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Plaid wants to unlock financial freedom for everyone by empowering a diverse group of entrepreneurs and innovators. With FinRise, we hope to create a fintech ecosystem that consists of more voices rather than fewer

Our goal through FinRise is to provide more direct support for a diverse and inclusive fintech community resulting in better financial outcomes for people across the board

We care deeply about building & evolving the financial sector to be more inclusive and customer-centric. Plaid’s FinRise program is a positive step for a more fair and rewarding fintech ecosystem and we’re thrilled to be a resource for the inaugural class
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Access to our partner and capital network

FinRise founders will be connected with VCs, accelerators, and service providers so that they can build their network, access services, and learn about critical steps in the earliest stages of company building

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Startup acceleration

To kick off the program, founders will participate in a 3-day virtual bootcamp that includes communications and storytelling, engineering best practices, designing user-centric experiences, and navigating policy and regulatory landscapes

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Ongoing support

Throughout the 9 month program, founders will have access to a dedicated account manager who will help them develop their business. Founders will also be paired with Plaid leaders who will offer mentorship, guidance, and ongoing support

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Frequently asked questions

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What are the requirements for selection?

The FinRise program is intended for BIPOC-founded technology startups. Applicants must be 18+, applying on behalf of a U.S.-based, BIPOC majority-owned business incorporated in the United States with 2+ employees

Those best suited for the program are post-seed pre-Series B technology startups with a product in Beta stage headquartered in the US. Selected participants must be available to join all program elements

How will Plaid select FinRise participants?

Participants that meet the criteria outlined above will be considered by a panel of Plaid leaders across the company. In order to ensure that Plaid can provide meaningful advice and mentorship, companies that leverage financial data in their product, service or operations, or show an interest in leveraging this technology in the future will be given preference

When will you announce the first cohort?

We will announce the first cohort in early March. The first program will run between April and December, 2021

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