Startup Academy Class of 2018

A Money Revolution is sparked by the most innovative ideas, disruptors and entrepreneurs who create the unimaginable to drive change. To celebrate and accelerate the potential of the next generation of startups, we’re recruiting 100 of the industry’s newest and brightest companies to be a part of the Money20/20 USA Startup Academy.

We welcome all startups who are vigorously working to revolutionize the future of money to make their mark at Money20/20 – the industry’s largest and most prestigious platform. Money20/20 will be selecting, with guidance from our VC Advisory Board, the top 100 startups, who will each receive one complimentary pass to attend Money20/20 USA as well as a host of invaluable benefits and perks.

Startup Rate applications are now closed. Only submitted applications will be considered.
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How do I qualify as a Startup?

While applications for the Startup Academy are now closed, we still encourage you to attend at our startup rate. To qualify for this rate, your startup must:

  • Have raised less than $3M in equity funding
  • Been incorporated for less than 3 years
  • Be a first-time attendee of Money20/20 USA

If you're not sure if you qualify, feel free to still apply and we will be in touch.

*This rate is not intended for consulting, advisory or venture capital/investment firms

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What's the timeline?

  • Please note: Applications are now closed.
  • We’ve partnered with MEDICI to streamline the application process, utilizing the The MEDICI FinTech Startup Score and custom application portal to evaluate each startup.
  • We'll be announcing our 2018 Startup Academy at the end of July.
  • In July, we'll be inviting our 2018 Startup Class to upgrade to an exhibit space in Startup City, if they would like to.
  • We will start announcing the Startup Pitch at Money20/20 lineup of 24 Startup Academy class in August.
  • After the 100 Startup Academy class is chosen, startups are still welcome to apply to receive a discounted ticket and/or exhibit space, pending availability.

What if I'm not chosen for Startup Academy?

That’s okay, you can still join us at Money20/20 by attending and/or exhibiting as a startup, even after the Startup Academy is selected.

  • If you still meet the requirements, you may still be approved to receive a startup rate pass to attend.
  • Fill out an application for the Startup Rate here.

If you're not sure if you qualify, feel free to still apply and we will be in touch.

Startup Academy Advisory Board

Meltem Demirors
Founder
Athena Capital
Athena Capital
Ryan Falvey
Founder
FinVentures Studio
FinVentures Studio
Jeff Gapusan
Head of FinTech
Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
Ryan Gilbert
Partner
Propel Venture Partners
Propel Venture Partners
Melissa Guzy
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Arbor Ventures
Arbor Ventures
David Jegen
Partner
F-Prime Capital
F-Prime Capital
Jalak Jobanputra
Founder & Managing Partner
FuturePerfect Ventures
FuturePerfect Ventures
Aditya Khurjekar
CEO & Founder
LTP (Let's Talk Payments)
LTP (Let's Talk Payments)
Sheel Mohnot
Partner
500 Startups
500 Startups
Hans Morris
Managing Partner
Nyca Partners
Nyca Partners
Matthew Risley
Partner
QED Investors
QED Investors
Scott Robinson
VP & Founder, FinTech Practice
Plug and Play
Plug and Play
Dan Rosen
Founder & General Partner
Commerce Ventures
Commerce Ventures
Angela Strange
General Partner
Andreesen Horowitz
Andreesen Horowitz
This is your chance to get your brand in front of the most senior audience in
financial services innovation, from C-Level bank and payments execs to investors: apply to attend or exhibit as a startup now.
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