Jon Zanoff founded Empire Startups in 2011 and now leads the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars program in New York City.

Often dubbed the “Mayor of FinTech,” Zanoff has spent 15 years galvanizing the FinTech community in the States. He runs the largest FinTech meetups in the country, serves as a mentor to countless FinTech startups and as a judge for FinTech competitions, and frequently speaks on the changing FinTech ecosystem- most recently as a panelist at the White House FinTech Summit. Empire Startups hosts popular annual conferences in New York, San Francisco, and Toronto, where the FinTech community converges to discuss the emerging issues facing the space today.

His experience in FinTech started before the hashtag with product management and strategy leadership roles at Blackrock, Goldman Sachs, Instinet and E*Trade.