Emerging fintechs for financial inclusion
 

The Inclusive Fintech 50 competition recognizes promising early-stage fintechs driving financial inclusion around the globe.

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The Goal

 
  • The Inclusive Fintech 50 aims to make early-stage fintechs more visible to investors and others who can help them scale and reach more underserved people.

  • Additionally, the transparent methodology will help investors with their own assessments of early-stage inclusive fintechs, enhancing the impact of this effort.

 
 
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What is it?

 

Inclusive Fintech 50 is a competition to identify, assess, and select 50 early-stage fintechs driving financial inclusion.

We are looking for fintechs in advanced or emerging markets that offer a solution among credit, insurance, payments & remittances, savings & personal financial management, or infrastructure addressing special challenges of underserved customer segments.

 
 
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Why apply? 

 

Major visibility

  • Build a global profile in front of leading investors and partners that can help you scale

  • The competition is funded by MetLife Foundation and Visa, with support from Accion and IFC 

Simple process

  • The application can be completed during your lunch hour and doesn’t require multiple rounds of phone calls or interviews

  • We like to think of the selection criteria as ‘sensibly rigorous’

Gain credibility

  • We worked with investors to create questions that get beyond the fluff to identify startups poised for success

  • A panel of industry leading experts – including founders and investors – will select the winners

 
 

Timeline

 

 

11 feb 2019

Application period opens

22 march 2019

Application period ends

May 2019

Judges select winners

June 2019

Winners announced

July 2019

White paper published

 
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