LONDON - After an unforgettable week for London's fintech scene, Cocoon Global London is proud to share the highlights of its successful partnership with London Fintech Week (LFW). Cocoon Networks London, Europe’s first Chinese-funded investment platform and financial investment consultancy, hosted both the LFW Hackaton Weekend and the LFW Drink Reception, in addition to participating in the LFW Exhibition on 12 July 2017.
With a variety of events happening across London, the LFW is a celebration of the British capital's flourishing fintech scene. The aim of the LFW is to bring together - and increase dialogue opportunities among - multi-nationals, start-ups, government officials, the media and investors. LFW features an extensive programme of talks, displays, workshops, hackathons, gatherings and networking sessions. This year marks the fourth edition of LFW, which was first organised in 2014. Each day has a different theme. This years' themes were the following: 'Money and Payments' (10 July), Capital Markets and funding (11 July), 'Banking and Insurance' (12 July), 'Blockchain, Data and Cybersecurity' (13 July). The key talks and the exhibition took place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.
The largest LFW Hackaton Weeked to date took place between 7 and 9 July 2017 within Cocoon London's Event Space and it was co-organised by Applied Blockchain & Fintech Valley Vizag. Teams were formed on Friday morning and the challenge was to create a Blockchain ICO or 'initial coin offering'. The winners received a small cash prize (1000£) and presented their idea to a LFW audience the following week.
Cocoon also hosted a fun and relaxed LFW Drink Reception where change-makers, innovators, investors and entrepreneurs could play games and network while sipping a drink or having a few snacks. Amongst others games, the participants played table tennis, pool table, football table, air hockey, jenga, connect 4, and strike.
On 12 July 2017 Cocoon had a premium exhibition booth on the first floor of the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. Yaxi Li, Senior Vice President-Head of Partnership & PR, and Eric Huang, Marketing Associate at Cocoon, represented Cocoon at the exhibition and presented to the attendees the wide range of services Cocoon provides. In addition, the Cocoon delegates provided consulting services to representatives of companies willing to expand their business in China.
Cocoon looks forward to collaborating with London Fintech Week in the coming years.