On March 6, the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) announced it will be traveling the country and conducting face-to-face meetings with FinTech startups and entrepreneurs.
According to the SEC's announcement, the first meetings will be held in the SEC offices in San Francisco. After this, the FinHub staff will travel nationwide to facilitate "local peer-to-peer" meetings in which members of the FinTech community will have the chance to ask SEC representatives questions about regulations, projects, or any concerns. Participants can also discuss wide-ranging issues or even provide the SEC with a presentation about the projects they are working on.
The meetings will begin on March 26, 2019.
Interested parties are required to fill out a request form and can also upload any pertinent information about their company or projects, such as white papers, research material, or presentations.
The SEC's FinHub department was created in October 2018 under the leadership of Valerie A. Szczepanik to provide the FinTech industry with solid information about laws and regulations and provide a channel for communication with the SEC.