Fintech “Bootcamp” Introduced at University of South Florida as part of Financial Planning Coursework

December 15, 2021

Financial advisor Mac Gardner aims to promote Fintech-focused competition so that more consumers are able to interact with financial literacy apps. There’s a new technology-related track in the financial planning curriculum being offered at the University of South Florida.

The Fintech Bullpen, a Fintech competition for college students in the computer programming and financial planning tracks (who are enrolled at the University of South Florida), was unable to attract any USF students. However, the initiative appears to have inspired the launch of a Fintech “bootcamp” which is part of the curriculum for the institution’s financial planning programs.

The first competition, which took place in April 2020, was focused on developing a financial literacy app for kids and was based on a children’s book, The Four Money Bears, which has been authored by Mac Gardner, a financial planner currently working at Suncoast Credit Union in Tampa, Fla., which is an affiliate of CUNA Brokerage Services…

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