StatFunding Press Release

StatFunding Mentors Startups at Village Capital Miami FinTech Forum

February 5, 2016

Entrepreneurship accelerator Village Capital launched its first FinTech Forum in Miami on February 4th with 15 financial technology startups participating in the event. The Forum included a mentor-driven pitch day, in which the companies took part in a full day of coaching with local business leaders and entrepreneurs at, Miami's premier shared workspace designed for growing tech companies and individuals serving the tech ecosystem. Following the day’s mentorship program the evening FinTech Forum featured 11 companies that were selected to pitch to an expert judging panel and a packed audience.

During the day mentorship sessions teams worked on developing their value proposition statement with the help of local mentors. Founder and CEO of, Andrew Stearns, served as mentor at the invitation of Village Capital. “Village Capital put together a well organized event featuring the best FinTech startups in Miami,” Stearns said. “Village Capital’s FinTech Forum format helps entrepreneurs quickly frame their great ideas into precise, focused pitches.”

The day sessions began with the Village Capital team delivering a short presentation on the different parts of a value proposition. Mentors worked alongside startup teams to craft their value propositions. Each participating FinTech startup came in with a great concept, but some lacked focus in their initial pitches. “By the end of the day the pitches were clean, the stories were impactful, and the FinTech entrepreneurs were thrilled with what they had learned,” said Stearns. “It was an exciting day.”

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