This FinTech Fellowship Program is supported by the Lam-Larsen Fund for Global Innovation and managed Lam-Larsen FinTech Initiative and open to San Francisco State University students. One-year fellowship program prepares students to be job-ready in the FinTech market and runs two semesters. The fellowship covers the following key areas :
FinTech I covers all the basics of the FinTech industry including the comprehensive understanding of Bitcoin and XRP. Learn the ins and outs of the theoretical benefits as well as hands on learning, using digital wallets to buy and sell cryptocurrency, how to secure your digital coins, and send and receive them. The course also covers various FinTech companies that are using technology to change banking, lending, wealth management, real estate, and insurance.
FinTech II covers cryptocurrency at a more advanced level, more specifically discussing the intricacies of decentralized finance (defi). Developers are building a financial system running parallel to the traditional financial system where one can earn interest rates well above rates earned in the traditional market, no credit score is required to borrow, only posting collateral, among other differences. The new system that is being built is more inclusive and equitable. This course builds on top of FinTech I to gain knowledge on how to yield farm, stake, borrow / lend, among using other applications.
The Business Development track aids students in learning how to speak with industry professionals regarding FinTech. Business development students are required to find and interview an industry professional in the financial services sector.
The Analyst track aids students in learning how to write analyst reports regarding FinTech.
Read more about this fellowship at https://cob.sfsu.edu/finance/FinTech-Fellows-Program.