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Queen City Fintech Inaugural Fall Cohort

Program to Conclude with the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference

· Charlotte Fintech,Fintech Accelerator,QCF Class 7,Venture Conference,Southeast Fintech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sarah Smith, Queen City Fintech​​

Telephone: 203-804-4881

Email: ssmith@qcfintech.co

QUEEN CITY FINTECH WELCOMES INAUGURAL FALL COHORT

PROGRAM WILL CONCLUDE WITH SOUTHEAST FINTECH VENTURE CONFERENCE

Charlotte, NC – Of nearly 100 applications only ten fintech companies were selected for the inaugural Queen City Fintech Fall Cohort. The twelve-week accelerator program begins work with Class 7 on September 6th and concludes with the inaugural Southeast Fintech Venture Conference on November 20th.

The Southeast Fintech Venture Conference, an all-day event showcasing the top fintech companies in the Southeast, also serves as Demo Day for Class 7. Queen City Fintech invites fintech companies with various stages of funding to apply to pitch at the event in Charlotte.

"We are especially excited that Class 7 Demo Day will be held in conjunction with the Southeast Fintech Venture Conference in Charlotte on November 20th,” says Dan Roselli, Managing Director of Queen City Fintech. “We expect this conference to be the largest Fintech Venture gathering in the Southeast and it will be a great showcase for our Class 7 companies."

Queen City Fintech is a yearlong accelerator program. The first twelve weeks take place on-site in Charlotte and are designed to mature post-revenue startups through intense mentorship from leading banking executives, business development professionals, venture capitalists and attorneys, among others in the city’s robust business community. Accepted companies also receive a $20K capital infusion from the program with the potential for follow-on funding for the top performers in the program.

Class 7, which marks Queen City Fintech’s expansion to two cohorts a year, is the next step on the path to solidifying Charlotte as a top fintech innovation hub. Current fintech hubs such as Singapore and Atlanta are well represented in Class 7. Seven of the ten companies have a minority, female or non-white, founder represented on their team.

“We are excited and honored to be joining Class 7 of the Queen City Fintech program,” says Christian Zimmerman of Qoins. “We feel that we will be able to learn and grow our footprint with the help, expertise, and strong relationships Queen City Fintech has to offer.”

Queen City Fintech has received overwhelming support from Charlotte and its business community. The program is driven by the largest sponsors network of any Fintech accelerator in the world, including North Highland, Womble Carlyle, Bank of America, Ally Bank, Wells Fargo, BB&T, Synchrony Financial, Barings, LPL Financial, Zenmonics, Grant Thornton, AIG, and Ernst & Young.

The Queen City Fintech Fall 2017 Class is:

CapWay (New York City, NY) – Products and services to the financially underserved - those that are unbanked, underbanked, and the working poor - to assist them in becoming financially healthy

Hardbacon (Montreal, Canada) – A platform that syncs with brokerage accounts and analyzes portfolios automatically

HonestFi (Los Angeles, CA) – A platform that enables NGOs, small businesses, and community members to provide financial services

QBRICS, Inc. (Charlotte, NC; Park City, UT; Bangalore, India) – A robust and flexible platform providing trust, security and interoperability for any private enterprise Blockchain

Qoins (Atlanta, GA) – An automated micro-payment solution that seamlessly rounds up the spare change from everyday purchases and automatically applies it towards your debt

Quarule (Charlotte, NC; New York City, NY; Portland, OR) – A platform that automates risk and compliance program management, certification, and controls

Remotize, Inc. (Ann Arbor & Detroit, MI) – A marketplace that provides alternative student loan solutions funded by everyday investors

Speakalytics (Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC) – The Artificial Intelligent Sales Coach for enterprise conversations

Tookitaki (Singapore) – A Machine Learning platform to build and optimize risk workflow models for financial institutions primarily in the operations and compliance space

Veriphy Analytics (Atlanta, GA) – A unique SAAS platform bringing accountability, transparency and objective value measurement to Retirement Plan Portfolios

Swivel Ventures (Baltimore, MD & Columbus, OH) is pre-accepted into Class 8 and begins advisory services immediately. Swivel Ventures is democratizing venture investing with blockchain technology and a decentralized investment community.

For more information about Queen City Fintech at Packard Place, please call Sarah Smith at 203-804-4881, email at ssmith@qcfintech.co, or visit qcfintech.co.

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