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About the Center
The (”the Center”), based in Boston, MA, is the leading nonprofit, zero-fee/zero-equity sponsor of fintech startups in New England and bridges the gap between cutting-edge financial technology startups and financial institutions. With a focus on helping startups gain initial customer traction, the Center provides proof-of-concept fintech startups with one year of free mentorship, community, workspace, and access to an extensive fintech-centric network.
Mission
The Center’s mission is to advance the growth of fintech startups, financial institutions, and the Boston fintech ecosystem by connecting progressive enterprises with fintech’s most promising new entrepreneurs.
Fast Stats
80+ startups accepted
<10% acceptance rate
Members and alum:
400+ Enterprise Customers
$500m+ raised (funding and on platforms)
2 CUSOs
$1B+ in enterprise value created
Cohorts
The Center accepts two cohorts per year. Cohorts typically start in January and July and applications are due in the Spring or Fall.
*Cohort start dates are in flux during COVID-19. Please reach out to to learn more.
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Benefits of the Center
Members receive numerous benefits when accepted into the Centers program. The Center provides:
Member Programming & Community:

Tailored programming that supports the growth of fintech startups from POC through production and assists with enterprise readiness and pilot success - this includes onboarding, knowledge series, office hours, round-tables, pitch preparation, and other Center led events
Access to leading mentors, knowledge experts, customers, fintech founders, and service providers
A fintech family to call on for support, introductions, and guidance
Member of New England’s largest community of fintech startups

DCU/Credit Union/Banking/Financial Institutions:

One-on-one time with DCU Executives, including office hours
Connections to other leaders and resources at DCU and other innovative financial institutions
Access to the Center’s network of partners and affiliates
Streamlined pilots, where applicable
Connections to a national consortium of credit unions
Resources and know-how that startups will need to sell into target financial institutions

General:

Free office space for 1 year in Downtown Boston
Secure 24/7 office access in 24/7 doorman building
Meeting room usage, event room usage, shared kitchen, and more
Access to Workbar’s other 15 co working spaces

Partnership Perks:

Web hosting credits for Google Cloud Platform & Amazon Web Services
90% off HubSpot for Startups
6 months of discounted Plaid access (aggregate value of up to $21,000)
and more
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