Accelerating fintech startups to deliver accessible, appropriate, and affordable services to the underserved
Catalyst Fund is a startup accelerator that helps fintech innovators create and deliver accessible, affordable and appropriate products for the underserved. Managed by BFA, the program was founded in 2016 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Tools to help startups and investors create inclusive fintech solutions
Inclusive startups need to offer products that are appropriate, accessible, and affordable.
Our toolkit takes startups from idea to value proposition to market traction.
We have proven strategies for process and design for startups to build trust with underserved customers.
Startups need to identify their external and internal risks, and deploy mitigation strategies as appropriate.
Advanced technologies can help startups manage costs, extract insights, and expand outreach, but startups need to be prepared to deploy them.