Reflections on the IFH Lab 2022 Kick Off

By Molly Willats From May 25-27, 2022, Fintech Cadence welcomed the third cohort of the IFH Lab with a bang – three days of in-person workshops, our first in-person mentor speed-dating in over two years and of course, a party! From a strong pool of applicants, to a tough round of interviews, down to a […]

Fintech Cadence @ The Canadian Fintech Summit

F8th winning the CFS Pitch Battle of Day 2. Members of the Fintech Cadence team made their way to Toronto last week to take part in the Canadian Fintech Summit (CFS). FC’s Fearless Leader, Executive Director Layial El-Hadi and Peerless Head of Partnership Nina-Mae Proulx were excited not only to see so many colleagues from […]

Fintech Cadence annonce un soutien financier de Développement économique Canada pour les régions du Québec dédié aux entrepreneurs du milieu de la technologie financière montréalaise.

This non-refundable contribution of $400,000 will be used to expand the Fintech Hub and support 125 entrepreneurs and startups. Montreal, QC, April 5 2022 – Non-profit fintech incubator and ecosystem development organization Fintech Cadence has received a $400,000 Canadian Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) grant to extend the reach and scope of the Fintech […]

Seeking Canadian Fintechs For Good

Applications are now open for Innovate FInancial Health (IFH) Lab 2022. We are seeking six to eight early-stage ventures using technology to improve the financial lives of Canadians, particularly those more financially vulnerable. Find out more here and apply by March 22nd 2022. Events such as a workplace injury, unexpected loss of a job, or […]

Fintech Cadence Announces Partnership with the DMZ’s Black Innovation Programs

The partnership will provide support to Black fintech entrepreneurs in the Canadian ecosystem to promote greater diversity in the sector. French to follow. Montreal, QC, March 3rd, 2022  –  Fintech Cadence is happy to announce today their partnership with the DMZ’s Black Innovation Programs  (BIP), the first-in-Canada series of programs designed to  support startups led […]

Fintech Cadence Announces Partnership with Fintel Connect

Fintech Cadence announces today their partnership with Fintel Connect. The partnership will enhance the resources, offerings and capabilities that Fintech Cadence provides to the fintech startups they support across Canada. As a service provider and marketing arm, Fintel Connect will leverage their marketing expertise specialized in financial services to help fintech companies within the Fintech […]


What a year 2021 has been. Thank you for being with us this year! It is thanks to your engagement, your trust and participation, that Fintech Cadence continues to be motivated to bring better and stronger initiatives for the better of the Canadian fintech ecosystem. To wrap up the year, we’re releasing our Annual Report […]

Startup Profiles: Meet Rene from Labora

Tell us about your startup and what inspired you to start it. In a world where many people do their banking quickly and conveniently online, Canada’s temporary foreign workers have been left behind. Those visiting labourers don’t just toil in the fields—sending money home to their families is a chore, too. In 2017, while I […]

Startup Profiles: Meet Olga from Bounc3

Tell us about your startup and what inspired you to start it. I’ve spent my entire career working in the area of financial inclusion, leveraging technology to bring people into the financial sector, sometimes for the first time. I’ve worked in the slums of India, small villages in Africa, and the crowded markets of South East […]

Startup Profiles: Meet Rim from WALO

Tell us about your startup and what inspired you to start it. WALO’s ambition is to become the leading global personal finance app for good that helps families achieve financial freedom. At WALO, we take a unique approach to address the financial literacy gap, by empowering parents to teach their kids about money. WALO unburdens […]