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FINRA Fintech Buildathon — Fall 2022

Hosted by FINRA’s Office of Financial Innovation in partnership with Georgetown University and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), this event will explore, create and develop solutions to common investor protection challenges. Jo Ann will be participating as a judge and David will participate as a speaker. The winning team will also have the opportunity to participate in the AIR Accelerator. 

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Anti-corruption TechSprint — June 2022

AIR is partnering with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury to jointly host a global TechSprint to ideate technological solutions to detect and prevent corruption, in continued support of Summit for Democracy.

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Swanari (स्व-नारी) TechSprint — April 2022

The Reserve Bank of India Innovation Hub (RBIH) hosted this global TechSprint in partnership with AIR, CIIE.CO and MSC aimed at advancing digital financial inclusion for women in India.

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Women’s Economic Empowerment TechSprint — March 2021

AIR partnered with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to jointly host a global TechSprint to address the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women.

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DFS (NY) Hosted TechSprint on DRR for Crypto — March 2021

AIR partnered with the CSBS (Conference of State Bank Supervisors) to produce a TechSprint on Digital Regulatory Reporting (DRR), starting with Crypto.

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TechSprint on Financial Crime — Use Crypto Traceability to limit Child Sexual Abuse Material

October 19-23: AIR hosted a TechSprint with regulators, law enforcement, industry and experts to explore how to use the traceability of crypto to limit distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

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TechSprint on Financial Crime and Human Trafficking

In July 2019, AIR collaborated with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to produce the first regulatory TechSprint in the U.S. to fight financial crime, money laundering, and human trafficking.

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G20 TechSprint 2020

The G20 and the Bank for International Settlements, BIS, hosted the G20 Global TechSprint and called for innovators to participate. Three problem statements were distilled from central banks and financial regulators throughout the world.

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Save Small Business — TechSprint on PPP Loan Application and Approval

On the night the CARES Act was signed into law, AIR launched a 48-hour hackathon to accelerate lending under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program. Sixty volunteers from 20+ companies worked over the weekend to prototype solutions. Watch video here.

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Save Small Business — Solution Sprint on PPP Loan Forgiveness

AIR sponsored a 2nd Save Small Business ‘Solutions Sprint’ to help banks calculate, track, and report on the requirements for PPP loan forgiveness. In collaboration with the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) and The Venture Center, 24 fintechs presented solutions on how to manage the forgiveness process.

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