Money20/20 and Commerce Ventures Announce New Start-Up Pitch Competition ‘America's Got Access’ Focused on Financial Inclusion

In a revised startup pitch competition for 2022, America’s Got Access is designed to showcase Fintech companies focused on financial inclusion and enabling diversity, equity and inclusion in the wider industry.

New York NY, September 21, 2022 -- Money20/20 USA, the world’s leading Fintech show, in conjunction with Commerce Ventures announces ‘America’s Got Access’, a startup pitch competition focused on the Fintech startups doing well by doing good.

The specialized startup competition is designed to showcase Fintech companies focused on solving challenges around financial inclusion, financial health and enabling diversity equity and inclusion within fintech.

On October 23, 10 game-changing entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch to industry-leading judges live in Las Vegas at Money20/20 USA, and the winner will receive a $100,000 uncapped SAFE investment.

The deadline for entries is September 23 with applications now open on the Money20/20 website here.

The Judges:

Special Guests Include:

  • Sheel Mohnot, General Partner, Better Tomorrow Ventures
  • Emmalyn Shaw, Managing Partner, Flourish Ventures
  • Souheil Badran, EVP & COO, Northwestern Mutual
  • Ayesha D’Souza, Head of Venture Investments & Partnerships, Fiserv

“Money20/20 has prioritized showcasing diverse voices across our stages and through our dedicated initiatives from RiseUp and Amplify. Through America’s Got Access and our partnership with Commerce Ventures, we want to expand opportunities for the voices and communities who need it most. We are delighted to shine a spotlight on the Fintech startups that are doing well by doing good. We can’t wait for them to showcase their unique approach to solving some of society's biggest financial inclusion challenges in front of an audience of VCs that truly understand Fintech,” said Scarlett Sieber, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer of Money20/20.

Dan Rosen, Founding Partner at Commerce Ventures said: “I’m excited to partner with Money20/20, Scarlett, and the rest of the leadership team to build positive change in our industry. With so much incredible talent in the sector and so many unmet challenges still existing across the country, there is a large opportunity to make a real change. I can’t wait to see what these founders share on the stage in Vegas!”

This competition has been made possible in partnership with Commerce Ventures, Fiserv, Mastercard, and Northwestern Mutual.

You can find out more about America’s Got Access here


About Money20/20

Founded in 2011, Money20/20 creates destination shows where the most innovative people in payments, fintech and the broader financial services industry connect. Famed for their high-impact networking, the USA edition, held in Las Vegas (22-25 October 2023), and the Europe edition, held in Amsterdam (6-8 June 2023), are regarded as unmissable by financial services professionals. Money20/20 is the space where the industry's smartest visionaries and innovators come together to create the future of money. Money20/20 is an Ascential show.

Follow Money20/20 on Twitter for show developments and updates.

You can also find us on LinkedIn at Money20/20.


About Ascential

Ascential delivers specialist information, analytics and ecommerce optimisation platforms to the world's leading consumer brands and their ecosystems.

Our world-class businesses improve performance and solve problems for our customers by delivering immediately actionable information combined with visionary longer-term thinking across Digital Commerce, Product Design and Marketing. We also serve customers across Retail & Financial Services.

With more than 2,500 employees across five continents, we combine local expertise with a global footprint for clients in over 120 countries. Ascential is listed on the London Stock Exchange.