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America's Got Access

An interactive pitch competition in partnership with Commerce Ventures.

A New Startup Pitch Competition Focused on Doing Good

Real entrepreneurs. Real venture capital. Real money on the line. Real impact.

10 game-changing entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch our rainmaker VC judges live in Las Vegas at Money20/20 USA October 23.

The winner receives a free pass to Money20/20 and $100,000...and who doesn’t want Commerce Ventures on their cap table?

Call for applications is now closed. The deadline for entries was September 23.

Who Should Apply?

  • Are you a startup focused on solving problems for underserved markets?
  • Are you enabling access to financial wellness and financial health for broader communities?
  • Are you committed to doing good and enabling diversity, equity and inclusion within fintech?

Here's The Rundown:

Our judging panel will select 10 finalists who will pitch live October 23 in Las Vegas.

Each live pitch is followed by a Q&A round from our VC panel.

The top 4-5 startups will then pitch to the most engaged audience of senior executives in payments, financial services, fintech and cybersecurity. And you know the VC’s will be there in full force so anyone looking to raise that money…we got you.

1 startup will win the Money20/20 and Commerce Ventures prize of $100,000 (uncapped SAFE note) and be crowned the champion of America’s Got Access! And that's not all, the winner will then join us front and center, on our main stage to 3,000+ people to show off your incredible company in front of the fintech world. (Terms and Conditions apply)

The Judges:

  • Scarlett Sieber, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, Money20/20
  • Dan Rosen, Founding Partner, Commerce Ventures
  • Sherri Haymond, Executive Vice President, Digital Partnerships, Mastercard
  • Charles Hudson, Managing Partner, Precursor Ventures

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

Thank You To Our Partners