The other day it finally happened to me: I hit that COVID wall. Right now, everyone is seemingly hitting the same wall. We have very little to look forward to, vacations seem like this far-off thing that we did in the ‘before times,’ and burnout is at a higher rate…

The word no never used to be in my vocabulary. For years I said yes to everything. Yes to that dinner out, sure to that work event, why not to helping someone around the office with a ‘fun’ project that really wouldn’t add any value to my day-to-day job. The…

When I began my career in the early 2000’s I never asked questions about company culture. To be honest, I didn’t care all that much. I went to my office, got my work done and went home. I loved what I did in tech, but culture didn’t seem all that…

Mick Jagger famously sang “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need.” I’m pretty sure Mick wasn’t talking about business or figuring out your goals, but these lyrics accurately describe wants vs. needs. I want a new…

When I first heard the term ‘privacy by design,’ my first thought was a cybersecurity tool in Millenial pink and maybe some clean lines. As a marketer, the second I hear the word ‘design’ I immediately begin thinking about how a product looks, what style of UX is being implemented…

I spent the first half of my week last week, working with the Holt FinTech Accelerator on their selection days. These days that usually happen in person, help the Holt team select who will gain admittance into the program. This is something I look forward to every year: seeing the…

Today, instead of talking about trends in FinTech I want to talk about something near and dear to my heart: FinTech Marketing. As some of you may know, I’m a marketer by trade. I grew up working in startup marketing you could say. I cut my teeth in the field…

Last week it seemed that almost daily Shopify was announcing something from their annual summit. This year, the big hit was Shopify Balance, a three-product line that includes a bank account, card and rewards program for Shopify users. …

Sometimes in finance, it feels like you take one step forward, and two steps back. You start to see the innovation happening, everyone gets excited and then it gets pushed back. More consultations are needed or there has been a change and leadership and this crucial innovation is no longer…

Out of all the financial services sectors being innovated, insurance has been the one sector that has lagged behind. With legacy practices and sometimes little transparency into what is happening within the business, insurance is ready for an upgrade, the people are ready for insurance 2.0.

I will admit, that…

Kate Grant

Lover of all things Tech, innovation and ecosystem. FinTech Advisor, Marketer & Canadian Tech champion.

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