Brief: What does effective acceleration look like for inclusive tech startups?
What does effective acceleration look like for inclusive tech startups?
Despite a proliferation of accelerators for inclusive tech startups the sector has yet to land on a standard recipe for effective acceleration. Four accelerator programs, with over 10 years of collective experience supporting early-stage startups share best practices in startup acceleration. It is the collaborative effort of three accelerators supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co. – the Financial Solutions Lab at Financial Health Network (US), Catalyst Fund at BFA Global (emerging markets), and the Financial Inclusion Lab at Bharat Inclusion Initiative (India); with input from the Resolution Foundation (UK & Europe), which is exploring inclusive fintech in the UK. These accelerators have together supported over 100 startups providing fintech solutions to underserved populations to improve their financial health.