Bio: Monica Murthy is the Head of Ecosystem at Rise NY. Rise operates FinTech hubs around the world, where cutting-edge startups can connect, create, and scale their businesses. Get unparalleled access to mentorship, insights, guidance and world-class facilities to accelerate your business right in the heart of the Flatiron District at Rise New York. Prior to managing Rise NY, Monica was the Program Director at Empire Startups, the largest community of FinTech entrepreneurs, investors, and banking professionals in the world. Monica is a connecter in the FinTech ecosystem. She hosts community events and works with startups and financial institutions to find innovative solutions to bridge gaps in the industry. Prior to joining Empire, Monica worked at the British Embassy promoting international trade policy and working with small businesses to expand in other markets. Monica has worked in several different tech verticals, from homeland security technology to advertising technology, and now financial technology.