Welcome to the CAFE

Powering Inclusive Finance, for Better Lives

Our Mission & Movement

Imagine a world where the financial system works to transform lives for the better

Financial security can lead to better physical, mental and social health for communities. Everyone should have an opportunity to achieve financial well-being – and technology & innovation can help us accomplish that mission.

We believe in the power of technology to:

  • Transform the financial system
  • Uplift financial well-being of underserved people globally

CAFE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that advances financial health & wellness for low- to moderate- income (LMI) and other underserved communities through fintech innovation and partnerships. We offer a flagship CAFE Fintech Accelerator Program to identify, support and grow extraordinary financial technologies and innovations toward this mission.

Flagship Accelerator Program

CAFE unites extraordinary fintechs, entrepreneurs and financial institutions

Our accelerator program supports startup fintech companies that have a product in market to advance financial health and wellness for low- to moderate- income (LMI) people. Our hybrid virtual program provides fintechs with connections to customers, investors, partners, mentors, and founders that are aligned with building the future of inclusive finance. 

See what founders have to say about our unique accelerator:

“CAFE has created connective tissue and helped us meet partners across the ecosystem that we would never have the opportunity to collaborate with otherwise. The program has thought outside of the box on the value it can provide to startup founders and allowed us to have more impact.”

– Alex McLeod (Co-Founder/CEO, Parlay)

“CAFE has been a tremendous connector for us… the vibrant network has heightened our chances of success. Additionally, our engagement with key financial institutions has accelerated our speed to market, enriching our commitment to support low-to-moderate income communities. We’ve also encountered potential customers, further enhancing our impact and reach.”

– Busayo Ogunsanya (Co-founder/COO, Muse)

Find out more on how to apply here:

Contact Us

Investors, partners, finance and tech experts – join in! Be a part: CAFE is a non-profit, community-focused organization.

We welcome support!

If you are interested in learning more about being part of the CAFE Ambassadors Network to help with mentorship, advising, partnerships, promotion, and financial contributions, please reach out to us.

We would love to hear from you!

The Future of CAFE - Other Initiatives to Come:

Fintech Excellence Exchange

  1. Get ready to dive into the future with the Fintech Excellence Exchange – a groundbreaking initiative that seamlessly blends cutting-edge university research, dynamic education, and immersive industry involvement across five game-changing domains. Picture the ultimate fusion of academia and fintech innovation to transform the financial system for all. We are tackling the ever-evolving landscapes of AI, cybersecurity, data science, regulatory and compliance, and risk/resilience management. This revolutionary collaboration is powered by the University of Delaware, the UD FinTech Hub, and the trailblazing Center for Accelerating Financial Equity (CAFE).



  1. Join us on this groundbreaking Linkedin Live show where we interview fintech founders, financial industry leaders, community and government leaders and entrepreneurs breaking barriers and amplifying the voices of fintech innovation and financial inclusion. Our mission is to spark awareness and foster an inclusive dialogue that goes beyond the norm, shaping a more informed and inclusive financial landscape for everyone involved. Don’t miss out on the future of finance – tune in and be part of the live conversation!