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November 23, 2021

Applications for CLT’s Premier Fintech and Healthtech Accelerator “The Meta Lab” Now Closed

(Charlotte, NC) Nov 23, 2021 – After an intense month-long recruitment effort, applications for the Meta Lab have officially closed. The MassChallenge and Carolina Fintech Hub teams are now tasked with the formidable challenge of whittling through all the impressive submissions to identify the most compelling fintech and healthtech solutions.

These expert judges come from a wide array of backgrounds—leaders in fintech, healthtech, education, government, and many others—and they will conclude evaluating all applications on Nov 29. From there, the Meta Lab Challenge Partners will hold a two-day closed-session event on Dec 14 & 15 before finally announcing the winners of this challenge.

Once identified, these startups will have an opportunity to collaborate directly with CFH anchor partners, as well as have opportunities to gain strategic insights and their share of an equity-free ‘innovation prize pool’ made possible by EY, Movement Mortgage, and LendingTree. Later phases of the Meta Lab include further opportunities for business development, pilots, capital investments, and in some cases even acquisition.

For those interested in getting a better understanding of exactly what the Meta Lab means to our city and its partners, check out this short and informative video below:



About Carolina Fintech Hub

The Carolina Fintech Hub was formed in late 2017 with the mission of fostering a collaboration between the world’s leading financial services firms and innovative Fintech startups. By providing resources and support for Fintechs of all types, at all points along the innovation pipeline and through focused efforts to attract and retain Fintech talent, Carolina Fintech Hub is fueling the future of Fintech in the Carolinas. Learn more at


About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with seven locations worldwide, MassChallenge equips bold entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo and to create meaningful change. Since launching in 2009, more than 2,900 MassChallenge alumni have raised $8.6B in funding, generated $3.6B in revenue, and created more than 186,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at

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