CNote selected to be SXSW Accelerator Finalist

CNote selected to be SXSW Accelerator Finalist

CNote
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

CDFIs, CNote
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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#WHATWENEEDTOSUCCEED

#WHATWENEEDTOSUCCEED

CNote
30 billion, 90%, 5 times, 27 dollars, 7%...what’s behind these numbers? On one hand, a grim picture of missed opportunity, on another - a light of hope for our future. Consider the facts: If women scaled as entrepreneurs, $30 billion can be added to our country GDP. Women put 90% of their income into their communities and families. Women have been starting businesses at 5x the rate of the national average. 1 out of 27 dollars of commercial lending goes to women led businesses. 7% of all the venture capital is received by women. I remembered these facts last week as I attended the Scale Collective event in NYC hosted by Virago, a strategic advisory supporting women entrepreneurs. The event brought close to 100 women entrepreneurs together and was held…
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The world that we co-create

The world that we co-create

CNote, Financial Planning, Savings
What if... We lived in a world where we could vote with our dollars - in everything we do. Not just by buying a cup of coffee from the local shop we love, but by actually investing in that shop's growth and success. And what if we benefited too? Not only by feeling great about supporting our community, but actually creating financial freedom for ourselves along the way. This is what we are creating..and we hope you'll join us for the journey. We are CNote. CNote stands for co-creation. The idea that every $100...and really every $1...can be intentional and meaningful. Instead of investing in what we're told to invest in -- stocks, bonds, ETFs, whatever the next acronym is -- we invest in each other. We call it investing…
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CNote selected for Y Combinator Fellowship

CNote selected for Y Combinator Fellowship

CNote
We are proud to announce that CNote has been selected to be a part of Y Combinator’s Fellowship program. YC has helped to fund and grow an amazing list of innovative companies, and we’re proud to be among their ranks. The doors this opportunity opens is not lost on our team. We know this selection is just the first few steps in our march towards innovating and democratizing finance, but we’re extremely excited!  We’re looking forward to further refining our products and building more relationships in the financial technology space as a result of this fantastic opportunity with YC. CNote was created from a place of optimism and determination. We are crazy enough to believe we can redesign finance and create products and services that inspire and empower, not confuse…
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