At the beginning of April, our team took to the road to visit our colleagues and partners in Massachusetts. We flew into Boston and high-tailed to Lowell office.
Here we got to learn the many intricacies of card not present, and how a well-oiled machine works under the covers.
We also got to spend some time in Boston down on Milk Street. Here we got to visit with Nimit Sawhney, the Co-Founder of Voatz (of Techstars Boston fame, and previous multi-time hackathon winner) and Bjorn Ahbel one of our amazing Vantiv partners from Toast. The Voatz platform is pretty amazing, built on a distributed ledger, it is steadily changing the way the world votes, from political elections to shareholder voting and more. Below you can see Nimit demonstrating the Voatz platform to us.
Bjron and Toast are doing some amazing work, building a true restaurant ecosystem that is unique to the space, leveraging our Payment Facilitator line of business.
We, of course, got out to see Boston a little bit as well, unfortunately, the weather wasn't all the cooperative, we made a jaunt to Faneuil Hall but we were nearly stopped by the wind and rain:
We also spent the evening in Boston's north end where we go to visit the cash-only establishment of Mike's Pastry (come on Mike, you know you could make more money by letting Vantiv serve you!). Below you can see me looking very sad that I don't have a pastry of my own:
It is truly special to get to spend time with such innovative and thought provoking team members and individuals. At Vantiv we love to help drive and support innovation both in business and the world of payments. If you ever want to help us innovate with your business, please get in touch.
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