January 27, 2022

Join us on Fridays:

Fundamentals for FINTECH Startups: Customer-Centricity: The Cornerstone of Culture

This Friday, January 28th 12 – 1 p.m.

Location: Online only (access link to come after registration)

In this talk, we will be joined by Matt Oppenheimer, Co-founder & CEO of Remitly, a leading digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families in over 135 countries around the world. Matt will share his experience of building a mission driven business over the past 10 years. He will delve into the early days of the company and their decision to prioritize creating a culture built on customer-centricity in order to transform an industry. In addition, Matt will discuss some of the lessons he’s learned along the way as he’s grown Remitly from an inspired idea to a global business that recently reached public company status in 2021.

Matt Oppenheimer co-founded Remitly in 2011 and serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors. Prior to co-founding Remitly, Matt worked for Barclays plc, a multinational bank and financial services company, from August 2009 to May 2011. He has served on the board of directors of BECU since 2018. Matt was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the Pacific Northwest and has been recognized as a Puget Sound Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree for his work with Remitly. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College.


Fundamentals for Startups: Failing into Entrepreneurship

Next Friday, February 4th 12 – 1 p.m

Location: Online only (access link to come after registration)

Entrepreneurship is all about learning, which means it’s all about failing. Learning how to fail is a skill that can be practiced – it takes preparation before, during, and after the “failure.” Turning a “failure” into a “lesson” doesn’t happen automatically just by renaming the experience. It is hard work and takes focus and practice. Join us to delve into failure together!


Jane Park is the CEO and Founder of Tokki, a social & sustainable gifting technology company. Merging reusable physical giftwrap with a digital social experience, Tokki is reinventing gift giving to make the experience unforgettable. Ms. Park is also CEO and Co-Founder of Athena Consumer, an all-women’s special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), and was the first Korean-American woman to ring the bell on the New York Stock Exchange.