Connect and build with founders and operators in fintech
On Deck Fintech is a continuous community for people to come together to explore frontier themes in fintech.
Connect with a community passionate about building the next wave of financial services
Exchange ideas with the best in fintech
Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing
Navigate the fintech ecosystem supported by intimate masterminds with trusted peers
Access industry specific content you won’t find anywhere else
Thematic deep-dives from experts
High signal sessions with industry’s best
Ever-growing library of content
Everything you need to make an impact in fintech, for years to come
Apply to On Deck Fintech
Here’s what others have been saying about their ODFintech experience
As a female founder, On Deck Fintech has created an inclusive space to deep dive, build community and life long partners. OD is changing the startup ecosystem as well as addressing the needs of previously underrepresented individuals. The perfect place to reiterate, accelerate and grow your company!
ODFintech is the perfect place to meet experts and learn across the breadth of fintech, whether payments, lending, banking, etc. I love how collaborative On Deck is - everyone in the cohort brings unique expertise, and learning from passionate peers has made the experience invaluable!
ODFintech is everything and everyone you need to start a career, build a company, scale a business and get onboarded into the fintech ecosystem globally. The scale they do this at is incredible too. Think the accelerator and business school models will be killed by this new gen phenomenon On Deck has pioneered.
ODFintech is the best on-ramp to an amazing fintech community! As an infrastructure founder, I love having amazing operators, investors and fellow founders with relevant experience just a message away! Whether you want to bounce off ideas on card payments to embedded lending, or learn about fintech in Latam, the diversity of what you could do as part of the group is limited by your imagination!
If you have any association with Fintech, ODFin is the accelerant you need. It's unmatched learning and access to tacit Fintech know-how.
Huge amount of high-quality resources, senior mentors, investors and a community of fellow founders.The on deck team is always on hand to help out and make the program exciting. This is how fellowship should be everywhere in the world!
To be a good fit for ODFintech, you are probably:
- A founder, operator or someone seeking a new role in fintech
- You are committed to building the future of financial services and have a deep interest in one of the focus areas (embedded fintech, emerging infrastructure or new products enabled by the infrastructure)
- For founders, stage can range from pre seed to growth stage
- For operators, we’re looking for mid to senior career fellows with deep functional expertise looking to launch or scale financial products
- For job seekers, we are looking for fellows committed to finding a role in fintech in the immediate future
- You should be excited about being both a mentor and a mentee to other fellows with different levels of experience and backgrounds. The goal is that you'll be leaving the fellowship with meaningful, deep relationships in the fintech ecosystem that you can carry throughout your career
- You should be eager to be an active participant in a growing community, as much of the value of On Deck comes from the network and peer to peer learning
Annual membership costs $2990 a year. Payment options are available.
Our goal is to make the Fellowship accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their financial situation.
All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments (with no interest or additional charges). We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Fund. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.
Between attending sessions, meeting others 1:1, socials and mastermind groups, you can expect to spend ~2 hours per week engaging with the community throughout the annual membership. We recognize that everyone in the program is working full time with busy schedules and a lot of personal commitments so engagement may vary week to week and that’s ok.
The weekly time commitment for the first 2-3 weeks would be much higher (3-4 hours) for us to onboard you.
Yes: the programming will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We will host meetups in cities we have critical mass in all over the globe. There will be lots of self organized meetups as well.
Currently, the vast majority of the members are from the US, Canada and UK. We plan on slowly and intentionally expanding into new geographies. Regulatory nature of financial services makes it difficult to go very global right out of the gate. We plan on increasing membership from APAC in the next cohort.
We accept applications on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance, you’ll be invited to join the next onboarding cohort. There are currently 3-4 onboarding cohorts in place per year. The next cohort kicks off in November. To be considered for this cohort, you must apply by Oct 1st.
After one year of membership, you will have the opportunity to renew your membership. If you choose not to renew your membership, you will lose access to all On Deck platforms, networks, and content.