Today, Techstars in partnership with Western Union, is proud to announce the inaugural class of the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars. The 13-week mentorship-driven accelerator program will work with the following 10 startups driving innovation in the next-generation of financial services solutions and payment technology. Presenting, the 2019 class of the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars!

Andia

A mobile and web based facial recognition platform that validates and authenticates financial transactions.

https://andia.io/

Bridged AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a service providing scalable training data solutions for organizations building out their own AI models.

https://bridged.co/

Challenger Fund

Software platform to increase stability and earnings for every consumer by maximizing the interest rate earnings for any checking or savings account at any bank.

https://www.challenger-fund.com/

Chord

Service that offers consumers debt-free capital to help with purchasing a home while providing investors an avenue for investment in the housing market and lenders a new lower risk lending option.

http://trychord.com/

Curu

Software application that provides customers automated credit building.

https://curu.app/

Leaf Global Fintech

Leaf provides digital financial services to refugees which limits the need to carry cash across borders.

http://www.leafglobalfintech.com/

StoreCash

StoreCash allows unbanked teens to request, receive and instantly redeem funds from a mobile device.

https://www.storecashapp.com/

Rebric

Rebric provides a managed infrastructure platform so financial institutions can get machine learning and AI systems in place quickly.

http://rebric.io/home

Thrive Savings

Deliver financial empowerment through a mobile application by automatically saving money for consumers.

https://thrivesavings.com/

Trillbit

Technology that transforms any speaker and mic into a data transfer device.

https://trillbit.com/