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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Inside Our Fintech Pre-Accelerator Program

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As we wrap up our inaugural Fintech Pre-revenue Program – powered by Startup Wise Guys and Fidelity Center for Applied Technology®(FCAT), we want to look back and share how the program went. This joint initiative was born out of the mutual interest we share for developing innovation in the Fintech space. And what better way to do so than supporting early-stage Fintech startups?

The purpose of the program was to find some of the most promising early-stage Fintech startups and support them with the right tools, knowledge and mentorship, to bring their product to the market as quickly as possible. Over an intensive 8-week period, these startups worked on developing their MVPs, learning the ropes of effective sales strategies, and understanding the essentials of fundraising.

“The programme helped us to narrow down our product focus and helped us fine-tune our go-to-market strategy. Program in 3 words: helpful, interesting and fun :)”
Program Participant

Program welcomed 25 startups from 15 different countries, creating a diverse and vibrant community. This diversity was not just in numbers but also in ideas, with each team bringing a unique perspective to the Fintech landscape. During the course of the program  only 8 outstanding startups were selected for the final pitch in Dublin.

 “We had one of the most eager, engaged and passionate groups of founders that I have seen in a while, truly international too. It was a joy to be next to them, guide them across the program and mentor them together with the FCAT coaches. They have all the ingredients needed to grow into true entrepreneurs and create a self-sustainable business.”

Razvan Suta, Fintech MD of Startup Wise Guys

Meet eight  teams who pitched their ideas at the grand finale stage in Dublin

Easy Peasy Insurtech –  is a Neo-insurance platform that enables drivers to optimize car insurance on a pay-per-mile basis. No fuss and quick.

Catch.Me Sport -It’s a new marketing tool for athletes and brands, bridging the gap between sport talents and international exposure and capital.

PeerPay-  is LTAM’s go2 financial networks aggregator, for any currencies, for everyone regardless of location or income.

Nido –  is a financial management platform for short term rental owners

Sorbet – is an ultimate tool for creative freelancers enabling them with instant payments, secure contracts and peace of mind.

SmartVendr – is a collaborative platform for small and medium sized enterprises, for evaluating suppliers, managing projects and tracking all supplier activities.

YieldGuru –  is a connecting investor with qualified affordable housing projects by tokenizing low-cost aggregated projects, through a Due Diligence & Asset Management platform.

During the program, we refined our narrative and storytelling which allowed us to secure pre-seed investment. Accountability, Support System and Diversity”
Program Participant

Looking Ahead

As we conclude this chapter, we look forward to the continued journey of these startups. The program may have ended, but the path these entrepreneurs are on is just beginning. We remain committed to watching them grow and succeed in the dynamic world of Fintech.

Join us in celebrating their journey and stay tuned for more stories of innovation and determination in the Fintech space.

We want to extend our deepest gratitude to FCAT for powering this program.

About The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology® (FCAT)

The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology® (FCATSM) stands at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement within Fidelity Investments. Since its inception in 1999, FCAT has been instrumental in pioneering breakthroughs in research and technology. With a focus on assessing, testing, and scaling innovative concepts and ideas, FCAT enhances Fidelity’s market leadership and elevates the customer experience. Its teams, known for their curiosity and forward-thinking mindset, have made significant contributions to product design, usability, technology architecture, and applications across various business units, reinforcing Fidelity’s commitment to innovation.