Fintech Fellows Initiative:

20 fintech startups launch in Nebraska!

Twenty new startups have raised their hands to launch fintech companies that aim to solve four market challenges facing small business owners and ag owners/operators.

With special help from First National Bank, The Startup Collaborative has identified four proven market problems — all with adjacency to the financial services industry — ready for fintech startups to launch around. These problems have been validated through customer discovery with hundreds of potential users motivated to find a solution. 

On November 26, twenty founders launched their fintech startups inside The Startup Collaborative’s Fintech Fellows Initiative.

They are working inside TSC, using the program’s outcome-based methodology for deeper customer discovery, early prototyping and business modeling to ultimately create a software-as-a-service startup. Fintech Fellows gained access to an initial CRM, all customer discovery insights and interview transcripts and one-on-one time with financial service subject-matter-experts and curated potential customers.

The kicker: Fintech Fellows can earn $10,000 to $80,000 to accelerate their company’s growth based on outcomes met. The first round of grants will be made in early 2018.