Accelerators

Techstars Payments Powered by Stellar and MoneyGram

This program focuses on innovative fintech solutions addressing gaps across payments infrastructure throughout Latin America. We are looking for bold founders in the fintech space that recognize the massive opportunity across emerging markets, and who are already using or are interested in using blockchain to scale their technology across the following themes: digital wallets, infrastructure, transactions/ecommerce, credit/debt, digital identity, infrastructure as a service, and financial literacy.

Anywhere

2023 January

Hybrid Program
This program is running virtually with some optional in-person events.

Jul 5th, 2022

Applications Open

Sep 28th, 2022

Final Deadline

Jan 3rd, 2023

Accelerator Starts

Mar 30th, 2023

Demo Day

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"I am looking for bold founders in the fintech space that recognize the massive opportunity across emerging markets."

Tricia Martinez, Managing Director
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The Team

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Tricia Martinez
Managing Director
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Lisa Seymour
Program Director
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Hannah Savage
Investment Associate

Partners

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"We're excited about this latest expansion of our partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation as we look to further accelerate our strategic goals to lead cross-border payment innovation."
Alex Holmes
Chairman & CEO, MoneyGram
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"We're excited about this latest expansion of our partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation as we look to further accelerate our strategic goals to lead cross-border payment innovation."
Alex Holmes
Chairman & CEO, MoneyGram
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"We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Stellar Development Foundation and add Techstars into the mix to meet some of the most innovative founders in global financial services."
Brian Johnson
Chief Financial Officer, MoneyGram
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“At last, an opportunity for developers, entrepreneurs, and founders from Latin America to receive the support they need. Together, we will grant innovators access to a universe of opportunities and the revolution will be localized.”
Denelle Dixon
CEO and Executive Director, Stellar Development Foundation
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"We're excited to partner with MoneyGram to find creative startups building innovative and practical solutions to problems that affect people around the world."
Jason Chlipala
Chief Operations Officer, Stellar Development Foundation

Mentors

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Elena Litani
Co-founder & CPO, Pillar
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Denisse Cuellar
StartUp Partnerships Head, Banco de Crédito BCP
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Samer Saab
Product, Partnerships, and Investing, Alloy Labs