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Innovation Unscripted: Future of Fintech

November 2, 2022 AT 12:00 pm November 3, 2022 AT 8:00 pm EDT

The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation invites you to join us for Innovation Unscripted: Future of Fintech

The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation (NSTMF) will host two days of events featuring experts, innovators, and investors in Fintech on November 2-3 of 2022 in partnership with Northeastern University’s NU Place.

Career Seminar

On November 2, Northeastern students will be invited to attend a career-oriented seminar by Daley and Associates, LLC. Come to this event to learn what recruiters look for, how to interview, and how to make yourself stand out as an applicant! There will be a Q&A as well as an optional resume review after the main career seminar presentation.

If you are a Boston-area University student and you would like to save your seat for the career seminar, sign up below or click here!


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Jennifer Friedman

Jenny grew up in Sharon, MA, and is the youngest of 4. As the youngest, Jenny developed a strong and loud personality in order to keep up with her older siblings, and these traits serve her well in her career as a recruiter. Jenny graduated from Fairfield University in 2020, earning her BA in Communication with dual minors in Health Sciences and Sociology. In July 2020, Jenny joined Daley And Associates, LLC. as an Associate on the Temporary Staffing team, and was quickly promoted to Sr. Associate. Jenny possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and enjoys teamwork and critical thinking. In her free time, Jenny enjoys running, baking, playing with her dogs, Cooper and Jax, and hanging out with friends.

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Alexandra Powell

Alexandra is an experienced Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, providing staffing solutions for both emerging and large companies in the life sciences industry across Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and Diagnostics from entry-level to C-Suite. As a Recruiting Consultant, Alexandra focuses on assembling teams with strong scientific backgrounds and a demonstrated track record of success, saving hiring managers time and resources while ultimately getting products to patients faster. Additionally, she has experience with considerations around candidate sourcing strategies, payroll and benefits packages, background and reference checks, personality assessments, and salary negotiations. Alexandra has also served as Communications Chair for the Women in Bio Boston Chapter since 2017.

Panel Event

On November 3, Northeastern University students and members of the Boston metro area community will be invited to the keystone Unscripted panel event. The panel discussion will connect the innovators and investors in Fintech with undergraduate students, young professionals, and the general public in a fireside-chat style discussion about what it takes to succeed in the industry, the breadth of careers in Fintech, and the future of the field. Following the panel event, all participants are invited to a catered networking reception.

This panel of Fintech experts features Chi Achebe, Founder and Managing Partner of Achebe Capital and Vested Interest, and Nina Tannenbaum, Professional Advisor at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. The experts will speak to students about their challenges and triumphs, as well as how students can get involved in the Fintech industry. The discussion will explore the Experts’ career and passions, showing students that the humans behind the greatest scientific achievements in our lifetime are also people with success, failure, relationships, and community.

If you would like to save your seat for the live panel event, sign up below or click here!

GIVEAWAY: Register, attend, and fill out the post-event survey and you will receive a free sticker, beanie, and raffle ticket for a pair of Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones, a $350 value.

This event is part of the NSTMF’s Unscripted series and part of our larger effort to build an inclusive coalition of inspired STEM students. By highlighting voices often left unheard in the STEM community, we show audiences that there isn’t one “right” way to build a STEM career.

By registering for this event and attending, all attendees consent to photos and videos to be taken at the event and to be used for NSTMF purposes.

Register now to save your seat for November 3 at 5:30 PM ET!


Panel Event Speakers

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Nina Tannenbaum

Nina Tannenbaum is a web3, fintech, and traditional finance professional focused on the digital transformation of the private/alternative markets through innovative technologies (blockchain, cloud) and cutting edge analytics (AI, NLP). She is actively involved in the finance, fintech, and digital finance community globally. Combining a strategic view with deep specialization, Nina’s track record spans two decades of investments, corporate finance, capital raising, strategy, and advisory at leading financial institutions, family offices, and fintechs. She is a strategic advisor to multiple fintechs, each operating in a different niche of the digital private markets. She also guest lectures at UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Business, and acts as a research advisor to students with a specialization on alternative investments and how fintech and big tech are transforming, innovating, and disrupting asset management. Nina holds her B.A. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan. She is affiliated with the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, and is on the board of the Columbia University alumni association.

Chi Achebe

Founder and Managing Partner of Achebe Capital and Vested Interest (VestedInterest.vc)


Chenming Hu

National Medal of Technology and Innovation


Shirley Ann Jackson

National Medal of Science

Physical Sciences

Mary-Claire King

National Medal of Science

Biological Sciences