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In March 2014, Village Capital, the eBay/PayPal Foundation, and the SOURCE Initiative teamed up to identify companies with game-changing financial services and technologies.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Fourteen innovative companies were chosen out of a competitive pool of over 100 applicants, representing a cross section of the country’s best startups focused on increasing access to financial services in the United States. The program’s workshop dates were:

Workshop 1: April 30-May 3 (San Jose)

Workshop 2: May 27-30 (Salt Lake City)

Workshop 3: June 22-25 (San Jose)

Feedback from the Entrepreneurs

  • “Seeing the evolution of the recommendations and concerns from the group and progress our company made was incredibly useful!”
  • “I feel much more comfortable assembling a board for my company and know what to expect after this program.”
  • “The engagement with other entrepreneurs to be able to learn and understand from each other by analogy and experience was fantastic.”

COMPANIES

MPOWER Financing

MPOWER Financing provides college financing to high-potential thin-file students who are left out by traditional lenders.

WiseBanyan

WiseBanyan makes it easy for anyone to get access to money management through customized, easy-to-use portfolio construction and automated rebalancing.

AlumVest

AlumVest connects leading startups from US universities with equity crowdfunding.

Bashar&Fadia

Bashar&Fadia allows individuals to access affordable financing and repay based on future income, providing investors an opportunity to invest in personal potent

eMoneyPool

eMoneyPool creates a path for individuals to access traditional mainstream lenders by leveraging alternative credit and payment histories.

ePaymentGuard

ePaymentGuard offers affordable risk management and protection against credit card chargebacks for online payment processors.

HelloBit

HelloBit leverages digital currency and payment technology to reduce the friction and transaction costs in traditional money remittance.

LendSquare

LendSquare is a platform to crowdfund small business loans, allowing individuals to directly support businesses they believe in.

LendStreet

LendStreet helps distressed debtors settle, restructure, and refinance their debt while enabling investors to buy the debt at a discount.

MoneyWorks

MoneyWorks provides an integrated solution to repay debt, establish and stick to a budget, and increase financial health.

PeopleHedge

PeopleHedge protects individuals and small businesses from the volatility of foreign exchange rates.

Planwise

Planwise’s online technology provides financial tools to make better choices in prospective financial and investment decisions.

Rezzcard

Rezzcard is changing rental payment and collection for affordable housing through mobile electronic payment management.

SavedPlus

PlentyFi provides ways to accumulate and multiply your savings in once place, based on your priorities and schedule.

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