Industry and University Partners

University Partners

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,600 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics.

Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, New Jersey overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Within the university’s three schools and one college, 7,300 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate closely with faculty in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment. Academic and research programs spanning business, computing, engineering, the arts and other disciplines actively advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront our most pressing global challenges. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s leaders in career services, post-graduation salaries of alumni, and return on tuition investment.

Industry Partners

4Thought logo4Thought Technologies is building the first enterprise grade no-code platform for algorithmic trading and risk controls, which works across asset classes, including cryptocurrencies.

Logo for AltonomyAltonomy is a trading firm specializing in cryptocurrencies with an AUM northwards of USD 500 million. Altonomy is a company of market makers for top protocols on the most popular blockchains. They enhance market efficiency by identifying mispricings and arbitraging them.

Balcony LogoBalcony establishes an indisputable and unified reference point that serves the entirety of the real estate landscape with unwavering trust. Through their innovative reNFT protocol, they aim to safeguard property records and streamline a myriad of real estate procedures. Balcony's journey begins at the level of individual municipalities, gradually extending their reach to encompass title companies, lenders, brokers, attorneys, developers, buyers, and sellers. Ultimately, Balcony aspires to lay a solid and transformative foundation that will become the cornerstone of all real estate tokenization.

Logo for Bank of AmericaBank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.

Cap Gemini logoCapgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. Capgemini is trusted by clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms.

Charles Schwab logoCharles Schwab exists to help people achieve better financial outcomes. They offer investors a contemporary, full-service approach to build and manage their investments, providing investment-related products, services, and sophisticated financial planning that combine the best of what people and technology have to offer.

Logo for CME GroupCME Group enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals.

FinTech Connector LogoFinTech Connector is a global, invite-only platform that brings together financial services executives, business and investment experts, and fintech entrepreneurs to collaborate on and create fintech innovation for global impact. We invite all CRAFT program executives, experts, and entrepreneurs to join us. Access a special innovation from CRAFT to join.

IBM logoIBM is a leading provider of global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting expertise in more than 175 countries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities rely on IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions. All of this is backed by IBM’s commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

Logo of Kennedys IQKennedys IQ is the technology arm of Kennedys Law, and operates separately to the legal firm as a wholly owned division. Kennedys IQ brings together technologists, claims experts and lawyers together to help clients’ address the challenges, threats and opportunities that the fast-changing world of risk presents. Its mission is to help its clients achieve better outcomes by using technology to increase consistency in decisioning, and to provide data driven insights to inform strategy, while also using lawyers less. The IQ Platform has features ranging from fraud detection, data capture to quantum assessment, all of which are used by clients across the market.

Our technology innovation is led by the Kennedys IQ’s AI-powered IQ platform which enables each new feature and solution to leverage common components, minimising development time and maintenance. This means that we can: respond quickly to the shifting regulatory environment and the fast-changing world of risk; deliver proven technology solutions to transform the insurance industry; help address some of the commercial challenges faced by our clients and - help our clients to use lawyers less.

Open Finance logoWe create a culture of open finance. Currently, we're initiating the development of an open-source Large Language Model for financial services (or the building blocks for it), in collaboration with renowned organizations such as Linux Foundation, LF AI & Data, FINOS, FALCON LLM and CRAFT.

Park Avenue Finance LogoPark Avenue Finance is an emerging global leader in financial innovation, specializing in the design, execution, and protection of first-generation financial solutions. Park Avenue Finance’s innovative solutions are tailored to conform to rule-based constraints in law, accounting, regulation, tax, credit ratings and market conventions, which unlock identifiable and quantifiable value that would otherwise be unattainable.

Logo for SWIFTSWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. SWIFT's messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organizations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories.

Vanguard logoVanguard is one of the world's most respected investment management companies, offering a broad selection of investments, advice, retirement services, and insights to individual investors, institutions, and financial professionals. Vanguard adheres to a simple purpose: to take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for success.

Logo for Wells FargoWells Fargo & Company is an American multinational financial services company with corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California, operational headquarters in Manhattan, and managerial offices throughout the United States and internationally.