Today, a large number of employees are worried about the impact of the current COVID-19 on their personal finances. In a situation of uncertainty, financial emergencies can be stressful and cause considerable human and financial hardships. It is crucial that everyone obtains the help and quality advice needed in order to better manage their budget, savings and debt in order to be protected against the unexpected, especially during a pandemic.
Progressing towards financial empowerment means learning to better manage personal budgets and making sound financial decisions. Faced with these challenges, new fintech startups such as Benefi have the opportunity to bring new and advanced solutions to market.
The Desjardins Fintech Challenge is a 4-week program that includes mentoring sessions, workshops, pitch practices, internal Desjardins VIP meetings as well further tools and resources to be able to collaborate with Desjardins.
This competition was intense and the Top 5 teams were all extremely impressive.
Congratulations to Benefi for winning the second place, earning them a 5,000$ prize from Finance Montréal and office space at Station FinTech Montréal.
The Benefi financial wellness platform is the 1st FREE employer driven program that empowers employees to become fully financially stable and well. Ensuring the employer's business is optimizing the full potential of every single employee.
Congratulations also goes out to the 3 other contenders Mind the Gap, whatifi.io and QuadFi who have earned fast track access to our Ascension program!
The Fintech Challenge aims to support entrepreneurs in order to propel them further in their product development and give them the maximum chance for a successful collaboration with Desjardins. “Desjardins continually seeks feedback from members and clients. As soon as the pandemic struck, we took action to provide assistance and reassure members and clients that we’re committed to doing everything we can to help them get through these challenging times and manage their finances. Desjardins intends to continue playing an active role in the socio-economic recovery of our communities,” said Guy Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group.