Advanced Ecosystem Recruitment

QC Fintech

Early Stage

Grow Accelerator

Growth Stage

Deal Day

Ready Stage

Queen City Fintech (QCFintech) is the premier financial technology accelerator based in Charlotte. The twelve-week accelerator runs twice a year with a cohort in the fall and in the spring. Cohorts are made up of early-stage Fintech companies with release of MVP prior to starting the program. QCFintech provides companies with access to 100+ mentors, investors, and subject matter experts.

Over 75 companies from all over the world have participated in 9 different cohorts over the past 6 years. There are currently 50 active alumni companies with a total portfolio worth over $180M. The program received over 800 applications from 35 different states and 25 different countries in 2018.

QC Fintech Benefits

All CFH sponsors will receive the program benefits of CFH partner organizations such as QC Fintech. Some examples of benefits include:

  • QCF steering committee membership; participation in road shows, off cycle events, and pitch days
  • Selection participation, and access to mentor and partner with program startups
  • Annual branding value, logo placements, and recognition of leadership in the community

THE network of payments professionals who mobilize, educate, and advocate for our payments community to help foster innovation and position Charlotte as a world-class leader in payments. Our mission is to facilitate the success of payCLT members through education, collaboration, and professional advocacy. The Charlotte Payments Initiative objective is to make Charlotte an acknowledged Payments Center of Excellence which will lead to more opportunities for Charlotte based payments professionals and further augment our already vibrant business community.

PayCLT Benefits

All CFH sponsors will receive the program benefits of CFH partner organizations such as PayCLT. Some examples of benefits include:

  • Network with local payment industry experts
  • Learn about payment products and services being developed in Charlotte
  • Discuss the impacts of changes across the payments industry 
  • Share best-in-class payment strategies and tactics​

Advancing the Global Agenda

The Carolina Fintech Hub is advancing the global Fintech innovation agenda with a holistic support of Fintechs while augmenting its anchor partners enterprise initiatives.

By supporting Queen City Fintech, a fintech accelerator, the Carolina Fintech Hub provides early stage Fintechs opportunities to launch their business, find product- market fit, and build industry connections. Supporting these entrepreneurs is critical to the ecosystem. As Fintechs grow, the Carolina Fintech Hub focuses on results by giving companies ready to serve its anchor partners an accelerated path to business development – Deal Week. Deal Week gives promising companies unparalleled access to the world’s largest financial institutions to accelerate their efforts to change the industry.

Additionally, the Carolina Fintech Hub engages with both private and public entities to create an attractive business environment for their entire ecosystem. Fintech innovation is supported at every stage and there is no better environment to implement a new idea than the Carolinas.

“We recognized there was plenty of great mentorship, funding, and programs for maturing companies. We wanted to focus on deals – on helping reduce the sales cycles for truly innovative companies. That’s what Deal Week is about and both our partners and Fintechs find tremendous value.”

Deal Day

Monthly closed-door "Deal Day" sessions include:

  • Provides sponsors private access to highly-vetted, emerging companies who are ready to make a deal
  • Gives promising companies unparalleled access to the world’s largest financial services and insurance companies
  • Condense sales cycles from months to just one meeting