Starlight Wins Financial Inclusion Pitch Competition at Money 20/20

Starlight is proud to have won the "America's Got Access" 2023 Pitch Competition, hosted in collaboration with Commerce Ventures at Money20/20, the world’s leading fintech conference. America’s Got Access Pitch Competition is designed to spotlight innovative fintech companies that are dedicated to addressing challenges related to financial inclusion and financial well-being.

During the live pitch event, Starlight showcased how it empowers financial institutions to provide substantial value to their customers by unlocking government benefits that reduce key everyday expenses. Starlight's seamless integration not only deepens customer relationships but also drives deposit growth and reduces delinquencies.

As part of the prize, Starlight was awarded a $100,000 uncapped SAFE investment from Commerce Ventures. The capital enables Starlight to expand their team and grow its partnerships with credit unions and banks. 

A special thanks to the competition judges for their support: 

  • Dan Rosen, Founding Partner, Commerce Ventures
  • Paco Rivera, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Development at USAA 
  • Abim Kolawole, Chief Audit Executive, Northwestern Mutual 
  • Emmalyn Shaw, Managing Partner, Flourish Ventures 

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Starlight is committed to making financial inclusion a reality for all.