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How the Stena Center is Driving Fintech Growth in Utah

At the recent Utah FinTech Xchange Summit, the University of Utah announced the Stena Center for Financial Technology. The Stena Center unites education and industry to accelerate financial innovation and inclusion.

Here’s what some of the speakers from the summit had to say about the Stena Center:

“This center is the piece we need to anchor Utah as a center for excellence and leader in the expansion of fintech.”

Spencer Cox, Utah Governor

“The Stena Center is driving and having conversations to fill gaps in the industry.”

Nick Thomas, founder of Finicity

“The Stena Center is going to start conversations and bring awareness to what kinds of problems we need to pursue.”

Ryan Stutsman, associate professor at the Kahlert School of Computing

“We owe it to the community to produce diverse, multi-skilled individuals. We hope to collaborate with the fintech center to achieve that goal.”

Elena Asparouhova, professor of finance at the David Eccles School of Business

“We’re hoping that the new center will help connect our students with the fintech industry.”

Sameer Patil, associate professor at the Kahlert School of Computing

“The new Stena Center aligns perfectly with our ‘Tech Lake City’ work.”

Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City Mayor

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