How Entrepreneurship Can Improve Your Fintech Prospects

vThere has never been a better time to contribute to the Fintech ecosystem. The world of finance is rapidly changing, and it needs talented people that can think like an entrepreneur to bring about this change. As the finance industry is made up of traditional pillars and mindsets, it needs entrepreneurial individuals to spearhead changes and the inevitable shift towards digital finance.

Fintech MBA programs are also becoming more and more popular but the question on everyone’s mind is can you learn entrepreneurship? There are two camps split on this, but we firmly believe it is possible for entrepreneurship classes to bring out the businessperson in you.

Thinking like an entrepreneur

Firstly, entrepreneurs think differently to most people. Many entrepreneur classes might teach you to stay in your lane, but we think entrepreneurs should stay curious. This is especially useful in Fintech as it is a field that is rich in possibility, with many opportunities for a discerning businessman. Similarly, a narrow perspective may limit your vision, which means you could miss out on potentially life-changing openings.

Mastering your emotions

Another trait that we believe can be learnt is the ability to master your emotions. Entrepreneurs need to keep their emotions in check to be able to keep a clear mind and make wise decisions that are not influenced by feelings. In the fast-paced world of Fintech, it can be easy to get lost in all the new technology and breakthroughs. An entrepreneurial mindset will help you to filter out the excess and allow you to focus on what is truly important for your business.

Surrounding yourself with the right talent

No matter how great an entrepreneur is, he or she will need a talented team of professionals to help build and scale a business. In the world of Fintech, this is doubly important as it is key to expand quickly in order not to miss out on great opportunities. Identifying not just talented people, but key individuals that can help to build an empire, can be crucial to ensuring the survivability and longevity of any company. Attracting employees is all down to how a company is run – do it well, and top talent will be knocking on your doors to get in.

Join our CFTE Extrapreneurship Programme which has been created to respond to this need. The programme allows professionals to experience entrepreneurship by working on a strategic issue of high growth startups, with Revolut and Shift Technology being part of our previous programme. Applications are currently open.

Click here to read more of our leading new Extrapreneurship programme!

CFTE is the learning and innovation platform for individuals and organisations to act on the transformation of Finance. Learn how to get into Fintech, explore the exciting opportunities at Fintech startups, lead AI projects and develop your career.

CFTE develops leading online courses (Comparable to Harvard Fintech Course, Oxford Fintech programme and MIT Fintech certificate course), Experiential Learning Programmes such as Entrepreneur workshops and also animate a community of 1000 of alumni and experts.

Start with the foundations with our Fintech Foundations Programme and AI in Finance course.

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About CFTE

We are a platform supported by senior leaders from the largest institutions, startups, and universities. We address the needs of professionals in finance to upskill in a rapidly changing industry being transformed by emerging technologies. More than 50,000 participants learn from our online courses, such as AI in Finance, Fintech Foundation or Extrapreneurship, a mini-MBA with fast-growing startups such as Revolut or Shift Technology.

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The Centre for Finance, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is a global education platform that aims to equip financial professionals and organisations with the necessary skills to remain competitive in a rapidly changing industry. Our leading training programmes, curated by global industry experts, help talent build skills to join the digital revolution in finance. CFTE’s courses are globally recognised with accreditations from ACT, IBF, CPD, SkillsFuture and ABS.

At CFTE, our mission resonates with every learner’s goals to rapidly advance in their career, to thrive in their next project or even to lead the disruption in finance with their own venture. To help you do this, CFTE gives you the tools you need to master the right skills in digital finance. We bring exclusive insights from leaders that are steering the developments in the financial sphere from global CEOs to disruptive entrepreneurs. With CFTE you don’t just learn what’s in the books, you live the experience by grasping real-world applications.

If you are looking for rich insights into how the Financial Technology arena is transforming from within, we can help you get the latest knowledge that will stir things up in your career. CFTE offers leading online programmes in digital finance, covering an expanse of topics like – Payments, AI, Open Banking, Platforms, Fintech, Intrapreneurship and more, that will help you conquer the financial technology landscape. With this expertise at your disposal, you will be on track to turbocharge your career.

You will be learning from a curated line-up of industry leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs hailing from Fortune 500 companies and Tech Unicorns, among others. They will each be presenting their knowledge and experience in the field of digital finance. No matter if you are embarking on a new journey or fortifying your role, these lecturers and guest experts will guide you through the perspective of established institutions like – Starling Bank, Wells Fargo, tech giants like – Google, IBM, successful startups such as – Kabbage or Plaid, among many more!