Join the Finance track with fintech cadence!

The world’s Largest open innovation competition

From October 5th to November 20th 2019




your opportunity to launch a fintech startup with positive social impact


The 2019 Finance Challenge

How do you get people interested enough to buy into their financial health?


The program

Designed into 5 sprints, this contest was inspired by the popular Google Design Sprint. The program was adapted around work schedules with general activities on Saturdays and specialized workshops weekday evenings. These dozens of hours of training are optional, but strongly recommended! This journey is at the heart of the Cooperathon experience where the most innovative projects and inspiring teams are built. The Cooperathon is a unique event for people and organizations who believe cooperation, innovation, and entrepreneurship can make a positive difference in the world.


why participate in the cooperathon Finance track?

$100,000 in prizes!

  • Startup funding

  • In-kind services (Accounting, Legal, Marketing)

  • International recognition

Networking Opportunities

  • Meet future founders & today’s leaders

  • Learn from VC’s & serial entrepreneurs

  • Meet the top executives from Desjardins

Launch your startup

  • Learn the lean startup methodology

  • Go from idea to business

  • Receive coaching form experts and mentors in the field

Leverage today’s tech

  • Blockchain

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Internet of Things


With Fintech Cadence as your Supporter, you will get a tailored experience to your Cooperathon

We bring the top experts in the field in a stimulating and unique experience. In the last two years, we’ve invited over 50 experts and have had the honor to have Desjardins’ CIO, Chadi Habib to meet the fintech projects at Cooperathon Finance Track. You could be the one to pitch next!


have questions? here are the fAQs