Joel Bruckenstein, president of Technology Tools for Today (T3), has launched registration for the T3 Advisor and T3 Enterprise conferences. Yeehaw!
Formerly run as two separate events at different venues at different times of the year, the post-pandemic plan for 2021 is to run the two events back-to-back beginning Monday September 27 and concluding on Friday, October 1, 2021, in Denton, Texas.
The agenda includes one full week of practice management sessions and technology demos for financial advisors and financial services executives.
Nice way to double-down, Joel!
But wait, wait… there’s more!
“The most exciting part of ScratchWorks is that it provides an opportunity for FinTech innovators to pitch to investors during a live event attended by hundreds of leaders from across the wealth management industry. We are excited to be hosting the ScratchWorks competition at T3 this year. This is about accelerating technologies that will move our industry forward.” ~ Joel Bruckenstein
Fintech startups will compete in front of industry all-stars panel of judges “Shark Tank style” thanks to a new partnership between ScratchWorks, a FinTech accelerator that connects tech startups with wealth management leaders to advance the digital transformation of the financial services industry, and T3.ScratchWorks will be hosting their “Season 4” competition as a special event in conjunction with T3. All of this will take place in one location – the Denton Convention Center just north of Dallas.All who attend the T3 Advisor or the T3 Enterprise conference will be provided free admission to the ScratchWorks competition.How cool is that?
Three finalists will take the stage to pitch their respective companies to the ScratchWorks all-star panel of Season 4 Investors – which will include Ron Carson, Marty Bicknell, and Shannon Eusey – during a live session at the T3 venue. Finalists have the opportunity to receive funding offers on the spot, in addition to receiving tremendous exposure to top individuals and organizations in the financial services industry. Previously, only guests attending the Barron’s Top Independent Advisors Summit were able to witness this live, interactive event.
ScratchWorks is a financial technology accelerator that connects innovative technology companies with investment and wealth management luminaries to advance the digital transformation of the financial services industry. ScratchWorks invites early stage financial technology companies to make their pitch to five investors, representing five different wealth management and investment firms that collectively manage more than $60 billion in assets. Learn more at www.Scratch.Works or email Kevin Corbett at Kevin@Scratch.Works.
ABOUT TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR TODAY (T3)
Now in its eighteenth year, the T3 conference for financial advisors (“T3 Advisor”) is the largest of its kind; it is an event solely focused on technology solutions specifically for financial advisors and wealth management firms. In the early years, Joel Bruckenstein, CFP®, and his then-partner David Drucker, CFP® (since retired), saw the need to bring the industry’s leading pioneers and financial advisors and the technology creators together, once a year in person. The goal was to advance the adoption of technology, educate advisors, and to create the best outcomes for investment advisory companies and the financial planning profession.
As advisor tech-adoption grew, the T3 Enterprise conference (“T3 Enterprise”) was established to help financial services executives uncover new solutions for their firms (banks, broker/dealers, custodians, RIA networks, insurance agencies, etc.), as they seek to secure and improve their value proposition to the financial advisors they serve.
The T3 Technology Hub, a digital repository of technology announcements and commentary, became a reality somewhere along the way, replacing the old T3 newsletter which at the time that Bruckenstein and Drucker were producing it was filled with cutting edge information and emailed to subscribers as a PDF. One of the early Bruckenstein/Drucker books (and many of the early T3 conferences) focused on creating a paperless office via scanning and digital storage on the advisor’s own computers. That was then. This is now. My how far we’ve come. Terms like cloud native, portal, workflow and CRM, digital advisor, and tech stack are now a part of our vernacular. To learn more about the upcoming T3 events and secure your seat, visit www.T3Conferences.com.
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