From left to right: Entrepreneur Matt Armstead, Sherpa's Keith Riddle and Horizon TwoLabs' Kevin Pohmer at the FintechAccel I CU showcase. From left to right: Horizon TwoLabs’ Kevin Pohmer, Sherpa’s Keith Riddle and entrepreneur Matt Armstead at the FintechAccel I CU showcase.

How do credit unions compete with the big bank-fintech alliances as they seek to develop innovative products? The answer may lie in collaborating with other credit unions and credit union organizations to find, foster and showcase potential fintech partnerships and solutions.

That was the goal of two Columbus, Ohio-based firms, Sherpa Technologies and Horizon Two Labs, when they combined to form FintechAccel


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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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