$15k @ Female FinTech Founders

Quesnay, a leading innovation consulting firm, has opened applications for its Female Founders in Tech competition with the opportunity for women-founded FinTech startups to win cash awards, promotion, and expert mentorship. Find out more about the opportunity here.


About Quesnay:

Quesnay is an innovation consulting firm that bridges the gap between traditional firms and the best innovators and emerging young companies, preparing both sides to take advantage of the opportunities created by the ongoing market disruption. Quesnay partners with companies to solve their innovation challenges by running innovation competitions and acceleration programs as well as providing strategic consulting services.

The Opportunity:

For the third year, Quesnay is working to elevate women-led startups by running Female Founders in Tech, a global innovation competition that provides mentorship, education, and exposure for applicants. We are ending 2019 with Female Founders in FinTech - the competition is live and accepting applications from startups with a woman founder or C-suite leader that have solutions applicable to financial services. The program works to raise awareness for women startup leaders and award them with cash, mentorship, educational opportunities and more.

Quesnay and presenting sponsor Wells Fargo are searching for women-led startups with market-ready solutions that are applicable to the financial services apply to the competition. The top 3 startups will be awarded cash prizes and awards. All participants will have access to mentorship and education, visibility and partnership, and the chance to:

  • Participate in an Ellevest financial planning workshop 

  • Access Google Cloud for Startups Program 

  • An invitation to join Quesnay Connect, Quesnay’s exclusive online community for startups, corporate partners, investors, and experts


  • Female founder, co-founder, CEO, or C-Suite leader

  • Have a technology product offering that is relevant to the financial services industry ** May have broader applicability than financial services **

  • Have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that has a planned launch or has already been launched in-market ** No cap on required experience level, or time in market **

  • Less than 50% owned by corporation/investor (e.g., Venture Capital firm)

Deadline to Apply: 11/18/19

Location: Virtual competition; Finals in NYC


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Alex Gordon