Incubating and accelerating financial technology and the companies creating it
Stena fintechXstudio was created to fuel fintech innovation from students and recent alumni from universities across the state of Utah. Founded by successful fintech entrepreneurs, the studio is helping the next generation of fintech founders scale faster and sharpen their product vision.
fintechXstudio is launching an annual cohort of 5-6 startups, and will give participants access to advisors, office collaboration space, startup funding and other business services to grow their companies.
Cohort participants will work through the Stena Center for Financial Technology at the University of Utah. The program lasts a year, providing cohort members an ideal environment to build, test and launch their fintech solution.
If you are an undergraduate, graduate student or faculty member from any university in Utah, this program is for you. Alumni that have graduated within the last three years are also welcome to apply.
Companies and business ideas should be focused on financial technology and are not required to be at a certain stage – anything from idea to seed stage will be considered.
The selection process starts with an application. From there, a group of finalists are invited to our December Pitch Day to present their idea to our review committee.
Selected participants are notified and complete participation agreements. Initial introductions to advisor(s) and service providers are planned.
Participants start their cohort and continue through the year. Advisors meet regularly with their assigned cohort to offer advice, counsel, and mentorship. Participants also have regular opportunities to collaborate with fellow cohort members.
The capstone of the program is Demo Day held the following February. Cohort members will demo and pitch their business to potential future investors.
To help you get launched right we provide several key benefits. These offerings are provided by outside entities that have donated a set amount of time, services, or products for your benefit.
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