By: 30 May 2023

Europe’s Got Access will see green startups battle for $100,000

Money20/20 announces finalists for climate conscious startups battle

Money20/20 has announced the finalists for its pitch battle, Europe’s Got Access, which will showcase the most innovative and eco-conscious climate fintech startups across Europe.  

Following on from America’s Got Access, launched at Money20/20 in the US last year, Europe’s Got Access will provide an opportunity for startups to demonstrate their greenest and most groundbreaking products and services. 

The finalists will compete live on stage at Money20/20 Europe, taking place in Amsterdam on 6-8 June.  

The winners will walk away with US$100,000, from Commerce Ventures.  

Judges for the title include Scarlett Sieber, chief strategy and growth officer of Money20/20, Dan Rosen, founding partner of Commerce Ventures, and Katherine Brown, head of sustainability at Visa.  

Rosen commented: “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.  

“Our hope is to invest in high-growth companies that also help make the world better.” 

Sieber said: “Europe’s Got Access has been designed to give climate champions and fintech innovators a platform to unite and create a greener financial future.  

“This is very much at the core of what Money20/20 stands for, as the place where the industry’s boldest and brightest voices delve into the challenges we’re facing now and shape together what comes next for the money ecosystem in Europe and beyond.”  

Fintechs that will be pitching at Money20/20 Europe include Net Purpose, Clima Cash and Elijin. 

Samantha Duncan, founder and chief executive officer of Net Purpose, said: “We are the platform for sustainable and impact investors.  

“We provide facts on companies and investment portfolios so investors can effortlessly measure their environmental performance just as they do their investment returns.”  

Klas Klaas, co-founder at Clima Cash: “We have created Clima Cash to unlock the potential of every individual in the fight against climate change.  

“Today people still think that acting green is costly and difficult—we want to change that by paying real rewards to anyone reducing their own carbon footprint.”   

Image: Money20/20 

Josh Poyser
Josh Poyser is an editor at FinTech Intel. He has written about fintech for several years and appeared at FinTech Connect 2023 on the 'Unlocking Success: The Art of Fintech PR' panel.