Today Partnership member BlackRock, a global leader in investment management, hosts their Global Innovation Summit, a gathering to discuss and learn about new, innovative ideas to push business forward with cutting edge technologies and solutions. This year, BlackRock invited five companies that went through the Partnership Fund’s New York Fintech Innovation Lab. The twelve-week program, run by the Fund and Accenture, pairs fintech startups with leading financial services firms who provide product guidance as well as mentorship and the opportunity to present to potential investors. Digital Reasoning, Enigma, pymetrics, Scrollmotion and Social Alpha were invited to BlackRock to speak about their experiences as entrepreneurs, what goes in to having a fintech company, and provide areas of potential collaboration with large financial institutions. The intersection between the Partnership Fund’s Fintech Innovation Lab companies and Partnership member BlackRock demonstrates how fintech thrives in New York City. The combination of fresh entrepreneurial talent and the existing expertise of institutional financial firms makes New York the ultimate destination for fintech.