New York University '20

Fintech Pitch-Off, Updates, and FAQs

What is the Fintech Pitch-Off, and how can I apply?

This year, we are thrilled to announce the premiere of our new Fintech Pitch-Off. With this informal pitch-off we are striving to facilitate a sincere conversation between academic researchers and industry leaders in the fintech space. We welcome PhD students, postdocs, and professors in computer science, financial mathematics, and all other related fields to sign up and present their startup ideas. The top ten pitches will be selected and have the chance to present their ideas during a one minute pitch.

Please submit a short description of your pitch on our Fintech Pitch-Off page by no later than midnight April 7th Eastern time.

How can I convince my department head or boss to fund my attendance?

Attending the Princeton Fintech and Quant Conference can help advance your professional skills and career goals. These materials will aid you in gaining approval from your department or manager.

Customize your justification letter: Use this template to communicate the value of attending the Princeton Fintech and Quant Conference and the insights and career goals you hope to gain.

Career opportunities: We will collect resumes of attendees and share them with all the speakers who are interested in recruiting. Department heads will be interested to hear about the internship and job opportunities that attending the conference might provide. Check our speakers list to see which companies will be represented!

How can I sign up for updates and discounts?

Please fill in your email address in this form.

How technical is this conference going to be? Will there be lots of math I don’t understand?

The talks are geared towards students who are interested in fintech and quant trading but who don't necessarily know a lot about the topics. We usually have a variety of technical and non-technical talks for students of all backgrounds.

Is this event only for Princeton students?

We welcome students from all universities, as well as non-students.

Who is this event open to?

We welcome undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhDs, and Postdocs. In addition, a small number of tickets are made available for faculty and industry.

What is the appropriate dress code for this conference?

This conference is business casual.

Contact Us

Sign up here for the Fintech Pitch-Off!