‘IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator’ aims to hasten development, deployment of innovations to stem pandemic
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – From its prompting of citizens to socially distance themselves to its rising infection rates and economic devastation, the novel coronavirus pandemic has meant unprecedented, tragic disruption. It’s against that backdrop that a Black & Veatch initiative is leading a push to find and collaborate with startups and other innovators to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, with the hope that the future applications also extend beyond the pandemic itself.
Jorn Lyseggen founded Meltwater in 2001 with only $15,000. As of 2016, the company has grown to serve more than 25,000 clients around the world and is now a global leader in the online media monitoring and analytics space. Encouraged by that success, Lyseggen, who believes that talent is everywhere, went on to create the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) to give aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa a chance to create successful companies and create jobs and wealth locally.
Nine Financial Technology Entrepreneurs Focused on Improving Consumer Financial Health Chosen to Join Lab Created by CFSI and JPMorgan Chase
NEW YORK, NY, June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/— Today the Financial Solutions Lab (“FinLab”) at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) with founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) announced nine financial services innovators as the winners of its second competition, aimed at identifying solutions that help consumers prepare for – and weather – financial shocks. FinLab selected the winners based on their ability to improve consumers’ financial health.
Virtual Financial Technology Lab Launched by CFSI and JPMorgan Chase Helps Startups Improve and Scale High-Tech Solutions to Improve Consumers’ Financial Health
SAN FRANCISCO, February 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today the Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab) at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) with founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced its $3 million year-two challenge, while celebrating the culmination of its first-year challenge with an inaugural group of nine FinTech innovators. FinLab, a $30 million, five-year virtual lab initiative, unveiled Financial Shocks as the theme for its second-year challenge.