has announced new partner organizations that will provide exclusive
technical and networking resources to competition Finalists.
Administered by the Center
and the D2D
FinCapDev is a $100,000 challenge facilitating the development of
innovative, market-ready mobile apps that will increase consumer access
to high quality, fairly-priced financial products and services.
New partners and their contributions to FinCapDev include:
The FinCapDev proposal submission period opened in early October 2012
and will close December 10, 2012. To submit a proposal go to http://fincapdev.com/apply.
Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges, including technical
feasibility experts to develop fully functional, market-ready mobile
apps starting in January 2013.
Finalist will receive:
To learn more about FinCapDev including rules, applicant guidelines, and
requirements, visit http://fincapdev.com
or follow on Twitter at @fincapdev.
The Financial Capability Development Competition (FinCapDev, http://fincapdev.com)
is a nationwide $100,000 challenge to develop new mobile apps to help
working Americans make smart financial choices and get better access to
financial services. In addition to bringing approximately six
high-impact apps to market and available for consumers use, the
competition will create an ecosystem of American innovators, technology
companies, software developers, financial service firms, investors, and
nonprofits to foster innovation in new mobile financial tools.
About the Center for Financial Services Innovation
The Center for Financial Services Innovation is the nation's leading
authority on financial services for underbanked consumers. Since 2004,
its programs have focused on informing, connecting, and investing -
gathering enhanced intelligence, brokering and supporting productive
industry relationships, and fostering best-in-class products and
strategies. CFSI works with leaders and innovators in the business,
government and nonprofit sectors to transform the financial services
landscape. For more on CFSI, go to http://cfsinnovation.com
or follow on Twitter at @cfsinnovation.
About the D2D Fund
Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund strengthens the financial opportunity and
security of low and moderate income consumers by innovating, incubating,
and stimulating new financial products and policies. Operating at the
intersection of the private, non-profit and public sectors, D2D
incubates and promotes practical applications with social impact that
might otherwise lack a champion to nurture and bring them to market. D2D
was incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization in 2000 and
is headquartered in Allston neighborhood of Boston, across the street
from Harvard University's recently opened Innovation Lab. For more on
D2D, go to www.d2dfund.org
Launched in 2009, EachScape provides an open, powerful drag & drop
environment for creating and managing mobile applications without the
use of templates. EachScape utilizes component "Blocks" to build and
allow full customization of app functionality without any limitations.
EachScape currently generates apps for iOS, Android, GoogleTV, and
HTML5. Based in New York City, EachScape was founded by experienced
mobile experts Ludo Collin and Bob Fitterman. For more information
please visit www.EachScape.com.
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