Meet the 4 new startups joining a fintech incubator run by BECU and UW in Seattle

From top left, clockwise: Henny Damian, co-founder and CEO of Joola; Stacie Whisonant, co-founder of PYT Funds; Will Rush, co-founder and CEO of Stack; and Luke Moberly, CEO of Bumper.

Four Seattle startups have won a slot in a financial technology incubator run by banking company BECU and CoMotion, the innovation arm of the University of Washington.

The year-long program provides support, training, mentorship and space to fintech innovators in the Seattle region, which has a growing fintech ecosystem.

The winners of the third-annual competition are Joola, PYT Funds, Bumper and Stack.

  • Joola is a savings and rewards app for friends and family to build access to capital. Members can create or join an existing co-savings group. Each group member makes an equal contribution and one member receives a lump sum after every cycle. It ends when all members receive payouts.
  • Pay Your Tuition Funds is a platform which connects families and banks to finance higher education. It matches users with solutions that fit their needs.
  • Bumper is a long-term investing app aimed at making investing more accessible to members of Generation Z. It allows users to invest in a secure environment while developing healthy investment habits.
  • Stack is an application programming interface between brands and brokerage firms to authenticate a user account and transmit trade order requests on behalf of the customer.

The four startups are joining previous incubator participants Noonum, Routable, Attunely, Fincluziv, Cozera, flub, and QUUE.

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