Monica Murthy is the Program Director at Empire Startups, the largest community of FinTech entrepreneurs, investors, and banking professionals in the world. Empire’s mission is to foster collaboration in FinTech, and support startups as they scale. At Empire, 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.