Money20/20’s “Europe’s Got Access” pitch battle, showcasing visionary and eco-conscious fintech start-ups in Europe, has unveiled its finalists, generating excitement and anticipation within the industry.
The highly anticipated pitch battle, “Europe’s Got Access,” hosted by the fintech program Money20/20 and featuring some of the most forward-thinking and environmentally aware fintech start-ups in Europe, has revealed its finalists.
The new Europe’s Got Access competition gives each start-up the chance to showcase their greenest and most innovative goods and services, building on the success of America’s Got Access, which was introduced at Money20/20 USA in 2022. All chosen finalists will have the opportunity to fight live on the “Encore” stage at Money20/20 Europe, which runs from June 6 to 8 at RAI Amsterdam.
The competition’s winner, who will also receive $100,000 from Commerce Ventures, will be revealed on June 7 at 17:00 CET.
The following judges will be on the pitch fight panel:
- Money20/20’s Scarlett Sieber, chief strategy and growth officer
- Dan Rosen, a Commerce Ventures founding partner
- Katherine Brown, Visa Europe’s head of sustainability
- Liz Rich, Bloomberg’s director of strategy and business development
The jury makes their decision.
“As a thematic investor in financial services innovations, we’re excited to meet some of the brightest entrepreneurs who are building at the intersection of climate and fintech,” said Dan Rosen, founder and general partner at Commerce Ventures. We aspire to invest in rapidly expanding businesses that also contribute to a better world, and we are eager to meet the Money 20/20 EGA finalists who are making this a reality.
The chief strategy and growth officer at Money20/20, Scarlett Sieber, added her thoughts on the significance of the startup competition. “Europe’s Got Access gives climate champions and fintech innovators a platform to collaborate and develop a more sustainable financial future,” Sieber added. This is fundamental to what Money20/20 stands for as the forum for the industry’s bravest and brightest minds to explore the problems we currently face and co-create the future of the financial system in Europe and beyond.
Katherine Brown, head of inclusive impact and sustainability at Visa Europe, emphasized that payments networks play a crucial role in facilitating this transformation. There are numerous fintechs working at a rapid pace to achieve net zero carbon emissions ambitions.
“They need a partner that can support them on their environmental journey in order to scale up this effort, and Visa has worked with hundreds of businesses worldwide of all shapes and sizes who are gaining from our open network. The level of excellence displayed in the program gave me hope, and I commend the Money20/20 Europe’s Got Access winners who stood out on this occasion.
Net Purpose’s creator and CEO, Samantha Duncan, stated: “We are the platform for impact and sustainable investors. We offer information on businesses and investment holdings so that investors can easily assess environmental performance in the same way they assess investment returns. We can’t wait to tell you what we’re up to and make this moment count at Money20/20.
Co-founder of Clima Cash Klas Klaas stated: “We founded Clima Cash to maximize each person’s potential in the fight against climate change. People still believe that becoming green today is expensive and challenging, but we want to alter that by offering genuine rewards to anyone who lowers their individual carbon footprint.
CEO of Eljun Fredrik Billing stated: “We think everyone would choose fossil-free mobility if it were simple and cost-free. In order to facilitate eMobility payments, we want to become a major participant on a global scale. We may also provide financial incentives to end customers to travel more sustainably thanks to our extensive network of partners.
And then the financial industry must take action to become more sustainable and demonstrate it, according to Beltran Berrocal, co-founder and CEO of ZeroLabs. We offer digital renewable energy as a service, making it incredibly simple for everyone—individuals, corporations, and organizations—to purchase renewable energy and demonstrate it. We’re thrilled to participate at Europe’s Got Access and demonstrate how fintechs may quickly transform a regulatory burden into a business opportunity.
Finally Gokind co-founder and CEO Gustaf Anselmsson added, “We are revolutionizing the world of financing by giving actionable sustainability and diversity data to banks, investors, and consumers, empowering informed decision-making and encouraging responsible consumption and investment. We invite all members of the Money20/20 ecosystem to collaborate with us in establishing a fresh, inclusive financial landscape.