Our Mission

We aim to create a community which drives education, advancement, and engagement in FinTech for Northeastern University and the greater FinTech community.

What is FinTech?

Financial technology is an emerging industry in itself as it has proven its value and impact over the years. FinTech is the integration of technology in the financial services industry.

Why Disrupt?

Northeastern University and its students have recognized the disruptive power of technology in finance have thus started the FinTech initiative on campus to become the leaders of this field. Furthermore, Disrupt is a student-led organization that was founded on the basis of 3 pillars. First and foremost, our most valuable asset is our network: Disrupt represents a community of motivated individuals in the FinTech space that will always serve as a resource to the Northeastern FinTech ecosystem. Secondly, part of our mission is to fill in the gap between Computer Science and Finance by educating our members through workshops on Python, MATLAB, and financial management. Last but not least, we are here to inspire; we bring in phenomenal speakers from the FinTech space who have truly made a difference to reflect and share their experiences with us.

Future of Finance is FinTech

FinTech represents a paradigm shift in finance enforcing revolutionary design and implementation strategies for financial inclusion. For instance, in Brazil 10 years ago, the major issue was how to use correspondent banking to lower the access cost for financing. Now, instead of focusing on the operational cost of bank agencies, we need to pay much more attention to the price of a smartphone and related software. 

Financial technology is an emerging industry in itself as it has proven its value and impact over the years. In any kind of business, it has always been about the customer; FinTech emphasizes this as it is the integration of technology in the financial services industry by streamlining their internal processes through automation or improving the quality of service to the aforementioned customer. Sub sectors of finance that have been largely impacted by this movement range from wealth management to mobile payment services to crowdfunding, essentially every sub-sector of finance.