Florida Theatre to host financial technology competition

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    Selected start-up companies in the financial technology space are to vie for cash and visibility at a competition set for Feb. 6-7 at downtown Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre.

    The event being called the Global FinTech Innovation Challenge is the work of Global Accelerated Ventures of Miami, which said Jacksonville-based Fidelity National Information Services Inc., known as FIS, will serve as title sponsor.

    Plans for the event were announced Oct. 26 in London by Global Accelerated Ventures Managing Partner Christopher Malter, who appeared as part of part of a program alongside Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who was there advocating for Jacksonville as a fintech hub.