CNote Wins SXSW Super Accelerator Pitch Competition

CNote Wins SXSW Super Accelerator Pitch Competition

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We’re proud to announce that we are coming back from SXSW with two awards! Just yesterday, CNote was selected the Top Innovation in the the Payment and FinTech category and today CNote emerged as a winner among all categories: CNote was chosen as the 2017 Best Startup Pitch Company after besting ten of the best companies during the first SXSW Super Accelerator Pitch Competition on Monday, March 13. Our team is looking to take this momentum into the coming months as we support our initial product launch and work to make our first product offering broadly available to everyone. We’ve got a lot of exciting news ahead! You can learn more about CNote and our mission here. Also, feel free to contact our team with any questions at support@mycnote.com. A…
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CNote Wins Payment and FinTech group at the 2017 SXSW Accelerator

CNote Wins Payment and FinTech group at the 2017 SXSW Accelerator

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We are beyond excited to announce that CNote was selected as the winner out of a group of five great finalists in the Payment and FinTech Technologies group at SXSW. Every company deserved such a high recognition, but we are thrilled that our that our message resonated with the audience at SXSW and we are the taking “The Top Innovation” award home. This recognition is an important reminder that there is room to innovate in the financial space, especially as it relates to maximizing individual and societal wealth. CNote makes products that simplify and democratize finance. We focus on inclusivity, integrity and community when creating every financial product we bring to market. You can learn more about CNote and our mission here. Also, feel free to contact our team with any…
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Why haven’t I heard of CDFIs before?

Why haven’t I heard of CDFIs before?

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CDFIs are a tough acronym to remember. We get it. It stands for Community Development Financial Institutions - yet another mouthful. We think the easiest way to describe them is - lenders for the community. So..say you have a dream of opening up your own business. You have the drive, a great idea, and all you need is to borrow a few bucks to get it going or keep it going. Unfortunately, your options are not so great. Sorry to break the news, but not all lenders are the same and the online lenders you’ve heard of typically charge small businesses 6 to 7x more than large banks to access money. Yup. But wait, this is where CDFIs come in! They provide small businesses fair capital and business coaching. And…
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CNote selected to be SXSW Accelerator Finalist

CNote selected to be SXSW Accelerator Finalist

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We’re proud to announce that CNote has been selected as a finalist for this year’s South by Southwest Accelerator Pitch event. CNote is one of five payment and FinTech companies selected for the pitch event. We’re excited to share our vision for creating accessible financial products that maximize individual and societal wealth with the "future curious" audience of SXSW.  The pitch event will be held over two days, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Austin. If you’re a fan of CNote, or just a fan of seeing innovative companies deliver their message, we recommend checking it out. All the selected finalists will pitch Saturday and then 18 companies will move on and pitch again one more time on Sunday. You can view the list…
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Coverage from TechCrunch

Coverage from TechCrunch

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Today marks the day when the first financial product based on Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) is brought by CNote to individuals for the first time in history. The coverage from TechCrunch perfectly captures the nature of CDFIs and their social impact mission: Community development financial institutions are an integral part of economic development in the United States. They support affordable housing, minority owned business and other entities that may struggle to get the capital they need from traditional banks. CNote's aim is to democratize finance: we strongly believe that everyone is entitled to the benefits of financial innovation, not just the top 1%. Our first CDFI-based product is the first step in that direction. Soon all Americans will have access to the product and will be able to reap the returns,…
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