Three approaches to accelerating innovative fintech ventures that serve the poor

Early stage inclusive fintech startups, in developed and emerging markets alike, have a hard time securing the capital and expertise needed to test their ideas and bring products to market. They’re too early for most investors, but their ideas have great potential to scale. What solutions exist to support them? Three innovative accelerators are helping fintech startups pioneer transformative businesses that empower the poor.

Join us to hear from Catalyst Fund, the Digital Financial Services Innovation Lab (DFS Lab) and the Financial Solutions Lab and how they are supporting fintech startups around the world to spur innovation in financial inclusion.  

Panel: Inclusive Fintech for Good - Impact Hub Seattle

Moderator: Victoria Griffith, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Catalyst Fund: David del Ser
DFS Lab: Jake Kendall
Financial Services Lab: Colleen Briggs
Destá, startup: Sebastian Ugarte

Impact Hub Seattle
220 Second Ave South, Seattle WA

February 16th, 2017
12-2PM PST
Lunch provided, with happy hour to follow

Catalyst Fund, supported by BMGF and JPMorgan Chase & Co, aims to accelerate innovative fintech startups delivering digital financial services to low income customers in emerging markets, through seed grant capital, hands-on advice and mentorship by a group of impact investors.

Digital Financial Services Innovation Lab (DFS Lab) is an incubator for high-potential entrepreneurs working to introduce innovative FinTech solutions to the developing world. Via tailored guidance and hands-on support from leading experts, the organization helps refine, grow and launch businesses that can transform the lives of the poorest, profitably and at scale. 

The Financial Solutions Lab, managed by CFSI and supported by JPMorgan Chase, is a US-based community of startups, financial services companies and nonprofit organizations building solutions to improve the financial lives of Americans.