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Five Weeks to SixThirty: Accelerator Program Sets July 11th Deadline

sixthirty_logo.jpgAre you a fintech startup looking to up your game? Then SixThirty has a date for you.

Friday, July 11th: the deadline for applications for its Fall 2014 Accelerator class.
Click here for more information and to get the process started.
SixThirty gives fintech startups $100,000 in funding (in exchange for an equity stake between 5-10%). The young companies also get valuable training, mentoring, and networking connections with some of the biggest financial services companies in the area. 
And for the uninitiated, it’s worth knowing that St. Louis, where SixThirty is located, is a growing financial hub, serving as the home base for financial corporations such as Edward Jones, Scottrade, and Wells Fargo Advisors. The region has received high marks from SixThirty program participants, as well.
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Add to that Square co-founder Jim McKelvey serving as SixThirty’s managing director and it is no surprise to see the positive buzz the program has generated in the little time it has been a part of the accelerator/incubator scene.
The accelerator program is divided into spring and fall sessions, with four startups participating in each for a total of eight companies a year. Joining Finovate alum, gremlin in SixThirty’s most recent Spring 2014 cohort were PromisePay, LendingStandard, and WealthAccess. Alongside Finovate alum, miiCard in the program’s previous, Fall 2013 cohort were Upside, Hedgeable, and XYverify.
SixThirty is backed by the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and Cultivation Capital, a venture capital firm based in St. Louis.