Maelis Carraro – Catalyst Fund Program Manager and Associate at BFA
Abigail Steinberg – FIBR Program Manager and Senior Associate at BFA
Sushmita Meka – FIBR Learning Manager and Associate at BFA
Ashirul Amin – OPTIX and Senior Associate at BFA
Catalyst Fund accelerates innovative and global early-stage fintech startups by providing flexible capital and tailored advisory engagements. Our intervention is designed to help the companies get to scale and access follow-on funding by partnering with impact and tech investors. Catalyst Fund also seeks to build the knowledge base to catalyze innovation and growth of the inclusive fintech ecosystem.
FIBR (Financial Inclusion on Business Runways) identifies and brings together fintechs, banks and other service providers to offer new financial services to low-income customers, through community-based channels such as agents, shops and employers.
OPTIX (Optimizing Performance Through Improved Cross(X)-Sell) works directly with four financial institutions to develop strategic and tactical thinking to optimize cross-selling strategies, such that customers actively use multiple products that are relevant to them and become dedicated, life-long customers of the institution.
Financial Inclusion Week will be held from October 30 – November 3, 2017. Overall coordination is led by the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI), an action-oriented think tank working toward full global financial inclusion and based in Washington, DC. Financial Inclusion Week aims to build momentum around addressing the most significant gaps in financial inclusion through a week of global conversation.
We encourage you to follow this week’s events on twitter and to tweet about your experience participating today. The Hashtag is #FinclusionWeek.